PMK wants India to play ‘active’ role in Sri Lanka

April 19th, 2008 - 4:06 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The PMK, a member of India’s ruling coalition, Saturday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that New Delhi must play an “active and constructive” role to help end Sri Lanka’s ethnic conflict. PMK leader S. Ramadoss said he and his party colleagues urged both the prime minister and Congress president Sonia Gandhi that India’s active engagement was necessary in view of the “genocide against Tamils in that country”.

“There are (1.5 million) internally displaced people in Sri Lanka living at the mercy of international donors and NGOs,” he said.

Thousands have died in escalating violence in Sri Lanka in the past two years.

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