Pranab’s mission should be to end war in Sri Lanka, says Ramadoss

Special Correspondent

VILLUPURAM: External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee’s mission to Sri Lanka should be to immediately end the war and enable the displaced people to return, Pattali Makkal Katchi founder S. Ramadoss said on Saturday.

Addressing a press conference at Thailapuram near here, he said people of the State hoped that Mr. Mukherjee would bring good tidings of cessation of hostilities and resettlement of the Eelam Tamils.

He said since rain had caused immense losses, Chief Minister Karunanidhi should insist that the Centre immediately release Rs.1,000 crore for mitigating the sufferings of those affected.

Asked about the possibility of the PMK aligning with the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and the Communist Party of India (Marxist), Dr. Ramadoss said, “Wait and watch.”