Namal Rajapaksa slams Vaiko, Ramadoss, Thiruma

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son Namal Rajapaksa has come down heavily on Tamil Nadu political leaders Vaiko, Thol Thirumavalavan, Ramadoss and Pazha Nedumaran.

In a statement, he said these leaders never took any step to fulfil the basic needs of Sri Lankan Tamils, but are indulging in selfish and opportunistic politics.

“At a time when many political leaders including Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi have congratulated Gotabaya Rajapaksa on being elected as President of Sri Lanka, these leaders (Vaiko, Thol Thirumavalavan, Ramadoss and Pazha Nedumaran) are indulging in opportunistic politics,” he said.

Namal said they are trying to provoke Tamils living in Sri Lanka and are shedding crocodile tears. “Without criticising the new President, they should think practically about the welfare of Sri Lankan Tamils,” he added.

A couple of years ago, Namal Rajapaksa hit out at Tamil Nadu’s politicians for opposing Rajinikanth’s visit to the Northern province in Sri Lanka.

He tweeted: “True nature of Tamil Nadu politicians is revealed again. They won’t allow anyone, even @superstarrajini, to help #SriLanka’s Tamil people.”

Rajinikanth was scheduled to visit Jaffna to inaugurate 150 houses built for displaced Lankan Tamils. The project was by Gnanam Foundation, part of Lyca Productions, that is producing his upcoming film Darbar.

But Thirumavalavan, Vaiko and Tamilar Vazhvu Urimai Katchi’s Velmurugan had opposed Rajinikanth’s visit on the grounds that it would be a tacit endorsement of the Sri Lankan government, that continued to deny the rights of Lankan Tamils.