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Modi has let down Sri Lankan Tamils: Narayanasamy

25 October 2015 06:20 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


AICC general secretary and former Union Minister for State V. Narayanasamy has charged Prime Minister Narendra Modi with indulging in doublespeak in pressing the Sri Lankan government for an international probe into the alleged war crimes and human rights violations during the civil war in 2009.

Talking to reporters here on Saturday, Mr. Narayanasamy said the erstwhile United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government and the then Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, had constantly insisted that an international probe should be conducted into the war crimes.

However, the then Sri Lankan President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, had declined to accept the demand. The current President, Maithripala Sirisena, has also taken a stand against the demand for an international probe triggering strong protests from political parties in Tamil Nadu.

Mr. Narayanasamy said that Mr. Modi had visited Sri Lanka and signed several pacts.

However, he failed to persuade the Sri Lankan government for an international inquiry and had ignored the pleas of various political parties in Tamil Nadu.

Mr. Modi had been indulging in doublespeak and let down the Tamils in the island nation. The Sri Lankan government had also covered up the crux of the report and not taken any action.

Mr. Narayanasamy also wanted the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre to take immediate steps to secure the release of 54 fishermen from Tamil Nadu and Karaikal who were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy.(The Hindu)

  Comments - 6

  • chinks Sunday, 25 October 2015 12:42 PM

    This man thinks SL is a part of India

    Suneth Sunday, 25 October 2015 01:02 PM

    its a known fact India is about north indian. Indian gov cares SL more than tamil Nadu as they in a cast mindset via DM iOS App

    Sapu Sunday, 25 October 2015 12:59 PM

    Who is he to talk for SL Tamils? SL tamils have no problem now

    freddy Sunday, 25 October 2015 01:05 PM

    why are people behaving as fools,if wise Modi does not intervene in Sri Lankan affairs. ltte is a terrorist organisation and has killed the Indian Prime Minister Rajiv and still you get Indians who dont understand politics and talk rubbish. Shameful.

    Cheers Sunday, 25 October 2015 01:49 PM

    Modi has no right to intervene in Sri Lankan affairs as he is the Indian leader not Sri Lankan Leader so matter ends there.

    raj Sunday, 25 October 2015 09:19 PM

    Mr. Naransamy, under your watch when Congress was in government, crimes against humanity and human rights violations were taking place.

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