Karuna emphatic about ceasefire in Lanka

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Chennai, Jan 12: Intending to stop the ongoing war between Sri Lankan troops and LTTE, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Monday, Jan 12, said that he would again hold talks with the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson, Sonia Gandhi in bringing about a ceasefire in Sri Lanka.

"I will once again speak to Prime Minister and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi over the Lankan Tamils issue," Karunanidhi told reporters in Chennai.

"Our country will be proud if the war between the Sri Lankan Army and LTTE is stopped immediately," he said.

After discussing Lankan Tamils issue on Monday, Jan 12 with some political leaders including PMK founder S Ramadoss, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi leader Thol Thirumavalavan and Dravida Kazhagam president Veeramani at his Gopalapuram residence, he made this statement.

After the meeting with Karunanidhi, Ramadoss told reporters that countries like America, Japan and Norway had urged the Sri Lankan government to bring about a ceasefire and wanted to know why the Indian government has not come forward to issue such a statement.

Karunanidhi had on Dec 4 along with his party to speak to Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh about ceasefire in Lanka.


OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)

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