DMK MPs would join a debate on India`s participation in Commonwealth Heads of Government summit, if the matter was taken for discussion in the winter session of Parliament, party chief M Karunanidhi said today.
External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday expressed regret that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh could not visit Jaffna, a feat undertaken by his British counterpart David Cameron, who became the first head of government to visit the war-torn northern province in Sri Lanka since its independence in 1948.
Indicating that earlier rounds of talks between India and Sri Lanka over a series of issues had not yielded desired results, DMK on Friday wondered if the latest visit by External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid to Colombo will bring about any change.
The CHOGM summit opened on Friday with a combative Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa asking countries not to turn the Commonwealth into a "punitive and judgemental" grouping or indulge in "prescriptive" ways.
CPI on Wednesday accused the UPA government of adopting a "callous" attitude towards the Tamil Nadu Assembly resolution on human rights violations in Sri Lanka, saying it would have far-reaching consequences on Centre-State relations.