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India is deputing a senior official of the Ministry of External Affairs to Sri Lanka to assess the progress of restoration of normal life in Tamil-dominated northern and eastern parts of the island at the end of the war against LTTE.

Prime minister Manmohan Singh has conveyed this in a letter to Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi who had recently urged him to send a special envoy to assess the "real situation" in the Tamil areas.

"As a measure of our continuing interest and the importance that we attach to this (Tamils) issue, I am sending a senior official from the Ministry of External Affairs to visit Sri Lanka and to consult with our High Commissioner and the local authorities, visiting the northern and eastern provinces to measure progress in these areas," Singh said.

A copy of Singh's letter, in response to Karunanidhi's July 17 missive expressing concern over the slow progress of the rehabilitation measures for the ethnic Tamils, was released to the media in Chennai.

The slow progress had consequently made people continue to undergo the "ordeal" of camp life, Karunanidhi had said adding India should itself review the ground situation. (PTI)
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  • JSilva Tuesday, 27 July 2010 02:03 AM

    Wait, when did we become a colony of India ?

    Concerned Tuesday, 27 July 2010 09:12 AM

    Will this envoy receive the same barrage of accusations like Robert Blake after he goes back?

    ray Tuesday, 27 July 2010 09:51 AM

    If you accept all Tamils in the N & East as indigenous Sri Lankans, descendants of Nargars, then what you say is right. But even now Prominent Sinhalese leaders are blatantly claiming that the Tamils are Indians, in which case, we are inviting India to get involved.

    Abay Tuesday, 27 July 2010 03:26 AM

    If Lanka does not receive any thing from other countries only this can be an internal matter. A donor has all the right to see how their money is spent and the purpose served. SLGovernmnet has

    nikita Tuesday, 27 July 2010 03:30 AM

    are we a part of Indian province or are we a part of European union. every tom... think this is his state. but it is 1000 times better to European than of monkey Indian state

    ray Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:01 AM

    Cause to intervene into a sovereign state can be exercised by any country. If the Govt. turns a blind eye when a section of its population (all Sri Lankans) are being killed.
    This is happened in Bosnia and is happening in Cambodia, Sri Lanka, etc.
    Hence the Govt. is responsible to the international community to be impartial for the protection of its own citizens (Tamils).

    Roshan Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:25 AM

    Then what about the GSP plus conditions, do they have the right as well.

    Piratheepan Tuesday, 27 July 2010 03:47 AM

    Once they return back, it will take another 3 months because of landminds in that area.

    kayesenar Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:37 AM

    He is not aware that we are part of CHINA, poor singh!!!!!

    Sanga Tuesday, 27 July 2010 04:05 AM

    another Drama.... Go SL!

    Karthik Tuesday, 27 July 2010 04:18 AM

    When begging for help you people dont talk about sovereignty. you shoud have thought about this long before borrowing money and asking help to win the war…

    Defender Tuesday, 27 July 2010 04:18 AM

    This is a classic example of inability of India (including MMS) to manage its internal political issues.
    India should not please the South by prying our Highly internal matters.
    Why India can't look into its issues on - Naxals, Thelangana and other matters??
    India, big brother ! Please mind your own business without showing your weakness!!!!

    GK Tuesday, 27 July 2010 04:24 AM

    When India dishonor our sovereignty no Patriot is there to protest. Only when Some suddha bugger sneezes these guys get activated. Pathetic

    Roshan Tuesday, 27 July 2010 04:34 AM

    If India can interfere in our internal problem then why can't the UN?

    Bluff Bluff Tuesday, 27 July 2010 05:31 AM

    Will our able minister now run to start another fast-unto-death opposite the Indian High Commission?

    Dinesh Tuesday, 27 July 2010 05:36 AM

    Will they be issued visa to enter the country.?

    asha Tuesday, 27 July 2010 06:07 AM

    Is SL a Part of GIANT INDIA?

    asha Tuesday, 27 July 2010 06:08 AM

    Is our country is a part of giant India?
    Or, "PANGS OF PROXIMITY"?
    OR, ASSIGNMENT COLOMBO'?

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 26 July 2010 05:38 PM

    Can't this act be classified an "international conspiracy" or a "brazen interference in the internal affairs of a free and sovereign republic"? Time for the "true patriots" to start another "farce" unto death!

    Sena2 Monday, 26 July 2010 09:53 PM

    A typical act of political appeasement!

    Poo Tuesday, 27 July 2010 07:39 AM

    Old man are you crazy ?

    nihara Monday, 26 July 2010 09:54 PM

    Does he think that SL is a part of India? What has happend to our sovereignty?

    citizen1 Monday, 26 July 2010 11:15 PM

    we should be worried about both India and China. Both greedy.

    Wasantha Tuesday, 27 July 2010 07:54 AM

    Dr. Manmohan is playing a survival game like our politicians. Definitely Ranil has advised him to do so, while in India. No need to worry.

    James bond Tuesday, 27 July 2010 07:57 AM

    dear patriots, first you deny any HR violations, now you deny your responsibility in resettlement of the IDPs, it is not a tribunal after all. What are you all trying to do, dig your heads in the sand and say i do not see anything.

    Smart Aleck Monday, 26 July 2010 11:24 PM

    Is Singh acting as Agent for Ban Ki-Moon ?

    Heamu Tuesday, 27 July 2010 12:40 AM

    Manmohan Singh should remember that he is the Prime Minister only for India.

    raj Tuesday, 27 July 2010 12:54 AM

    Singh, please don't waste money by sending the envoy. If you really trust your friend MR, there is no need for the envoy

    Lamaya Tuesday, 27 July 2010 12:58 AM

    Do not give his envoy a visa..................

    Flower Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:00 AM

    I foresee vimal going on another fast unto death opposite the Indian high commission..........

    Mohammed Tuesday, 27 July 2010 08:27 AM

    Singh is (trying to be) King..... LOLz


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