Protest on Indian MP’s Visit to Sri Lanka

Tamil Eelam supporters stage a protest against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Chennai.Opposing a FICCI-sponsored Sri Lanka visit of a team of Parliamentarians starting Monday, Union Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan on Sunday said it would deeply hurt the cause of Lankan Tamils and asked the industry body to cancel it in expression of solidarity with them.

“I feel that this is a trip which if undertaken, will be deeply hurtful to the cause of innocent Sri Lankan Tamils. I feel very strongly that FICCI should show solidarity with this cause, and refrain from sending a Parliamentarians team to Sri Lanka at this time,” she said in a letter to FICCI President.

In the letter, a copy of which was circulated to media, the senior Congress leader referred to a media report that FICCI is proposing to send a section of MPs to the island nation from April 8 to 12 to “conduct bilateral talks”.

“I wish to strongly urge you, in my personal capacity, and as my very passionately held personal conviction to desist from continuing with a business as usual scenario, and sponsoring and facilitating a visit by Indian Parliamentarians to Sri Lanka”, she said.

Read more at:Opposing a FICCI-sponsored Sri Lanka visit of a team of Parliamentarians starting Monday, Union Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan on Sunday said it would deeply hurt the cause of Lankan Tamils and asked the industry body to cancel it in expression of solidarity with them.”I feel that this is a trip which if undertaken, will be deeply hurtful to the cause of innocent Sri Lankan Tamils. I feel very strongly that FICCI should show solidarity with this cause, and refrain from sending a Parliamentarians team to Sri Lanka at this time,” she said in a letter to FICCI President.

 

In the letter, a copy of which was circulated to media, the senior Congress leader referred to a media report that FICCI is proposing to send a section of MPs to the island nation from April 8 to 12 to “conduct bilateral talks”.

“I wish to strongly urge you, in my personal capacity, and as my very passionately held personal conviction to desist from continuing with a business as usual scenario, and sponsoring and facilitating a visit by Indian Parliamentarians to Sri Lanka”, she said.

 

Mean while Ceylon Today Reported-

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) yesterday dismissed the announcement by the government that President Mahinda Rajapaksa intends appointing a Presidential Commission to probe the mass grave at Matale Hospital, as a sham and said what is needed is a proper judicial inquiry into the matter.

 

JVP General Secretary, Tilvin Silva, told Ceylon Today his Party intends going to court and request that those responsible for the heinous crime be punished.

 

Silva added the matter needs no further investigation, as the court had established the skeletal remains belong to the 1986-1989 period, and the victims had been tortured and killed. He said if they need evidence on the killings, it could be obtained from the report prepared in 1994 by Attorney-at-Law, Manouri Muttetuwegam, on the missing and disappeared persons.

 

He alleged that the government wants to buy time and play on people’s short memory by appointing a commission.

 

 

 

 



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