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‘TN Congress was not for Eelam’

21 May 2012 06:10 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) president B.S. Gnanadesikan said that his party was not for a separate Eelam but strongly believed that a solution to the ethnic question should be found within a united Sri Lanka, the Hindu reported.

“We cannot interfere with the internal affairs of another country. But, India is committed to the rehabilitation of the Sri Lankan Tamils, who suffered at the hands of both the LTTE and the Sri Lankan Army in the last 20 years. The priority is to find a home for them and ensure education for their children.”

Reacting to the demand for Eelam by various Tamil leaders, including DMK president M. Karunanidhi, Mr. Gnanadesikan said that any aggressive stand by political leaders in Tamil Nadu would not be in the interests of Sri Lankan Tamils.

“It will unnecessarily create suspicion among Sri Lankan political leadership and will not augur well for the Tamils. So, I appeal to the Tamil leaders to exercise restraint.”

  Comments - 8

  • Jegath de Silva Monday, 21 May 2012 01:28 PM

    Nobody seem to realise the aspirations of the Congress."Solution to the Ethnic Question", not Eelam. It's a 64 year old Question and the Tamils are never going to get it.

    Saskia Monday, 21 May 2012 02:34 PM

    Don't make any hasty decision. Within 10 years, you will be invited for the inauguration ceremony as guest.

    ibnuaboo Monday, 21 May 2012 02:53 PM

    FOR THIS POLICY YOU WILL FAce many damages in politics according to present context there

    Nodrog Monday, 21 May 2012 10:19 AM

    Well said and hope this gets to the ears of the delusional Karunanidi

    dias Monday, 21 May 2012 10:24 AM

    why only tamils what about the muslims who suffered by the LTTE

    suppiah Monday, 21 May 2012 07:19 AM

    Your party is power in the center. Come down heavily on those aggressive Tamil Nadu politicians

    Lanka Puthra Monday, 21 May 2012 08:40 AM

    well said, what karunanidi trying to do is to create a stepping stone for TAMIL EELAM in India and he is daydreaming

    Nodrog Tuesday, 22 May 2012 12:23 PM

    Keep dreaming Saskia.

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