Sri Lanka apologises for 'derogatory' article on Modi, Jayalalithaa

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    Sri Lanka apologises for 'derogatory' article on Modi, Jayalalithaa

    New Delhi: Facing immense outrage over an alleged derogatory article posted on Sri Lankan army's website, the island nation's Defence Ministry on Friday tendered unqualified apology to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

    ALSO READ: Full text of Sri Lanka's apology to Modi, Jaya

    A statement posted on the Lankan Defence Ministry website, said, "We extend an unqualified apology to the Hon Prime Minister of India and Hon Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu."

    It said the article titled 'How meaningful are Jayalalitha's love letters to Narendra Modi?' had been published without appropriate authorisation and it has been removed from the website.

    "The article which had been published without appropriate authorisation and not reflecting any official position of the Government of Sri Lanka or Ministry of Defence and Urban Development has since been removed," the statement added.

    The article had appeared on the Lankan Defence Ministry's website along with a graphical portrayal of Prime Minister Modi and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.

    ALSO READ: Article in SL defence website: Parties one in backing Jayalalithaa

    Earlier in the day, Jayalalithaa had urged PM Modi to seek unconditional apology from Lankan government over the derogatory article that criticised Tamil Nadu government for raising the issue of attacks on Indian fishermen.

    Hours after the article was published, it created a furore in India, with BJP allies PMK and MDMK seeking severing of diplomatic relations with the island nation.

    The article evoked strong protests in Parliament with CPI condemning it and asking the Centre to seek an apology from Colombo.

    ALSO READ: Article in SL defence website: Parties one in backing Jayalalithaa

    CPI National Secretary D Raja, who gave a notice of suspension of Question Hour in Rajya Sabha over the issue, said the article carrying "nasty comments" on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the fishermen issue, was later taken off the site following protests.

    "The Government of India should condemn it, register a strong protest with the Government of Sri Lanka and demand an apology from them," he said, adding that the issue "will not die" even though the article has been removed from the site.

    "How can they target an elected Chief Minister of a state who has been taking up the issue with our Union Government," Raja said.

    Attacking the Sri Lankan government, he said it does not have any respect for international opinion even after the UNHRC and other global fora have condemned attacks on Tamil people and Indian fishermen.

    "Sri Lanka does not want any credible probe into the war crimes and gross human rights violations which took place during the war on the Tamil people," the CPI leader said, adding that "such a government is now abusing an elected Chief Minister, which will not be tolerated".
     
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    Re: Sri Lanka apologises for 'derogatory' article on Modi, Jayalalitha

    It was published in a wrong place that is all.....
     
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    Re: Sri Lanka apologises for 'derogatory' article on Modi, Jayalalitha

    What would have been the right place for to have been published?
     
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    in local news web sites.....
     
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    Re: Sri Lanka apologises for 'derogatory' article on Modi, Jayalalitha

    So, it seems populace of Sri Lanka has a love for fantasies. As for it to be published in any news sites the editor has to feel it's worthy of readership.
     
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    Re: Sri Lanka apologises for 'derogatory' article on Modi, Jayalalitha

    Well people need some comic relief other than Indian movies.
     
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    Re: Sri Lanka apologises for 'derogatory' article on Modi, Jayalalitha

    Jacqueline fernandez :notbad:
     
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    Re: Sri Lanka apologises for 'derogatory' article on Modi, Jayalalitha

    I thought Sri Lankans are good plagiarist of Hindi tunes. Isn't that entertainment enough?
     
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    Re: Sri Lanka apologises for 'derogatory' article on Modi, Jayalalitha

    Speaking of comic relief :

    "Chennai: A poster has come up in Coimbatore which shows Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa apologising to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa with folded hands. The poster, in Tamil, has a tagline: "Mother, I have made a huge mistake, forgive me.""

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    Poster in Tamil Nadu Shows Rajapaksa Apologising to Jayalalithaa
     
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    Re: Sri Lanka apologises for 'derogatory' article on Modi, Jayalalitha

    Well that is a no wonder cuz Indians are coping from elsewhere......
     
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    Re: Sri Lanka apologises for 'derogatory' article on Modi, Jayalalitha

    This shows how much they got hurt by our president. :lol:
     
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    Re: Sri Lanka apologises for 'derogatory' article on Modi, Jayalalitha

    That explains the swift unconditional apology too from your end. :lol:
     
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    Re: Sri Lanka apologises for 'derogatory' article on Modi, Jayalalitha

    That is what civilized people do.
     
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    Re: Sri Lanka apologises for 'derogatory' article on Modi, Jayalalitha

    Well whatever civilized people do, you would agree that the article was derogatory and was not appropriate for any publication. Not when our PM has gone out of his way to reach out to Sri Lanka.
     
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    Re: Sri Lanka apologises for 'derogatory' article on Modi, Jayalalitha

    Elected representative of any state I mean any state should not be defamed or insulted at any platform....

    @HeinzGud felt sorry about what you said about the Mis location of the article... Thats not civilised at all....

    Criticizing is different from the derogatory/insulting article like this for which later one has to apologise....


     
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    Re: Sri Lanka apologises for 'derogatory' article on Modi, Jayalalitha

    Amma is the best :lol:

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    We all salute u!
     
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    Re: Sri Lanka apologises for 'derogatory' article on Modi, Jayalalitha

    The article isn't a vulgar one to be banned. The writer is merely expressing his/her point of view on the subject. The issue was that it was published in the Defence.lk website which is run by MOD.
     
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    Re: Sri Lanka apologises for 'derogatory' article on Modi, Jayalalitha

    Yeah right Photoshopping our president in Taminadu is very civilized. Besides no one in SL has done anything like that. The issue is with the article being published in a wrong place. People has the right to say what ever they want.

    However if "Elected representative of any state I mean any state should not be defamed or insulted at any platform...." why not any poster here even said any word about our politicians (Sri Lankan) being defamed in TN? I mean no one cares what stupid people do, but if what that article did was wrong are so vulgar why not teach your own people in India to refrain from such things?
     
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    Re: Sri Lanka apologises for 'derogatory' article on Modi, Jayalalitha

    From same article :

    The article had appeared on the Lankan Defence Ministry's website along with a graphical portrayal of Prime Minister Modi and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.

    Perhaps read the entire article first?
     
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    That is why MOD apologized for it.
     

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