Stalin promises solution to Sri Lankan Tamils row

Chennai: Chief Minister M K Stalin informed the State Assembly that his government will find a good solution for Sri Lankan Tamils who are fleeing the Island Nation due to the unprecedented economic crisis and entering Tamilnadu at Dhanushkodi.

In his speech on the final day of the budget session Thursday, he said he was aware of the reports that Tamils suffering in Sri Lanka are fleeing the country and coming to Tamilnadu.

He said he had instructed the authorites and had been holding legal discussions with the Union government authorities and Ministers
and how to handle this.

‘Soon the Tamilnadu government will definitely find a solution to this’, he said, amid thumping of desks by the members of the Treasury benches.

Stalin also thanked Speaker M Appavu, Leader of the House and Water Resouces Minister Duraimurugan and leaders of various parties in the Assembly for greeting his on his four-day visit to Dubai and Abu Dhabi from today to attract investments.

He said his visit will ensure to achieve the goal of making the Number One State.

Meanwhile, the Tamilnadu government will provide a monthly financial assistance of Rs 1,000 to enable girl students, who studied in goverment schools from Class 6 to 12, pursue higher education in ITIs, polytechnics and colleges.

Announcing this in his reply to the budget debate in the State Assembly Finance Minister PTR Palanivel Thiagarajam said the government headed by Stalin has been implementing various welfare measures for the poor people.

He said the Chief Minister has been functioning with aim to make Tamilnadu a leading State when compared to South Asian countries.

He also promised full powers for the local bodies and said Tamilnadu was not a poor State but a developed one.

The Minister said review will be carried to implement Metro Rail services in Madurai. He said a new scheme Kamaraj College upgradation scheme will be launched with an outlay of Rs 1,000 crore under which more college buildings will be constructed and upgraded.