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Tamil Nadu parties express dismay over delay in Pranab’s Colombo trip

[New Kerala, Wednesday, 28 January 2009 07:55 No Comment]

Leaders of Political parties in Tamil Nadu today expressed disappointment over the ‘delayed’ visit of External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee to Colombo, even as the state unit of Communist Part of India(CPI) announced that the party would disclose the next course of action tomorrow.

After holding discussion with Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) founder-leader S Ramadoss here, CPI State-unit Secretary D Pandian said, as there were disturbing reports from Sri Lanka, he was holding talks with like-minded parties to decide the next course of action.

Meanwhile, Dr Ramadoss, Marumalarchi DMK(MDMK) General Secretary Vaiko and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) President Thol Thirumavalavan expressed dismay over the visit of Mr Mukherjee to Colombo.
It was disappointing that the External Affairs Minister has not made it clear that his visit was to pave way for ceasefire and put an end to the killings of Tamils in the northern region of Sri Lanka.

Quoting Mr Mukherjee having said that he was visiting Colombo to save the Tamils, Dr Ramadoss, in a statement here said, how was it possible to save the Tamils without a ceasefire.

Mr Vaiko said Mr Mukherjee is undertaking the Colombo visit to cover-up India’s betrayal of the Lankan Tamils.

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