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Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) leader Vaiko called for an independent international investigation into war crimes allegations against Sri Lanka and also demanded that the Tamils in Sri Lanka should be allowed a referendum to decide their fate.


"There should be an independent international investigation about the crime of genocide committed by Sri Lankan government of Mahinda Rajapakshe. And the settlements of the army and police who're deployed in the traditionally Tamil areas should be thrown out," he said.

"They should be sent out. There should be a referendum that should be conducted under the supervision of United Nations, and in that referendum, modality should be worked out so that the Tamils living all over the world should be allowed to exercise their franchise in their respective countries where they are living," he added

Vaiko also accused Congress party-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government of being a co accused in the war crimes committed by the Sri Lankan government.

"I do accuse the UPA government of Dr. Manmohan Singh and directed by Sonia Gandhi as a co-accused in the crime of genocide because they provided all logistic support, military support and they supplied other military weapons enabling the Sri Lankan government to commit the crime of genocide," he said.

The Tamil Nadu assembly had earlier adopted a resolution, moved by Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, urging the Centre to take firm steps against Colombo till the 'suppression' of Tamils was stopped and those responsible for """genocide and war crimes""" faced a credible international probe.

The resolution came close on the heels of Jayalalithaa writing to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, saying India should boycott the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting to be held in Colombo in November this year.

The nearly 30-year-long civil war between the government and the Tamil Tiger rebels of LTTE who at one time controlled large swathes of the north of the island state is estimated to have left tens of thousands of people dead or injured. (ANI)
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  • Bob Seygal Sunday, 07 April 2013 11:33 AM

    Vaiko, First you must ask for a referendum in India from the central Government on the "Rights of Tamils in Tamil Nadu" to form Eelam within the territory of Tamil Nadu as the first step to resolve this nagging issue about LTTE and related diaspora.

    Suq Madique Monday, 08 April 2013 10:07 AM

    Don't get excited because all this attention lankan tamils are getting will end as soon as the Indian elections are over.

    Kumari Sunday, 07 April 2013 11:35 AM

    Good one Vaiko. Well said

    dilhan Sunday, 07 April 2013 11:42 AM

    If they really care about Tamils what they should do is built an Elam in Tamil Nadu not in Sri Lanka.

    Rata Haraka Monday, 08 April 2013 07:55 AM

    I agree with him on one thing, that the Indian government is a co-accused for war crimes in Sri Lanka, for their involvement in protecting, sheltering, training and arming the LTTE.

    Suq Madique Monday, 08 April 2013 12:05 PM

    He should start by having a referendum in India, starting with Kashmir....after all they should have democracy too.

    mano Monday, 08 April 2013 08:10 AM

    why you are scared of referendum. this is hapening all over the world. that is real democracy. that is nothing to do with ltte

    Seelawathie Sunday, 07 April 2013 10:34 PM

    Hey Vaiko, Sri Lankan Tamils are living better than TN Tamils. Before sticking your nose in our back sides, clean up your filthy smelly state.

    MagodisThuma Sunday, 07 April 2013 02:07 PM

    There should be an independent international investigation about the crime of genocide committed by LTTE !

    K.womg Monday, 08 April 2013 05:53 AM

    We in china do not like any solutions with out our input . First naval base in Jaffna and Colombo .

    Mangala Monday, 08 April 2013 06:05 AM

    There is no point wasting time with this idiot. He is like SL Mervyn.

    Arul Monday, 08 April 2013 03:01 AM

    Ok. Can we ask both Government & LTTE to be investigated for cirme against humanity?

    Shan Monday, 08 April 2013 06:36 AM

    Sure Mr. Vaiko, what about a referendum for Muslims, Bergers and other minorities live in Sri lanka? Not only that, what about doing the same thing with all minorities live in India as well, they might want to have a separate land for their own? What a funny guy you are ...?

    weha Sunday, 07 April 2013 10:20 AM

    These jokers use SL to fool their voters and our jokers use TN to fool our voters. at the end of the day it is just poor people who get fooled.

    weere Monday, 08 April 2013 06:45 AM

    VAIKO -YOU SHOULD CREATE AN EELAM IN TAMILNADU TO SEE FIRST IF YOU CAN . YOU MAY END UP AS M.I.A.

    N. Bandara Sunday, 07 April 2013 10:37 AM

    Put Vaiko on trial in India as he has supported Tiger terrorists and there is enough evidence to prove that. May be he was involved in Rajiv Gandhi's death.

    lal Sunday, 07 April 2013 10:55 AM

    Vaiko will never get Tamils living overseas to return to TN, their filthy homeland. TN will always remain under Aryan Hindus and Sri Lanka under the Sinhalese.

    gobi Sunday, 07 April 2013 11:05 AM

    This is the demand of Tamils as well

    DCOL Sunday, 07 April 2013 11:08 AM

    Still 2 weeks to go for the Full Moon, But this month it already started for him...

    chux Monday, 08 April 2013 07:35 AM

    A another big terrorist survives in TN ....and do lot of harm to Sri Lankan tamils...


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