NEW DELHI: External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday promised to look into the removal of Sri Lankan Tamil leader Savumiamoorthy Thondaman‘s name from the name-boards of the country’s government institutions.

“Thiru @mkstalin – We will take up this matter with the Government of Sri Lanka,” tweeted Swaraj in response to DMK leader MK Stalin‘s request that she raise the matter with the neighbouring country.

Thondaman, a Sri Lankan politician, “fought for the rights and dignity of the Tamil workers” of the country, Stalin said in his letter to the minister.

Stalin added that Thondaman “contributed to the welfare of Indian Tamils during his tenure as Minister” in various Sri Lankan governments.

In his letter to Swaraj, the DMK leader…

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