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by G Pramod Kumar, Feb 5, 2013 - India has always pacified Tamil groups in the country citing 13th amendment, promise of more inclusive politics and the reported rehabilitation efforts. The impeachment exposed Sri Lanka’s double standards on the issue and betrayed its treacherous designs with India. The US resolution will be yet another opportunity for India to call Sri Lanka’s bluff and take action on its blatant dismissal of the demands of human rights groups and international community. Over the years, it has perfected the art of lying, dodging and ganging up with countries that have scant respect for human rights and democracy to thumb its nose at civility. India has been a willing victim. Even now, Sri Lanka is certain that India will side with it. “Our position is that India is our greatest friend and closest neighbor and they have been extremely supportive in many issues and they have been a friend indeed. So, we believe that stand,” media minister Keheliya Rambukwella has reportedly said.
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New Indian Express, 11 February 2013 - With Parliamentary session all set to begin, the UPA Government is girding up to withstand pressure from both the DMK and AIADMK to support a resolution in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) against Sri Lanka. The Centre is, however, keeping all options open. With the DMK begining the groundwork, it remains to be seen, if there would be a re-run of last year’s intense pressure mounted by the Tamil regional parties. The pressure is likely to mount on the Centre, with both the AIADMK and DMK expected to outdo each other during the Parliamentary session, which begins from February 21.
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Online Uthayan, 11 February 2013 - By originating a transformation in the diplomatic activities concerning Sri Lanka in Indian politics, to sustain Eelam Tamil support stance, discussions are advanced by the Tamil National Alliance in New Delhi. The policies of diaspora Tamils, patriotic activities with an objective will be a greatest assistance to establish Tamils rule in Tamils motherland by a significant political settlement was said by Tamil National Alliance parliament member Mawai Senathiraja. The fifth memorial debate organized by the "Sivaram memorial work forum" was held at Swiss, Zurich city on Saturday evening.
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PTI, February 10, 2013 - Chennai: India would support any resolution brought forward by United Nations against Sri Lanka if the island nation does not honour recommendations of the world body on human rights issues, Minister of State in the PMO V Narayanasamy said here on Sunday. "When United Nations brought forward a resolution against Sri Lanka, India voted for it. If UN's recommendations are not honoured by Sri Lanka, India will support any resolution brought by it against the island nation," he told reporters.
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The Hindu, 9 February 2013 - The house of an Indian Consulate official in Jaffna was ransacked on Friday, a day after miscreants stormed the Bank of Ceylon building in Chennai. Officials confirmed the attack and told The Hindu that a formal protest has been lodged. Ironically, Indian High Commission here lodged the protest soon after the Sri Lankan Demarche over the attack on the Bank of Ceylon. The Jaffna Consulate officials are under the close watch of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces, and there have been instances of intimidation in the past.
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Chennai, Feb 8, 2013 (IANS) - DMK president Friday said Sri Lankan President Mahindra Rajapaksa was not only trying to obliterate Tamils in the island nation but also their culture, tradition and the Tamil language itself. Leading a massive protest held by Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation (TESO) against the president's India visit, Karunanidhi said: "Rajapaksa is trying to erase not only the Tamils in Sri Lanka but also the Tamil language." Karunanidhi said the Sri Lankan government was changing the names of villages with Tamil names to that of Sinhalese. He said the protest was being held to teach Rajapaksa a "lesson".
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PTI, 8 February 2013 - Accusing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of "weakening" a UN resolution against Sri Lanka for its alleged human rights abuse, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today urged the Centre to move the world body for imposing economic sanctions on it, till minority Tamils got equal rights. Replying to a discussion in the Assembly on the Governor's address, she said, India had voted against Sri Lanka in the UNHCR last year on a "strong" resolution, after her repeated insistence with the Prime Minister.
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NDTV, 8 February 2013 - Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse was greeted by protestors today in Bodh Gaya in Bihar, where he visited Buddhist temples. In cities that he did not tour, including Delhi and Chennai, large demonstrations were held against his two-day personal visit to India, with protestors demanding that he be held accountable for alleged atrocities against Sri Lankan Tamils, who are a minority in his country. Political parties in Tamil Nadu say that the Sri Lankan government repeatedly violates human rights of its Tamilian population, and is reneging on an earlier commitment for autonomy for Tamil-dominated areas.