Tamil Nadu political leaders on Saturday condemned the dissolution of Sri Lanka's parliament by President Maithripala Sirisena and urged the Centre to take necessary steps for the protection of Tamils in the island nation.
"The Indian government instead of watching this silently should condemn the action and also take necessary steps to protect the Eelam Tamils," Stalin said.
Ramadoss said the Sri Lankan elections will not be held in an honest manner.
On Friday night, Sirisena announced that parliament would stand dissolved from Saturday 12 a.m. and nominations for the parliamentary elections slated for January 5, 2019, would be called from November 19 to 26.
He set January 17 as the date for the new parliament to convene.
Rajapakse has welcomed the President's decision to dissolve parliament, saying a parliamentary election "will truly establish the will of the people and make way for a stable country".
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