Sri Lanka’s major Tamil constituent to talk with the newly elected Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

May 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s major Tamil constituent Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said today that the party would soon meet and have discussions with the newly elected Tamil Nadu Chief Minister AIADMK chief Jayaram Jayalalitha who has called for prosecution of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa before the International Court on charges of genocide.

TNA parliamentarian Mavai Senathirajah said they appreciated the voters’ decision of the Tamil Nadu and wished the new Chief Minister good luck.

He further stated that the TNA believed Ms. Jayalalitha who was elected for a third time yesterday had a good understanding about the problems of the Sri Lankan Tamils.

Senathirajah expressed expectations that she would discuss with the Indian central government to negotiate a fair solution to the Tamils of Sri Lanka.

However, the newly elected Chief Minister yesterday called for the central government to declare Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa a “war criminal” for the “genocide” of Tamils.

In her victory speech after her landslide win for Tamil Nadu assembly, Ms. Jayalalitha said after she takes over as the Chief Minister she would exert pressure on the central government to bring President Rajapaksa to the International Court on charges of war crimes.

She asked the Indian government to impose economic sanctions against Sri Lanka to force the Sri Lankan government to take steps to alleviate the sufferings of Tamils in the country to provide them “an honourable and decent life”.

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