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New Delhi: In a victory for the DMK and the AIADMK, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said that the government intended to vote in favour of the US-led resolution against Sri lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), but the final draft of the resolution was awaited.

"We are still waiting for the final draft of the resolution, but we intend to vote in favour of the resolution," Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in the Lok Sabha.

Speaking on the issue of alleged war crimes and Tamils in Sri Lanka, Manmohan Singh said, "India has stressed on reconciliation and healing the wounds of the Lanka Tamils. We have asked Lanka govt to stress on meaningful devolution of power."

The Prime Minister also claimed that normalcy was returning to the Tamil areas of Sri Lanka.

DMK chief Karunanidhi welcomed the Prime Minister's statement and said, "I welcome the Prime Minister's statement. We will wait to see the final decision." He also announced that the DMK will fast on March 22 for Sri Lankan Tamils.

The DMK and the AIADMK had been stepping up pressure on the Centre to vote in favour of the resolution and take a strong stand against Sri Lanka.

The resolution demands those found guilty of war crimes against Lankan Tamils be declared as war criminal.

While the DMK indicated a review of ties with the UPA, AIADMK chief and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa wrote to the Prime Minister to take up the issue of war crimes with the United Nations.

DMK chief Karunanidhi had said, "DMK will deem it as betrayal of Tamils if Centre does not support US resolution on Lanka. I can't decide on withdrawing support to Centre on this. We would discuss and decide in our executive meet."

Earlier, DMK MP Kanimozhi also hoped that the Centre will "not push" the party to take a decision on its continuance in the government over India's stand on the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lankan Government in the UN Human Rights Council. (source: IBN Live)

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  • Wara Monday, 19 March 2012 11:13 AM


    Ram Monday, 19 March 2012 11:27 AM

    Well done india.
    There no place for oppression of minorities.

    Sri Lankan Monday, 19 March 2012 11:13 AM

    Great India is in the process of making an another Pakistan in her back door step.

    Appu Monday, 19 March 2012 11:14 AM

    No more cricket with India...

    BOOLA Monday, 19 March 2012 11:31 AM

    India already has so many problems , so i dont think they will really support against us. India doesnt want to loss us , their stability is in here.....good luck :)

    buffaloa citizen Monday, 19 March 2012 11:31 AM

    Not at all, it is distancing itself from criminals.

    chamini Monday, 19 March 2012 11:33 AM

    Oh your dreams...

    nns Monday, 19 March 2012 08:31 AM

    Well here we go again... It seems India is bending over to Internal pressure...,

    Caesar Monday, 19 March 2012 08:34 AM

    Hello Mr. Singh
    You are pathetic puppet of the US lead Vatican agenda. But you will regret sooner or later. You (India) will not be the boss in the region anyway.

    dala Monday, 19 March 2012 08:35 AM

    so what now

    David Monday, 19 March 2012 08:36 AM

    Good move. Sri Lanka was too early to say India was going to support Sri Lanka.

    Things can always change anytime.

    MM Monday, 19 March 2012 08:36 AM

    Mr.PM.... Don't try to fool yourself....because of Chinese & Russian presence in SL country.......It seems you and your governments trying to demoralize the SL.

    buffaloa citizen Monday, 19 March 2012 08:37 AM

    Salutations to India. This is exemplary coming from a country whose great sons are Lord Buddha and Mahatma Ghandhi. A clear message to Sri Lanka that India nor the world (exception to China, Russia and Iran) will not tolerate criminality, dishonesty, arrogance and inhumanity.

    suresh Monday, 19 March 2012 08:38 AM

    Friend turned as enemy , we'll wait and see the future diplomatic moves

    Kolomba Kaka Monday, 19 March 2012 08:43 AM

    As expected India has finally yielded in to pressure from Tamil Nadu.

    Dilan Monday, 19 March 2012 08:30 AM

    Knew this will happen. Why is our ministers believe so much in india

    gemba Monday, 19 March 2012 08:47 AM

    Thanks god !
    this is good for lankan people as LLRC is all about law and order for all Sri Lankans !

    Dany Monday, 19 March 2012 08:35 AM

    Welcome China to Sri Lanka will all great Chinas might........ Now Sri Lanka can work closely with China, Russia and Pakistan since India has shown her true color and decised to Bite Her Freindly Sri Lankas hand.....

    warElephant Monday, 19 March 2012 08:36 AM

    well, thanks alot India, good luck with kashmir and fundamentalist terrorism.

    Janaka Monday, 19 March 2012 08:44 AM

    They just say because of pressure from Tamilnadu politicians. At the end India vote for Sri Lanka. There will be countrywide celebrations when we win the vote.

    nomad Monday, 19 March 2012 09:01 AM

    Guess our big brother decided to screw us over. over dependency on a country will result in this type of backstabbing

    Banda Monday, 19 March 2012 09:02 AM

    No more (Big) brotherly relation.

    Thamilwanam Monday, 19 March 2012 09:05 AM

    India,, you are not supporting Sri Lankan tamils,, but for LTTE..

    Yuri Monday, 19 March 2012 09:06 AM

    Oh GOD.. what our Lanka Matha will think of India. will they investigate Indian army as well..

    LK Monday, 19 March 2012 09:09 AM

    What a surprise....!!! seriously surprised...

    Real peace Monday, 19 March 2012 09:07 AM

    Won the war, but lost the diplomacy !!

    justin Monday, 19 March 2012 09:08 AM

    Who cares?

    xlntgson Monday, 19 March 2012 12:23 PM

    Let the final draft come, who knows whether it is watered down to give time for LLRC. DMK-ADMK never work together!

    Gayan Monday, 19 March 2012 05:03 PM

    This is good. At last we dont have to worry about indian concerns anymore with our dealings with china including defence cooperation.

    sajitha Monday, 19 March 2012 12:47 PM

    Really? remember who spoon feed LTTE and train them? In that case indian should answer to themselves. Very strange how you think the criminals are gobvernment and no word is spoken aginst LTTE.

    Sumedha Monday, 19 March 2012 12:33 PM

    Ronny... We can stand without India. Do you think that Sri Lankan people will eat grass if we stopped Indian imports ? Be mature. Something is gone wrong somewhere in you.

    sajitha Monday, 19 March 2012 12:48 PM

    So now Pakistan and China can take the maximum benefits and throw the bloody indians out!

    Rajeshmadurai Tuesday, 20 March 2012 10:03 AM

    Doesnt matter Mr.DUWI..its ur nation u make friends with anyone..why we are worrying on that

    DUWI Monday, 19 March 2012 01:00 PM

    Looks like the Indians have also caught the fear psychosis of the entry of the Chinaman into Sri Lanka, much like the US.

    DUWI Monday, 19 March 2012 01:05 PM

    Poor Mr. Singh cannot remember what happened to Mrs. Indhira Gandhi.

    ravi Monday, 19 March 2012 05:03 PM

    thanks india.. its an real win for Tamils get ready..

    TMA Monday, 19 March 2012 01:08 PM

    We protested against USA. So shall we protest against India

    Rohit Tuesday, 20 March 2012 07:32 AM

    Sikh as PM, HM is a Tamil, Vice President is Muslim, Defense Minister is Christian, Law Minister is Muslim. What on earth are you talking about?

    MR Monday, 19 March 2012 12:56 PM

    we gave the world cup for u this is how u treat us back.......

    sam Monday, 19 March 2012 05:08 PM

    I am sure the final resolution is nothing worth talking about. It is the LLRC in a new "wrapping" !!! India and America are hood winking the whole world.

    Dehand Monday, 19 March 2012 01:12 PM

    Prabhakaran is still alive in your dreams.
    Sweet Dreams!

    Rohit Tuesday, 20 March 2012 07:41 AM

    Of course. In India we don't consider the Sri Lankans as our brothers. In fact we consider the Pakistanis as closer to us than you. No reason why we should support Sri Lanka. If you want support for the crimes that your government has committed then go to China, North Korea or Pakistan. Indians are sick of you. And thanks for "throwing" the WC Final. That says a lot about the 'character' of a lankan. Gosh, you guys stink a mile!

    Samayan Monday, 19 March 2012 01:00 PM

    People like Buffalo citizen can learn what is criminality,dishonesty,arrogance inhumanity by reading recent past records of us in Syria,Egift,Afghanistan Libya and Iraq

    Sandeepa Monday, 19 March 2012 01:17 PM

    This shows how impotent our diplomatic tactics are......Million talks zero results.

    MURUGA Monday, 19 March 2012 05:10 PM

    Reality of India...Shame..

    Yuri Monday, 19 March 2012 01:09 PM

    Its not bending over. DoING THE RIGHT THINK

    Surain Monday, 19 March 2012 01:13 PM

    what to do image builders now must think seriously no diplomacy trying always supremacy end and in lost jungle

    AMT Monday, 19 March 2012 01:19 PM

    Luxman Kadirgamar unde CBK regime went round the world alone and canvassed for banning the LTTE - But now it looks as though the world is acting as though the ban is lifted?

    lal Monday, 19 March 2012 01:35 PM

    There is no place worse than India for minorities. Ask a Muslim, a low caste, a Sikh, or any darker skinned Indian and they will tell you how badly they are treated in India.

    champikaa Monday, 19 March 2012 01:22 PM

    Stop buying BRU instant the sponsor of this page!

    Jumbo Monday, 19 March 2012 10:16 AM

    Mr. Wimal, what's now? you want us to stop using Indian products now?

    Game Kolla Monday, 19 March 2012 01:38 PM

    Mr. Weerawansa...where are you?

    alex Monday, 19 March 2012 05:30 PM

    Now Gunapala, Siripala, Sumanawathi, Karunawathi and all are not worried about rising dollar,

    This time India saved the government and diverted people from the real problems of the country,

    All the ministers should be sent to India to worship Dr. Manmohan Singh, (At least he is the most educated prime minister in the world)

    Had enough Tuesday, 20 March 2012 01:46 AM

    Wihiluwansa, what should we boyecot now? Tata, trishwas, bolliwood? He.. He.. He.

    AMT Monday, 19 March 2012 01:26 PM

    India to support US resolution against MR

    RR Monday, 19 March 2012 05:46 PM

    Its a pity. Hope India support a modified US version which is favourable for SL

    LMAO Monday, 19 March 2012 05:49 PM

    Singh is King

    Common man Monday, 19 March 2012 01:33 PM

    Et tu, Singh ? You have betrayed Rajiv very badly.

    rumy Monday, 19 March 2012 01:49 PM

    it is a good thing to us to avoid all India's earnings from Ceylon. Rajapaksa family has to take a great decision of this further India's bloody tactical politics....

    Freedom Fighter Monday, 19 March 2012 10:19 AM

    Sir, we know that you will never allow us to live peacefully. from the beginning of our history to now we tasted that. you are our most jealous labour.

    Common man Monday, 19 March 2012 01:53 PM

    Knew this would happen when G.L. was talking bullshit.

    tikkiriBanda Monday, 19 March 2012 06:13 PM

    Boycott India and Indian products???????

    Sathish Monday, 19 March 2012 06:14 PM

    Its good move by Indians, our country situation is worsening day by day… only drug agents and thugs are managing the country… so these should not continue, lets hope for change

    sg Monday, 19 March 2012 01:53 PM

    Excellent idea..

    hari Monday, 19 March 2012 06:20 PM

    At the time war, do you know what our president promised to India?

    Guru Monday, 19 March 2012 06:21 PM

    Now you have shown that you are a man with backborne. Keep it up.

    freehit Monday, 19 March 2012 02:10 PM

    For your information, Ronny, Sri Lanka has had a civilization long before prince Vijaya arrived, and the latest excavations have revealed that Anuradhapura is at least 500 years older than what was believed earlier, which is earlier than Vijaya's arrival.

    Javi Monday, 19 March 2012 06:09 PM

    SL has support more than 25 countries out of 47, can't compete us

    Ronny Monday, 19 March 2012 11:03 AM

    So, so, Will We be asked to boycot Bombay onions, Mysoor Dhal and all other Indian products including hair gel and colouring without realising that our roots are in North India and South India. Then We We will be left with kurakkan and grass.

    wimal weerawansa Monday, 19 March 2012 10:52 AM

    stop buying Indian bicycles and vehicles.don't eat thosei,wadei,parata. .......

    nimal Monday, 19 March 2012 10:52 AM

    Mr. vimal weerawansa will request the public stop using indian goods.

    RajasH Monday, 19 March 2012 11:11 AM

    This is exactly why India and USA are united, not because of their love for the Tamils, but to keep china out.

    wonderboy Monday, 19 March 2012 10:59 AM

    The China card doesn't seem to work well.

    lion Monday, 19 March 2012 11:16 AM

    boycott indian products !

    onna menna siva Monday, 19 March 2012 11:17 AM

    Will Booruwansa now begin his fast outside the Indian High Commission? Lets see.

    Dias Monday, 19 March 2012 11:22 AM

    Stop tamil nadu films showing in sri lanka

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