New Delhi, May 17: The visiting Sri Lankan Foreign Minister G L Peiris has congratulated All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) chief J. Jayalalithaa for assuming office of the chief minister after her party’s landslide victory in the Tamil Nadu assembly polls.
“I have written to her (Jayalalithaa) as Sri Lankan External Affairs Minister congratulating her on her victory and her appointment as chief minister indicating our wish to work with her,” Peiris told reporters here.
While in opposition, Jayalalithaa has been a vocal critic of India’s Sri Lankan policy and had backed the UN panel on war crimes.
She also has been pressing the Centre to move the UN against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for ‘war crimes and genocide’ after the world body’s report on civilian casualties during the ethnic strife. By Naveen Kapoor (ANI)