Back UN vote against Sri Lanka: Writes Jayalalithaa to PM
By Kavitha Muralidharan and G. Jagannath, Deccan Chronicle, February 29, 2012 - India should support a US-backed resolution holding Sri Lanka accountable for war crimes and strongly condemn Colombo, chief minister J. Jayalalithaa wrote to the Prime Minister Wednesday.
Her letter is bound to increase pressure on New Delhi to realign its Lanka policy in a big way.
Tamils across the world have been critical of Indian softness towards Colombo, particularly in the final stages of the Eelam war that saw close to 40,000 civilians being killed.
In the letter, copies of which were released to the media, Ms Jayalalithaa recalled a memorandum she had presented to PM on June 14 last year and also a letter she sent him 10 days later, drawing attention to a resolution adopted by the Tamil Nadu Assembly on June 8 urging the government to take up the issue of war crimes with the UN and declare the guilty war criminals.