Jayalalithaa accuses DMK and UPA for attack on Tamils in Sri Lanka

JayalalithaaChennai, Mar 9 : Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, who heads the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), accused United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and the Tamil Nadu Government for the genocidal attack on Tamils in Sri Lanka.

Jayalalithaa expressed these views in Chennai on Monday while addressing the media at a spot where she and her party volunteers undertook hunger strike as a mark of protest against Sri Lankan atrocities on Tamilians.

"The Congress-led UPA Government and its important constituent DMK are to be blamed for this ongoing genocide because they have been active collaborators by supplying arms, ammunitions, training equipments to the Sri Lankan armed forces and despite repeated appeals by all Tamil people not only from Tamil Nadu but all over the world. The DMK and the UPA have not done anything to bring this armed conflict to an end in Sri Lanka," said Jayalalithaa.

"All this will definitely have an impact in the forthcoming elections and the results in Tamil Nadu will speak for them," she added.

Reportedly, Sri Lankan government has plans to open two safe routes to let thousands of civilians trapped in a war zone escape, for which it has sought the help of the International Red Cross Society.

The United Nations has noted that there are around 200,000 persons trapped in the war zone, while the Sri Lankan authorities claim that the number is not more than 70,000. (ANI)