Pointing out that the Assembly had adopted three resolutions on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue in the last two and a half years, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa told the House on Tuesday that the resolutions were no mere emotional outbursts but outcomes of well thought-out and deeply deliberated process.

“But, till now, the Union government has not taken any decision favourable to the Tamils,” Ms Jayalalithaa said, moving the fourth motion on the subject. The earlier resolutions were adopted in June 2011; March 2013 and October 2013.

Considering that Prime Minister of India did not participate in five out 10 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings held since 1993, the present decision of the Union government [of Prime Minister skipping the 23{+r}{+d}CHOGM in Colombo] was viewed as a routine one. This did not provide solace to the Tamils, she said.

She argued that in Sri Lanka, internally-displaced Tamils continued to remain so. There was no enough devolution of powers to the elected provincial government [in Northern Province]. Those who had committed war crimes were yet to be punished.