Karunanidhi calls for the central committee meeting for discussing about Sri Lanka.

Monday, 25 March 2013 - 7:43


Top leaders of the DMK party in Tamil Nadu are scheduled to meet in Chennai today to castigate the Indian Cental government for not taking a strong enough stand against Sri Lanka.


Sources say at today’s meet the emergency executive committee will deliberate its future course of action and its strategy to be adopted against the Centre and the Congress.


The meet will also justify the withdrawal of the party support to the Centre.


Meanwhile, The Commonwealth Secretariat says Sri Lanka will not be on the agenda of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group meeting next month.


Several attempts were made, especially by Canada, to include Sri Lanka on the agenda citing a poor human rights record and to push for a change of venue for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in November.


However a spokesman for Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma said that CHOGM 2013 will be held in Sri Lanka as scheduled and that the island has not been included on the agenda for the next scheduled meeting of CMAG in April.


He also said that a Commonwealth expert round-table on reconciliation will take place in London in May.


It will involve the sharing of experiences of the challenges faced and lessons learned during post-conflict reconciliation in Commonwealth member states.


Sri Lanka will participate in this forum and share its experiences of reconstruction, rehabilitation and reconciliation.