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17 August 2013 03:05 pm - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


DMK Chief M. Karunanidhi has urged the central government to boycott the upcoming Commonwealth of Heads of Government Meet (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka in November.

Warning New Delhi of a backlash in Tamil Nadu if it went ahead with participation, Karunanidhi said on Saturday, “If the request is ignored by the Centre, black flags will be hoisted atop homes and commercial establishments, besides staging rail roko, to express the feelings of Tamils and condemning India’s participation in the summit.’’

With Sri Lankan external affairs minister GL Peiris scheduled to meet Indian leaders tomorrow, the DMK supremo said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should categorically tell him that India’s won’t attend the CHOGM.

“The Centre should not neglect the requests of Tamils in this regard and openly communicate to the minister that India will not participate in the meet,’’ Karunanidhi said.

Karunanidhi’s strident stand against Sri Lanka is in line with the hardline taken by chief minister Jayalalithaa who wants India not to attend the CHOGM and get tough with Sri Lanka on the 13th Amendment.(newseastwest)

  Comments - 10

  • Midknight Watcher Saturday, 17 August 2013 12:00 AM

    Lol.. The same old shit! The more you dig, the more it stinks. via DM Android App

    Kami Sunday, 18 August 2013 12:46 AM

    Empty vessel makes a big noise but nothing will come out of it!

    Jaya Sunday, 18 August 2013 02:45 AM

    I am from TN. He is a joker. We don't know how to eliminate these few jokers in TN. They are worse.

    lal fernando Sunday, 18 August 2013 03:50 AM

    sri lanka has discriminations against tamils and other minorities by some of uncivilized people there.these atrocities must be addressed,also india has more atrocities than any other country in the asia.

    Suq Madique Sunday, 18 August 2013 04:57 AM

    As long as they keep the troubles in TN why should we care??

    ANTON Sunday, 18 August 2013 05:40 AM


    Cobra Sunday, 18 August 2013 06:12 AM

    Doesn't this man ever wake up from his dreams?

    Kondebandapucheena Sunday, 18 August 2013 02:47 PM

    when Jeayalalitha say something this fellow come with another tit for tat

    Dominic Monday, 19 August 2013 12:00 AM

    he is also like our opposition giving warnings no action via DM Android App

    Trehan Munasinghe Monday, 19 August 2013 08:53 AM

    A total waste of time talking about them... If they had any good intention for Sri Lankan Tamils they would come and help them or at least send a delegation, with the Govt of Sri Lanka's permission.

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