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AIADMK sees red in DMK MPs' visit to Lanka


Meenakshi Mahadevan,CNN-IBN
Oct 16, 2009 at 01:34pm IST

Chennai: Jayalalithaa’s AIADMK is seeing red in the visit of DMK MPs to Sri Lanka to survey the condition of Tamils in relief camps. Jayalalithaa has called it a guided tour even as the DMK denies it.

AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa said, "It remains to seen whether it was just a guided tour or whether they were taken to camps where the condition of people are really bad.

Meanwhile, DMK's response came through Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi Karunanidhi who said, "It was not a guided tour. We were allowed to go wherever we wanted to and we visited many camps. We are sure the people will be rehabilitated soon.

In fact, the DMK has come out with a report that was handed over to chief minister Karunanidhi.

  • The report said the camps lacked basic amenities including water and toilets.
  • The report said the camps lacked basic amenities including water and toilets.
  • Those detained in the camps said rations were in short supply.
  • The report says the refugees want to be returned to their homes at the earliest.

Colombo has confirmed it is in the process of sending back to their homes 58,000 refugees which will be completed in the next fortnight.

However, government sources said that Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse was neither reaching out to the Tamils nor making any sincere moves to resolve Tamil grievances.

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