Written by Staff Writer
16 Apr, 2014 | 9:54 pm
A petition submitted to the Indian Supreme Court, claiming that Indian military personnel were directly involved in the war in Sri Lanka in 2009, has brought out mixed reactions from various stakeholders.
News1st delves deep into the issue in this 360 degree report.
A public interest litigation filed in the Supreme Court of India says that Indian military personnel took direct part in the war in Sri Lanka in 2009 and that some were even injured in battle.
The Times of India reported that the PIL, citing eyewitness evidence and an international probe, was filed by advocate Ram Sankar, the Secretary of the Delhi Tamil Advocates Association.
The petition is to be considered before the Indian Supreme Court tomorrow.
The petitioner Ram Sankar expressed these views to the BBC Sinhala service on Tuesday.
“We have received plenty of evidence that the assistance of the Indian army proved important in the final days of the war in Sri Lanka. This was revealed by a public judicial council which convened in Germany. We have asked the Supreme Court to establish a tribunal to look into which Indian military officers were there and what happened. ”
He added: “We are pointing out through this case that Indian military personnel were involved. As per the Indian constitution, if India is to deploy troops to another country, parliamentary approval is required. But the government did not obtain such approval.”
However, former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka, also speaking to the BBC Sinhala Service, rejected these allegations.
Sarath Fonseka said: “It is completely false. During the. During the 2 year 9 month long conflict no foreign army battled together with our army against the terrorists. Our Sri Lankan Army took the battle forward alone.”
Prior to this the government had said that they received aid from several countries in the final stage of the war.
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