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Rajya Sabha members from the AIADMK, DMK and the CPI want the Indian Central Government to renegotiate with the government of Sri Lanka to reclaim the island of Katchatheevu, the Hindu reported. 

Buoyed by the passage of the Constitution Amendment Bill to ratify the land border agreement with Bangladesh, these MPs said the government must reconsider the exchange of Katchatheevu as it was not done through a constitutional amendment and has not served India’s interest.

A. Navaneethakrishnan of the AIADMK said the “ceding” of Katchatheevu to Sri Lanka without any constitutional amendment has adversely affected the livelihood of fishermen of Tamil Nadu.

“The ceding of Katchatheevu is in total violation of the views given by the Supreme Court in a Presidential reference in the Berubari case,” he said, adding that a case has been filed in the Supreme Court by AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa.

In 2011, the government of Tamil Nadu impleaded itself as a party in this case since it is the custodian of all land records. This case is still pending in the Supreme Court.

“The ceding of Katchatheevu is illegal and unconstitutional… I urge the Centre to rescind the 1974 agreement with Sri Lanka ceding Katchatheevu,” Mr. Navaneethakrishnan said.

CPI’s D. Raja also raised the issue and said there has to be consensus on issues of foreign policy and the view of the State was not taken into consideration during the agreement on Katchatheevu. “There are already problems at the borders with Pakistan and China...the Southern border will always be tense,” he said, urging the government to take up the issue with the Sri Lankan government.

DMK’s Tiruchi Siva said the government should settle the Katchatheevu issue like it did the dispute with Bangladesh. He said there were no records to prove that the island was with Sri Lanka.

Union Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj said the issue is sub judice and she cannot comment on it.
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  • Nims Thursday, 07 May 2015 10:50 AM

    Not difficult to understand the fate of India with a set of idiots as Law Makers

    upali Thursday, 07 May 2015 11:00 AM

    Results of new ties build up with India by the new SL govt..

    Kadmin Thursday, 07 May 2015 11:05 AM

    Same thing will happen if we rent-out port city to chinese. We will have to give them maritime access which will cause massive disruptions to our sovereignty.

    pras Thursday, 07 May 2015 03:09 PM

    tna is a racist party shud be banned. same as bbs slmc etc...china never interfere with our country but india has already done via DM Android App

    Malin Samarasinghe Thursday, 07 May 2015 07:42 PM

    No way MS is going to hold the island. MR is the man for the job.

    CLIVE Thursday, 07 May 2015 01:01 PM

    Should be another strategic move of TNA. They must be planning to reclaim the island from India in the future.

    Edirisinghe Thursday, 07 May 2015 01:23 PM

    This is why we need MR.

    x man Thursday, 07 May 2015 04:29 PM

    we should fight a war with india and rule all over india

    wong Thursday, 07 May 2015 02:01 PM

    Sri Lanka Should give one island to India and another island to China. Then they will fight with each other. So we can just watch the fight and enjoy!!


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