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* Jayalalithaa asks Indian PM to sponsor a UN resolution against Sri Lanka on genocide
Tue, Jun 3, 2014, 11:12 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 03, New Delhi: The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and demanded that India should sponsor a United Nations resolution against Sri Lanka condemning the alleged genocide of Tamil people in the island.

During the meeting that lasted for 50 minutes, the Chief Minister presented a Memorandum to the Prime Minister containing the issues relating to, among other things, Sri Lankan Tamils and restoration of the traditional fishing rights of Tamil Nadu fishermen.

"I request that India should sponsor a resolution in the United Nations condemning the genocide in Sri Lanka and to hold to account all those responsible for the genocide and thereby render justice to Tamils in Sri Lanka," the Chief Minister has said in the memorandum.

Drawing attention to the Katchatheevu islet, which India ceded to Sri Lanka under an agreement in 1974, the Chief Minister demanded that India retrieve the islet back to restore the traditional fishing rights of the Tamil Nadu fishermen.

The Prime Minister has assured the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister of early action on the issues raised in the Memorandum, the Chief Minister's office said in a release.

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