UN-sponsored Plebiscite sought in Sri Lanka

CHENNAI: After UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution urging Sri Lanka to “credibly investigate” allegations of violations during the war against Tamil Tiger separatists in 2009, pro-Eela

Published: 20th May 2012 02:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd June 2012 10:28 PM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: After UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution urging Sri Lanka to “credibly investigate” allegations of violations during the war against Tamil Tiger separatists in 2009, pro-Eelam outfits on Saturday demanded a UN-sponsored plebiscite in Sri Lanka.

Addressing a  gathering at MGR Nagar here on Saturday, leaders from Marumalrchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam, besides noted actor Sathyaraj, questioned the reconciliation efforts by Lanka after perpetrating such heinous war crimes.

Interestingly, pro-Eelam leaders Viduthalai Rajendran, Kolathur Mani and Vaiko slammed Congress, BJP and Marxists and said the multi-party MPs delegation lead by Sushma Swaraj, which visited Lanka, have failed the Tamils in the country and called for a plebiscite. Vaiko said a modality should be set by the UN to hold the plebiscite under a fair manner by taking out the army and police from  Tamil areas. He said the plebiscite should include Tamil diaspora.

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