Taking objection to the "highly provocative" remarks reportedly made by a Sri Lankan Minister warning of a backlash against Tamils in the island, DMK chief M Karunanidhi has asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take up the issue with Colombo, saying Tamils were "perturbed" over the matter.
According to an article appearing in the Jegran post, an Indian daily- Karunanidhi in a fax to Indian Premier Manmohan Singh had quoted Cabinet Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka during a supposed statement where he had said that one Wellamulli-Mullivaikal was sufficient and that no one should try to get hundreds more.
In his letter to the Indian Premier Karunanidhi had noted that Minister Patali Champika’s remarks were highly provocative and therefore condemnable,
Karunanidhi, whose party is a key constituent of ruling UPA at the Centre, said, that Tamils all over the world were very much perturbed over the reprehensible remarks.
Karunanidhi had also urged the Indian Centre to take up the matter with the Sri Lankan government with an advice to adopt a course of restraint and humanitarianism.
However, when our news team queried the Minister of Power and Energy he had this to say...