Sri Lanka hand-delivers invite to Indian PM

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Sri Lanka's Foreign minister GL Peiris arrived in New Delhi on Sunday to hand-deliver a personal invitation to Dr. Manmohan Singh to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo in November, NDTV reported.

According to the report Prof. Peiris said Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse deputed him to Delhi to convey the hope that India will be represented "at the highest level" for the summit.

Just days ago, tension with Colombo peaked over its arrests of more than 100 fishermen, many of them from Tamil Nadu. Mr Peiris said that the detainees will be tried in his country for entering Sri Lankan waters.

So the Prime Minister will have to weigh the potential fallout of a trip to Colombo among political parties in Tamil Nadu, who accuse his government of not doing enough to hold Sri Lanka accountable for alleged war crimes and human rights atrocities during the final phase of the island's civil war which ended in May 2009, with the army defeating the rebel Tamil Tigers or LTTE.

In March, the regional powerhouse DMK quit Dr Singh's coalition. Leaders of the Tamil Nadu party said that at a session of the UN on human rights in Geneva, India had failed to indict Sri Lanka of "genocide."

Human rights organisations and sections of the Tamil diaspora across the world have accused the Sri Lankan army of indiscriminately killing over 40,000 unarmed civilians, a charge Colombo has vehemently denied.

The Foreign Minister, however, made known his government's resentment against what he called "excessive interest and intervention from outside" in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka. "The Tamil diaspora  has not given up on its dream of  'Eelam' ( a separate state) and despite the LTTE's military defeat, the diaspora is using its financial clout to try and isolate Sri Lanka," Mr Peiris charged, the NDTV report said.
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  • Karu Monday, 19 August 2013 08:45 AM

    it's equal to begging

    lal Monday, 19 August 2013 08:51 AM

    If he does not come the party still goes on. We all know what the back stabber looks like.

    FrancisI Monday, 19 August 2013 08:58 AM

    These are some of the key functions of the Sr Lankan High Commissioner. GLP is just wasting our resources and enjoying doing bull shit.

    arun Tuesday, 20 August 2013 12:00 AM

    GL is like "Pathola". Gunayakuth naha, agunayakuth naha. Waste of space in the atmosphere. via DM Android App

    ANTON Monday, 19 August 2013 09:11 AM

    EYA THAMAY APE LOKU AIYA, ATHUWATH BAA......... NATHUWATH BAAAA

    Kondebedapucheena Monday, 19 August 2013 09:28 AM

    RSVP regrets only

    pissu double Monday, 19 August 2013 02:25 PM

    Manmohan has got to get permission from Jayalalitha first. He knows that " hell hath no fury than Jaya scorned."

    GHOM Monday, 19 August 2013 09:33 AM

    Haha....no one respects SL Gov liars.....

    Abdul Monday, 19 August 2013 10:02 AM

    so the lion that roars within the island is just a cat when it goes outside the island.

    Yogi Monday, 19 August 2013 02:42 PM

    Nothing would bring Mr Singh to the conference

    Shan Monday, 19 August 2013 10:35 AM

    Aney mahaththayo!! Ennako aney.

    PRASANNAJIT Monday, 19 August 2013 11:00 AM

    Where are the people who were blasting India all these time.?

    seguson Monday, 19 August 2013 12:11 PM

    Let us be ready to digest another humiliation made by the Indians who are very good indecent acts towards others.

    Grace Monday, 19 August 2013 12:24 PM

    Impressive comment

    warraaa Monday, 19 August 2013 12:26 PM

    no bloodly shame this government

    janak Monday, 19 August 2013 08:26 AM

    WHY SO SCARED FOR INDIA

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 19 August 2013 01:23 PM

    Hay... it is shameful to our nation - like beggars you have gone to India to beg. Keep up your reputation Mr. GL.

    HEWA Monday, 19 August 2013 08:31 AM

    LEJJAI ! LEJJAI !! LEJJAI!!!

    reviewcric Monday, 19 August 2013 08:40 AM

    Its things like this that kill whats left of SL economy. The amount of tax payers money just to do this PR gimmick is unimaginable! So much waste!

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 19 August 2013 01:28 PM

    GL is substituting as a Beggar.... Woe.... why this drama?


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