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VCK chief urges Karunanidhi to convene all-party meet on Lanka

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

Expressing apprehension thaat External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee’s visit to Colombo would not ensure ceasefire even as the trip raised many questions, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi(VCK) President Thol Thirumavalavan today appealed to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi to convene another all-party meeting to discuss the future course of action on the issue.

Talking to newspersons here, Mr Thirumavalavan said a ceasefire to end the genocide against the Tamils in the island nation would not materialise since the Centre had not disclosed the exact reason for Mr Mukherjee’s visit.

”Instead, it raised many questions as his visit coincided with supply of Indian Army tanks to Colombo from New Delhi via Erode and Thiruvananthapuram,” he alleged.

Quoting media reports and showing photographs appearing in a vernacular newspaper, the VCK Chief said one could justify if the battle tanks headed towards Kashmir.

”What is the need for them to come to the South. It shows that these tanks are being sent to Lanka to assist its troops in eliminating the Tamil race,” he added.

Mr Thirumavalavan sought Mr Karunanidhi’s intervention in taking steps to prevent the tanks from being sent to Colombo.

”For what purpose is Mr Mukherjee going to Colombo? Is it to strengthen bilateral relations or to give an impetus and offer suggestions to the Lankan Government on wiping out the ethnic Tamil race caught in Mullaitheevu or rescue Indian military personnel held by LTTE along with Sri Lankan Armed Forces or to participate in the SAARC conference beginning there in two days time or to sign a pact with Sri Lanka for supply of electricity through cables from India or to discuss with Lankan President Mahinda Rajpaksa on the modalities to catch LTTE Chief V Prabhakaran and bring him to India?” he asked.

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