Vaiko urges Manmohan Singh not to visit Colombo

January 3rd, 2008 - 7:37 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Manmohan Singh
Chennai, January 3 (ANI): MDMK General Secretary Vaiko has urged Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh not to visit Colombo to participate in Sri Lanka’s Independence Day celebrations, saying that it would send a “wrong signal” in favour of the Mahinda Rajapakse government which was using military might to resolve the ethnic conflict.
Vaiko, a staunch LTTE supporter, appealed Dr. Singh not to accept the invitation extended by Sri Lankan President Rajapakse for attending the National Day celebrations on February 4.
He cited the report of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour, who after a visit to Colombo indicted the Sri Lankan military for gross human rights violation.
He also pointed out that the Sri Lankan government rejected her report and denied her permission to visit the LTTE-controlled areas in the island nation.
Vaiko accused the UPA Government at the Centre of unnecessarily getting involved in the armed conflict between the Sri Lankan forces and the LTTE. (ANI)

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