Stalin meets Modi, seeks nod to help Sri Lankan Tamils


New Delhi: Chief Minister M K Stalin, who met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi toay, discussed the Sri Lanka economic crisis, offering to extend support.

He sought the Central government’s nod for providing aid to the Lankan Tamils. He requested permission to provide essential commodities and life-saving medicines to the Sri Lankan Tamils living in northern and eastern parts of Sri Lanka and Colombo as well as those working in the plantation sector who are reeling under severe food crisis.

Stalin gave a detailed memorandum on various issues, including those related to the economic crisis in the island nation, during his meeting with Modi.

In the memorandum, the Chief Minister said 16 members, including children, reached Tamilnadu after embarking on a perilous journey. They are now lodged in a permanent transit camp at Mandapam in Ramanathapuram.

Earlier in the morning, he also met Congress president Sonia Gandhi in Parliament.

Welcoming Stalin to Delhi, Sonia Gandhi went to meet him in the DMK office in Parliament and said she came to say ‘Vanakkam’ to him and will meet him again during his party office inauguration in the national capital on 2 April.