A special discussion between Manmohan Singe and Sonia Ghandhi regarding Sri lanka.

Saturday, 16 March 2013 - 7:57


The issue of Sri Lankan Tamils figured in the meeting of Congress top brass including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party President Sonia Gandhi.


The meeting, in which External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid was specially called, took place at a time when the government is working on its stand on a proposed UNHRC Resolution on Sri Lanka.


Making a statement in Rajya Sabha in the wake of demands made by DMK and AIADMK that India should support the US- sponsored resolution, Khurshid said that there should be accountability besides an "impartial, independent and transparent" probe into allegations.


He said the process for a decision on the resolution is underway and India has already started engaging with other countries to finalise its view on it.


Meanwhile, Upping the ante on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, DMK chief M Karunanidhi has warned that his party could pull out of the Union Cabinet if India failed to bring in amendments in a US-sponsored resolution against Colombo at the upcoming session of the UN Human Rights Council later this month.