UPF leader to meet Indian leaders
Social Development and Social Injustice Eradication Minister and
Upcountry Peoples' Front leader P. Chandrasekaran is due to meet Tamil
Nadu political bigwigs next week.
Speaking to the Sunday Observer, Minister Chandrasekaran said that
the purpose of his visit to TamilNadu was to apprise the TamilNadu
leaders of the prevailing political situation in the country.
Chandrasekaran said he would call for the Tamil Nadu leaders' to play an
active role in finding a lasting solution to the Sri Lankan conflict.
"The Indian government and State of Tamil Nadu should play a role
similar to that of Norway in assisting the government as well as the
LTTE to end the problem" he said.
"I would also explain to the TamilNadu leaders about the problems
faced by the up-country youth due to the present crisis"
Minister Chandrasekaran is to leave for Tamil Nadu on April 10 and is
expected to return on April 20. He is scheduled to meet Tamil Nadu Chief
Minister M. Karunanidhi, leader of the Tamils National Liberation
Movement Pala Nedumaaran and former Chief Minister Jayalalitha during
"I'm looking forward to meet the LTTE after the Indian visit and
convey to them as to what Tamil Nadu leaders feel about the present
situation in Sri Lanka". Asked in which capacity he was going to
participate in these meetings "in my personal capacity and not as a
government minister" he responded.