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Monday, 23 April 2012 - 18:48
Sri Lankan Tamil leaders do not want an Eelam
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Indian Communist Party MP T K Rangarajan states that Tamil leaders wanted a political solution to the ethnic problem within the framework of a united Sri Lanka and no one raised the issue of a separate Tamil Eelam.

The MP was part of the Indian Parliamentary delegation that toured Sri Lanka last week.

When 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 said the team interacted with most Tamil leaders and none of them, including representatives of the Tamil National Alliance, pressed for Eelam.

Meanwhile, the Hindu Newspaper in its editorial also makes reference to this issue.

It states that pressure from the Tamil Nadu parties contributed to the shaping of India's stand on the recent resolution against Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.

It also states that unreasonable demands and suggestions articulated on their behalf will achieve little other than worsening an already bad situation for the Sri Lankan Tamils.

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