New Delhi: Sri Lanka's Tamil National Alliance on Thursday said it would consider joining a proposed Parliamentary Committee to find a political solution if the Mahinda Rajapaksa government removes the "negativity" and hand out an assurance that they would not be "cheated again". TNA Parliamentary Party leader R Sampanthan, who is leading a delegation of his party MPs, articulated the views after an hour-long meeting with External Affairs Minister S M Krishna during which efforts to achieve a political solution to the Sri Lankan Tamil questions was discussed at length.
MPs of the TNA, which has emerged as the only credible representative of ethnic Tamils, told Krishna that Tamils in Sri Lanka should be given an opportunity to lead a "dignified life" and there should be no effort to "cheat them again". Here at the invitation of Krishna for consultations on the process to achieve political solution, the delegation told the Indian side that Tamils have the "genuine right" for a political solution and everyone should respect the traditions which are followed by them.
"If we get assurances that we will not be cheated again and that our people will not be deceived once again, we are ready to walk towards the path of finding a (political) solution. The negativity has to be removed," he said. Asked whether the TNA was ready to join the Parliamentary Select Committee, he said, "If the PSC has the intention of thrasing out a solution and has an agenda for (arriving at
03:07 PM, Oct 11, 2012
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said she does not love to see negative stories. "I don't love to see negativity. Even if there is negativity, you should try to see in positive sense," said Banerjee while addressing a programme in Kolkata. In the last few months, there have been media reports on an alleged spurt in rapes but Banerjee and her cabinet have maintained that these...
12:13 AM, Aug 25, 2012