After issuing a veiled threat to the Centre hinting that it was ready to "relinquish power" on Sri Lankan Tamil issue, ruling DMK's top policy-making body, the general council, would meet in Chennai on February 3 to decide the course of action on the matter.
Party General Secretary K Anbazhagan said in a statement that the meeting would discuss the Sri Lankan Tamils issue and take a decision on the next course of action.
The decision to convene the meeting followed the visit of Exernal Affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee to Sri Lanka yesterday.
DMK chief and Chief Minister M Karunanidhi had recently said that the party's general council will meet before February 15 to chalk out the future course of action.
Speaking at a literary function here last week, Karunanidhi, who had made a "final appeal" to the Centre in this regard on January 23 in the state assembly, said "the descision will allow those in the country as well as in Sri Lanka to understand what we can do."
"We have become silent spectators to the killings of Tamils in Sri Lanka becasue we are handicapped. We will discuss and decide (on the future course of action) in this matter in the party's general council," he said.