Bharatiya Janata Party Tamil Nadu leader L Ganesan has said that the proposed visit by the Indian delegation to Sri Lanka might not bring expected results if the MPs fail to meet the Tamil people and leaders of Tamil community in Sri Lanka.
Speaking to reporters he said the visit should not be a “conducted tour” as it would have no use.
Ganesan also noted that out of 50,000 houses for displaced Tamils funded by India it was said that just 1, 500 were completed by the Sri Lankan Government.
BJP leaders from Tamil Nadu have met the leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj, who heads the Indian delegation to Sri Lanka, to appraise the sentiments of Tamils in connection with the visit.
Meanwhile, the Hindu newspaper in a special report indicates that with the two main political parties from Tamil Nadu staying away from a parliamentary delegation to Sri Lanka, the visit beginning today is set to be a low-key affair that gives the impression of a goodwill mission and sceptics doubt whether it would consist of an interactive engagement with key stakeholders.