Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram yesterday said her government would continue to persuade the Centre for establishing the rights of Sri Lankan Tamils and she would meet Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Vigneswaran at a mutually convenient time.
She stated this in a reply to a recent letter from the Chief Minister of the Northern Province, C.V. Vigneswaran, who congratulated her on winning the state assembly polls.
She further stated that she wishes to continue to take steps through the Indian Central Government for getting justice for Tamils living in the Northern Province.
Vigneswaran in his letter has congratulated Jayalalithaa on winning the elections and has said that he is looking forward to meet her.
In her reply to the letter, Jayalalithaa Jayaram has stated that, as the Chief Minister of the state, she has taken steps to establish the rights of Sri Lankan Tamils during the last five years.
Northern Provincial Chief Minister, C.V. Vigneswaran submitted a proposal to the provincial council noting that the re-election of Jayalalithaa Jayaram should be celebrated by the Northern Province.
UPFA Minister A. Jayathilake standing against this notion stated that they should be mourning the current natural disaster situation experienced in the country.
TNA Northern Provincial Councillor Anthony Jeganadan too expressing his views, agreed with Councillor Jayathilake.