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TN Assembly Demands Economic Sanctions on Sri Lanka


BeyondHeadlines Staff Reporter

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Assembly wants Indian government to impose economic sanctions on Sri Lanka against discriminations and alleged human rights violations against Tamils in the neighbouring country.

The state assembly passed a unanimous resolution moved by chief minister Jayalalithaa today to press Delhi to “rein in” Sri Lanka for the same. She also pleaded to the United Nations to offenders of crimes during the conflict as “war criminals.”

She said in the assembly, “If India and other countries impose sanctions; Sri Lanka has to listen to what we say” as they “did not heed the global opinion when it came to the Tamils issue.”

She alleged that Tamils in Sri Lanka are still treated as the second class citizens in their own country.”

She also accused the Opposition DMK for its “selfish nature and helplessness of the previous DMK regime.”

She also accepted that terrorism had crept in the name of Tamil Eelam and reminded the house of her party’s stand against LTTE and its slain leader V Prabhakaran.


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