Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa (Photo:Wikipedia)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa (Photo:Wikipedia)
Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday charged the central government with having a “reprehensible attitude” in training two Sri Lankan defence personnel in the state and asked the prime minister to send them back.

In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Jayalalithaa said: “Such a reprehensible attitude on the part of the Government of India is even now reflected in permitting two defence personnel of the Sri Lanka, Major Dissanayaka Mohottalalage Vengra of the Sri Lankan Army and Captain Hewawasam Kandaudage of the Sri Lankan Navy to undergo 11 months’ training at Defence Services Staff College, Wellington (in Tamil Nadu), from May 19.”

She charged the centre with concealing the information from the Tamil Nadu government thereby “… showing scant regard for the views of my government as well as for the sentiments of the people of Tamil Nadu”.

Jayalalithaa also said the earlier relocation of nine Lankan air force personnel to Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bangalore in Karnataka was not proper as the central government exhibited “excessive concern” for these personnel rather than sending them back to Sri Lanka.

Source: IANS