CHENNAI: State leaders on Wednesday hailed Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa for introducing a resolution in the Assembly calling for an international investigation into the genocide of Sri Lankan Tamils by the island government.
Welcoming the resolution, DMK leader M Karunanidhi said Indian government should bring a separate resolution at the United Nations calling for independent, credible international investigation into the war crimes that occurred in Sri Lanka. He also recalled that he had condemned possible efforts by the US to hand over the investigation to Lankan government itself.
MDMK leader Vaiko who has requested Jayalalithaa to bring such a resolution during his protest against the US on September 1, described the resolution as ‘historic’. It acts like medicine to the wounds of Tamils. The resolution reflects the sentiments of seven and half crore Tamils in the State and welcomed by Tamils throughout the world. History will laud Jayalalithaa.” He said “Tamils will not forgive the Narendra Modi government if it did not insist on international investigation and supported the conspiracy of the US and Sinhalese governments”.
Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi leader Thol Thirumavalavan welcomed the resolution and insisted the Union government to bring a resolution for international investigation to enable the punishment of those who indulged in genocide. He also asked the State government to support the September 21 protests by diaspora Tamils throughout the world.
Welcoming the resolution, Dravidar Kazhagam president K Veeramani said the Chief Minister and other leaders should not rest till the resolution is implemented.
Tamil Maanila Congress leader GK Vasan said “The resolution reflects the sentiments of Tamils in Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka. Indian government should not support the US stand for domestic enquiry”.
Thamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi leader T Velmurugan hailed Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa for bringing the resolution and said “Amma has provided consolation to Tamils by fulfilling her promise that her government will always stand for Eelam Tamils who suffered a genocide and were abandoned by the international community”. He said Tamils wished that Indian government should not ignore the Assembly resolution and try to save the Sinhalese Fascist dictators from punishment for war crimes.
SDPI leader Tehelan Bhakavi said the resolution will strengthen the demand for an international investigation and added that Indian government should respect Tamil Nadu Assembly and should not ignore its resolution.