Saturday, January 17, 2009

Centre asked to take steps to stop fighting in Sri Lanka

(TH)Chennai (PTI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Friday asked the Centre to initiate steps for an amicable solution to stop the Sri Lankan military's offensive in northern parts of the island.

"It is better to wait for a few more days for the Centre's decision on stopping the genocide of Sri Lankan Tamils...," Karunanidhi said in a statement here.

Referring to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's assurance to him on deputing External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee to Colombo, he said it is disappointing that the date for the trip was yet to be finalised. Full Text