Indian Court refuses to ban training for Sri Lankans

The Supreme Court in India on Monday has refused to restrain the Centre from giving training to personnel of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces.

“It is a matter of foreign policy. We won’t interfere with the policy matters,” Supreme Court judges said while dismissing the PIL.

In August, Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa has requested PM Manmohan Singh to instruct the defence ministry to immediately halt the training being given to the two Lankan defence personnel and send them back to Sri Lanka immediately.

Jayalalithaa had in July strongly opposed the training being given to nine Lankan defence personnel after which they were relocated to the Yelahanka air station at Bangalore.

She had insisted that they should not be trained anywhere in India, saying the desire of Tamil people was to see those (Sri Lankan defence forces) charged with war crimes (during the last leg of the ‘Eelam’ war) being punished. (TNN)