"Sri Lanka is our neighbouring country. There should be cordial and friendly relations with that nation in the larger interest of the Sri Lankan Tamils and also for the protection of hundreds of industrialists, businessmen and traders from India and more particularly from Tamil Nadu doing their business there," he told reporters here.
He said political parties in Tamil Nadu "intending" to whip up Tamil sentiments should, therefore, bear in mind implications of their activities and ensure that the Tamils and the business community from India in Sri Lanka did not face any 'embarrassing or critical predicament'.
He said as soon as the issue of training of Sri Lanka airmen in the IAF station in Chennai cropped up, he requested Defence Minister A K Antony to discontinue it as the state witnessed an 'uncommon environ'.
Noting that various leaders in Tamil Nadu had issued statements protesting the training, Narayanasamy said this was a new issue that has cropped up in the state where an 'uncommon environ' was prevailing in view of alleged killing of innocent Sri Lankan Tamils during the war against LTTE.
The Centre had been taking care of the rehabilitation of displaced Tamils in Sri Lanka, he said adding he would only urge political parties in Tamil Nadu "inclined to do politics by whipping up Tamil sentiments in their pretence to help the Sri Lankan Tamils to desist from their activities."