Video: Karunanidhi supports extension of ban on LTTE

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Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi (DMK) today (16) supported the Central Government's decision to extend the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) for another two years.

India has denied the presence of LTTE camps in the south after Sri Lanka said separatist rebels were training cadres in Tamil Nadu to carry out assassinations.

Addressing media persons here, Karunanidhi said, "I don't have anything to say on the extension of ban on LTTE. However the ban cannot be considered as a ban on LTTE because, generally speaking with particularly reference to Tamil Nadu, it is seen as an attempt to stop any activity of terrorism in the state, and I am also one of the persons who wished so."

The Sri Lankan government crushed the LTTE in May 2009 after a quarter-century war during which the Tigers fought to create a separate state for the Tamil minority, who represent about 15 percent of the island nation's population.

"We have been constantly opposing any type of military training to Sri Lankans through our resolution, and the Central government is also accepting our resolution and has taken action against them," Karunanidhi added. (ANI)

  Comments - 10

  • Jayawardane Wednesday, 18 July 2012 01:32 AM

    According to CIA latest report 79% Sinhalese 6.9% Muslims, 4.9% Indian Tamils and 3.9% Sri Lankan Tamils. Muslim is a religion not a race, any sinhalese can converted to Muslim also.

    Amarathunga Chandika Monday, 16 July 2012 05:26 PM

    For his age, sometimes as soon as he wakes up from sleep, he releases statements which are totally irreelevent. Don't misunderstand this guy please.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 16 July 2012 05:28 PM

    May be he came out with this statement while he was dreaming, when he was fast asleep..

    Dee Tuesday, 17 July 2012 02:38 AM

    Have you got your wires crossed?

    Achcharu Tuesday, 17 July 2012 09:31 AM

    Looks like he is kept under the broom by the central Gov warning last week. Atleast Jayalalitha is consistant in what she speaks.

    meranchi Tuesday, 17 July 2012 03:08 AM

    wonder full...i

    Herath Monday, 16 July 2012 02:39 PM

    15 % means tamils including Indian tamils and tamils live in other parts of SL. The number should be 5% and other lankans will not give 2/3 of land for 5% of population.

    Nodrog Monday, 16 July 2012 03:01 PM

    Just shows how delusional this guy is. Doesn't know if he's coming or going.

    terror Monday, 16 July 2012 03:24 PM

    Whats wrong with this guy. He always contradicts himself.

    nandos Monday, 16 July 2012 03:33 PM

    He is so old that nobody alive now can really understand what he means now.


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