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Manmohan mum on attending CHOGM

20 August 2013 06:56 am - 43     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


While thanking Sri Lanka’s External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris for the invitation to the upcoming Commonwealth Summit, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had remained noncommittal about attending the event to be held in Sri Lanka, the Indian Express reported.

It said Dr. Singh told the visiting minister that Colombo had to expeditiously release the arrested Indian fishermen in keeping with the earlier process instead of subjecting them to a judicial trial.

Sri Lanka had unilaterally changed the process with regard to fishermen nabbed by its navy for poaching in territorial waters claiming that an adequate deterrent was needed. This had led to almost 114 Indian fishermen languishing in Sri Lanka facing a long judicial process.

The main purpose of the minister’s visit was to invite Dr. Singh to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting on November 15-17.

According to sources Dr. Singh told the visiting minister of the “need for the expeditious return of Indian fishermen as has been the process followed by both sides in the recent past.”
 “He emphasised the need to treat it as a humanitarian issue,” an official source said.

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  • Suq Madique Wednesday, 21 August 2013 02:33 AM

    Singh is scared to ask for permission from jayalalitha and karunanidi....nothing to do with HR situ.

    Renu Tuesday, 20 August 2013 11:19 AM

    G L & the President gets a snub from Manmohan Singh

    ANTON Tuesday, 20 August 2013 11:22 AM


    Renu Tuesday, 20 August 2013 12:03 PM

    They will send Jayalalithha for CHOGAM

    pissu double Tuesday, 20 August 2013 12:24 PM

    No need for him to talk.His spokesperson, Jaya, will take decisions and do the needful.

    Mangala Tuesday, 20 August 2013 12:50 PM

    Why CHOGM, we should resign from it, why we spend tax payers money for people who rob us, stole and change our ancient culture, ruined our irrigation systems, killed our ancestors etc., India is not just another country, they too much close to Portuguese, dutch and british. I will tell you manmoha, do not come here. We are happy, if you stay home. We are very happy.

    ANTON Tuesday, 20 August 2013 01:44 PM


    abilick Tuesday, 20 August 2013 12:00 AM

    Perhaps GL forgot to say that we don't do guard of honours Indian leaders anymore. via DM Android App

    kumaraya Tuesday, 20 August 2013 01:47 PM

    This is very true! There is no economic gain and it is an utter waste of our nation's wealth, entertaining these useless people, who will do us no good.

    Shaki Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:00 AM

    Wat good will CHOGM will do to Sri Lanka & its people? Lets wait & watch... via DM Android App

    Suq Madique Wednesday, 21 August 2013 02:32 AM

    Yes there is! Unfortunately for you.

    Rohan Tuesday, 20 August 2013 11:05 AM

    So much the better. We should not count on two-faced India; the latest poodle of US.

    jacoob Wednesday, 21 August 2013 02:47 AM

    Nations pride ?? what is that .. wher ecan that be found .. is it measured in Kg or km or what ??

    jacoob Wednesday, 21 August 2013 02:48 AM

    here we go .. joke no 2

    jacoob Wednesday, 21 August 2013 03:03 AM

    But mahinda mama will not be happy .. what to do ..

    jacoob Wednesday, 21 August 2013 03:05 AM

    please do not talk like "otehrwise they do economically profitable things .. it just one more that's all .. have you taken today's banaana quota yet ?

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 21 August 2013 03:27 AM

    and Sri Lanka, the permanent puppet of not only China, but Russia and Pakistan too.

    Ranjith Silvar Wednesday, 21 August 2013 05:14 AM

    This lady will Not come.

    nicky karunarathna Wednesday, 21 August 2013 05:23 AM

    If he and all other Indian politicians keeping mum to eternity - SL not only proud of them but also grateful to them.

    pieris Wednesday, 21 August 2013 05:31 AM

    DEAR prime minister, for your safety we can appoint DR.merwin
    as chief security minister,

    Saskia Wednesday, 21 August 2013 07:49 AM

    I meant that other countries should consider the HR issues and cancel their visits. I know that Singh is a cunning person.

    Kumara Tuesday, 20 August 2013 10:13 AM

    Its only Sri Lanka is the no. 1 culprit on Human Rights issues!!! All other countries maintain an excellent human rights records - What a hypocratic doctrine! Shame!!!

    Nimal Tuesday, 20 August 2013 07:35 AM

    The Power of tamil nadu

    Sinhaputhra Tuesday, 20 August 2013 07:37 AM

    Mr Prime Miniter, we love India but do not think that we can't stand alone. Please take necessary steps to prevent illegal poaching by Indian fisherman in Sri Lankan waters. Otherwise the things will lead to a Devided India.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 20 August 2013 07:38 AM

    Of cours, has to consult his "mum" and Uncle Sam before deciding in spite of our errand boy hand delivering the invite.

    Saskia Tuesday, 20 August 2013 07:54 AM

    Nice to hear that Dr.SIngh has not confirmed his visit. Other countries should also weigh the human rights situation in SL and cancel their visit.

    dham Tuesday, 20 August 2013 07:57 AM

    Invitation rejected next step do't go behind them and ask for please come, they train all the people and keep fuel problem at this level.

    tariq Tuesday, 20 August 2013 12:00 AM

    ela kiri saha jalaya via DM Android App

    Abdul Tuesday, 20 August 2013 08:04 AM

    Stop begging india! please dont sell our nations pride abroad.

    HEWA Tuesday, 20 August 2013 08:10 AM

    AHO...GL NODUTU MOKPURA ...! (what a shame)

    MagodisThuma Tuesday, 20 August 2013 09:42 AM

    Gedara giyoth ambu nasee...
    Maga hitiyoth thoo nasee...!

    samanala Tuesday, 20 August 2013 09:54 AM

    Prince Charles is our king not mohan Singh..

    Goofy Tuesday, 20 August 2013 07:15 AM

    Another right royal snub.

    Saliya De Silva Tuesday, 20 August 2013 10:25 AM

    All sides and borders of India are under heavy security threat, except south India which is protected by Sri Lanka's respect for India. Hence, India should not trade off Sri Lanka's respect. .

    Manmohan Singh must try to understand India's priorities, which is India's survival than Congress' survival.

    Hope they will learn to respect genuine efforts of Gota & Mahinda. If fails in realizing, China will be the beneficiary of India's idiotic gamble for political survival.

    CROW Tuesday, 20 August 2013 10:27 AM

    Beg Pakistan?

    Manohari Tuesday, 20 August 2013 10:28 AM

    India without showing arrogance or giving lame excuses either accept or leave it.

    kumar Tuesday, 20 August 2013 10:28 AM

    Are you insane? What is the connection between poaching Sri Lankan waters and dividing India?

    Manohari Tuesday, 20 August 2013 10:30 AM

    Typical Indian attitude!

    kumar Tuesday, 20 August 2013 10:31 AM

    Charles is still a prince and not the king I believe.

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 20 August 2013 10:41 AM

    That is if their is any pride left!!!

    unchikun Tuesday, 20 August 2013 11:02 AM

    Manmohan Singh is the head of the world's second largest population. Charlis ?

    idroos2002 Tuesday, 20 August 2013 11:04 AM

    We have to work positively since we need India and vice versa

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