Chennai: Launching a scathing attack on the Centre for its "callous and adamant attitude" in training Sri Lankan defence personnel in India, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa demanded that New Delhi desist from such acts and that they be sent back to their county immediately.
"The people of Tamil Nadu are frustrated and outraged by this callous and adamant attitude of the Government of India in persistently giving training to personnel belonging to the Sri Lankan Armed Forces in India," she said in a strongly-worded letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Recalling her strong opposition to the nine Sri Lankan Airmen being trained at Tambaram here, who were subsequently shifted to Bangalore, she said it has come to her notice that another batch of Lankan armed forces personnel were visiting here as part of a training programme.
Air Vice Marshal Jegath Julanga Diaz of the SLAF and Rear Admiral S Ranasinghe of the Lankan Navy, undergoing training at National Defence Academy, New Delhi, and 25 other trainees belonging to various countries had arrived at Coonoor in the state to visit the Defence Service Staff College, she said. (PTI)