Grievances of Tamils in Lanka "legitimate": PM

Terming the grievances of Tamils in Sri Lanka as "legitimate", PM Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said India`s efforts was to persuade the Sri Lankan government to ensure that all are treated as equal citizens.

Last Updated: Jun 29, 2011, 21:13 PM IST

New Delhi: Terming the grievances of
Tamils in Sri Lanka as "legitimate", Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh on Wednesday said India`s efforts was to persuade the Sri
Lankan government to ensure that all are treated as equal
citizens as what is happening there has a domestic dimension.
During an interaction with a group of Editors, Singh
said he has discussed the issue with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister
Jayalalithaa, who has "good cooperation" and was conscious of
the complexity of the issue.
The Prime Minister also talked about India`s "good"
relations with Bangladesh, saying the government there has
helped in apprehending anti-India insurgents. Singh said he
would like to visit that country.

External Affairs Minister S M Krishna is going to
visit Dhaka next week during which he will discuss important
bilateral and regional issues with the Bangladeshi leadership.

PTI