Lankan forces in India: CM writes to PM again
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that the Union government desist from allowing Sri Lankan army personnel into India and that they be sent back to their county immediately.
In a letter to the Prime Minister, she said, "The people of Tamil Nadu are frustrated and outraged by this callous and adamant attitude of the Government of India in persistently giving training to personnel belonging to the Sri Lankan Armed Forces in India."
"You may recall the Resolution passed by the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly in June, 2011, urging the Government of India to take up with the United Nations Organisation the issue of declaring those found guilty of war crimes as war criminals, and also to initiate action by working with the Nations for the imposition of an economic embargo on the Government of Sri Lanka till the Tamils, who are now living in camps in Sri Lanka, are resettled in their own places and are allowed to live with dignity and with equal Constitutional rights on par with the Sinhalese citizens."
"Tamils across the world feel that the sentiments of the Tamils have been trampled on by the Government of India not only by its inaction on this resolution but also by continuing to give preferential treatment by way of providing technical training to defence personnel belonging to Sri Lanka," she said.
Jayalalithaa said she was writing the letter as it came to her notice Air Vice Marshal Jegath Julanga Diaz of the Sri Lankan Air Force and Rear Admiral S Ranasinghe of the Sri Lankan Navy, have arrived at Coonoor in Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu yesterday along with 25 other trainees.
They would be visiting the Defence Service Staff College at Wellington today as part of their training programme, she said.