Indian Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday said that there are chances that Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will go to Jaffna and hold talks with newly elected Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran.
Referring to an invite extended by C V Wigneswaran to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, he said, "The invite is still open. There are chances that our Prime Minister will go to Jaffna and hold talks with him. If he visits Jaffna, it would amount to a visit to Lanka. There are chances that Lankan President Rajapaksa would change his mind."
He accused the Lankan government of not following up on the functions of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Committee and not punishing the guilty in the genocide, despite having constituted it.
India has been consistently insisting for implementation of 13th amendment. "It is only because of India, countries are aware of the developments in Sri Lanka and that's how Canada decided to boycott the Commonwealth summit," he said.
Contending that is not an "easy task" to fight for minority rights in another sovereign country, which is also a neighbour, he asked "Are we saying it is right to fight for a separate land for Mizos or in Kashmir or in Manipur."