1 June, 2023


Jayalalithaa Asks Centre To Cancel Sri Lankan Air Force Training

Taking objection to the training being imparted to Sri Lankan Air Force personnel at an Indian Air Force base near Chennai, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalaithaa on Thursday urged the Centre to immediately cancel the programme and send the personnel back to Sri Lanka.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalaithaa. File Photo

“At a time when there are voices demanding equal status for Tamils in Sri Lanka, reports about Sri Lankan Air Force personnel receiving training at the Tambaram Air Force Station near here was something against the Tamils. I strongly condemn this,” she said in a statement in Chennai.

She slammed the Centre for remaining “silent” on a resolution moved by the state assembly calling for economic sanctions against Sri Lanka besides demanding equal status for Tamils in that country and said “it is an insult for the Tamil people that the Centre is imparting military training to the Air Force personnel from Sri Lanka”.

“While there are demands for sanction against those charged of war crimes, the fact that the Sri Lankan Air Force personnel are being trained in India is not only improper, but also against interests of Tamil people. This (the nine—month training for nine personnel) should be withdrawn and they should be sent back to the island nation”, she insisted.

PTI/ The Hindu

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  • 0

    Whats the matter with this lady chief minister?

    India is training its own Sinhala bomber command in its own Tamilnadu Airbase. This is to teach the Sinhala Bomber command how to stay clear of the skies when Sukhoi 30, Mirage 2000, Tuplovs, etc fly over Indian territories in Sri Lanka (entire island) or to hide behind their women folks.

    What is there to complain about?

    • 0

      Good thing she is speaking out – all defense corporation with Lanka should be stopped! The curnty is militarized enough without more weapons and training! The USA, Raussia and China should also be asked to stop military cooperation with the Rajapakse regime and impose sanctions against it for HR violations. India needs to be pushed to take a strong stand stand on Lanka and LEAD the global community against the Rajapakse regime to save democracy, the economy and the people for Lanka from the corrupt, looting and barbaric Rajapakse Dictatorship!

  • 0

    In case India want there Air force Trained by us Just contact the Govt. Mp’s, We are the worlds best they said few months ago.

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      The India’s Sinhala Bomber Command might come handy if and when India decides to caprpet Bomb my cousins the Athivasins or in Kashmir.

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