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Last updated: 13 May, 2011 - Published 14:06 GMT
 
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Summon Mahinda to international court- Jayalalitha
 
Tamil Nadu CM-designate, Jayalalitha Jeyaram
Ms jeyaram says Tamils in TN should ensure honourable and dignified life for Sri Lanka Tamils
The Chief Minister (CM) designate in Tamil Nadu has called on the Indian government to take measures against the Sri Lanka president for alleged war crimes and genocide of Tamils.

Speaking in her own channel, Jaya TV after her election victory on Friday, Jayaliatha Jeyaram said that it is India's responsibility to ensure a "dignified and honourable existence" for the Tamils in Sri Lanka.

"I will exert pressure on the central government, after I take over as the CM, to take action against Sri Lankan president before international court for genocide and war crimes. India should take the initiative for this," she said.

If President Mahinda Rajapaksa fails to honour that, she said, India should also take other measures to pressurise Sri Lanka.

 If Sri Lanka government did not oblige to these requests, Indian government has to impose economic sanctions on Sri Lanka together with other countries
 
Jayalalitha Jeyaram

"If Sri Lanka government did not oblige to these requests, Indian government has to impose economic sanctions on Sri Lanka together with other countries," Ms Jayalalitha added.

The main reason for the suffering of Tamils in Sri Lanka, according to the newly elected CM, is the Sri Lanka government.

"As Tamils, it is our duty to ensure a good life for the Tamils in Sri Lanka," she said.

"I can act on this regard as the CM on a limited way, but this is an international issue. Therefore, the central government should take action to resolve this."

 
 
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