Sonia hopes for suitable outcome on Sri Lanka

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has told DMK chief M Karunanidhi that a suitable outcome would be reached on the Sri Lankan issue soon, according to her letter released on Monday.

Acknowledging the DMK’s chief March 9 letter, Gandhi in her letter dated March 15, copies of which were released to the media by the DMK here, said: “I have been informed that the government is fully aware of the important issues involved and is engaged with all parties to find a just solution.”

“I believe the prime minister is writing to you in this regard. I hope that a suitable outcome is reached soon,” she said.

Amid increasing pressure from coalition ally DMK, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday assured parliament that India was “inclined” to vote in favour of a UN resolution over Sri Lanka’s “war crimes” and hoped it will ensure the Tamil community in Sri Lanka “equality, justice and self-respect”.

Karunanidhi was quick to welcome the prime minister’s assurance, describing it as “a victory for the Sri Lankan struggle”.  (Ibn Live)