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A day after Union Shipping Minister GK Vasan said that the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) should be shifted out of Sri Lanka, Indian Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Saturday said that final call on it will be taken by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

“Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will discuss the matter with External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and take a decision,” Narayanasamy said.

To a question on the controversy over the reported remarks by Sri Lankan High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam in the context of the Lankan Tamils issue, Narayanasamy said that he has to "work within the parameters and guidelines given to an Ambassador or High Commissioner."
   
The government has got a feedback on the matter and "we will take a call at the appropriate time," he added. To a question, he said the UPA Government was stable as it had the majority with the backing of SP and BSP and pointed out to Mulayam Singh Yadav's remarks that his party had no plans as of now to withdraw its outside support to the UPA Government.

Terming the charges against Congress and the UPA Government on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue as ‘ill-founded’ and ‘motivated’, Narayanasamy alleged that students were being instigated by some persons to stage agitations on the issue.
     
India was one of the 25 countries that voted in favour of US-sponsored resolution at UNHRC against Sri Lanka where New Delhi pushed for an independent and credible probe into human rights violation charges and loss of civilian lives in the war in Lanka as demanded by political parties in Tamil Nadu, he told reporters at the airport here.
      
"That resolution has been passed by the UNHRC. As for India, it is one of the 25 countries (that voted in favour). India cannot ask for any resolution on its own as it has to seek support of others," the Minister of State in PMO said.
    
State political parties' criticism of his party and the government led by it were "ill-founded, politically motivated and (done to) sidetrack the issue as they want to keep the issue alive," he said alleging students were being instigated (into taking up various forms of protests).
    
Students have been staging protests and demonstrations across Tamil Nadu on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue.

(Agencies)

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  • Kumaran m Monday, 01 April 2013 08:14 AM

    China !!! you will not realise untill ur under ware is stolen!!!

    then its too late your naked

    sunny Sunday, 31 March 2013 11:54 AM

    He may not be the primeminister during the meeting if he do not take thew side of the LTTE

    Em Sunday, 31 March 2013 11:27 AM

    Please don't make it. Give these demons a good slap.

    Nodrog Sunday, 31 March 2013 10:21 AM

    Better than being another bloody state of India.

    Saskia Sunday, 31 March 2013 09:51 AM

    SL has become almost the colony of China. SL people don't know the mentality of Chinese. They are very dangerous, once they set foot , they will not leave very easily.

    Vigneswaran Sunday, 31 March 2013 09:13 AM

    Yes, it's true, it consists of many states and they can be separated like U.S.S.R.

    youand me Saturday, 30 March 2013 05:45 PM

    No surprise! No chance to SL this year.

    hamid Sunday, 31 March 2013 07:39 AM

    prime minister, you have been stabed by dmk, india is not only one state, you have to be ware of tamil nadu politiciens of asking for a seperate state in tamil nadu,our suport as a friendly state to big brother neghibour will allways be there you can count on it, we need your countrys suport and investments. i congratulate you on the BRICS sumit, iam sure that will help your small neghibour too.

    reviewcric Sunday, 31 March 2013 06:40 AM

    It is not india who backstabbed us. Sri lanka has backstabbed itself for not letting an independent investigation into the final stages of war, nor letting loose of military control in the north!

    MADUKRM22 Sunday, 31 March 2013 06:22 AM

    You mean to trust China ?????? Oh boy ! ! Just wait and see the result, if you are going to trust China !!

    tjeyar Sunday, 31 March 2013 12:00 AM

    Don't trust Indian will b good for our future.Really Indians r worse in the world. via DM Android App

    Trehan Munasinghe Sunday, 31 March 2013 01:36 AM

    Never never never trust India.... Lets repeat the last statement... and edge it in stone, We will never trust India.

    MagodisThuma Sunday, 31 March 2013 01:31 AM

    Mana... Moohana...Manmohan !

    weha Sunday, 31 March 2013 12:59 AM

    I don't know why people scold the Indians. if they dance according go what we say their government will be in trouble.so their priority is to save their place. we are shouting at them as if our government will sacrifice their place to support another country.

    ANTON Sunday, 31 March 2013 12:39 AM

    EVERY DECISION WILL BE IN JAYALALITHA"S FAVOR. WE'LL JUST WAIT AND SEE

    Suq Madique Sunday, 31 March 2013 12:39 AM

    India has back-stabbed us, betrayed us, bullied us......and now they finally want to humiliate us. As a regional super-power India has totally failed to live up to its expectations.


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