Sri Lankan High Commissioner Prasada Kariyawasam on Monday compared the protests in Tamil Nadu against war crimes in Sri Lanka to terrorism and said the country will oppose any resolution against its army. Talking to CNN-IBN, the Sri Lankan High Commissioner said, “Resolution on Sri Lanka in UN is uncalled for. We don’t think there is a need for international community to get involved in Sri Lanka at this point.”
Talking about the protests in Tamil Nadu, he said, “Those who are protesting against Sri Lanka in Tamil Nadu are terrorists. Some of these agitations have taken the form of terrorism.
The UPA is reaching out to DMK, which has threatened to pull out of the alliance, over India’s vote at the UN Human Rights Council. UPA ministers P Chidambaram, AK Antony and Ghulam Nabi Azad are flying to Chennai to meet Karunanidhi on Monday evening to sort out issues. Karunanidhi had written another letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, asking the government to push for an international probe into war crimes in Sri Lanka.