TN Assembly adopts resolution against Lanka

Chennai, Mar 27 : Amid growing political disputes in the Indian political paradigm over the issue of Sri Lankan Tamils, the Tamil Nadu Assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution that asked the Centre to stop treating Sri Lanka as a friendly nation, reports said.

The resolution was passed by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) supremo J Jayalalithaa.

"The resolution, moved by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, also demands India to move a UN resolution seeking a referendum on a separate Eelam among Tamils in Sri Lanka and those who have migrated abroad. Eelam is the separate homeland in Sri Lanka, Lankan Tamils are seeking," NDTV reported.

"The resolution also seeks credible international probe into the allegations of genocide of Lankan Tamils in the island nation," the news channel reported.

The resolution, that was unanimously adopted by the state Assembly, also demanded the Centre to impose an economic embargo against the Asian nation till alleged atrocities against Tamils are ended.

Meanwhile, under pressure from the Tamil Nadu government, the Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council on Tuesday decided that Sri Lankan cricketers will not participate in the IPL league matches to be held in Chennai.

The Governing Council took the decision hours after Jayalalithaa mounted more pressure on the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government over the issue of Sri Lankan Tamils and told Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that no Sri Lankan cricketer will be allowed to play in her state during the upcoming sixth edition of the IPL.

--IBNS (Posted on 27-03-2013)

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