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Tamil Nadu CM blasts Indian government for decision to continue training Sri Lanka defence personnel

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa blasted the Central government of India for its decision to continue to provide training to Sri Lankan defence personnel at Indian military facilities.The CM in a letter to the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said yesterday she was surprised to learn that the Government of India has openly declared that the said training will go on since Sri Lanka is a friendly country.In an earlier letter on August 25, Jayalalithaa lashed out at the Indian government for providing training to two Sri Lankan defence officials at the Defence Services Staff College at Wellington in Tamil Nadu state and asked the PM to instruct the Defence Ministry to immediately halt training to the Sri Lankans, and send them back.Responding to the call, Union Minister of Defence M. M. Pallam Raju said the training programs Sri Lankan defence personnel at India’s defence facilities will continue while considering the objections from the Tamil parties since Sri Lanka is a friendly foreign country.”Instead of acceding to my request, I am surprised to learn that the Government of India has openly declared that the said training will go on since Sri Lanka is a friendly country,” she flayed the Indian Defence Minister’s statement.”This betrays the total insensitivity on the part of the Government of India towards the views of my Government as well as the sentiments of the people of Tamil Nadu,” Jayalalithaa wrote.”I once again reiterate that the Government of India should give up such a condemnable attitude and show more consideration and regard for the sentiments of the people of Tamil Nadu by sending the Defence personnel back to Sri Lanka immediately,” she reemphasized her demand.

Author: TELO Admin