Friday, October 17, 2008

MR pledges to go on with war on terror

Sends urgent message to New Delhi amidst pressure from Tamil Nadu

By Jamila Najmuddin

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday informed the Indian government that he would not halt military operations against the LTTE, despite pressure put by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi and his party.

Highly placed sources from the Indian Foreign Ministry told the Daily Mirror that President Rajapaksa conveyed the message to the Indian government yesterday following a tense situation in Tamil Nadu with the resignation of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Karunanidhi’s daughter from the Rajya Sabha - the Upper House of the Indian Parliament. Full Text