Former Chief Minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president M. Karunanidhi has appealed to his political adversaries to stop targeting him on the Sri Lankan Tamil issue while enthusiastically welcoming the resolution passed by the Tamil Nadu Assembly calling for economic sanctions on the island nation and declaration of those who committed crimes during the war as war criminals.
In a letter in the party mouthpiece ‘Murasoli', he wondered why several people had chosen to make disparaging remarks against him while speaking on the resolution, which dealt with “atrocities” perpetrated by the Sri Lankan government on the Tamil population there.
He lamented that all his initiatives aimed at bringing about an end to military operations had been described as a “farce” or a “fraudulent drama” by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. Mr. Karunanidhi recounted his contribution to peace and welfare of Sri Lankan Tamils since 1956.
Both DMK general secretary K.Anbazhagan and he resigned from the State Assembly in 1983 in order to draw the Centre's attention to the problem.
He also recalled his efforts to get the help of the Central government in finding a lasting solution to the Sri Lankan Tamils issue through the 1990s. Besides, in 2008, the State Assembly passed a resolution urging the Union Government to arrange for a dialogue and help bring about peace through a political solution.
Also in 2008, Mr. Karunanidhi said, he had taken up the issue of genocide of innocent Tamils in Sri Lanka and wanted Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to intervene and put an end to the army action against them. Once again in 2009, a resolution was passed in the State Assembly wherein he had announced that he was prepared to sacrifice power if it could lead to the birth of Tamil Eelam, he said.
At the same time, the DMK leader alleged that it was Ms. Jayalalithaa, who had been ridiculing his efforts all along. She had even said that there was suspicion among the people of Tamil Nadu whether Mr. Karunanidhi was acting in support of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
Besides, she had asserted that the Central government had no powers to stop the internecine war in Sri Lanka. “Then how is that she now moves a resolution in the Assembly appealing to the Central government?”
Mr. Karunanidhi said she had once asserted that the Sri Lankan army was not deliberately killing innocent Tamils and that “it is quite natural that innocent people also get killed during times of war.” After saying so without any compassion, she had now chosen to move a resolution as if she was genuinely interested in the welfare of Sri Lankan Tamils, the DMK leader said.
Source: The Hindu
You started it and now you want to slowly slip away ?
Ari Monday, 13 June 2011 10:11 PM
The healine should read "stop targetting Sri Lanka on Tamil Nadu issues"
London boy Monday, 13 June 2011 08:11 PM
Calistus, the show in London town is on Channel 4
Niv Monday, 13 June 2011 02:44 PM
history? its bit difficult to read the actual history of minorities in Sri Lanka. what we have now is re written history of entire sri lanka to satisfied majority...
Niv Monday, 13 June 2011 02:42 PM
there only issue within the cast. kill each other Here issue is within the race and well planned killing by one side...
Good Good Monday, 13 June 2011 02:36 PM
So we Sri Lanakans not a foolish people? to continuously elect the few corrupted politicians? Didn't we select actors to go to do a service to us, not to do take care of them self?
Good Good Monday, 13 June 2011 02:29 PM
someone has completed his long mission on Tamils by the name of LTTE....
Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 13 June 2011 01:42 PM
The contest is on to determine who loves the children (orphans?) more: Father or Mother! The latest Reality Show in town.
Gura Monday, 13 June 2011 12:44 PM
LTTE's Ridiculous approach paid the mamoth price.
nimal Monday, 13 June 2011 11:54 AM
.......If he genuinely love the tamils in srilanka he would have stoped the LTTE masecars in last three decades....
Musthafa Monday, 13 June 2011 08:48 AM
HE IS APPEALING A CHANCE TO DIE WITH PEACE OF MIND. REASONABLE REQUEST!!
Kamal Monday, 13 June 2011 11:44 AM
I think it's easier than talking about your own issues in Tamilnadu... such as why people still kill each other over caste system..
Dilan Monday, 13 June 2011 11:08 AM
there is no real issue in srilanka for tamils. Issue is created artificially for creating an elam in srilanka.
raju Monday, 13 June 2011 10:24 AM
power hunger and selfish. If he genuinely love the tamils in srilanka he would have stoped the final stage of the war in may 2009 by avoiding so many thousands of civilians get killed instead of having a breakfast hunger strike.
Konde Bendapuchhena Monday, 13 June 2011 10:20 AM
mike Monday, 13 June 2011 10:06 AM
Both karu & jaya are hand in glove. They are da most corrupt. They hv a u’standing how much money each one wl make & how to target departure. It is the foolish people of TN who are continuously electing such actors. Both are winners & public losers. This is da truth.
UK TAMIL BOY Monday, 13 June 2011 09:51 AM
You all so responsibly for Thousands of Tamil lost they soil.
raj Monday, 13 June 2011 09:44 AM
He is old dum!!!!!!
Guru Monday, 13 June 2011 09:40 AM
The soul of the Tamil who died because of you will kill you everyday even after your death. You have to go to hell.
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