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Centre asked to pressure Lanka on Tamils’ rehabilitation issue

[Chennai Online, Monday, 24 August 2009 08:06 No Comment]

CPI National Secretary D Raja today asked the Centre to exert pressure on the Sri Lankan government for proper rehabilitation of the displaced Lankan Tamils who were lodged in several camps.

No proper accommodation and medical treatment were being given to the suffering Tamils, he told reporters here.

On the rise in prices of essential commodities, he said it was the Centre’s ‘wrong’ economic policies that had led to this situation and sought restructuring of the policies.

Referring to the swine flu pandemic, he urged Centre to launch a special drive against it and take action to check ‘unnecessary rumours’ over the issue.

He said a good relationship was prevailing between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka following unveiling of statues of Tamil savant Thiruvalluvar and Kannada poet Sarvajna by Chief Ministers of the two states at Bangalore and Chennai respectively. Both leaders had also declared that festering disputes could be resolved amicably. Against this background, Tamil Nadu Government could take up pending works of the Hogenakkal drinking water project.

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