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India will vote in support of a US-backed resolution against Sri Lanka proposed to be moved before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva next month, Union minister in the Prime Minister's Office ( PMO) V Narayansamy said on Sunday.

Talking to reporters, he said that PM Manmohan Singh has promised to support the resolution against Sri Lanka on war crimes and human rights violations at the UNHRC meeting. Narayanasamy said he along with MPs from Tamil Nadu recently called on the Prime Minister and asked him to extend support to the US-sponsored resolution for holding Sri Lanka responsible for war crimes and to vote against the island nation.

The sentiments of Tamil people are running high after pictures of slain LTTE leader Prabakaran and his son Balachandran were released in the media recently, Narayanasamy said. India was one of the 24 countries that voted against Sri Lanka on human rights violations at the UNHRC meet in March last year. "We called on the Prime Minister and insisted that he support the resolution against Sri Lanka on war crimes. He promised to do so," Narayanasamy said.

Refuting Puducherry chief minister N Rangasamy's charge that the Union government has not been releasing adequate funds to the Puducherry government, Narayanasamy said the government failed to utilize the plan outlay of Rs 2,750 crore for the financial year 2011-12 and the outlay was revised to Rs 1,664 crore. He said that the government spent only Rs 1,603 crore to press home his point that lack of funds did not hamper the development of the Union territory as much as the poor administrative policies.

He charged that the Puducherry government failed to utilize the entire Rs 146-crore assistance extended by the Union government through the HUDCO. The government spent just Rs 31 crore and returned the unspent money to the Union government.

With regard to the central assistance for undertaking Thane cyclone relief and rehabilitation work, Narayanasamy said the Union government could not release the second installment of Rs 50 crore as the Puducherry government failed to provide accounts for the first installment assistance of Rs 75 crore. (India Times)
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  • shamil Tuesday, 26 February 2013 05:01 AM

    The ultimate aim of all this is the division of SL... The diaspora has more clout with international organizations than our Govt..says it all really....

    Upul Tuesday, 26 February 2013 04:17 PM

    Yes India. You have really good track record in Human Rights, specially related to Kashmir, Sikh and Azam insurgencies. Go ahead you have a backbone to stay straight against a very powerful and cruel nation like Sri Lanka where people are discriminated every day based on their cast, gender and economic basis, plagued by child slavery, and people die because of hunger, but send rockets to moon.

    amilli Monday, 25 February 2013 06:37 AM

    in which only less than 7% of our exports go to CHina when compared to the 34% to the US and EU? ... yes sound logic sir!

    Christian Monday, 25 February 2013 11:49 AM

    It's time to teach India a lesson . Give the Chinese a base and north to Pakistan. Kill the trailers with in. For better or worse

    Corera Monday, 25 February 2013 06:47 AM

    Learn to appreciate, at least Iran and other middle eastern countries are with us in this hard time.

    Huna Monday, 25 February 2013 06:56 AM

    you cannot find a decent human in a battle field

    Ranjith Monday, 25 February 2013 06:54 AM

    Do not worry corrupt regime will organise that. Real Sri Lankans have no place to hide their head.

    ME Monday, 25 February 2013 12:32 PM


    MAN Monday, 25 February 2013 12:34 PM


    Ann Monday, 25 February 2013 07:13 AM

    Pakistan - A failed state
    China- A human rights violator

    Hmmm... such a good choice of allies, yes? (sarcasm)

    Lobo Monday, 25 February 2013 12:50 PM

    Typically India is resorting to their colonial mentality by doing the bidding of the white-man again.

    bernardwijeyasingha Monday, 25 February 2013 11:11 PM

    And with each vote against Sri Lanka by India China's gains a stronger foot hold in Sri Lanka. Here comes the smiling face of China to the open arms of Sri Lanka

    US Monday, 25 February 2013 12:55 PM

    USA Forces unrinate on the Prisnoers and keep them naked

    Mason Monday, 25 February 2013 12:56 PM

    This will be a lesson to Sri Lanka that you are too small a country and need to have permanent friends, then they will stay by you. The "on" 'off" attachments in times of peril does not pay.

    Mason Monday, 25 February 2013 12:58 PM

    People like MR do not deserve justice.

    ambaruwa Monday, 25 February 2013 01:30 PM

    Obviously we knew this

    Imternational Monday, 25 February 2013 12:00 AM

    And the muti barrels were given for free from PAKISTAN... via DM Android App

    meranchi Monday, 25 February 2013 01:35 PM

    you are a sick man live in else ware /////////?

    Premalal Monday, 25 February 2013 07:36 AM

    It is the "dammed Americans" who buy our goods. The Chinese will only sell rubbish to us at exorbitant prices. The quality of their power plants, ports, air ports are there to see. The highways will follow later when they start crumbling. So now you can pick your friends.

    Premalal Monday, 25 February 2013 07:42 AM

    With friends like China we should worry

    Gayan Monday, 25 February 2013 02:04 PM

    America -Human rights violator
    EU -Bankrupt states
    India -Fudel society

    I like your choise of allies(Sarcasm)

    Sandra Monday, 25 February 2013 02:07 PM

    Must start chasing the Indians out. We dont need them. Also India is not in any good relationship with neighbours - China, Pakistan and others and why should SL have anyhthing to do with them.

    Gayan Monday, 25 February 2013 02:03 PM

    When will all these jokers realise that UNHCR is a toothless tiger. It is the UN security council that matters.

    HelloWorld Monday, 25 February 2013 07:48 AM

    Jeewan, you are an Idiot and a burden to this country do the country and the world a favor, kill your self

    Anti-fraud Tuesday, 26 February 2013 01:19 AM

    More than the news item, what is interesting is the BLATANT IDIOCY of the comments of those who REALLY believe that Sri Lanka is some kind of super power.
    This country certainly has reached a very sad state!

    Mr Retort Monday, 25 February 2013 02:34 PM

    Even Iran we cannot depend for long with our anti halal drama.

    admetus Monday, 25 February 2013 07:53 AM

    another good chance for muslims to sneak in. better die at the hands of america than getting islam

    Yuri Monday, 25 February 2013 02:46 PM

    President is Not State MAn, he is Singhala Man. next one will the same thing

    Jayasekare Monday, 25 February 2013 02:11 AM

    Good what is your next step?

    dilhan Monday, 25 February 2013 02:18 AM

    this will only prove how weak India is

    Fusion Monday, 25 February 2013 02:28 AM

    Good! But this could backfire badly on SL citizens.

    Rana Monday, 25 February 2013 02:34 AM

    I thought the GOSL was very confident of India voting in favor of us  trying to be smart and fooling the people of this country. SAD!!!

    godofwar Monday, 25 February 2013 02:38 AM

    the final nail in the cofin. RIP!

    YOUANDME Monday, 25 February 2013 03:11 PM

    you fool

    Premalal Monday, 25 February 2013 02:33 AM

    Going by the behavior of Sri-Lankan rulers they appear to have discovered a book called "HOW TO MAKE ENEMIES AND ANTAGONIZE PEOPLE" The whole world was behind us 3 years ago but now we can count our friends in one hand.

    Mr Retort Monday, 25 February 2013 08:18 AM

    Arab countries also follow the suite and stop buying fuel from Arab. China and Russia is only trying to sell and buy what from Sri Lanka.

    Ranil Monday, 25 February 2013 02:51 AM

    Deport every indian in the country, stop buying indian products, jhu bodu bala sena bring people to the streets and protest for real issues that threaten the soverignity of our beloved motherland

    Kala Monday, 25 February 2013 03:19 PM

    Well said !!! What if we had no resoultion at UNHCR but some of those LTTE sub humans were still alive ? Imagine the difference?

    Lucky Weeramantry Monday, 25 February 2013 08:30 AM

    India On The Offensive

    Mark Monday, 25 February 2013 02:57 AM

    It is a welcome news. This regime has missed a golden opportunity to address the rights issue in this country. I hope what we have being seeing in chan 4 is incoorect ..because it was so horrible that a decent human would not commit such a horor on a child...

    Palitha Samarasinghe Monday, 25 February 2013 02:59 AM

    This is absurd ! We get Spat on our Face every time,but we wipe our face and keep quite and in spite of all these we still Open Doors to the Indians to do BIz ! This has to stop and every blooming Indian should be Kicked out of this Soils and close doors to India and we should go towadrs China 100% ! This includes every damman American !

    S.Kumarihami Monday, 25 February 2013 08:39 AM

    How many in this regime could read an English book. You must be kidding. Any translations please?

    croma Monday, 25 February 2013 12:00 AM

    congratulations GOSL. suck up to India some more. and marginalise and bully the SL Muslims some more. you will get what you deserv. via DM Android App

    Lucky Weeramantry Monday, 25 February 2013 08:36 AM

    India Knows Best. This Vote Is For Democracy Not Against This Beautiful Country And It's People.

    S.Kumarihami Monday, 25 February 2013 08:42 AM

    Do it please. We dont need you and please let anyone join you too. We need a peaceful life.

    Lucky Weeramantry Monday, 25 February 2013 03:43 PM

    Toppi Tamai

    reader Monday, 25 February 2013 12:00 AM

    give full access to pak army and chinese army to use the northan ports if and when they need to operate against india via DM Android App

    Kondebendapucheena Monday, 25 February 2013 03:24 AM

    India you always wanted we Srilankans in trouble,that is why you help Monster VP from the start

    Ann Monday, 25 February 2013 03:29 AM

    This only proves as to how isolated Sri Lanka has become. India has to look after it's own interests...

    3i Monday, 25 February 2013 08:51 AM


    PRASANNAJIT Monday, 25 February 2013 03:25 AM

    Do you think by holding protests here would reverse any decision.

    Che Monday, 25 February 2013 12:00 AM

    whats the point..everyone will protest and stage anti indian rallies.come april the boys will be playing the ipl via DM Android App

    aj Monday, 25 February 2013 09:01 AM

    Thank you sir.
    Please bring very strong resolution again lanka in UNHRC

    lal Monday, 25 February 2013 09:04 AM

    India does not have friends in the region and no neighbour of India trust India - not Pakistan, Nepal, China, sri lanka, Bangladesh. Sly, untrustworthy BACKSTABBERS! The neibhours must not allow India a seat at UN Security a permanent member.

    Ann Tuesday, 26 February 2013 03:22 AM

    your comments make no sense

    ggboy Monday, 25 February 2013 09:07 AM

    have many of these Stupid ppl who comment here lived in this country for the past 30 years?? did they see death daily and hear the funeral marches daily? did the sophisticated weapons and funds fall out of the sky to the LTTE. IF you want justice than should not India and many eelam groups be in the docks for supporting terrorism. didn't justice go out of the window when we were forced to sit and talk with terrorist for peace. Justice is a strange thing in the world

    awesome Monday, 25 February 2013 12:00 AM

    India is using Sri Lanka only for throwing their garbage.. via DM Android App

    Ralahami Monday, 25 February 2013 04:31 PM

    Prabhakharan jounier should have been saved, sent to Europe for him to grow up to a Bigger Prabhakharan!

    Ann Tuesday, 26 February 2013 03:30 AM

    True that... we don't have real statesmen anymore.

    ss Monday, 25 February 2013 03:45 AM

    on the contrary, it only shows how government of GOSL is bad is! Promising 13, 13+ and ++, they can cheat people of srilanka but not the world.

    The real problem is not genocide, but the inability of the president to act as an statesman.

    Srilanka will suffer until it sheds its denial mode,

    Ahmed Monday, 25 February 2013 09:13 AM

    Sinhalese have reacted to our racial acts only.
    We should support them as they saved us from LTTE terrorism, who killed our families and chased us from north and east.

    ss Monday, 25 February 2013 03:47 AM

    and join the rogue states like Iran, venezeala, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan..... I am completing the sentence that you have not written.

    Chatu Monday, 25 February 2013 09:29 AM

    Very good move against this Government.

    Ceylonese Monday, 25 February 2013 04:14 AM

    No need to ban any Indian product or go againsy them as it will create a contention between two countries. But every lankan should refuse those product as a personal opinion then the impact couldn't not be blocked by anyone in the world.

    bandu Monday, 25 February 2013 04:14 AM

    We have China why worry.

    rayan Monday, 25 February 2013 04:20 AM

    What an idiot you are.

    Ranjith Monday, 25 February 2013 04:29 AM

    Do not depend on China 100 %. Our future generation will have to fight for freedom again.

    kumar Monday, 25 February 2013 09:48 AM

    Muslim countries will vote in favor or against Sri Lanka depending on their own interests and benefits and not depend on the request by SL Muslims. By any chance if most of the Muslim countries voted in favor , the SL Muslims will say this is because of them but if they voted against then they would say that is because of recent incidents against Muslims in Sri Lanka.

    Sutharsan Monday, 25 February 2013 04:32 AM

    LOL, We don't have China, China has Sri Lanka.

    Anil Monday, 25 February 2013 04:30 AM

    90% of our exports are to the West. Is China going to buy our tea and garments?

    MagodisThuma Monday, 25 February 2013 09:56 AM

    We taught big lesson for big time to LTTE terrorists !. They understood the language of Multi Barrels !

    David Monday, 25 February 2013 05:21 PM

    Now look at the other team and check who has killed most people in the history of mankind.

    David Monday, 25 February 2013 05:23 PM

    Exactly Jeevan, People don't know politics think this a resolution is the end game. It's just a resolution in HRC not in UN. UN is the ultimate body not HRC.

    roshan Monday, 25 February 2013 04:39 AM

    thank you,india

    lamaya Monday, 25 February 2013 04:37 AM

    Our idiots only thinking only their party not the country

    Manamendra Monday, 25 February 2013 04:47 AM

    China, Iran, Afghanistan, Congo, Mauritania, Uganda - look at our friends!

    "Show Me Your Friends, And I'll Tell You Who You Are"

    No decent country, now wants to be our friends. Because no decent man is at the helm ruling our country.

    Mendis Tuesday, 26 February 2013 04:17 AM

    America is there for israel.So that they can do.If resolution passed our condition will be like northkorea,iran etc.Dont compare us with israel colin.

    shan Monday, 25 February 2013 04:55 AM

    Not aginst SL. Voteing for the truth & rights

    Sam Monday, 25 February 2013 10:28 AM

    All Hindus, Tamils and all should be united to voice for a separateTamil state in India.

    Ranjit Monday, 25 February 2013 05:06 AM

    Tit for tat is not the way to handle the Indians. We should have good, stable foreign policy to handle them. Indians are a pain in the a... to the rest of the world.

    mail_guy Monday, 25 February 2013 05:07 AM

    Hats off India

    Shace-UK Monday, 25 February 2013 06:37 PM

    Aiyo Jude leave india, US,UK aside..ask your self do you honestly have freedom in Sri Lanka? school girl steels a coconut and ends up in the police.... and bunch of thugs gang rape a school girl and walks freely in banana republic...

    kaputakukula Monday, 25 February 2013 05:23 AM

    U R right. I believe the govt. should now go back and read the yester-year famous best seller "HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE" by Dale Carnagie.

    Sakthi Vel Monday, 25 February 2013 10:57 AM

    But American find in the battle., They never kill the osama's children

    Trehan Munasinghe Monday, 25 February 2013 05:36 AM

    India has always played to their advantage,.... Its their decision we are fine about it and should not be too shocked about it... The long term repercussions will be felt in the years to come..

    "Never trust India" Sri Lankan's who believe in our country should remember not only India but even a country like China has their own agenda...

    VCK Monday, 25 February 2013 05:41 AM

    Dear Bandu, China is not in UNHRC this year.

    Dasun Monday, 25 February 2013 05:44 AM

    No wonder That's indians

    Padme Monday, 25 February 2013 05:45 AM

    and do engage more in impeachments ,courts cases,jailing who ever who oppose and threat , building roads which gives nearly 35% kick backs on just passing the job order to bloody henchmen............... I am completing a bit perhaps you might have missed

    perera Monday, 25 February 2013 11:11 AM

    Prabakaran is no more. Thats what matters to us. Nothing else.

    croma Monday, 25 February 2013 11:09 AM

    and the so called friends are friends with us for their own benefit and not bacause they love us

    lonawala Monday, 25 February 2013 05:48 AM

    long live srilanka china friendship, real srilankan come out from thier house and protest in the street.

    jude Monday, 25 February 2013 05:59 AM

    India should worry about the Jammu & Kashmir conflict where lots of crimes against humanity happening. Incidentally, it's on UNHRC agenda. However, it's not creating much attention as SL matter. Whatever happens SL need India, because India is the big neighbouring country. India still act like a colonial country serving for UK & USA. The biggest democracy in the world is run by a foreign widow!!!!.

    aj Monday, 25 February 2013 06:01 AM

    Thanks. who care you..we have china and Pakistan.

    ud Monday, 25 February 2013 06:04 AM

    like india all muslim countries should vote against sri lanka, these sinhalese should learn a big lesson for big time

    Colin Monday, 25 February 2013 06:12 AM

    India is the most treacherous country in this region. SL should increase tax on all crappy Indian vehicles in retaliation. We gain nothing by having such junk on SL roads. China produces much better low cost vehicles.

    In any case I don't think MR cares two hoots about UN resolutions. He knows that UN is all bark and no bite. That's why he is sending a second string delegation to Geneva. Just look at Israel; with hundreds of resolutions passed against them they still go on.

    The only thing that can shake MR and his family is internal dissent. But with Ranil in opposition, MR's reign is guaranteed for years to come.

    Marawila Monday, 25 February 2013 08:38 PM

    Hay... Where is Wimal Weerawanse... His acting & fasting time has come... We are waiting

    Jeewan Monday, 25 February 2013 06:18 AM

    Who cares. There are hundreds of resolutions against Israel passed in UNHRC. So what? We should refrain from signing Economic Co-operation pacts with unreliablle parties.

    Sonali De Silva Monday, 25 February 2013 08:48 PM

    The central govt has always bowed down to Tamil Nadu. So this is nothing new and India has always been barking. So let them bark. Today most govts are toothless.

    Colin Monday, 25 February 2013 06:20 AM

    Well well my boy its the rogue nations that have money. The so-called former super powers are now beggars.

    charly Monday, 25 February 2013 11:33 AM

    Pls read the history of the west.Or travel .

    tjeyar Monday, 25 February 2013 12:00 AM

    When v both sinhala and Tamils had issues muslim got everything now again v both have devided by these issues Muslim again try to do what they dis in past via DM Android App

    shamil Tuesday, 26 February 2013 04:59 AM

    Good point bro... Lets not blame other countries for the failures of our leaders..

    tjeyar Monday, 25 February 2013 12:00 AM

    whenever Tamils and sinhala people get unite Muslims feel unsafe for their business establishments via DM Android App

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