There are close relations between the Dravidas and the Sinhalese”, he said turning to Sengottaiyan seated on the impressive dais.
TN school education minister K.A. Sengottaiyan with Sri Lanka Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya at the MGR centenary celebration in Kandy on Sunday.
Kandy: For the first time in the past several decades, a high-level delegation from Sri Lanka is likely to visit Chennai soon “to carry the message of peace and collaboration” between the people of the island country and “the brethren” in Tamil Nadu.
Announcing this at the MGR centenary celebration at his birthplace Kandy on Sunday, Sri Lankan Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said it was a momentous occasion for the people of the two countries that Tamil Nadu education minister KA Sengottaiyan had brought a large team of experts from various fields, including education, healthcare, hospitality and industry, besides film personalities to relive the MGR saga on screen and in politics.
“Let us being a new chapter, a new era, from this visit of Sengottaiyan. It is a great gesture, a warm message you have brought. There are close relations between the Dravidas and the Sinhalese”, he said turning to Sengottaiyan seated on the impressive dais.
“There are no problems and differences between us that cannot be solved, including the fishermen issue that we realise is a basic livelihood issue. We must not politicise it but must look at it in humanitarian manner”, said the Speaker.
“I am saying this from my heart. I appeal to all political leaders, let us settle all our differences within our lifetime and leave nothing of that for the future generation”, said the Speaker, adding: “As an official delegation, we will go Tamil Nadu to convey this personally”.