Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Rajapaksa to allay India’s concerns over Tamil civilians

Male, Nov 11 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa headed to New Delhi Tuesday with a clear message that, while he understands the political compulsions behind India’s concerns about civilian suffering in his country, Colombo will pursue its war against the Tamil Tigers, an aide to Rajapaksa said here.

Rajapaksa was among a galaxy of foreign leaders who attended the swearing-in ceremony of Maldives’ new President Mohamed Nasheed here Tuesday morning. Nasheed, a former political prisoner, unseated Asia’s longest serving ruler, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, in elections, last month.Full Text