TN CM moves resolution in Assembly on Lankan Tamils issue

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Chennai, Nov 12 (UNI) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi today moved a resolution in the State Assembly, urging the Centre to use its clout and prevail upon the Sri Lankan government to bring an immediate ceasefire in the strife-torn nation.

Moving the resolution, Mr Karunanidhi said the Union government, apart from insisting on ceasefire should also urge the Lankan government to take steps to bring in peace in Tamil areas.

Stating that ceasefire was the only option to mitigate the plight of suffering Tamils in Sri Lanka, Mr Karunanidhi said this was the unanimous wish of Tamils living across the world.

Observing that the LTTE had agreed for ceasefire following a request made by him that ceasefire should be mutually agreed by both the warring parties, Mr Karunanidhi said considering this, the Sri Lankan government should immediately declare ceasefire and withdraw all its military troops from the Tamil areas.

The Sri Lankan government should also take steps by holding talks to find a negotiated political solution to the more than 40-year-old long crisis as the killing of innocent Tamils has created a deep sense of anguish and anger among the Tamils across the world.

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