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* DMK Chief's pro-Eelam organization calls UN not to allow Sri Lankan President to address UNGA
Wed, Aug 27, 2014, 12:12 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 26, Chennai: Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation (TESO), the Tamil Nadu pro-Eelam organization led by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president M. Karunanidhi plans to hold a demonstration on September 3 in Chennai to urge the United Nations not to allow Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to address the General Assembly next month.

Sri Lankan President is scheduled to address the 69th UN General Assembly on September 25.

A resolution adopted at the meeting of the TESO chaired by. Karunanidhi has said that since Sri Lankan President had refused to allow entry to the UN team to the island to probe the war crime allegations, neither Mr. Rajapaksa nor any representative from Sri Lanka should be allowed to address the UNGA, the Hindu reported.

The Teso team noting that India voted against allowing UN team to conduct probe in Sri Lanka and subsequently denied visa for the UN team to India in order to conduct the probe from India, urged the new Modi government to grant visa to the UN team.

"Since Sri Lanka had denied permission the UN team appointed by UNHRC chief Navi Pillay, it is planning to launch its probe into other countries. Being an important nation in this part of the world, India should allow the UN team," another resolution said.

The TESO expressed satisfaction over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's support for a political solution to the Sri Lankan Tamil issue and urged the government to take steps to speed up the process to achieve the goal.

During his meeting with Sri Lanka's Tamil party Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MPs, the Indian Prime Minister called for a political solution within the framework of a united Sri Lanka.

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