Slamming the derogatory article on the Sri Lankan Government defence website, DMK President M Karunanidhi on Friday demanded that the Centre convey its strong condemnation as it had `besmirched` both the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and the Indian Prime Minister.
Taking strong exception to an alleged derogatory article about her on the Sri Lankan defence website, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday accused it of trying to create fissures in India`s federal polity as she demanded an unconditional apology from Colombo for the insinuations against her.
READ: Full text of Sri Lanka`s apology to Modi, Jaya — An article published by Sri Lankan defence website led to political furore on Friday accompanied by protests cutting across party lines demanding an apology and that India severe ties with the island nation.
Facing immense outrage over an alleged derogatory article posted on Sri Lankan army`s website, the island nation`s Defence Ministry on Friday tendered unqualified apology to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday held detailed talks here with her Sri Lankan counterpart G L Peiris on key issues of fishermen, and reconciliation and accountability process as he briefed her on steps taken by his country to protect human rights.
In the backdrop of the recent arrests of Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday evening wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking for a permanent solution in this matter.
An AIADMK member on Monday demanded in the Lok Sabha that the Centre should act to secure immediate release of fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan authorities and take steps to ensure that such incidents do not recur.