Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 10/28/2012 - 01:49
The Statesman Editorial, 26 October 2012 -Will Manmohan Singh remain a silent spectator, as he did when innocent Tamil civilians including women and children were butchered by the Sri Lankan armed forces in the closing days of the war against the LTTE?
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 02:53
PTI, 21 August 2012 - The Dravida Munetra Kazhagam on Tuesday demanded that India should bring a resolution in the United Nations General Assembly and the United Nations Human Rights Council for bestowing rights to Sri Lankan Tamils to decide a political solution by themselves, contending that the government there has failed on this account. In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, DMK chief M Karunanidhi also asked him to initiate all possible 'diplomatic strategies' to bring other member countries to support the resolution.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 07/05/2012 - 23:14
PTI, 05 July 2012 - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has told his government's key partner DMK that he had taken up with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse the steps required for rehabilitation of Sri Lankan Tamils in that country. In his letter dated June 25 to DMK chief M Karunanidhi in response to the latter's objections to the reported controversial remarks of a Sri Lankan Minister relating to Tamils, Singh said he had discussed this matter also with Rajapakse. "The issue, and the need for the Sri Lankan government to take steps to rehabilitate the Sri Lankan Tamils were raised by me when I met the President of Sri Lanka on June 21 in Rio de Janeiro."
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 03/25/2012 - 00:46
Press Information Bureau, Government of India, 24 March 2012 - "We have also had occasion in the past to discuss the way ahead with regard to a political solution that will address all outstanding issues, in particular the grievances of the Tamil community in Sri Lanka, in a spirit of understanding and mutual accommodation. It is our conviction that a meaningful devolution package, building upon the 13th Amendment, would lead towards a lasting political settlement on many of these issues and create conditions in which all citizens of Sri Lanka, irrespective of their ethnicity, can find justice, dignity, equality and self-respect. I would like to reiterate to Your Excellency my Government's commitment to continue to be of assistance in the achievement of this important objective. With regard to the matter of the resolution in the UN Human Rights Council, I had instructed our delegation to remain in close contact with its Sri Lanka counterparts in an attempt to find a positive way forward. Your Excellency would be aware that we spared no effort and were successful in introducing an element of balance in the language of the resolution. I wish to assure Your Excellency that, going forward, we will continue our engagement with the shared objective of building a stable, secure and prosperous environment in Sri Lanka in which all communities can flourish and in which India-Sri Lanka relations can continue to grow from strength to strength."
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 06/30/2011 - 01:42
New Delhi, June 29, 2011 - "The neighbourhood worries me a great deal, quite frankly,” Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said during an interaction with a group of editors in New Delhi. “You have a situation in Sri Lanka. The decimation of the LTTE was something which is good. But the Tamil problem does not disappear, with the defeat of the LTTE. The Tamil population has legitimate grievances. They feel they are reduced to second-class citizens”, he said.