Friday, 24 April 2009

Crisis in SL

“Union Home Minister P Chidambaram said on Thursday that both LTTE and Sri Lanka were not paying heed to India's request to end hostilities but felt Colombo was "more at fault" as it thought military solution could end the strife.”


"It is not against the Union Government or Congress. It is for stopping the hostilities there in that country." He said it was wrong to say that the Union Government did not take any steps to stop the hostilities in the island. Read the whole article here.


With Tamil Nadu on the boil over loss of Tamil lives in the Sri Lankan fighting and political parties calling for either a ceasefire or cessation of hostilities, the Government decided tonight to send National Security Advisor M K Narayanan and Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon as early as tomorrow to Colombo to convey Indian concerns, as per this article


And in an editorial, “Nonetheless, strong words streamed in. Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee echoed many of his counterparts around the world, including from the United States, when he pointed to the LTTEa’s barbaric practice of holding civilians hostage and also called on the Sri Lankan government to honour its responsibilities to its citizens.’

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