The Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation (TESO) on Sunday urged the Union government to ensure that its financial assistance and welfare schemes fully reached the Sri Lankan Tamils.
Alleging that the Sri Lankan government had failed to utilise various schemes/financial assistance offered by India for the benefit of Tamils, a resolution adopted in the TESO meeting said though India had released thousands of crores since 2009, including Rs. 4000 crore for the Northern Railway Project, only Rs. 1,685 crore was spent so far.
“The Sri Lankan government used the money to construct a railway station in the southern part of the country where the Sinhalese live in large number. Similarly it is using modern medical equipment in the hospital in Hambantota, now under the control of China,” the resolution said. The TESO meeting asked the Central government to inquire into the allegations and make sure that the welfare schemes reached the Tamils.
Dravidar Kazhagam president K. Veeramani, Viduthalai Chiruthaikal Katchi (VCK) leader Thol Thirumavalavan, DMK treasurer M.K. Stalin and former Union Minister T.R. Baalu and Subbulakshmi Jagadeesan were among those who participated in the meeting.