The Tamil Nadu Assembly has done the right thing by passing a resolution calling upon the Centre to boycott the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting to be held in Sri Lanka. The war crimes issue has been sidelined by Colombo. By boycotting the meet, New Delhi will send a clear message that it will not compromise on the rights of Sri Lankan Tamils.
The resolution no doubt reflects the anguish of the people of Tamil Nadu at the ill-treatment of Sri Lankan Tamils. But India should not take the decision to boycott the CHOGM meet in Colombo. It will rob New Delhi of an opportunity to address the issue at an international forum.
Arulur N. Balasubramanian,
The resolution will in no way help the hapless Tamils of the island nation. The Tamils of the Northern Province have voted the Tamil National Alliance to power, and the responsibility to negotiate with the Sri Lankan government rests with the popular government.
J. Anantha Padmanabhan,
The LTTE and its slain leader V. Prabakaran are more to blame than Colombo for the plight of Sri Lankan Tamils.
Instead of digging up graves and searching for skeletons, the right thing to do at this juncture is to urge Sri Lanka to speed up the process of reconciliation and do everything possible to create goodwill and brotherhood between the Sinhalese and Tamils so that they can live in peace and harmony.