India can’t solve Lanka’s political issues: BJP

7 June 2013 05:29 am - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led team, which is currently on a tour in Sri Lanka, has told the war-ravaged Lankan Tamils that India is ready to provide the “healing touch” but it cannot be expected to solve their political problems the Indian Express reported.

The news report said that the BJP delegation which is touring Sri Lanka made these remakrs while interacting with a wide cross section of political parties and civil society in Jaffna on Wednesday.

The leader of the six member team, Rajya Sabha member Ravi Shankar Prasad, is reported to have said that India was aware that the Tamils of the Northern provinces needed a healing touch and assured them that India was with them.

However, he had made it clear that Lankan Tamils should not expect India to solve their political problems. These would have to be solved by the people themselves through participation in the domestic political processes, the Indian Express reported.

India did not have a magic wand to solve their problems he is reported to have said.

Prasad also made it clear that India saw Sri Lanka as a friendly country and would never de-stabilize it.

The six member Indian team, which has a representative of the Shiv Sena (Suresh Prabhu), an RSS official (Ram Madhav), a political commentator (Swapan Dasgupta) and a human rights activist cum advocate (Monika Arora), was presented a kaleidoscopic view of opinions in Lanka’s Tamil-speaking Northern Province. The team met pro-government and anti-government groups separately, besides top civil and military officials.

Members of the team are also reported to have shown keen interest in the issues the Tamils were facing and asked probing questions. On Thursday, the team met MPs from the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) at Hilton Hotel in Colombo.


  Comments - 14

  • Joe Friday, 07 June 2013 09:05 AM

    Then why are you visiting North as an offical tour

    cw Saturday, 08 June 2013 09:37 AM

    Then, why do these TNA clowns fly to Endia for consultation?

    Fayad Friday, 07 June 2013 05:50 AM

    Very true we should solve our problem among our self, like wise we can't give solution for Kashmir

    Ashokan Friday, 07 June 2013 05:54 AM

    Before leaving do not forget to get the valuable gifts which are ready for you

    Suq Madique Friday, 07 June 2013 11:39 AM

    A good statement. Intervention from any outside groups will only complicate matters and make them worse as most have hidden agendas.

    Amila. G Friday, 07 June 2013 09:25 AM

    Well said even at this stage.

    Kondebedapucheena Friday, 07 June 2013 06:22 AM

    appreciate your view Sir. this what all the Sri Lankans think

    lankan Saturday, 08 June 2013 06:10 PM

    Whatever, Indians are the ones you promoted terrorism and separatism in our land. As a result all the communities suffered. Pls. India leave as alone.

    CROW Friday, 07 June 2013 06:24 AM

    " to be solved by the people themselves."


    Ananda S Friday, 07 June 2013 06:30 AM

    Well said. This is what exactly western governments also need to tell pro-LTTE elements. Sri Lankan Tamils need to solve their problems, if there are any, democratically and not underhand working with western governments.

    mail_guy Friday, 07 June 2013 06:41 AM

    Then why did they help Sri Lanka for war?

    willows Friday, 07 June 2013 10:06 AM

    can we trust this guy's words

    bani velu Saturday, 08 June 2013 07:04 AM

    No Political intervention but war

    chandi malli Friday, 07 June 2013 07:53 AM

    very good people living in the country knows better than what outsiders think...

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