Monday, January 19, 2009

Don't thrust Indo-Lanka accord on Sri Lankan Tamils: Karunanidhi

(TH)Chennai (PTI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Monday cautioned the Centre against "thrusting" the 1987 Indo-Lanka accord on the Sri Lankan Tamils to end the ethnic strife in the island nation.

On reports that Lankan Foreign Minister Rohita Bogollagama had informed Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon during the latter's just concluded visit to Colombo that Sri Lankan government viewed the accord as "key" to seeking political solution, Karunanidhi said that no attempts should be made to thrust any settlement on Lankan Tamils. Full Text