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Cong for political settlement of Lankan Tamils’ problem

[PTI, Wednesday, 9 June 2010 15:42 No Comment]

With India and Sri Lanka discussing the issue of rehabilitation of displaced Tamils, the ruling Congress today demanded that the ethnic problem should be settled politically.

"The Prime Minister has raised the issue of rehabilitation of the internally displaced Tamils in Sri Lanka strongly (during his talks with visiting Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa)," party spokesperson Jayanthi Natarajan told reporters here.

"There should be devolution of powers to Tamils and there should be a political settlement to the problem (of ethnic strife). We are demanding that they (Sri Lanka) do all these things," she said.

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