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Last updated: 12 January, 2009 - Published 17:25 GMT
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TNA leader, R Sambanthan
TNA urges India not ot get involved in 'genocide' in Sri Lanka
Tamil parliamentarians in Sri Lanka have once again called on India to immediately intervene to stop bloodshed in Sri Lanka.

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) legislators told media that India should broker a truce between Sri Lanka government and the LTTE.

R Sambanthan, Suresh Premachandran, Mavai Senadhiraja, MK Sivajilingam and Padmini Chidambaranathan made the remarks at a press conference held in Chennai, Tamilnadu.

Suresh Premachandran told BBC Tamil Service that if India did not intervene soon, it would tantamount to being complicit in the genocide of Sri Lankan Tamils.

India certainly would not want such an interpretation, he said, and expressed hope that Indian government would heed the persistent calls from Tamil Nadu to intervene to stop Sri Lankan conflict.

The MP added that LTTE might have retreated to Mullaitivu but their weapons and manpower were intact and they would resume the struggle in other forms like guerrilla tactics.

TNA, the Tamil political party with the largest representation in Sri Lanka parliament accepts LTTE as the sole representative of Sri Lanka’s Tamils.

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