India will press Rajapaksa to
honour promises: Chidambaram
"Till now we believe that he (Rajapaksa) will fulfill his promises. We will have to wait and see," he told reporters when asked about concerns over the plight of Sri Lankan Tamils being expressed by some parties in Tamil Nadu.
"We will continue to pressure Rajapakasa to honour his promises. Our aim is to ensure that the Sri Lankan Tamils get equal rights," he added.
Chidambaram, who was felicitated at the TNCC headquarters here on his success in the Lok Sabha elections, said the UPA government’s main aim was to see that Sri Lankan Tamils were rehabilitated and make sure that they get equal rights in all aspects.
On the country’s internal security, he said it was facing many challenges. "The first one is terrorism, the second is extremism and third challenge is separatism in North East," he said.
Chidambaram said the Centre would adopt a "zero tolerance" policy towards terrorism. "Government will put an end to this menace with full force," he added.