Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh states that the Sri Lankan issue should be dealt with carefully since it is a very sensitive and delicate one.
Dr.Singh conveyed this to a group of DMK and Tamil Nadu opposition party members who met him on Tuesday.
The Hindu reported that the meeting was also attended by a group of congress MPs from Tamil Nadu.
During this discussion the delegation demanded that India support the resolution to be moved by the United States at the ongoing 19th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
In response, the Indian Premier briefed the MPs on the efforts taken by India in the international arena by holding talks on the draft resolution for achieving a forward looking outcome.
Meanwhile, Indian Foreign Minister S M Krishna stated that it is the Indian government’s desire to continue the historic relationship it has shared with Sri Lanka.
S M Krishna made a special statement in the Indian Rajya Sabha yesterday with regard to Sri Lanka.
Indian media reports indicate that the DMK and ADMK parties led by Karunanidhi and Jayalalitha respectively, protested against the Foreign Minister’s statement.
The foreign minister’s statement did not place as much emphasis on the Channel 4 video and the resolution forwarded by the US to the Geneva Human Rights Council, as these parties expected.
Meanwhile, Minister of Plantations Mahinda Samarasinghe left the island this morning once again to attend the Geneva Human Rights Council.
Our airport correspondent stated that he left for Geneva on board an Emirates flight EK349 at 2:55am this morning.