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Urge Sri Lanka to come forward for an immediate ceasefire agreement with Tamil Tigers - Tamil Nadu State Assembly

Chennai, 12 November, (Asiantribune.com): Tamil Nadu State Assembly has passed unanimously a resolution asking the central government to press for negotiations between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and the Sri Lankan government as well as an immediate ceasefire in the island nation. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi

Earlier, 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.

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.

This resolution was adopted while Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa was in New Delhi to participate in the BIMSTEC 2 Summit.

- Asian Tribune -

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