Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sri Lanka's Upcountry Tamils beg a university established by India in Nuwaraeliya

Sri Lanka's Colombo Tamil party Democratic People's Front leader Mano Ganeshan says that the Sri Lankan Upcountry Tamils' will appeal a university established by India for them in hill country city Nuwaraeliya.

Ganeshan said that the they would use the permission given by the Ministry of Higher Education of Sri Lanka to establish private universities to make this request.

He further said that the Upcountry Tamils will also demand another hospital set up by India in addition to the one that is being built in Hatton with the assistance of the Indian government.

Mano Ganeshan said that these measured would strengthen the equality of the Upcountry Tamils among other communities.

Upcountry Tamils hail from estate workers brought to the island by the British Colonial rulers in 19th century for tea plantations. They belong to the most oppressed masses of present Sri Lanka.

The 15 member Indian parliamentary group tours in Sri Lanka for six days. They are scheduled to meet local Tamil political parties this evening.

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