‘U.S. resolution will devastate Tamil interests’
PMK MP Anbumani Ramadoss on Saturday urged the Centre to move a resolution in the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) seeking an international inquiry into the war crimes in Sri Lanka.
“If allowed, the U.S. resolution for an internal inquiry would prove fatal for the interests of Sri Lankan Tamils. There is not much time left. India should immediately take steps to move a resolution for an international inquiry,” he said.
Dr. Anbumani, who is slated to address the UNHRC on September 30 on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, said judges from Commonwealth countries could not get justice for the Tamils. “Judges from Bangladesh or Pakistan will never be able to conduct a fair probe. That is why we also opposed the hybrid inquiry,” he said.
Though agreed that the U.S. had played a major role in the past in favour of the Sri Lankan Tamils in the United Nations, its stand on the issue now was unacceptable. Dr. Anbumani said it was unbecoming of Electricity and Excise Minister Natham R. Viswanathan to speak against prohibition citing revenue loss.