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Obama only hope for Lanka issue: Vaiko

[PTI, Monday, 27 April 2009 15:37 No Comment]

Pro-Eelam MDMK leader Vaiko today said US President Barack Obama was "the only hope" to ensure a solution for the Sri Lankan Tamils issue and sought his intervention in putting an end to the "genocidal war" in the island nation.

In a letter sent to Obama, Vaiko said LTTE responded to the US’ latest appeal for a ceasefire and announced it on April 26, but Sri Lanka had rejected the call.

Alleging that many Tamils were being killed in the ongoing offensive by the Sri Lankan army in the embattled north, Vaiko wrote in the letter, "at this grave hour of catastrophe, you (Obama) are the only hope for us, who can effectively intervene to stop the genocidal war of Sri Lanka and save our Tamils." Meanwhile, speaking to reporters at Udhagamandalam,

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