Posted on October 31st, 2013

Benefits outweigh Tamil Nadu fallout

Analysts say India will get isolated by non-attendance

Dr. Manmohan Singh the Indian Premier considering that it is in India’s strategic interests to maintain good relations with the neighbouring countries, has reportedly taken a decision to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) Summit in Colombo following a meeting of the Congress core committee yesterday, according to Indian media reports.

Times of India states the committee in some detail has evaluated the pros and cons of the Prime Minister attending the meeting in Colombo and decided that the benefits outweigh the political fallout from the Tamil parties. Political analysts point out that Sri Lanka’s better relationship with China and Pakistan may force the Indian Prime Minister to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo despite political pressure from the Tamil parties of Tamil Nadu.

They say that it is India that will get isolated and lose by not attending the Summit. Meanwhile, the Indian media have also pointed out that by not attending the summit, especially after Sri Lanka’s newly appointed Northern Province Chief Minister of C.V. Vigneswaran asked the Prime Minister to attend the CHOGM, so that India can influence the Sri Lankan government for a meaningful political settlement, the center has felt that India would lose its influencing power on Sri Lanka to China and Pakistan.

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3 Responses to “DR. SINGH COLOMBO BOUND – Indian media”

  1. Ananda-USA Says:

    Please President Man Mohan Singh …. don’t come … stay in India and party with the Tamil Nadu racists!

    We really don’t need half hearted friends! Don’t come … so the GOSL gets the necessary INCENTIVE to REVOKE the 13th Amendment and DISMANTLE the Provincial Councils as the vast majority of Sri Lankan people want!

  2. Lorenzo Says:




  3. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    Since the leaders of Tamil Nadu have unilaterally boycotted any Indian delegation going to the CHOGM based on unproven human rights violations Sri Lanka still has the opportunity to tell Mr. Singh that his presence is welcome if he or the government of New Delhi bans TESO, stops this charade of accusing Sri Lanka of Human rights violations, stops the blatant infiltration of Indian fishermen into Sri Lankan waters and launches a thorough investigation with the support of Colombo on the accusation that the Sri Lankan military killed 40 thousand Tamils and finally to reign in the Indian Tamil leaders in interfering with Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka must make it amply clear to India that it is not Sri Lanka that needs India but India needs the good will of Sri Lanka. If Manmohan Singh fails to meet these terms then it is best he stays in New Delhi.

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