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Thursday, 07 March 2013 - 19:30
Indian parliament tense over Sri Lanka debate
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Indian minister of External Affairs Salman Kurshid states that India will frame its response to the upcoming UN human rights panel vote on Sri Lanka on the basis of parliamentarians' views, the ground situation and the record of the island government.

Expressing his views on behalf of the Bharatheeya Janatha Party, party Leader Yashwantha Singha made the following observations during the house debate which lasted nearly a debate.

Meanwhile two days after leading a protest demanding New Delhi’s support for the US-led resolution against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC, MDMK chief Vaiko has rubbished the language of American draft, which he said would not bring justice to Tamils.

Vaiko claimed that the resolution which is being sponsored the US does not contain the word ‘genocide’, fails to condemn human rights abuses and does not urge an independent international investigation.

In related developments Cabinet Media Spokesperson Minister Keheliya Rambukwella speaking during the day’s cabinet decision media briefing noted that Sri Lanka could only file reply to the US sponsored resolution subsequent to having access to its content.

When inquired regarding dissentious voices raised from Tamilnadu, Cabinet Spokpesrson Minister Keheliya Rambukwella noted that the government’s policy with regards to such issues were based on an amicable & diplomatic approach.

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