In a statement here, she said at a time when the voice for the support of Sri Lankan Tamils to resettle them back to their original places by devolving equal powers on par with Sinhalese was becoming louder at the global level, the news that Sri Lankan Airforce trainees have come to Tamilnadu for training at the IAF Airbase here is akin to addng insult to injury.
This showed the anti-Tamil acts of the Central government, she said and strongly condemned the move.
After adopting mute silence on the Tamilnadu Assembly resolution demanding imposition of economic blockade on Sri Lanka till the internally displaced Tamils in relief camps were rehablitated, the Centre allowing the Sri Lankan Air Force men to train in Tamilnadu amounted to insulting the Tamils, she charged.
Jayalalithaa said at a time when the demand seeking action against Sri Lanka for alleged human rights violations during the final phae of the 2009 war was becoming louder, the Centre's move to allow Sri Lankan Air Force trainees to undergo technical training in India and that too in Tamilnadu, was improper and an act against the Tamils.
'The Centre should immediately rescind its decision to allow Sri Lankan Air force men to undergo training at the IAF Air base here and take steps to send them back', she demanded.
The Chief Minister has been vociferous in calling the bluff of Sri Lanka and its forces, which were acting against the interest of Tamils.
Recently, pointing out that Tamilnadu fishermen have been 'traditionally fishing in Katchatheevu not withstanding any geographical or political boundaries,' she urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to ask Colombo to stop its navy from harassing them.
Jayalalithaa had even moved the Supreme Court demanding retrieval of Katchatheevu, an islet, ceded to Sri Lanka by New Delhi in 1974.
Drawing Manmohan’s attention to the incident of harassment on 26 June, Jayalalithaa said about 704 mechanised fishing boats went for fishing in the sea from Rameswaram fishing base.