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TESO Urges Centre to Pass Resolution Against Lanka

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TESO Urges Centre to Pass Resolution Against Lanka
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Lauding the tough message from British Prime Minister David Cameron to Sri Lanka, DMK chief Karunanidhi-led Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation (TESO) today urged the Centre to pass a resolution in the upcoming Parliament session pressing for an international probe into the alleged war crimes in that country.

Chaired by Karunanidhi, the meeting, held a day after the Commonwealth Summit ended in Colombo, supported Cameron's demand that Sri Lanka complete investigation into the alleged war crimes and human rights violations by March next.

TESO in one of the resolutions adopted in a meeting here came in support of Cameron's statement, which warned Sri Lanka that his country would be forced to call for a transparent and independent international investigation, in the event of the island nation failing to take up the matter.

Pouring out its anger on India's participation in the summit showing "utter disregard" to demands from Tamil Nadu for "complete boycott," the pro-Eelam outfit termed the Salman Khurshid-led delegation's attendance as "adding insult to the injury."

Heaping praises on Cameron for the concern displayed towards ethnic Tamils in Sri Lanka and to their welfare, the meeting slammed the Centre stating, "It cannot justify the participation of Salman Khurshid on any ground."

Instead of bringing the Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa under censure for human rights violation, the CHOGM forum seemed to have gone all out to protect the island head, the resolution contended.

TESO also reiterated the demand for the 13th Constitutional amendment to ensure devolution of powers to Northern and Eastern provinces, where ethnic Tamils are in majority.

The meeting passed five resolutions, including the one accusing the Lankan government of diverting funds meant for rehabilitation and reconstruction of Tamils areas ravaged during the civil war.

It said Lankan government had spent over Rs 1,685 crore on moderning railway station and other projects in southern part of the island, which was to be spent for the development programmes for Tamils.

The meeting also accused of the AIADMK-led state government of showing "anti-Tamil sentiment" by demolishing the memorial in Thanjavur for Sri Lankan Tamils who died during the civil war in the island nation.

Dravidar Kazhagam K Veeramani, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi leader Thol Thirumavalavan, Suba Veerapandian, Subbulakshmi Jagadeesan, DMK treasurer M K Stalin participated in the TESO's meeting at DMK headquarters in Anna Arivalayam.

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