Eelam is my unrealised dream-Karunanidhi

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Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Thursday termed 'Tamil Eelam' his unrealised dream and said he will fight for its realisation.

Asked by reporters in Chennai on his reaction to passing of US-backed resolution against Sri Lanka in the United Nation Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and whether there is a possibility of Tamil Eelam in the future, Karunanidhi said, "As far as I am concerned that is the goal."

He said even in the past, whenever he was asked about his unrealised dream, he had answered "Tamil Eelam".

To another question, he said the war between the Tamil militant groups to establish who is big and who has the capability to achieve the goal prevented the formation of Tamil Eelam.

He thanked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi for India voting in favour of the US resolution.

Karunanidhi said he has faxed a letter to Manmohan Singh and Gandhi urging them to suitable action to prevent attacks on Tamils in the island nation as a retaliatory action to the resolution.

To a query that India voted in favour of the resolution only due to the pressure exerted by DMK and the party could have given a similar pressure three years back when the fight between the Tamil Tigers and the Lankan army was on, Karunanidhi said: "We did give similar pressures and everybody knows who spoilt the views then."

On the assistance to be given to Lankan Tamils by the Indian government, Karunanidhi said, "We have told the centre as to what has to be done and the centre too has listed them out."

Karunanidhi said the passing of the resolution will pressurise the Lankan government to atone for the atrocities they had committed to the Tamils there.

"The Sri Lankan government has been forced to bow before the world and have to explain its acts," he said. (IBN Live)

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  • mahesh Friday, 23 March 2012 12:02 PM

    Dream on Karunanidhi....your dreams will not materialize as we stand united as one nation and together we will fight and shatter your dreams.

    Black Mamba Friday, 23 March 2012 02:09 PM

    Why not, this is the best time to realize it as he has 24 nations to support him in his cause provided of course he is dreaming about his Eelam in Tamil Nadu!!!

    Thilanka Friday, 23 March 2012 11:51 AM

    අනේ පලයන් ටොයිලට් නාඩුවේ වදුරො ටික යන්ඩ. ඉස්සරවෙලා රේල් පාරවල් වල මල පහ කරන උන්ට ටොයිලට හදා දීපන් උබලා. එනවා මෙතර අපිට උගන්නන්ඩ. කාලකන්නි!

    Born Sri Lankan Friday, 23 March 2012 09:15 AM

    Tamil Nadu is dreaming of extending its boundry in to a Sovereign State. Sadly for them we Sri Lakans live like brothers witout any difference now. The USA and the West wants to established East. Thats why it wS said that they hv eyes, but cant see!

    AZ Friday, 23 March 2012 09:03 AM

    Even Prabakaran was dreaming of that u moron.. & u know where he ended up! U can join him soon & keep on dreaming

    Mohammed Hiraz Friday, 23 March 2012 11:51 AM

    hahaha.... old tamil man dream ? your dream is day dream so it will not come to real !!!

    Fazli Friday, 23 March 2012 08:57 AM

    Why dont you first severe Tamil Nadu from rest of
    India & declare it an independent. Why Sri Lanka ?
    We are here to see whats best for us you better mind your own business.

    Born Sri Lankan Friday, 23 March 2012 09:17 AM

    Tamil Nadu still havent dropped their dream of INVADING Sri Lanka.

    shan Friday, 23 March 2012 09:05 AM

    Not only Karunanid's but it is unrealized dream of many many Indians.

    SL Friday, 23 March 2012 09:18 AM

    Great!!! start establishing the eelam in Tamil Nadu. We sri lankans will give you our best support...

    Siri Dissanayake Friday, 23 March 2012 06:44 AM

    Karunanidhi,

    Dreams are free.

    salsal Friday, 23 March 2012 12:10 PM

    and our cricketers go to this country for IPL and worship them!

    Nagaragiri Kiththil Friday, 23 March 2012 06:53 PM

    Round and Big

    Kumaraya Sunday, 25 March 2012 05:10 PM

    If you come to Sl for a visit, your bold head will be split. You remember passed Prime minister :Rajiv Ghandhi:. What happened in the array. Hit by unarmed solder. Ugly fool...

    Fair N Square Friday, 23 March 2012 09:10 AM

    Remember the story when President Nixon went to India. He saw heaps of ppl pooping in the streets and asked Nehru why he coud'ntt do anything abt it and that Tamil Nadu was a stench. Nehru felt insulted and was waiting on an opportunity to humiliate Nixon.

    UMMPA Sunday, 25 March 2012 09:54 AM

    YOU MAY CLEAN YOUR BACKYARD. THEN YOU CAN TALK ABOUT OUR LOVELY NATION. DONKY

    Saskia Friday, 23 March 2012 09:25 AM

    Apart from the dream of Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, It is the duty of GOSL to give the equal rights and respect to the minorities in SL. Depends on this, the Eelam is needed or not will be decided. One country and one nation is only possible when all the ethnic groups are equally treated without damaging their cultural values. I would like to see this first.

    xlntgson Friday, 23 March 2012 08:59 AM

    He told dream but might be a nightmare, if Prabakaran succeeded he'd have eliminated all of them for colloboration! What happened to your friends TELO, EPRLF, PLOTE, EROS & TULF?

    Dammika Friday, 23 March 2012 09:26 AM

    You are no 1 Corrupted politician in India, you make it happens in Indian not in Sri Lanka.

    GOPI Friday, 23 March 2012 09:09 AM

    Your dream can become true if you change the stance of Indian governmet on Sri Lanka.

    Tamil Eelam is a possible if India support s it like what they did for Bangaladesh. So you need to work hard MR Karunanidhi.

    michaelb Friday, 23 March 2012 12:23 PM

    How foolish this people are why don't they mind their own business and serve their people.

    Fayad Friday, 23 March 2012 09:05 AM

    certainly you can dream of Eelam in Tamil nadu India

    Nodrog Saturday, 24 March 2012 05:31 AM

    To the uneducated he will be seen as a hero but the rest know better. Many Tamils I know don't want to be ruled by Tamils because of the caste system still prevalent in the Tamil culture.

    Upul Friday, 23 March 2012 02:48 PM

    If you want, make one in India. Not in Sri Lanka. No way!
    Truth is that if you talk a word about making a eelam in India, they will kick you out like a old dog.

    Mohamed rikas Friday, 23 March 2012 02:57 PM

    I am sry to say this but i dnt think u got much time to dream...u dnt go n put up a house in someone elses land. just bcus u name a part of a country NADU it dsnt bcum a country...if u want a tamil ealam create it in India. Let us live peacefully.

    kan Saturday, 24 March 2012 05:17 AM

    Dreaming is no problem, but it is not reality. Anyone can dream.

    Musthafa Saturday, 24 March 2012 05:38 AM

    Kashmir also one day separate country - It is my dream!!

    hettiarachi Saturday, 24 March 2012 05:52 AM

    Pakistan was also born this way. I think there is a greater danger of a mini pakistan in the east than eelam.
    so watch out..

    MAMA Friday, 23 March 2012 12:53 PM

    MUST HIS WET DREAM!!!!!!!

    Singa Friday, 23 March 2012 03:12 PM

    He is script a drama for the coming elections. May be he will get Tamil Ealam in 2014 elections ! Old Man Bluffing !!

    Anon Friday, 23 March 2012 03:25 PM

    IT will Remain a Dream.

    ratne Friday, 23 March 2012 07:53 AM

    Not in Sri Lanka. As there is support from Hillary you can daydream of carving out some thing from hers.

    CDRock Friday, 23 March 2012 07:57 AM

    Have your dream in India, dont try to realise it in Sri Lanka. This is not your country, old man. NOT YOURS. There is no room for your eelam. Only PEACE. So dont try to disrupt it or you will be dealt with.

    Kolawari Friday, 23 March 2012 07:50 AM

    Dream will not come true through resolution U welcome and help reconcile without talking nonsense.

    Tharaka Chanaka Friday, 23 March 2012 07:51 AM

    Sonia has forgotten who murdered her husband.

    Ronny Friday, 23 March 2012 07:47 AM

    Even Prabha dreamt Ealam. It is like an old man dreaming of acquiring the upper part and one side of his young neighbour's wife. You can only admire from far but cannot own even a toe nail.

    srilal Friday, 23 March 2012 07:57 AM

    next separation of Tamil Nadu........Karunanidi Do it in thamilnadu......please......we'll support you too..Take all srilankan tamils to your state..

    prag Friday, 23 March 2012 07:54 AM

    great..

    RF Friday, 23 March 2012 08:13 AM

    I dont think you will last long to achive your dreem...

    -BADA--uda-GEMMBA Friday, 23 March 2012 08:13 AM

    "DREAM BABY DREAM"
    SOONER YOU WAKE UP TO REALITY THE BETTER!!!
    Over 2500 years many a person has had such "DREAMS"-------just to NO AVAIL!!!
    History has repeated and reality has come to stay ...
    JAYA WEWA--- UNITED SRI LANKA..

    rajivgandhi Friday, 23 March 2012 08:14 AM

    Karu-na- nidi.... nidima thamai, no wonder he is day dreaming all the time

    Dinesh Friday, 23 March 2012 06:23 AM

    Dream on Mr Karunanidhi.

    Conty Friday, 23 March 2012 04:36 PM

    A very fair comment.

    SK Monday, 26 March 2012 06:49 AM

    He can dream until he dies (very soon, I suppose, considering his age). Then he can join Prabha in hell and have the Eelam there.

    Gamini Udagepola Friday, 23 March 2012 06:28 AM

    Keep on dreaming, nothing more than that for sure.

    sanju79 Friday, 23 March 2012 06:28 AM

    First provide sanitary facilities to Tamil Nadu people, then go for your day dream.

    AMG Friday, 23 March 2012 06:21 AM

    You better dream something is positive and try to have your tamil eelam in Tamil nadu !

    Sammy Friday, 23 March 2012 06:34 AM

    You fight for your Tamil Eelam in India, not in Sri Lanka.

    priya Friday, 23 March 2012 10:59 AM

    Great, we will soon get our tamileelam
    Next plan tamileelam vote
    Thankyou Mr. Karunanithi attack

    DUWI Friday, 23 March 2012 06:40 AM

    Cat is out of the bag. Mr. Manmohan Singh, next is separation of Tamil Nadu.

    sonia Friday, 23 March 2012 11:11 AM

    change the name of tamil nadu to tamil elam and your dream will come true

    Adam Friday, 23 March 2012 06:24 AM

    This is what the world should see... India trying to split the country in two... keep dreaming.... and stay away from us...

    nasar Friday, 23 March 2012 11:12 AM

    mr. Karunanidi 1st all try tn get some water from other states for your own people there, dream for that,

    kumaraya Friday, 23 March 2012 11:25 AM

    What I keep asking in the last forty odd years is, HOW can a minority claim a major portion of the ocean-front and almost 40% of the land mass of this tiny island??!! This reality boggles the mind.!!!

    Sam Friday, 23 March 2012 11:13 AM

    Ask him to realize it in India ... they have enough space.

    R Fernando Friday, 23 March 2012 11:10 AM

    ........and so it will remain forever!

    AMG Friday, 23 March 2012 06:33 AM

    i think you are a good daydreamer ! keep it up!

    kasun Friday, 23 March 2012 11:13 AM

    sleep forever and dream well

    Liyan Friday, 23 March 2012 06:46 AM

    Nobody is going to trap in this ploy anymore? He has pessimistic wild dream on expense of deaths of youth in SL which is no cost to him..

    Coconut Donkey Friday, 23 March 2012 11:33 AM

    Mr. Minister you know why they call it a dream right? because it ONLY happens when your sleeping..

    Lakshmi Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:02 PM

    Build some toilets in Tamil Nadu first

    Riyazi-Dorking Friday, 23 March 2012 11:40 AM

    Vice versa when Nehru visited USA he also saw a man pooping on US street and asked your people also doing the same ! Nixon stopped the vehicle and questioned him ! He was the High commissioner for india from tamil naadu !!

    detective_b Friday, 23 March 2012 08:53 AM

    YES,ONE SRI LANKA, HERE WE HAVE LESS THAN TEN ETHNICITY. BUT YOU GUYS HAVE 1000+++, BETTER TRY SOME THERE..

    ruwan Friday, 23 March 2012 08:55 AM

    Keep on dream your late brother(prabakaren) dreamed almost 30 years you also can dream till you die please keep on dream idiot

    The God Father Friday, 23 March 2012 08:58 AM

    You must get in to my brains to see what my unrealized dreams are.............ohh

    Siribiris Friday, 23 March 2012 09:00 AM

    Cat out of the Bag... This is the real motive behind all this bickering. We know and everyone knows yet some appear to be blind but knows it all.

    asiyaweascharya Friday, 23 March 2012 11:41 AM

    india,see after the vote he is now asking for a republic of tamilnadu

    wimal Friday, 23 March 2012 11:54 AM

    get loss Karunanidhi! we dont care what u say! U loser!!!

    Rasosa Friday, 23 March 2012 02:08 PM

    Dream will come true one day. Wait and watch.

    Upul Friday, 23 March 2012 08:52 AM

    Sweet Dreams !!!!


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