TN will be informed about Lankan visits: PM
Posted on: 05:55 PM IST Mar 17, 2012
Chennai: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has assured Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa that the state government would be informed in advance about the visits of dignitaries from Sri Lanka.
In a letter to Jayalalithaa dated March 11, 2012, the text of which was released to the media here Saturday by the state government, Singh referred to Jayalalithaa's letter dated March 3, 2012 and said: "I am asking authorities to bear your views in mind when they handle such visits in the future and to share such information as they may have about such visits to the Government of Tamil Nadu beforehand."
In her letter, Jayalalithaa had urged Singh to discourage frequent private visits by Sri Lankan VIPs and allow the visits only after consulting her government.
She said the external affairs and home ministries had already been told about the difficulties her government faces due to frequent visits by Sri Lankan officials, army officers and other VIPs.