Following President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s invitation: Indian PM due here on State visit
Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is to make an official State visit to Sri Lanka on an invitation by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
This high profile visit on bilateral level will be the first one by an Indian Head of State after Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s visit 24 years ago in 1987.
The visiting Indian delegation headed by National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon handed over a letter of acceptance by the Indian Prime Minister yesterday morning when they paid a courtesy call on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at President’s House, Presidential Media Director General Bandula Jayasekera said.
Indian High Commission spokesperson Birendra Yadav when contacted by the Sunday Observer also confirmed the report.
A Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry spokesperson said the invitation did not specify a timeframe. Hence the modalities of the visit will be discussed through diplomatic channels within the coming days. Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was here in July 1987 to sign the Indo-Sri Lanka Peace Accord. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visited Colombo, the host city, as the SAARC Chair in August 2008.
The Indian delegation which arrived in the country on Friday morning comprised Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon and Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar.
They held discussions at a joint meeting with the Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunga yesterday before calling upon External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris.
The Sri Lankan High Commissioner in India Prasad Kariyawasam was also associated in the meetings.
They discussed a range of issues concerning both countries and the Sri Lankan side apprised the Indian delegation of the steps taken to foster peace and reconciliation and arrive at a political solution following the defeat of terrorism two years ago.
Commenting on a political solution, Menon told the Indian media that the goal was a political arrangement under which all communities in Sri Lanka will be comfortable.
“We naturally feel (that) quicker they themselves come to a political arrangement within which all communities are comfortable, works for all of them, the better. We will do whatever we can to help,” Menon said.
Menon said Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalitha’s recent remarks did not figure in their talks.
“The Sri Lankan government has said that they will directly deal with the Centre,” Menon said playing down the Jayalalitha factor.
Source: Sunday Observer
India will not remain in peace if india let big mama to act on her way.
Tamils are such a worst kind of folk who bite the feeding hand..!
mr.amden you are right.we should not give them a single chance,we srilanken too kind to this tamil terrorists,that is why since last 30years we suffferd.
Good afternoon Mr Kalla-T Pillayan,
Your comment on being kind to Tamil Terrorists applies to you as well my dear.
The only solution to this problem, Mr Kalla-T Pillayan, is the boat solution where you and your brothers and sisters who call themselves SL Tamils should be sent to Big Mama land.
My fellow bloggers Nicholas and Rani want me to control my words which I write in this blog.
But Mr Kalla-T Pillayan, whenever I see your name here my blood boils and the scenes form the Kebettigollawa massacre of innocent villagers by your brothers and sisters comes within my vision.
Mr Pillayan, I apologise; that incident in Kebettigollawa has wounded my soul beyond repair for the rest of my life. The only way out of this situation is to commit suicide; I tried that too and failed two times.
When I stop blogging, you will know that I am gone.
Dear Guru S,
Pillayan is neither a Tamil K-T nor an LTTE terrorist not an eelamist. So it is very wrong of you to assume so and attack him when he is clearly a good Tamil who seeks a united SL and not a divided SL, as the eelamist lobby is baying for, and big mama is pressuring weak Indian PM to do so. Rajiv Gandhi’s wife is the Congress party leader. She is an Italian airhostess, now elevated to a poistion where she is exerting considerable influence on the side of eelamist lobby at the behest of imperial West. Her loyalty is to imperial West and not to her late husband, assassinated brutally by LTTE. Does she care?
‘the things beyond repair’ are committing of serious evil acts such as; strict misbelief / killing own parents /…etc but not what you say..! those who done those things are beyond repair & they can’t avoid the hell after the death at all..!
in view of this incidents
we also feel such emotions as you say.
but those victims may definitely have done some evil acts in the past to receive this outcome.!
you know that, even the Buddhas all relations slaughtered while Buddha was alive.! 2 times that evil act was stopped by the Buddha himself. 3rd time even the Buddha didn’t interfere to it knowing the previous evil act (paapa karmaya)of those all relations committed together.
so this “karma”(acts) are very strict & powerful to give relevant outcomes to the same one who commit it.
knowing this Theory very well in mind, we must be so careful in acting towards everything…! if you kill yourself that’ll produce a bitter outcome in future to suffer yourself more.!
so pls try as hard as you can “To ACT Not to Harmful Self & Others Both”
that’s the best anyone could do in this world…!!!
The governing party in India is well known for the extent of its corrupt activities. The current head who has severe influence on policy making in India is rumoured to be corrupt too. The Bofors scandal is an example. Wikileaks revelations on Swiss bank accounts which is coming out shortly will have a significant impact on politics in India and send shockwaves in its society.
Our Blue Brothers are rumoured to have carried greenbacks in brief cases in there frequent visits in late 2008/09 to use as a means of influencing policy towards the last stages of the war.
I do not believe the current Congress Head is supporting the eelamist cause in any way. The political fortunes of the Congress Party are waning and the next mob to rule in Delhi is likely to be the Hindu extremists.
Prior to the next general election, GOSL should seriously espouse the mass expatriation solution to GOI as a means of solving the tamil issue facing not only SL but India as well.
I would be most interested in Wikileaks Reports to reveal the massive corruption of top Indian politicians and their Heads of State, in the past decades with the corruptors, the imperial West pariahs. There may be something in what you say. That is probably why, the Yogi Baba Rama who had recently threatened with a fast to death for corruption in India among the top politicians to be eliminated, created quite a stir among Indian politicians. Corruption in India has now been brought to the forefront in the media discussions in India. It will never be eliminated as it has taken deep root and is a way of life. You are right about the Bofors scandal. I hope Wikileaks reports will enlighten the world on this also. Idia may try to buy-off Wikileaks or shut him up completely.
You can only speculate on MMS being bought-off, to lie low during the final push against the LTTE. Perhaps Wikileaks may reveal something. Even if this is true,it is still worthwhile, in order to eliminate LTTE for good. This further proves how evil India is from the time of its independence in 1947. Now MMS is trying to lean on Hon President to cave-in, to go beyond the present creation of Provincial Councils, to re-amalgamate North and East as Rajiv Gandhi did, to grant more land, police and defence powers exclusively to the Tamils and to withdraw completely our troops in the North. What the hell did we fight for to eliminate VP/LTTE then? Our heroic soldiers had then died and got crippled in vain! We had spent vast amounts of money through loans in vain! I hope the Hon President does not cave-in and give MMS the come-uppance. That is probably why he went to Russia all of a sudden for talks. I sincerely hope he will go on another urgent state visit to China as well, for an alliance with China, for our defence against India and imperial West, as we have no chance otherwise. Imperial West may have already conspired with MMS for just such an invasion by India to oust Hon President and his brothers three from power in their effort to develop SL on fast track. Politics is dirty. We do not know actually what is going on behind the scenes. We can only speculate like the ordinary folk in India, unless Wikileaks spill the beans on past and current developments in the Indian subcontinent politics.
As for driving out ALL the Tamils to big mama land is totally unjust. Only the K-Ts need to be sent back in the new ferry by negotiation, due to Indira Gandhi re-negging on her deal and unleashing on us the terrible scourge of LTTE terrorism for 30 long years. May she rot in hell along with RG!