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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Saturday requested UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi to "use her good offices" to impress upon the Centre to urge Sri Lanka to bring an end to the "untold misery" of Tamils in camps in the island nation.


The sooner they are rehabilitated and allowed to return to their places, the better it would be to enable them pursue their normal life, Karunanidhi said in a memorandum submitted to Sonia at the airport here during her brief stopover en route to Puducherry and Tiruchirapalli.
 

Referring to the recent visit of Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao to Sri Lanka, Karunanidhi said she herself had put the number of war-displaced Tamils in camps at 30,000 and said the figure could, "in all likelihood", be more.
 

"The Sri Lankan government must be urged to start the political process without further delay," he said.
 

"In as much as the hapless Sri Lankan Tamils continue to suffer in the camps for the last 18 months, there must be some firm political commitment to end the sufferings of these people."
 

"I, therefore, request you to impress upon the Government of India to urge the government of Sri Lanka to rehabilitate the people now in the camps and bring an end to their untold misery," he said in the memorandum.

Later, he told reporters that his meeting with Sonia was a "brief one".
 

Karunanidhi was accompanied by some of his cabinet colleagues, including son and Deputy Chief Minister M K Stalin, and his grandnephew, Union Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran. (Sifynews)

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  • NE Saturday, 09 October 2010 02:57 PM

    Looks like KN has suddenly woken up from a deep sleep.!!!

    monarawila nilame Saturday, 09 October 2010 02:58 PM

    you are a shameless man, still cannot wait interfering on sri lankan matters. look after indian tamils in tamil nadu. keep in mind how our forces crushed LTTE.

    N.Amirthasun Saturday, 09 October 2010 03:20 PM

    A waste of time

    perera Saturday, 09 October 2010 07:45 PM

    mk this is our problem and we will resolve it our way
    . go fish somewhere else

    polkiccha Saturday, 09 October 2010 08:12 PM

    dirty old politician, using peoples plight to gain popularity.

    Girawa Saturday, 09 October 2010 10:07 PM

    Build some toilets for your people in India, man!

    raj Saturday, 09 October 2010 10:51 PM

    many people dubt whether your words match with your intentions/actions. if that so, you have lost credibility and respect among Tamils. Why do you need to please Sonia who was behind the scene in supporting crime against humanity in Sri Lanka. You and your family were also participants along with Sonia allies.

    Fonseka Sunday, 10 October 2010 12:12 AM

    Wats wrong with his memorandum?
    He is asking to let innocent civilians who are suffering in IDP camps for last 18months live happily and Independently.

    Padi Sunday, 10 October 2010 01:04 AM

    if u r reading this Mr. karunanidi, U better mind your own country. You have been representing tamils in India people who r way below poverty yet u seem to have luxuries . Corrupt idiot u are.

    dpl Sunday, 10 October 2010 01:18 AM

    The chief minister of tamil nadu is big cunning lier.between the central government and tamil ndu..you are interest in north andeast of srilanka and china its interest in south. it is a day dream.

    Podiyan Sunday, 10 October 2010 01:20 AM

    He is preparing for the 2011 Assembly Elections. Although he is projected to return to power, on account of rapid all round development, he wants to ensure that rabble-rousers do not punch holes in his success story. He is the happiest that there is nobody around now to claim the title of Leader of the Tamil nation!

    rohan Sunday, 10 October 2010 01:38 AM

    and Tamil innocent civilians as well!

    TP Sunday, 10 October 2010 02:43 AM

    Just the same way we are protesting on the SF issue We Sri Lankans should take up this issue of IDP INSTEAD OF LETTING FOREIGNERS TO TALK ABOUT IT.

    Munasinghe Sunday, 10 October 2010 03:22 AM

    Have you assessed the real situation in the places concerned. Do not issue baseless testaments to the media. It is unbecoming for a (matured) politician. The government is doing it's best to deal with the situation. No country has ever been perfect in dealing with similar situations. Sri Lanka is perhaps the best in the world. Come and see! Long life to you so long as you are genuine.

    Ranjiothra Sunday, 10 October 2010 04:10 PM

    Its time that we look into Untild missaries of Indian Tamils too. Rawana may help this time.

    sam Saturday, 09 October 2010 01:12 PM

    Looking for an another political propaganda. One of the pro LTTE kingpins who cut the graveyard for thousands of innocent people in Sri Lanka.

    Anver Saturday, 09 October 2010 01:29 PM

    Karunanidhi's words are not much cared about by the Central govt of India, as we can see. He goes running to the centre whenever his own party's popularity goes down in Tamil Nadu.


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