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Centre 'closely monitoring' situation in Sri Lanka

PTI  Chennai, March 02, 2013
First Published: 13:18 IST(2/3/2013) | Last Updated: 13:21 IST(2/3/2013)

The Centre was "closely monitoring" the situation in Sri Lanka and was taking all steps for the safety of Tamils living there, Union minister V Narayanasamy said on Saturday.


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"India was closely monitoring the situation over the Sri Lankan Tamils issue in the Island Nation and was taking all steps for their safety", the minister of state in PMO he told reporters in Chennai.

Responding to a query, Narayanasamy said the Centre would not take any hasty decisions on the Sri Lankan issue, adding, "steps based on the resolution passed at the Human Rights Council Meet (in Geneva) will be taken".

"India will take steps based on what kind of resolutions comes in the UN HRC meet and what kind of resolutions passed in it. It will not be fair for India to support the resolution taken in Geneva before it gets passed..", Narayanaswamy told reporters in Chennai.

On increasing the petrol price for the second time within two weeks, he said since it has been deregulated the decision was taken by the oil marketing companies.

Oil marketing companies yesterday announced a Rs. 1.78 increase per litre in the price of petrol.


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