Tamil Leaders in Sri Lanka only wanted a political solution within the framework of a united Sri Lanka and no one has raised the issue of a separate Tamil Eelam, says T.K. Rangarajan an MP of CPI(M), who was part of the Indian delegation to Sri Lanka last week.
When the Indian media has asked about DMK president M. Karunanidhi’s demand for United Nations intervention and referendum for formation of Tamil Eelam on the lines of East Timor, Kosovo and Montenegro, Rangarajan has said the team interacted almost with every Tamil leaders and none of them, including representatives of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), pressed for Eelam.
Tamil leaders wanted a political solution to the ethnic problem within the framework of united Sri Lanka and no one raised the issue of a separate Tamil Eelam, the Hindu quoted Rangarajan as saying.
“At the citizens meeting at Jaffna and also in a session with the Sri Lankan MPs, TNA leader Sampanthan stressed for a political solution within the united Sri Lanka and never talked about Eelam”, the MP has said.
“I am a Sri Lankan and wanted to die as a Sri Lankan,” Mr Rangarajan has quoted Mr. Sampanthan as saying.
Courtesy: The Hindu
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