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Tamil Nadu parties cannot strain Indo-Srilanka ties – Indian PM

Aug 3, 2011 6:06:59 AM - itnnews.lk

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has emphasized that Tamil Nadu political parties cannot strain Indo-Sri Lanka ties.

The Indian Prime Minister underlined that he was not prepared to restrict economic ties with Sri Lanka based on the needs of political parties of Tamil Nadu. The Indian Premier laid this emphasis during a meeting the leader of the MDMK Party Vaiko had with Dr. Manmohan Singh in Parliament House yesterday.

He pointed out that the Tamil Nadu political parties cannot exert pressure referring to the well being of the Tamil civilians in Sri Lanka. At the same time he noted that India was not prepared to take action to reduce or restrict the state ties between the two countries.