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PMK leader Dr. Ramdoss calls for the Government of India to change its foreign policy towards Sri Lanka


Chennai, June 1(BPNS)

Founder President of Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) and an ally of NDA in the recent Tamil Nadu assembly elections,Dr S Ramdoss has called upon the Government of India to change its policies towards Sri Lanka.

The PMK leader on Tuesday in a public statement demanded that the Government of India support the interests of the Tamils in Sri Lanka and initiate a process to take over the Katchatheevu after the Lankan government had ceded the Hambantota port to China.

He said that the Chinese dream of keeping India in check by taking over the Hambantota port has succeeded and said that China will control the port and 15000 acres of land adjoining the port. The PMK leader in the statement said, “ It has been a long time dream of China and it has achieved that. They have declared that it has sovereignty over the port and adjoining land. This is a threat to India and in particular to Tamil Nadu.”

He said that the wrong foreign policy decisions of India has resulted in China surrounding South India. In the statement, he said, “As long as LTTE were active in the northern part of Sri Lanka, world powers like the United States of America did not even think of posing a security threat to India. Even after the Government of India supported the Sinhalese against the Tamils the Sinhalese government in Sri Lanka has sided with China posing a grave threat to our geography.”

He also called upon the Government of India to strengthen the hands of Sri Lankan Tamils and also to push for a criminal investigation against Sri Lanka in the United Nations over the final stages of the war against LTTE.