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PMK protests Sri Lankan delegation visit

Last Updated: Monday, August 1, 2011 - 16:57

Chennai: Citing the plight of Tamils in the
island nation, PMK on Monday slammed the Centre for according a
`red-carpet welcome` to a Sri Lankan Parliamentary delegation,
led by Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa on a visit to India.

Tamils all over the world were demanding that Sri Lankan
President Mahinda Rajapaksa and others be tried for alleged
war crimes in the last phase of the battle against LTTE,
Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) leader Ramadoss said, adding it
was not proper at such a time to accord such a reception to
the visiting delegation.

"No country welcomes Rajapaksa or other Sri Lankan leaders
but for India," he said in a statement referring to the
protest against Rajapaksa during his visit to UK where his
proposed address at the Oxford University was cancelled
following opposition.

Alleging that some Tamil MPs from Sri Lanka were not
allowed entry into India, he said the case was different with
Sinhala Parliamentarians and this had affected the sentiments
of Tamils.


First Published: Monday, August 1, 2011 - 16:57
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