CPI rejects apology by SL envoy
March 15, 2012 10:02 pm
CPI on Thursday rejected the apology rendered by Sri Lanka’s
High Commissioner to India on his remarks about alleged connection between some
Tamil parliamentarians and LTTE and demanded he be withdrawn by his government
Party National Secretary D Raja termed the remarks by High
Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam as a “gross interference in the internal
affairs” of the country, particularly the work of Indian parliament.
“The matter is so serious that the envoy’s apology is not
acceptable. In fact, the government of India should take it up with all
seriousness and demand that Sri Lankan government call back him from Delhi,”
The envoy apologised for his comments alleging “friendship” betweeen some members of AIADMK, DMK and MDMK and LTTE which, he said, should be investigated by New Delhi.
Raja, who met External Affairs Minister S M Krishna, told him that the government should take a serious view of the matter. (PTI)