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DMK Chief Karunanidhi revives Tamil Eelam demand

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The DMK chief, Mr M. Karunanidhi-photo courtesy of: The Hindu

By D.B.S.Jeyaraj

Muthuvel Karunanidhi the Octogenarian leader of India’s Dravida Munnetra Kazgagham (DMK) has a flair for creating controversy through provocative pronouncements. Karunanidhi known widely as “Kalainjer” or Artiste has been the chief minister of Tamil Nadu state for nearly 19 years serving five terms in office.

The latest controversy triggered off by the Tamil Nadu ex-chief minister is of direct relevance and significance to Sri Lanka. The DMK Leader has once again revived the call for a creation of a separate state for the Tamils of Sri Lanka. In a public statement released on Thursday April 19th Karunanidhi raised the demand for a “Tamil Eelam” comprising the Northern and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka.

Karunanidhi cited the recently created states of Kosovo, South Sudan, East Timor and Montenegro as examples in support of his demand for Tamil Eelam. He pointed out that these new nations came into being as a result of UN intervention and consequent referendums.

“The song of freedom is ringing in the ears of Tamils across the world. The blood and tears shed by Sri Lankan Tamils will not go in vain. If not tomorrow, it will come into existence one day,” he said in the statement.

The DMK had advocated the idea of a separate Eelam as early as 1983, and a resolution adopted in the general council meeting of the party on August 27 that year had stressed that “a separate Tamil Eelam shall be the only remedy and permanent solution.” Karunanidhi emphasised.

“At a public meeting on the Marina sands the next day, I said if the Indian Army entered Sri Lanka to create a Tamil Eelam, the Congress could rule the State and the DMK would not make efforts to come to power for the next 10 years,” he recalled.

The DMK leader said Sri Lankan Tamil leader SJV Chelavanayagam changed the name of Tamil United Front to the Tamil United Liberation Front in the 1976 conference in Vattukkottai with the objective of achieving a separate nation for Tamils. “Unfortunately, he died in a year,” Mr. Karunanidhi said.

He also cited some instances that showed the historical links between Tamil Nadu and ‘Eelam’ and quoted from poet Bharathidasan: “Whenever I think about the continuity of the history, I feel a longing for Tamil Eelam welling up in me.”

Karunanidhi did not stop with a single statement. He continued to follow up his Tamil Eelam demand with further statements, open letters in newspapers, answers to media queries and also through responses to statements made by other political leaders.

REFERENDUM

Karunanidhi’s demand struck a resonating chord among some groups in the Global Sri Lankan Tamil Diaspora who have been clamouring for a UN supervised referendum in Sri Lanka to decide upon the creation of Tamil Eelam. The referendum demand was articulated again in Tamil media organs run by Tamil expatriates.

Responding to this , Karunanidhi also wanted the UN to intervene in Sri Lanka.Despite being , a constituent of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance Government at the Centre, the DMK leader on Tuesday April 24th urged the Union government to press the United Nations for a referendum on a ‘Tamil Eelam’ in Sri Lanka.

Karunanidhi, writing for the party mouthpiece newspaper “Murasoli” (founded by him in 1942)said: “The demand for holding referendum amongst Tamils for the creation of Tamil Eelam is welcome.”

Writing further he said “At the intervention of United Nations, some countries have been formed and got recognition. Similarly a referendum should be conducted amongst Tamils for the creation of Tamil Eelam and United Nations should take steps for that.”

Karunanidhi recalled his earlier remarks that if at all he had one unfulfilled desire, it was the creation of a separate State for the Sri Lankan Tamils.As such he said India should take up efforts in the United Nations for holding a referendum in Sri Lanka for creation of a separate Tamil Eelam. He wanted India to give necessary support and pressure for the measure.

Though Karunanidhi has raised the Eelam cry again, present day reality in the Island is not conducive to that. The Indian Parliamentary delegation which visited Sri Lanka recently had come away with a different opinion about Tamil separatism in Sri Lanka. The MP’s from both the Lower house Lok Sabha and upper house Rajya Sabha had understood from their trip that the Tamil Eelam demand had no takers among Tamils living in Sri Lanka. Furthermore Rajavarothayam Sampanthan, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader himself had stated that Tamils were striving for equal rights within a united Sri Lanka.

So people like the Indian opposition leader and MP from Bharatiya Janatha Party(BJP) Sushma Swaraj and TK Rangarajan,Communist Party of India(Marxist)MP refuted Karunanidhi’s assertion of Tamil Eelam to which the Dravidian movement patriarch retorted vehemently.

Reacting to the arguments of Sushma Swaraj and T.K. Rangarajan that Tamil leaders in Sri Lanka were not for a separate Tamil Eelam, the DMK president Karunanidhi claimed on Tuesday April 24th that “ Lankan Tamils will not settle for anything less than a separate Eelam as they had already paid the highest price towards achieving the goal.

STATEMENT

“The prospects of a political solution and devolution of power remain only on paper and the Sri Lankan government does not even have the basic honesty of fulfilling the promises made on world forums. Sri Lankan Tamils have given lakhs of lives in sacrifice towards achieving the goal. Tamils have lost everything in their own country, lost their relatives and roam the streets of many countries as orphans and refugees. They have paid the highest price,” Karunanidhi said in a statement issued to the media.

The DMK leader said efforts made by moderate Tamil leaders, such as A. Amirthalingam to find a peaceful solution, were nipped in the bud and agreements with them were thrown to the winds.

“The armed struggle was crushed by unprecedented military deployment. Sinhalese majoritarianism does not show an iota of interest in giving equal rights to the Tamils,” Karunanidhi further said.

Karunanidhi said as far as the Sri Lankan Tamils were concerned, he had not asked India to intervene the way it did in Bangladesh. “I just want India and the United Nations to intervene and conduct a referendum for the formation of a separate Eelam,” he explained.

The DMK followed through on its leader’s revival of the Tamil Eelam demand in the Indian Parliament .On Wednesday April 25th the DMK announced in Parliament that India should prevail upon the United Nations to help carve out a separate Tamil Eelam from Sinhala-dominated Sri Lanka.

Raising the issue in the Lok Sabha during zero hour, DMK parliamentary group leader T.R. Baalu said tyranny in the Tamil areas was continuing and Sinhalese army men were roaming around Tamil habitats in Sri Lanka and “thousands of people have been kept behind barbed wire fences.” He said the Indo-Sri Lankan accord was not being ratified and the 13th Amendment (devolution of powers to ethnic Tamils) was not being implemented.

Noting that DMK chief M. Karunanidhi had underlined the need for a referendum for a separate Tamil Eelam, Mr. Baalu said India should prevail upon the U.N. and other international fora to endorse such a state for ensuring peace and tranquility for Tamils. Mr. Baalu regretted that though the parliamentary delegation had returned from Sri Lanka, there had been no statement from the government.

It could be seen from these happenings that there is a systematic pattern in Karunanidhi’s revival of the DMK demand. Currently the DMK chief seems determined in his efforts to call for an establishment of Tamil Eelam through UN Offices and Indian cooperation. Once again a major Tamil Nadu political party and its experienced veteran leader have chosen to revive the call for Tamil Eelam.

THE HINDU

The respected Indian English daily “The Hindu” that had published several of Karunanidhi’s utterances on Tamil Eelam had an editorial that was extremely critical of the DMK leader. The newspaper referred to in lighter vein as the “Maha Vishnu of Mount road” came out with the following hard-hitting observation – “Tamil ‘Eelam’ is for Tamil Nadu politicians what the full moon is for hungry wolves. All their howling is indicative, not of any yearning for a distant, dreamy Eelam, but of the baser urges of the politics of the here-and-now”.

“The Hindu” went on to say as follows –

“Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, who heads the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, a prominent constituent of the United Progressive Alliance government at the Centre, gave a call last week for the creation of a separate nation for Tamils in Sri Lanka, on the lines of Montenegro, South Sudan, East Timor and Kosovo. Far from forcing the Sri Lankan government into reaching a settlement on devolution of powers to the minority Tamils, Mr. Karunanidhi appears to have further aided the politicisation of this sensitive issue in Tamil Nadu”.

“Political parties in the State have quite rightly looked up to the United Nations as the instrument to ensure the political and economic rights of the Sri Lankan Tamils. In no small measure, pressure from the parties in the State contributed to the shaping of India’s stand on the recent resolution against Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva”.

“But to suggest that the U.N. conduct a referendum for the division of Sri Lanka on ethnic lines can only have the effect of prompting the Mahinda Rajapaksa government to resist all international efforts to speed up the peace and reconciliation process. Unreasonable demands and suggestions articulated on their behalf will achieve little other than worsening an already bad situation for the Sri Lankan Tamils”.

“In any case, Kosovo or Montenegro, South Sudan or East Timor is not comparable to Sri Lanka. But then Mr. Karunanidhi was only looking for instances of new nations formed on the basis of referendums or external intervention, and not seeking to make a cogent case for the resolution of Tamil grievances in Sri Lanka. In 2000, the model of political division he cited was that of Czechoslovakia, which split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In Mr. Karunanidhi’s words, this was “separation without bloodshed”, a peaceful resolution of a conflict in a country with sharp divisions”.

“ However, instead of making loud noise to no purpose in Tamil Nadu, the DMK leader would do well to raise the Sri Lankan Tamils issue with the Centre, quietly or otherwise, and help in the formulation of a foreign policy approach that can yield quick results for the long-suffering Tamils in the island while preserving the unity and integrity of Sri Lanka. For good reasons, India has a firm position on seeking a solution within a united Sri Lanka. Political parties in Tamil Nadu should see the sense behind this”.

The Editorial in “The Hindu” encapsuled the opinion of most right-thinking persons in India about the Sri Lankan situation and Karunanidhi’s political stuntmanship. But it was not this enlightened constituency that the DMK chief was targeting. He had invoked “Tamil Eelam” to evoke support from a different constituency comprising Tamil nationalists and ultra-nationalists in the state and abroad. In the process he also provoked public opinion across the Palk straits.

GOTABHAYA

Predictably, Karunanidhi’s Eelam demand angered many in Sri Lanka. Newspapers published editorials and columns condemning it. Indian newspapers carrying news reports about Karunanidhi’s views found their comments section flooded with critical posts from Sri Lankan readers. Defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa went public asking Karunanidhi to get an “Eelam” for Tamils in India instead of Sri Lanka as the number of Tamils in the Sub-continent was much greater than in the Island.

The Defence secretary’s hard-hitting response summed up the feelings of many Sri Lankans who resented this unwarranted “interference” by the DMK leader. The long war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam(LTTE) was over and the estranged sections of the Tamil people were slowly re-integrating into mainstream Sri Lanka. Why was Karunanidhi suddenly raising this demand now?

There are no definite answers but a brief assessment of the political situation in Tamil Nadu along with an appraisal of DMK party politics may help to provide an understanding of what may be motivating the Dravidian patriarch. Despite the perceived unreasonableness of the demand there are certain reasons for its revival by “Kalainjer” at this juncture.

It must also be noted that unlike the empty rhetoric of political lightweights in Tamil Nadu the statements expressed by the veteran DMK leader carries much importance and weight. Moreover there is a slight chance of the course of Tamil Nadu politics being transformed as a result of this demand gaining momentum in the near future.

Karunanidhi who was named Dakshinamoorthy by his parents Muthuvel and Anjugam was born in 1924. Born in the village Thirukkuvalai in what is now known as the Thiruvaaroor district he will celebrate his 88th birthday on June 3rd. The DMK patriarch who changed his name to Karunanidhi in his teens is currently in the twilight of his long and eventful life.

Chief Minister C.N. Annadurai and Public Works Minister M. Karunanidhi at the inauguration of the "Cooum improvement scheme" in Chennai-pic courtesy: The Hindu

The Dravidian movement seized power for the first time in Tamil Nadu in 1967 when DMK founder CN Annadurai became chief minister.Karunanidhi was public works minister. After Annadurai’s death in 1969 ,Karunanidhi became chief minister. In 1972 the actor –politico MG Ramachandran known as MGR split from the DMK and formed the All-India Anna –Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham (AIADMK or ADMK).

JAYALALITHAA

MGR became chief minister in 1977. After he died in 1987 his wife Janaki was made chief minister. The AIADMK fragmented with MGR’s paramour and ex-heroine on screen, Jayalalithaa Jayaram leading a faction of the party. Later both factions united under Jayalalithaa as Janaki retired from politics. In 1991 Jayalalithaa became chief minister for the first time. Therafter the post has been held in turns by her and Karunanidhi.

What is important to note here is that the state of Tamil Nadu has been under Dravidian party rule in the form of DMK and AIADMK from 1967 onwards. The Congress that ruled for 20 years since Independence has not been able to recapture power for the past 45 years.

In a significant development the AIADMK and the DMK despite the secessionist roots of the Dravidian movement began to share power at the centre by being partners in coalition Governments led by the Congress as well as the BJP.

Karunanidhi enjoys the distinction of never suffering defeat at a Tamil Nadu legislative Assembly election . He was first elected in 1957. He became chief minister for the first time in 1969 and held office till 1971. He became CM the second time from 1971 -76. After a long lull of 13 years Karunanidhi became Chief minister for the third time in 1989 and held office till 1991. He was chief minister for the fourth and fifth time from 1996 -2001 and 2006 – 2011 respectively. Altogether he has been Chief minister for 19 years in Tamil Nadu.

Sadly for Karunanidhi the DMK was trounced at the last state elections in 2011 by his arch rival and political nemesis Jayalalithaa. The AIADMK won 150 seats in the assembly of 234 while the DMK got only 23. The party failed to get even leader of position status as the Desiya Mutpokku Dravida Kazhagham (DMDK) led by actor –politician Vijayakanth won 29 seats.

The DMK formed in 1949 has a vibrant,proud history but today it is in the doldrums. The taste of power at the Central and state level has led to immense corruption at multiple levels. Nepotism and family bandyism is obscenely rampant. The ideals and policies that inspired and sustained the Dravidian movement are now jaded and seemingly out dated. There is an increasing disconnect between the party and the electorate.

The octogenarian leader confined to a wheel chair is unable to relinquish party leadership and hand over the reins to younger and active successors even if he wants to because of an internal crisis within the family and by extension the party or vice versa.

FAMILY

Karunanidhi used to describe the DMK as a Family those days saying “Kazhagham oru Kudumbam”. Today his family dominates the party and through intra-family squabbling threatens to tear it apart.

Karunanidhi’s third son Stalin was for many years earmarked and nursed as the political heir apparent to the father. The second son Azhaghiri also in Politics was relegated to the periphery and placed in charge of the southern districts of the state. For many years this situation prevailed with Azhaghiri based in Madurai and Stalin in Chennai.

Azhaghiri called by his followers as “Anjanenjan”(with fearless heart) has begun rebelling against his second class status. He demanded and got the post of Southern zone administrator within the party structure. Stalin is treasurer and youth wing leader of the DMK. He also held ministerial posts when the DMK was in power. Azhaghiri on the other hand got himself elected to the Lok Sabha and is now a cabinet minister in the Congress led central Govt.

The rivalry between the siblings is intense despite being nurtured in the womb of Dayalu, the second wife of Karunanidhi. Both have their support bases and lead factions. Azhaghiri has been firmly opposing Stalin as the next leader of the DMK. If Karunanidhi quits and Stalin succeeds him , elder brother Azhaghiri is sure to challenge it and cause a party rift. So Karunanidhi clings on in a futile bid to avert the split. It seems a foregone conclusion that the party would fragment after Karunanidhi’s death.Until then “Appa” remains party leader.

Karunanidhi and DMK family troubles do not end there. Karunanidhi’s second daughter born to his third wife Rajathy is the poet-writer-feminine activist ,Kanimozhi. She is currently a Rajya Sabha member. She was allegedly involved in the 2G spectrum scam involving thousands of crore rupees. Kanimozhi was imprisoned at Thihar jail for many months and is now out on bail.Another former DMK minister Aandimuthu Rajah is also allegedly involved and is still in Jail. Karunanidhi’s grand nephew and former minister Dayanidhi Maran is also under investigation for alleged corruption and abuse of power in a different case.

Under these circumstances it is imperative for the DMK to remain within the Central Govt. If it leaves the Govt the DMK will lose the little protection it has against further investigation and possible conviction of party stalwarts. A whole heap of further charges against other DMK personalities may also be levelled.This may even include Karunanidhi’s wife Dayalu in whose name majority shares were held in the family owned TV.

There was a time when the DMK accused the “Aryan” North of flourishing while the “Dravidian” south was decaying. The DMK also modified its separatist goal to full autonomy and devised the slogan “Maanilathil Suyaatchi, Mathiyile Kootaatchi” (Autonomous rule in state, joint rule at the Centre)Ironically when the DMK did achieve state rule and joint rule at the centre what emerged has been family bandyism and related corruption of a massive scale.

Thus the DMK is in an unenviable position now. Having lost power in the state it is forced to hang on to the “Saree potha” of Sonia Gandhi controlled Congress Govt because it is the only protection (however weak) it has. More importantly it is necessary for DMK not to vacate the corridors of power in New Delhi beause such a space if created could be occupied by Jayalalithaa’s AIADMK. If that happens the lady is very likely to bring about a flurry of cases against DMK personalities and virtually demolish the party in the long run.

“THIRUMANGALYAM”

The enmity between Karunanidhi and Jayalalithaa is of a personal and political nature. There was a time in 1974 January when Karunanidhi wrapped a golden shawl around Jayalalithaa and praised her while the then glamour girl of Tamil movies bent low and deferentially touched his feet. Such an incident is unthinkable and impossible in the present situation.

The occasion then was the function celebrating Jayalalithaa’s 100th movie “Thirumangalyam”. MGR had broken away from the DMK and was highly critical of Karunanidhi. Jayalalithaa and MGR were having a tiff and actress Latha had replaced Jayalalithaa as leading lady in MGR films. So there was a convergence of interests between Karunanidhi and Jayalalithaa in slighting and annoying MGR.

Although Jayalalithaa had acted in the most number of films with MGR (28) he was not even invited for the function. Chief Minister Karunanidhi was the chief guest. Karunanidhi was full of praise for Jayalalithaa. Recalling that his erstwhile leader and mentor, Annadurai had presided over at a similar function decades ago, Karunanidhi told his audience that Anna had then paid glowing tributes to another actress Bhanumathy.

Karunanidhi compared Jayalalithaa to Bhanumanthy as talented, versatile , accomplished actresses and stated that Annadurai had then described Bhanumathy as “Nadippitku Ilakkanam Vahuthavar”(one who had compiled the grammar of acting). Likewise he would describe Jayalalithaa as “Nadippukku Ilakkiyam vahuthavar”(one who had compiled the literature of acting). Jayalalithaa sat enraptured as Karunanidhy showered encomiums of praise.

The times changed and MGR replaced Karunanidhi as chief minister.Jayalalithaa retired from acting. MGR reconciled with his favourite “Ammu” (Jayalalithaa’s pet name). Jayalaithaa joined the AIADMK and was made Propaganda secretary and Rajya Sabha MP. Later she was elevated as Party administrative secretary. It became evident that Jayalalithaa was being groomed politically for higher posts.

Despite being politically experienced and articulate, Karunanidhi could not topple MGR from his dominant position as long as MGR was alive. After his death, Karunanidhy sought to re-establish himself as the undisputed Tamil Nadu leader. But there was a hitch. Jayalalithaa had daintily stepped into MGR’s shoes.The actress –politico was a formidable political rival.

Jayalalithaa minced no words in attacking Karunanidhi. Karunanidhi was referred to even by his critics as “Kalainjer” respectfully. None including MGR called him Karunanidhi in public. But Jayalalithaa was different. She shocked the state by calling the DMK leader as “Karunanidhi” instead of Kalainjer.

“DUCHATHANA”

In 1989, Karunanidhi was chief minister and Jayalalithaa opposition leader.When Jayalalithaa questioned Karunanidhi over an issue at the legislature, the chief minister replied “Go and ask Shobhan Babu”. The reference was to Telugu actor Shobhan Babu with whom Jayalalithha had been romantically involved in the past.

An infuriated Jayalalithaa egged on her loyalist Sengottayan to punch Karunanidhi in the nose. In retaliation, some DMK legislators surrounded Jayalalithaa and a minister Thuraimurugan tugged at her saree. Jayalalithaa accused Thuraimurugan of trying to disrobe her as “Duchathana” had done to “Draupadi” in the “Mahabharatha” epic and boycotted legislative assembly proceedings thereafter.

Jayalalithaa had her revenge in 1991 when she triumphed with a gigantic majority . The DMK won only one seat out of 234. This was held by Karunanidhi who won the Chennai harbour electorate. Reluctant to face the hordes of the AIADMK led by Jayalalithaa alone, Karunanidhi resigned his seat. In the ensuing by –election Parithy Ilamvazhuthi won the seat on the DMK ticket.

These events of the past are related here to convey an idea of the deep seated enmity and rivalry between Karunanidhi and Jayalalithaa. Today Jayalalithaa hailed by her supporters as “Ithaya Theivam”(Goddess of the heart) and “Puratchi Thalaivi” (revolutionary leader) is Chief minister. The politically vanquished Karunanidhi is hoping for a comeback but age is not on his side.

The unkindest cut as far as Karunanidhi is concerned is the fact that Jayalalithaa has been able to woo and wean away the Tamil ultra – nationalist and nationalist constituency away from him. There was a time when the adherents and proponents of the Tamil Eelam demand looked up to Karunanidhi as their champion in India. That state of affairs exists no longer.

The DMK leader’s pathetic performance during the final phase of the war against the LTTE has disappointed this constituency and aroused much hatred against him. His refusal to exert pressure on New Delhi and save the LTTE from defeat is seen as a gross betrayal. He is openly flayed as a “thurogi” or traitor.

SWANSONG

Jayalalithaa on the other hand has changed her stripes. The woman who cracked down ruthlessly on Sri Lankan Tamils in Tamil Nadu after Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination is now going soft on them announcing many boons to the refugees there. The woman who was instrumental in getting the LTTE proscribed in India and got the Tamil Nadu legislature to pass a resolution demanding the arrest and extradition of Veluppillai Prabhakaran is now the darling of the LTTE and pro-LTTE elements in Tamil Nadu and abroad.

Jayalalithaa is even being called “Thamih Eezha Annai” or mother of Tamil Eelam by tigerish sycophants in the Diaspora. Karunanidhi on the other hand is blamed as being responsible for the deaths of Tamils in Sri Lanka. The reference “Kalainjer” (artiste) is being twisted with a change in one aplphabet to describe Karunanidhi as “Kolainjer” or murderer. This is unbearable for the man who was (and is) a devout Tamil Nationalist.

The Revival of the Tamil Eelam demand by Karunanidhi must be seen against this backdrop. It is a desperate cry of a Political leader in the twilight of life and career. The song of Tamil Eelam that is being warbled by Karunanidhi may very well be his political swansong.

NEXT: Autumn of the Dravidian Patriarch

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131 Comments

  1. Kaliangar is the greatest Tamil leader in the world. His worth is not understood by many. Only history will show his genuiness

  2. Thank you very much Mr.Jeyaraj for an insightful essay into the intricacies of Tamil Nadu politics. Eagerly waiting for sequel

  3. The octogerian politician has nothing left to achieve in his life, he has seen it all. When it comes to the Tamil struggle of the Sri Lankan Tamils he admits that he has made some errors of judgement but he has correctly stated that this is partly due to the fact that we Sri Lankan Tamils are never united as a single voice and a single force.

  4. Do not believe Kalaignar . He is a big liar like your Rajapaksha
    except Rajapaksha is a horrible tyrant who love killing people and Kalaignar is not a tyrant

    AMMA AMMA AMMA
    AMMA is the only one who can resolve Lankan issue ya . Amma will take Rajapaksha to war crimes tribunal

  5. Whatever people say there is alwats respect and support for Kalainjer Aiyah in the hearts of Thamilians everywhere

  6. Biggest joker of Tamil Nadu trying to get his political fortunes back on the blood of Sri Lankan Tamils.

  7. Our revolutunary leader Jayalalithaa Amma is not doing anything to this old man because she is a divine goddess

    But after Karunanidhi is dead she will destroy the DMK. Stalin will be her chappal on the right foot and Azhaghiri the chappal on her left foot.

  8. “The song of freedom is ringing in the ears of Tamils across the world. The blood and tears shed by Sri Lankan Tamils will not go in vain. If not tomorrow, it will come into existence one day,” he said in the statement….”

    Flop song.. soup song… This song is for loosu Tamilan….
    Why this kolaveri… distansila Eelam.. I am safe in TN, let them drop the cluster, my family is OK… I will do a Guinness record fast.. You continue to fire MBRL at them.. Why this kolaveri kolaveri….
    Now I need more voteu voteu… All I need to do a stuntu stuntu… to fool the Tamils to get back into power….:)

    If MK had done this while he was in power and LTTE was alive, yes it would have been a different ball game, but why now? Come on MK, who are you trying to fool now????
    Not just twisted the alphabet to call him konlanjar… also he is the father Karuna in TN and son Karuna in Madakalappu…

    It is unfortunate that Darvida parties are loosing its strength and may vanish with diminish of Karunanithy and Jeyalalitha. If that happen, it will be impossible to recreate such formidable regional force in the future. Unfortunately, Tamil will loose its strength with this diminish. With the tremendous technology and media growth, Priyar and Annadurrai, MGR strategies won’t work in the future… As people becoming more materialistic, not many going to worry about Tamil sentiments and eventually Congress / BJP will talk over as it is in Neighboring states (Telungu Desam kind of gone with NTR)…. Also even if congress gets into power in TN, they won’t be produce another Tamil leader Kamaraj… It will be a bigger lost to Tamils and Tamils overall than the Eelam debacle. Hope TN realize it soon, specially Karunaithy select some talented Charismatic Tamilian as his heir than pointing finger at Stalin…

  9. Too late, nobody can read his intentios, but unfortunately most of the time his decisons are “suitcase size” based, no principals. Lets wait and see how this stunt is going work out.

  10. Disective piece.
    Sadly Tamil Nadu after the demise of Periyar and Anna never had dravidian leaders who were upright and stood by priciples to uplift and enhance the dignity of the Tamils not only within India but all over the world.
    I see many of the Tamils as migrant workers all over the world similar to the British days.

  11. What Tamils in Sri Lanka want is equal rights in united country. People like Karunanidhi,Seeman, Vaiko, Nedumaran etc are simply spoiling this. Enough of your unwanted concern!

  12. Such a meaningless demand which will simply lay the roots for an eternal conflict. See South Sudan for example. They will never be left in peace by the North. Kashmir is another example. Secession is meaningless. the bigger a country the more resources and progress for the people.
    Of course the Govt must see that Justice is done to the people in the North. They need to be be compensated and resettled without delay. Implementation of 13A, 17 and LLRC would lay to rest the accusations levelled by the International Community.

  13. Why do all for bloodshed’s. for a soil. it is worth more Tamils living in the Tamil Nadu state to be Tamil Eelam.. Only very small country. population in Ceylon less then a Tamil Nadu.Jayalalitha and Karunanidhi both wanted land for separate Tamil. why cant declared Tamils own South India. In Sri lanka Muslim’s as well Christians Language is Tamil. but The Hindu religion followers only call Tamils.The LTTE sent out within 24 hours all muslim generations from the northern province.so tamil speaking Muslims are not Tamils.as well as in India the peoples said Thamils,Malayali,Bungali,Marati and so many states.so it is suitable to do in South India’s Tamil Nadu state. Chief Minister and the and Previous chief agreed to do that it is very good work for Tamil’s generation. Not In Sri Lanka. Both Jayalalitha and Karunanithi playing their politics with Tamil generation. The Tamil’s do not understand yet?

  14. Karunanandi and Jayalalitha maybe charged for war crimes, if it is found that they aided and abetted the Tiger Terrorists to commit gruesome crimes in SriLanka, against the non-Tamil communities as well as those Tamils who did not join the Tiger terrorist movement.
    Today Karunanadi’s daughter is being investigated for alleged major fraud and as a loving father he seems to be trying hard to distract the world away from her daughter’s issues, by manufacturing stories against SriLanka. Fortunately for him, powerful but hostile foreign Govts could be happy with the destabilising role he is playing.

  15. The time is coming when this old man will fall at the golden feet of Jayalalithaa amma and ask pardon for all the harm he done to her. Only then can he die peacefully

  16. As our secretary of defence correctly said, This man should look in to have a Tamil Eelam in Tamil nadu. Since there is no independent state for tamils in the whole world and majority of tamils are living in Tamil nadu, the best place for his dream land is tamil nadu or you can have a try in Canada, Norway, Australia or USA. But sorry, no way in Sri lnaka.

  17. I wish Tamil Nadu would mind their own darn business now. When the Tamils needed their support DMK& AIDMK played games to achieve their selfish ends. Now that LTTE haseen wiped out, all Tamils should unite to work to get their rights restored under a united country. Tamil Nadu Politicians -Don’t start to raise these useless slogans, once again, when your own popularity is being threatened in Tamil Nadu.

  18. This this good wake-up call for sri Lanka.

    One-day USA can easily gets Eeelam 4 Tamils, because USA wants Tincomelle. (USA can use UN to do this as they do other countries)

    To avoid thi, Sri Lanka must settle large amounts sinhala Army personnel & their families in NE & N.

  19. One more political mile using the sympathy to Sri lankan Tamils or just by showing. Tamilnadu has the most illiterate , poor Indian population and the Tamilnadu politicians are worst corrupted in whole India. First save your people before even thinking about our people OUR PEOPLE. You guys with the Rajive Ghandi send Indian Army to Sri lanka and that Army brutally did raping and killing Tamils. Your Indian Army left Sri Lanka “Ambaka guti kala” from Praba with the help of our Preamadasa. You guys always used Tamils and created hearted towards Sinhala people and still doing it for just another political mile. None of the Sri Lankan Tamils need a political support from Tamilnadu because they know you very well. Now what Sri Lankan Tamil need is freedom. Freedom to live freely without ghosting their minds with Eelam Fantasy.Leave our Tamils alone ******* Karunanid.

  20. 100% agree with you DBS J, it his political swansong indeed. His popular fasting and subsequent announcement why he stoped his fasting and as to what was to expect from GoSL since then was spot on, except what had Tamils here had endured. He was not in a position to go against GoI then as he feared about the Spectrum. For him, protecting his family from corruption charges was the priority than safeguarding innocent Tamils being killed. However I am happy that his inaction resulted in VP’s demise. Now trying a somersault to resurrect his political bankruptcy, hope voters in TN are not fools.

  21. It is fun to watch Seeman’s video responding to Karunandi’s latest missive.
    This is what he had said:
    Please oh Please keep your mouth closed honourable Sir!

    You have done a lot for the Dravidian movement and got also very rich on its spoils. Why dont you keep your mouth closed instead of harming the few Tamils left in Sri Lanka?

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    Seeman is worried that Karunanidhi will take over the Tamil Eelam business from him

  22. I am surprised that no one cornered Karunanidhi with the fact that he himself said that Eelam no longer feasible in the floor of Tamil Nadu Assembly in 2009 after the war was over .Not only that he said that there is no point in pursuing war crimes against President Rajapksa as it will anger the Sinhalese and cause more hardships to Tamils there .

    DBSJ RESPONDS:
    What’s the big deal here? If Jayalalithaa can change her stripes why cant Karunanidhi change his spots?

    Consistency is NOT necessarily a virtue in politics

  23. Why can’t Karunanidhi carve out Tamil nadu as a separate country for Tamils instead of trying to break up a tiny country like Sri Lanka?

  24. More likely he is the nemesis of Sri Lankan Tamils. By making such comments, he is putting the Sinhalese on Red Alert !

  25. Hail karunanidi! Can we start our own Ealam in our t nadu than in Sri Lanka.Our American lady Hilary will support us.She like us seperate from Bharatha matha.We all support you. Let us seperate from India and create Ealam here. Tamils in sri lanka is not even 10 percent. Why can not we do I there?

  26. This man knows his days on mother earth are numbered and he will go down in History
    as a capital ‘S’ politician who achieved nothing for his people in Tamil Nadu,hence
    before his eminent depature in a bright saffron box,he tries in vain to boost his
    ego hoping he will have a good crowd at his last rites ceremony near some canal
    in Chennai.

  27. Tamil Nadu destabilizd Sri Lanka once. This cost the tamils and others dearly. Next time they do this we need to take the fight into Tamil Nadu. It is only 20 miles from Sri Lanka and with our long range commando teams we should be able to take the fight into chennai. We should create sleeper cells in Tamil Nadu to destabilize. Next time the people in Chennai need to feel the pain like us Sri Lankans felt for 30 years.

  28. karunanithi and jayalalitha just want to sit inthe chair.for that thay can tallk many thinks to innocent tamil people.becourz of this stupid leader’s statements ….strugling innocent people.stop your dirty tricks.karunanithi should stop your dirty tricks.elam not your business.

  29. DMK and Karunanidhi were close associates of the LTTE in Tamil Nadu in the 90s.

    An Indian judge made this observation following his investigation of the Gandhi assasination.

    With Jayalalitha and Karunanidhi both vying for the LTTE supporter base in Tamil Nadu and the Diaspora, each is outbidding the other, following the scoreless draw in the boycott “Sushima Delegation.”

    With this new Karunanidhi call for a referandum, now, JJ will be hard pressed to come up with a better offer.

    India has produced many Federal Leaders who progressed through the State system.

    But there aren’t any records of Tamil Naduans having achieved this distinction.

    Most State Leaders who are from Northern States which are more sophiticated, engage the Center in big issues relevant to Indians.

    With its 5.8 population as a percentage of the total Tamil Nadu hasn’t got much clout.

    Northern Indians who out number Naduans 15 to 1 also perhaps do not take Naduans seriously.

    This also could be a reason why the Nadu parties always engage in Srilanka bashing and promoting the elusive Eelaam.

    Karunanidhi’s statement, that the Congress can have Tamil Nadu for ten years if the Indian Army can divide Srilanka is a classic.

    No wonder our own onetime LTTE supporter Mr Sambandan told Sushma Delegation that he is a Srilankan and proud of it.

    Did someone say Tamil Nadu Politicians are Jokers?.

  30. When sinhalese offer eelam on a platter due to their stupidity, why not take it. Karuna’s arguments that defend the need for eelam are very true. why he yells now rather than in 2009 is anybody’s guess and its not too late either.

    Highest right-thinking person is Justice Krishna Iyer and he favored eelam. Period.

  31. I AM JUST WONDERING , WHY PRESIDENT OF SRI LANKA (MR ) NOT TELLING KARUNANIDHI TO MIND HIS OWN BUSINESS OR JUMP IN THE LAKE. THE PROBLEM IN SRI LANKAN POLITICIANS ARE ,, THEY WANTS TO BE EVERYBODYS LAP DOG. MR SHOULD BE FIRM , AND TELL THE INTERNATIONAL COMMOUNITIY TO BACK OFF FROM SRI LANKA INTERNAL ISSUES. IT IS BETTER WE MOVE AWAY FROM UN AND US.WEST IS FULLY CORRUPTED JUST LIKE INDIANS. AFTER ALL WHO CARES ABOUT UN. ISRAEL NEVER OBEY ,UN ORDERS .. THEY STILL BUILD WALLS IN PALESTINE. AFTER ALL WHO IS UN ???? UN SHOULD MOVE TO SUDAN , AND LET BLACK PEOPLE TO RUN IT , AND YOU WILL SEE THE DIFFERENCE.

  32. Mr.Karunnithi must realize the fact that he is too old and he is mentally and physically very weak. Let him find accommodation in a comfortable place to silently relax and meditate/pray/,get the Thirukural read for him by some one,and let some one instill in his mind that his days are over and is fast approaching to be put into a coffin and buried without pomp and ceremony.

  33. This old fossil will very soon realize his Eelam dream just like his hero Prabhakaran did. And they will both live happily ever after.

  34. An article well written by DBSJ – thanks for the info.
    Well said AiA on 27th comments.
    Karunanithi went to Delhi during the SL war and could not change the Indian Congress to stop India’s help to Rajapakshes, in the killing of the innocent SL Tamils. Yet he continued to serve the “killing fields”. Do not cry any more Karunanithi – mere ‘crocodile tears’.
    Indian politics at all level – from top to bottom, appears to be full of corruption and power struggle. Very unfortunate for a country like India, with such high intelligence and resources should suffer so much.
    “We came to this world with nothing, and when we leave this world we take nothing”
    May the good politicians realise this.

  35. You are tring to create sinhalease sucide team and will ask separate sinhala state in tamil nadu otherwise what tigers did to us we will do there

    go to hell

  36. Let Karunanidhi and Jayalalitha confine their politics to the foolish Tamils in Tamil Nadu. Let these two “Koothadigals” (Karunanidhi is also a “Koothadi” being a cine script writer) leave the Sri Lankan Tamils alone. The killing of Pirapaharan and the total annihilation of the murderous LTTE had ended once and for all the unrealistic demand for a separate state for Sri Lankan Tamils. Only the pro-LTTE Tamil diaspora wants Tamil Eelam. North East Tamils have suffered enough because of this Tamil Eelam demand. As rightly pointed out by Gothabaya Rajapakse let Karunanadhi create a Tamil Eelam for these pro-LTTE Tamil diaspora in Tamil Nadu State. What I can tell you is that even such a Tamil Eelam is created none of these diaspora Tamils will leave their comfortable western style lives and come to live in Tamil Eelam. These hypocrits educated their children to become doctors and engineers while they allowed the LTTE to turn the sons and daughters of the poor Sri Lankan Tamils into child soldiers. The undeniable fact vouched by the Indian Parliamentary delegation is that a vast majority of Tamils in North East Sri Lanka want to live peacefully in a united Sri Lanka. The political front of Kajendrakumar Ponnambalam and Kudirai Kajendran which pitched its election propaganda demanding Tamil Eelam and self determination for Sri Lankan Tamils was soundly defeated at the last Sri Lankan Parliamentary elections. This is enough proof that Tamil Eelam is a lost cause. If a referendum is held today on the issue of Tamil Eelam the North East Tamils will soundly defeat this stupid call for Tamil Eelam. In the TNA too there are some stupid MPs making some noises about Tamil Eelam, but these are just their theatrics to stay in the limelight.

  37. Why can’t Mr.Karunanidhi create a tamil nation in India with the majority tamils living in Tamil nadhu? Sri Lanka is now a peaceful nation without brutal LTTE, who killed more Tamils than anybody! Kalaigar syringed and drunk the blood of tamil people for so many years for the benefit of his family only, and I do not understand why some people still beleive this guy? He is talking about tamil ealam just to hide their bribes and mis deeds! As Sri Lankan Tamils, we do not need tamil ealam, and we are happy to live together with sinhala,muslim in our peaceful mother land. So, Mr. Kaligar mind your own business.

  38. Jeya Anna,

    Many Thanks for comperahansive report on very critical statement from one of the
    main regional political party seniour leader.We are welcoming similar statement
    from all indian political partys including rulling Indian Government and all other
    nations.

    We are too fedup with our Systematic Genocidal Srilankan Government still not even
    agree minimum political power to protect our land,life,language and future politico-
    Economic conditons to sustain our living within Srilanka.

    All most 60 years strugling, Pre-War riots, War- Oppression,Post-War military occupation telling same storey, We need Tamil Eellam to protect ourself to next
    thosuands years from Genocide.

  39. The last official stand of Jayalalitha is “Eelam is the only solution”. Karunandihi too reiterates Eelam will be the ideal solution.

    I think TN believes in Eelam.

  40. If he so wants a free tamil nation why not he declare it in TN. Since he is from N and been a govener there one would expect that from him.Then he can invite all tamils scattered all over th world come back like Israel did. But unlike in Israels case I do not think there will be many takers. The well to do tamil is quite happy in the developed world living in luxury. Why give up all that to go back to corruption and bad government. He can keeps his hands off Sri Lanka and let them resolve problems from within. No more wars!

  41. ‘Tamil Eelam’, LTTE, PRO-LTTE,…………All these are dead. Still some want to keep these dead issues live. Move on fellows.

    Are they really dead issues?………DBSJ

  42. This monkey should take care his family corruption 1st before interfering other countries. Like Mr.Gothabaya R. said, ask Eelam in India as there are more tamils live there. In srlanks Eelam & separatist consider as terrorist. So mind your own business .

  43. Ranjan Toronto..how’s Karunanidhi is a joker? He led his people in Tamil Nadu as well as made a business empire for his family; unlike the Rajapaksa bros who are governing a reign of blood kidnapping and tyranny and looting public wealth. The Lankan General who called him a ‘joker’ is in the jail.

  44. I think Tamils all over the world knew that Dr.MKK cannot be trusted with his words or deeds after his performance during the SL Tamil massacre in May 2009. For him it is all about politics and keeping him/his family in power. Tamils in TN and all over the world should keep this fact always in their back of their minds.

    Having said that, his peaceful way of using a UN resolution to create a Tamil separate state in SL for Tamils should be welcomed without selling the Tamils to Dr.MKK. Let him provide his contribution while the Tamils should respect him for that without being sold to Dr.MKK. In my view, Ms.Jeya was anti-LTTE (for gunning down her buddy Rajiv) and now much more trust worthy for the Tamil cause after the demise of LTTE.

    If the current UNHRC efforts are failed and if the US wants to maintain its interests in the region due to Chinese expnsion, then the Tamils should work with the US (and on the side not annoy its ally India) to get this Kososvo type solution, which the majority Tamils believed back in 1977 by supporting the Vaddukottai resolution.

    Dr.MKK has provided the right answer to Gotabaya by stating that the SL tamils need freedom unlike the Indian Tamils, because the SL Tamils are mistreated, tortured and killed by their Govt. – What an answer, Gota asked for it and MKK gave it. Now gota is biting his teeth as he does in the interviews.

  45. Kalainger solicited for parting of terrorism and extremism from legitimate struggle for independent Eelam. Even Ghandiji found difficult to separate do and die stunts from do or die way.Kalainger is always a great diplomat
    I’m Eelam

  46. Sitha said, “What Tamils in Sri Lanka want is equal rights in united country. People like Karunanidhi,Seeman, Vaiko, Nedumaran etc are simply spoiling this. Enough of your unwanted concern”.

    I completetly agree with you and that was really true with the majority Tamils before 1977. Now, because they weent thru the pain of war some people must have changed their minds too on the Vaddukottai resolution.

    Answer this question though. What if the SL Govt is unwilling or unable to get a solution for Tamils to manage their own affairs within the united country, as the majority community is either uninterested on the Tamil affairs or want to keep then as second clas citizens or in fear that if rights are granted that this 8-12% Tamils are capable of beating the 88-92% rest of the population to get their own country?

    Just accept that the sinhalese do not want to give us the rights they enjoy and move on as second class citizenry in SL? or should use the changing international climate and the world order to win a solution (separate state) once world powers wake up to the truth that Tamils arrived back in 1977 (Vaddukottai res)? It all depends how the US/TN/TE Tamils axis evolves in the future. I hope the SL Tamil leaders, diaspora and TN leaders align the larger Tamil interests along the US/India interests in the region and promising a workable partnership for the future.

    There was a news item that Ms.Jeya has central govt ambitions and coupling that with Ms.Clintons visit to TN last year, it amy take time, but the Tamils should be careful to get it right this time.

  47. Somehow I agree with CM Karunanidhi. Tamils are the only race left in the world without a nation or a king. Its like the Jews without Israel or Palestinians without Palestine.

    Having sold their soul and given up the demand for Eelam in south India and fearful of letting out the emotion of being a king without a kingdom I can only symphathise with mr K for his dream.

    In India you cannot talk about seperation withuot being thrown into jail so WHY NOT talk of it of a mythical land like Lanka.

    Reminds me of the syaing when at the Dana ( Alms giving ) if a priest wants a certain dish he would ask the person next to him whether he wants it.

    I am a great supporter of EELAM in South India. I think they deserve it , they have a large land mass with assets and with many millions of tamil speaking residents.

    My Vote is for EELAMINDIA.

    Way to go Chief Minister Karunanidhi !!!

    By the way can you leave my Sri Lanka tamil brothers to own and not speak for them to further your dream.

  48. Don’t be fools, they follow only to their own agenda of keeping in power and saving their pockets!
    They will do nothing for their own people the tamils!
    They still suffer the blow of not having formed any dravid nadu in india!
    Now they transport their frustration into Sri Lanka, seeding hatret and agony
    among the tamil diaspora worldwide, but leaving them alone!
    They lost their fight and are nomore able to turn the wheel back.
    Poor Tamil Nadu politicians with their separatist ideology are entrusted to become an endangered specy
    on the verge of extinction!

  49. All politicians – in sri lanka,india and elsewhere – are almost the same.
    They say and behave to perpetuate their political power and wealth.
    Mahinda Rajapakse was a champion of human rights for all sri lankans.
    What is he now?
    Therefore, Karunanithi is not alone, in such behaviour.
    He is entitled to his “solution” for the problems of sri lankan tamils.
    Should the response be to show the faults in his ideas, or criticise his fmily and their past? All this gossip is already known.
    Are there not politicians in sri lanka with similar histories?
    Hence, why bash him only?
    What has happened to those who bashed Mahinda Rajapkse?
    Does not the “white van” takes care of them?
    Does not military regime guard him and his sycophants who benefit from him.

  50. ” Tamil Ealam” Why now? and why not when he was in power?
    This is a real joke.
    Ratnam Ganesh.

  51. svinson says:

    “To avoid thi, Sri Lanka must settle large amounts sinhala Army personnel & their families in NE & N.”

    It is a fantastic idea. Instead you could relocate the whole Sinhala/Buddhist population to North east or invade Tamilnadu and occupy entire South India with your armed forces and colonise Tamilnadu with Sinhala/Buddhist population. You would have solved Tamil threat completely. Assimilation of Tamils in Tamilnadu into Sinhala people would benefit you tremendously in terms of your population.

    Watch out your Southern flank; anyone wearing the right kind of boots could kick you on your back.

  52. Anurasiri says:

    “Tamilnadu has the most illiterate , poor Indian population and the Tamilnadu politicians are worst corrupted in whole India”

    I happened to see some figures, I could not make any sense of it as I am poorly educated. Could you explain what these figures below mean to the Indian.

    Literacy in India 2011 Census

    2011 Census 2001 Census
    Sr. No. State Literacy(%) Male(%) Female(%) Literacy(%)Male(%)Female(%)Change(%)

    India 74.04 82.14 65.46 65.38 75.85 54.16 8.66
    1 Kerala 93.91 96.02 91.98 90.86 94.24 87.72 3.05
    2 Lakshad 92.28 96.11 88.25 86.66 90.72 80.47 5.62
    3 Mizoram 91.58 93.72 89.40 88.80 92.53 86.75 2.78
    4 Tripura 87.75 92.18 83.15 73.19 82.42 64.33 14.56
    5 Goa 87.40 92.81 81.84 82.01 88.62 76.47 5.39
    6 Daman and Diu 87.07 91.48 79.59 78.18 86.14 67.42 8.89
    7 Puducherry 86.55 92.12 81.22 81.24 86.33 73.90 5.31
    8 Chandigarh 86.43 90.54 81.38 81.94 88.42 75.37 4.49
    9 Delhi 86.34 91.03 80.93 81.67 87.33 75.24 4.67
    10 Andaman
    Nicobar Islands 86.27 90.11 81.84 81.30 86.76 74.71 4.97
    11 Himachal Pdesh 83.78 90.83 76.60 76.48 85.35 65.61 7.3
    12 Maharashtra 82.91 89.82 75.48 76.88 85.97 67.03 6.03
    13 Sikkim 82.20 87.29 76.43 68.81 77.38 59.63 13.39
    14 Tamil Nadu 80.33 86.81 73.86 73.45 83.28 64.91 6.88
    15 Nagaland 80.11 83.29 76.69 66.59 76.04 56.87 13.52
    16 Manipur 79.85 86.49 73.17 70.53 80.33 61.46 9.32
    17 Uttarakhand 79.63 88.33 70.70 71.62 81.02 63.36 8.01
    18 Gujarat 79.31 87.23 70.73 69.14 78.49 60.40 10.17
    19 Dadra Nagar 77.65 86.46 65.93 57.63 68.82 43.53 20.02
    20 West Bengal 77.08 82.67 71.16 68.64 77.02 59.61 8.44
    21 Punjab 76.68 81.48 71.34 69.65 79.66 60.53 7.03
    22 Haryana 76.64 85.38 66.77 67.91 76.10 59.61 8.73
    23 Karnataka 75.60 82.85 68.13 66.64 76.06 57.80 8.96
    24 Meghalaya 75.48 77.17 73.78 62.56 71.18 50.43 12.92
    25 Orissa 73.45 82.40 64.36 63.08 71.28 50.51 10.37
    26 Assam 73.18 78.81 67.27 63.25 75.23 51.85 9.93
    27 Chhattisgarh 71.04 81.45 60.59 64.66 75.70 55.73 6.38
    28 Madhya Pradesh 70.63 80.53 60.02 63.74 75.35 54.61 6.89
    29 Uttar Pradesh 69.72 79.24 59.26 56.27 67.30 43.00 13.45
    30 Jammu and Kashm 68.74 78.26 58.01 55.52 66.60 42.22 13.22
    31 Andhra Pradesh 67.66 75.56 59.74 60.47 71.16 50.29 7.19
    32 Jharkhand 67.63 78.45 56.21 53.56 63.83 38.87 14.07
    33 Rajasthan 67.06 80.51 52.66 60.41 70.32 43.85 6.65
    34 ArunachalPdesh 66.95 73.69 59.57 54.34 65.43 40.23 12.61
    35 Bihar 63.82 73.39 53.33 47.00 59.68 33.12 16.82

  53. Many EXTREMIST TAMILS WERE SCREAMING FOR TAMIL GRIEVANCES! WHAT ARE THEY?Outside North and East Sri Lanka, close upon 50% of the total tamil population live very confortably, so why are these people scream of equal rights??? When over 300,000 Tamil civilians were kept as hostages by LTTE KILLERS without allowing them to leave for Govt areas, NONE OF THESE PUNDITS RAISED A CRY FOR THOSE PEOPLES’S RELEASE.Its the GREAT SRI LANKAS SOLDIERS WHO SAVED ALL OF THEM AT THE SACRIFICE OF THEIR LIVES!!! Accept this truth and pl keep away from Sri Lankan politics as Sri Lanka is not an Indian State.

  54. K s logic is that there was about 25 yrs of struggle in the ahimsa mode followed by 30 yrs or so of armed struggle and both having failed, it is now for the Diaspora – one million strong – to persue the struggle, with K
    taking up leadership at one end. The internationalisation is a creation
    of the Sinhala Rulers and with the Diaspora to stay, matters have reached
    the highest levels. Now the clumination of all these efforts will be some-
    what clear with the next three years?

  55. Though, I was never a fan of Karunanidhi, since the time he kicked out MGR and I hated him very much for his corruptions and the dirty tricks he plays in politics to push others down to gain power for his family, at this juncture I praise him for watering ourTamil-Eelam plant.

  56. The article is well written which he is famnous for but people like DBS should write and publish their views on the Sri Lankan current affairs but not somebody’s history.

    There are no learned Tamil leaders in Sri Lanka to sacrifice and to rise against the government.Many were assasinated by Prabaharan. I and many Tamils supported the Government in the fight against the LTTE and what the LTTE did was wrong from start to finish. We all expected that the government would be liberal and emancipate the long suffering Tamils. Resettle those people in their own lands who were displaced.Raise their standard of living. Instead the government is not going to implement the LLRC recomendations.There is no devolution of power to the minorities.The army occupation is going to be there for many many years to come. The army is fortifying those ares in Vali-North from ponnalai to Thondaminar which were declared as High security zones. The people who lived in those areas were farmers and fishermen who were chased out of their homes by the forces by indiscriminate shelling and bombing. Many fled leaving their belongings and many died in the arial bombardment. The government doesn’t consider the Tamils as citizens of Sri Lanka.
    What is the alternative? Whatever the views of Mr. Karunanithi, his recent speech for separation for the Tamils in Sri Lanka seems to be a reasonable one under the circumstances for which the Tamils have to give full support.

    Thak You But I can write on any subject I choose to write upon including “history”………DBSJ

  57. Jay Ranaweera says:

    “Its the GREAT SRI LANKAS SOLDIERS WHO SAVED ALL OF THEM AT THE SACRIFICE OF THEIR LIVES”

    Was it the objective of war to save the Tamil hostages from LTTE? The truth of the matter is that Tamil refugees were again became hostages of the armed forces. If the war objective was true why the hell is the Sinhala/Buddhist state maintaining a large contingent in the North East again it is similar to an open prison.

    Once armed forces have achieved their military objective it is time for them to-quit the area.

  58. DilshanF says:

    “Way to go Chief Minister Karunanidhi !!!”

    Is he still the chief Minister of Tamilnadu? Did you mean Prime minister of EelamIndia in Tamilnadu or extended Eelam in (India + Sri Lanka)?

  59. A separate state is not only infeasible but it’s not going to solve any problems. If a separate state is ever created it will be in perpetual ideological and violent conflict with the rest of Sri Lanka. The best solution is decentralization and building a democratic and egalitarian society. It will always be a million times better to negotiate with the Sinhalese leadership than depend on Tamil Nadu politicians. SL Tamils went down that road for decades and have nothing to show for it but self-destruction. In the end when a people put their fate into the hands of self-serving power elite such as the DMK/AIADMK, they will inevitably become a pawn in elitist games for perpetuating their indefensible abuses by coating the real socioeconomic issues of the day with nationalist and irrational distractions to fool the masses into ignoring their gross abuses of power. The sad condition of SL Tamils has been continuously used to distract the Tamil Nadu electorate, while SL Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu are treated like garbage on a daily basis. Jayalalitha’s supposed enlightenment on the issue and new policies towards refugees is a joke, but Karunanidhi’s announcements after conducting false fasts while innocent civilians burned is insulting to all those with common sense. The antics of these two “jokers” simply exposes the moral squalor of Tamil Nadu’s political leadership. Tamil Eelam was once a possibility when the LTTE was at its peak but even if it came to fruition, the SL Tamils would eventually have had to start another rebellion just to rid themselves of the LTTE’s military dictatorship.

    The only way SL Tamils can improve their condition is by appealing to the moral core of the Sinhalese. The nationalistic and deceptive announcements of an old man fearing the inevitable fate of his family and the history books should be realized for what he has been all along; a narrow minded nationalist with his own self-interest always at heart.

  60. Kalu Albert says:

    Please do me a favour; if you are itching for a comment do write it on a word document and sit on it for a couple of days and then post it if you are happy with it.

  61. It is astonishing how these pro LTTE Tamil Political Leaders on both sides of the Palk Strait, make similar demands in synchro.

    While Mr Karu is demanding the UN and India to hold a Referandum in Srilanka,and help establish the the LTTEEelaam, our own ” Srilankan” Tamil Opposition Leader Mr Sambandan demands the Govt to stop sending mobs to attack mosques.especially when they are on their Friday prayers.

    Wonder whether Mr Sambandan condemned his LTTE “Boys” , especially his biggest boy when they not only attacked the Mosque in Kattankaddy, but also massacred over two hundred men and boys who were on their knees in deep prayer?.

  62. The first meeting of the revived Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation (TESO), an outfit launched by Dravid Munnetra Kazhagam president M. Karunanidhi in 1985 to express solidarity with the Sri Lankan Tamil cause, will be held on April 30 at Anna Arivalayam, the DMK headquarters.

    Mr. Karunanidhi, who is also the TESO president, will chair the meeting, which will be attended by DMK general secretary K. Anbazhagan, Dravidar Kazhagam president K. Veeramani, former minister Subbulakshmi Jagadeesan and Tamilar Peravai leader Suba Veerapanidan, who have been included as members.

  63. The Tamil eelam supporters in India like Vaiko,Nedumaran and Seeman are getting knocked out of sight y Karuna taking up the Tamil Eelam cause

  64. Native Vedda,

    I definetely meant EELAMINDIA, he could be ‘King’, ‘President’, even ‘CEO’ for that matter.

    Then SEEMAN, JAYALALITHA all could take turns. I dont know why this wasn’t promoted by Sri Lanka at the last UN as a resolution. If India was broken into Bangladesh, Pakistan so why not Kashmir and EELAMINDIA.

    It will definetely stop all issues.

    Extension into Sri lanka is out of the question, but hey — there is plenty of land in India to annexe?

  65. Poet:
    When I was selfish, I did not watch when my people were suffered
    when I was more selfish, I justified what it was wrong
    Blame on my own people
    When I am almost selfish, I want to sell my knowledge to my enemy
    When I am 100 % selfish, nobody wants to me
    From now on I want to be selfless person !
    But unfortunately, doctors said I can not live no longer
    Finally I have decided at least I want to live even few minutes with my long days dreams !!!

  66. I think Mr. Karunanidi needs to ask for pardon from Jayalalitha archhci for the
    past approaches towards her.

  67. DilshanF says:

    ” ….My Vote is for EELAMINDIA…..”

    DilshanFailed to understand the basic problem is that SL Tamils do not get their equal shares in their homeland. The affair, SL Tamils are still fighting for their rights is a a world known issue and anybody can use it for thier political/personal gains. Even, Karunanithi is not exception. Tamils know very well that he(Karunanithi) was silent and was behind Indian central governement providing man and materials support the infamous wipe out in 2009.

    If a genuine solution to SL Tamils reached, there will be no one to make use of it.

    I encourage DilshanF to continue on his way.

  68. //Such a meaningless demand which will simply lay the roots for an eternal conflict. See South Sudan for example. They will nevIer be left in peace by the North. Kashmir is another example. Secession is meaningless. the bigger a country the more resources and progress for the people.

    So, according to you, the South Sudanese should not have seceded, because *secession* laid the roots for eternal conflict? What the South Sudanese should have done is politely laid down and died, so the northeners could have felt unconflicted? And in pre-secession Sudan, there was more progress for the South Sudanese? Really?

    Can you think of a tiny immigrant-filled nation which broke away from a larger ethnically native territory and both parties live happily ever after? Yes, Singapore, which has done quite well, and Malaysia has been on the come up also.

    Of course, any number of examples in other places does not mean a similar result wiil obtain in Sri Lanka. Persoally, I think the Sinhalese will soon get what they really want, a Sri Lanka in which the Tamils have been erased. Perhaps Mu. Ka. should get into the travel agency business instead.

  69. Karunanithy wanted more power devolved to the states but never got anything done even when he was in power in the centre. Now congress government is trying to take the power from the states one by one by using some clever ideas and loopholes in the constitution. It is only Jayalalitha who mustered the chief ministers against it and fighting. Karunanithi seemed to accept Jayalalitha as an able person not only who could who could protect the federal system of the states also could help the Tamils of Sri Lanka even without the help of the Indian government. That is why when she refused to send her party representatives to Sri Lanka he too corporate her by not sending her members. Accepting that he is Kaiyalakathaver(inability) shows his maturity even at this age.

  70. MFERN,KALU,DILDANF,and others against SL Tamils.
    Tamils did not request Eelam to start with they asked for equal rights, respect and peace(50/50,fedaralism,DC,etc) in single Srilanka for long time Sinhala majoritarian mind set refused and unlesed violent thugs against TAMILS/MINORITY COMMUNITIES and several times betrayed the promised agreements.

    After this bitter experience only Tamls asked for EELAM.(Election in 1978 on VADDUKOTAI resolation) What was wrong in it???? (OK LTTE did do excess on violence now they are out)What is preventing in giving equal rights to minorities in S
    rilanka?? What is left for Tamils/minorities if Srilanka still refuses to give equal rights??

    IF SRILANKA FAILES TO DEVOLVE POWER TO MINORITIES EVEN AT THIS LATE STAGE NOW UN/IC are on the sean EELAM WILL BECOME A REALITY (Past experience and current happnings teaches us SRILANKAN leaders will not Do JUSTICE to Tamils.

    Don’t keep asking Tamils any more what do you want!They have told in 1978. You Sinhala leaders are saying no we wont give Eelam so tell us what You can give, instead asking us to talk to you and forming various commities etc to wast time and hoodwink UN/IC and the people.

    Put on the table what you can give first then we can find a compromise.Iam Sure this is what TNA,India/IC are asking from Lankan leaders.IF YOU DON’T WE CAN’T SUCCUME TO COMPLETE GENOCIDE. MK’S DREAM WILL BECOME A REALITY.

  71. Many expatriate srilankanTamil teenage generations got shervani, punjabi, silk sarees from their parents and grand parents. They don’t know why they wear them exactly. They also made to look blood videos of srilankan civilwar- don’t know exact meaning. They would have talked to garnd children of people like M.Karunanidhi, K.Anbalazhan, K.Veeramani.ect.. living abroad- about some strange thing they heared,called “tamileelam” from both sides- something could be bought from Tamilnadu India like silk sarees, shervanis. Grand children of these Octogenarians may have telephoned and asked for one or two “Tamil Eelam” for their friends- who very eagerly asking from India along with Punjabi and Bharathanatiyam dresses.

    Normally people over Eighties, nienties were like kids, they always talk to grand children to buy something and present them. These M.Karunanidhi, K.Veeramani, K.Anbazhan(91 year old)..ect.. were now unemployed and “Tamil Eelam” become a time passing and also making their grand children happy abroad and proud among their peers.

  72. DilshanF says:

    “Extension into Sri lanka is out of the question, but hey — there is plenty of land in India to annexe?”

    Akhand Bharat is a distant possibility, absorbing and integrating Sri Lanka into Indian subcontinent is near possibility not because Indian politicians and bureaucracy are too smart but because the Sinhala/Buddhist/Aryan politicians and bureaucracy are very stupid.

    So prepare for the countdown. Sri Lanka will be known as the Sinhala state of India just like Tamilnadu is Tamil state of India. Tamilnadu state borders may be rearranged to accommodate new realities and pushed beyond Sethu Samudram. Therefore the question of Eelam India does not arise.

    In order to maintain level playing field among the people of the island India might opt for Hindi only as the official language policy. You will still have the option of retaining lion flag as your emblem only within the Sinhala state of India.

    Indian flag with Ashoka Chakra will be introduced to Sri Lanka as the one and only official flag. You would not have any objection to this as it depicts Buddhist Dharmachakra.

    The national anthem would be sung in Bengali and since Sinhalese originated from Bengal, Sinhapura Lata land in Venga I hope you would not have any objection and please learn the lyrics:

    Jana-gana-mana-adhinayaka, jaya he
    Bharata-bhagya-vidhata
    Punjab-Sindhu-Gujarata-Maratha-
    Dravida-Utkala-Banga
    Vindhya-Himachala-Yamuna-Ganga
    Uchchala-Jaladhi-taranga
    Tava shubha name jage
    Tava shubha ashish maange
    Gahe tava jaya-gatha
    Jana-gana-mangala-dayaka jaya he
    Bharata-bhagya-vidhata
    Jaya he, jaya he, jaya he
    Jaya jaya jaya, jaya he !

    It would be ridiculous to sing national anthem in Sinhala.

  73. Thanks again DBSJ for pointing out the “Tamil eelam Business” owned by Tamilnadu arasiyal viyabaarihal!It is interesting you mention the minions calling MK Kolaignar and Thurogi.This very same people are the distributors of the movie business for example in perth showing Oru Kal Oru Kannadi starring uthayanidhi at the moment.Kolainar and Thurogi does not extend to the family i suppose. As Cho would say Yaarukkum vetkamillai!These name calling does not interfere with making money! Summa thamaasu! mappilae!

  74. As for MK trying to catch the wave of TN ultra nationalists ( Even Jayalalithaa to this extent)i say good luck! Yaam( srilankan tamils) petra inbam peruha innith Thamilagam!

  75. Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa’s reaction in public to Karunanidhi asking to get an “Eelam” for Tamils in India instead of Sri Lanka is completely correct.

    If we analytically consider, in Sri Lanka, Sinhalese 73.8%, Moors 7.2%, Indian Tamil 4.6%, Sri Lankan Tamil 3.9%, other 0.5%, unspecified 10%. Total population aproxmatly19,000,000. Tamil total population against total population in SL is 1,615,000 (4.6+3.9%). In other ward1.6 million.

    Now we will consider India. In India, total Tamil speaking people are 5.9% (= 71,099,343) against total population of India (1,205,073,612). Its mean Tamil population in India is 71 million. Now we can understand if Tamils need their own country they should obtain it from India than expecting from small country like SL having1.6 million Tamils. As 4.6% Indian Tamils are living in outside the North and Eastern two provinces, actually Prbhakaran fought for a separate state for Sri Lankan Tamil 3.9%. In other ward on behalf of 0.74 million (741,000) Tamils. Hence it’s self explanatory asking separate state for 0.74 million Tamils in SL is meaningless. But if Karunanidhi asked it from India for their 71 million (approximately 96 times bigger than SL) gigantic size of population in India, it’s valid. As a film star he may be not able to understand the calculations to become conscious about this reality. NOTE: However as Sri Lankans we are not asking India to divide their nation though we brought this realistic point to explain how their former Chief Minister’s immature or/and racial brain works.

    As India was under the British rulers, they had lost part of the country as Pakistan and later B’desh. But later Indira Gandhi built a strong Army spending millions though 100s people were killed daily without food, because she needed to stop division the county by certain other nations helping their separatist movements. Thus all dreamers in certain states (including Tamil Nadu) had to yield their dreams. Same had done by present President in SL also. As Indian government does not like to further separate their country, they should stop Karunanidhi’s efforts against SL as well.

    Referendum Dream

    If this is practical and if we do same in India and other nations, then all minority communities will ask for separate states and this world will have another 100s of additional courtiers. Even though India had decentralized their power to all states but they will also ask separate nations for different communities like Tamil.

    If we assume if we call for a referendum in Sri Lanka, majority of Tamils will not ask for separate state because more than 30% or Sri Lankan Tamils (out of 3.9%) are now living in out side the North and Eastern provinces. Also 99% of the Indian Tamils out of their total population 4.6% are living in out side the North and Eastern provinces. If we create a separate state for Tamils in Northern & Eastern provinces; can Tamils live out side the North and Eastern provinces? Practically impossible hence they should go to that Elam state. But the reality is neither Indian Tamils nor Sri Lankan Tamils who are living out side the North and Eastern provinces would like to go to North and Eastern provinces. On top of that among Sri Lankan Tamils whoever living in Eastern Province don’t like to Jaffna Tamils. Majority of them also wouldn’t like to stay under Jaffna Tamils (majority) ruling.

    As such, even though Karunanidhi and Tamils Diaspora wanted a separate state it will never happened even among majority of Tamil population who are living in Sri Lanka. Prabhakara fought to achieve his said unrealistic dream like Hitler in Germany because of his extremist and brutal sort of abnormal mind. We hope certain of TNA people have realized this situation though Karunanidhi is dreaming.
    However we should say Karunanidhi ; dreaming is your right, we respect for that human obligation, but it will never happened in Sri Lanka like Indira Gandhi stopped, we too did so.

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    Your population figures for SL are questionable.Who are the 10% “unspecified”segment of population? It is impossible that 10% of population can be designated as “unspecified”? The minority communities have decreased but it cannot be to this low level particularly the SL Tamils. Is there a demographic conspiracy afoot to diminish the Tamils further?

    We need a thorough, reliable genuine census before adducing arguments based on population statistics?

  76. Dear Native Vedda

    Once armed forces have achieved their military objective it is time for them to-quit the area.

    But won’t taht allow separatists to retake control over area?

  77. GhandhiJi wrote in 1920 in the doctrine of sword

    “…I do believe that where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence I would advise violence… I would rather have India resort to arms in order to defend her honor than that she should in a cowardly manner become or remain a helpless witness to her own dishonor. But I believe that nonviolence is infinitely superior to violence, forgiveness is more manly than punishment, forgiveness adorns a soldier. But abstinence is forgiveness only when there is the power to punish, it is meaningless when it pretends to proceed from a helpless creature. A mouse hardly forgives a cat when it allows itself to be torn to pieces by her…”

    Is this what MK meant in the steps of Gahndhi’s path to achieve Eelam

  78. I believe now that Karunanithy has entirely lost hope of becoming CM in Tamil Nadu again, he wants to dedicate the rest of his life in search of ‘Eelam’. After all, nobody can take away the right of anyone to ‘have dreams’, whether they materilize or not.

  79. Malinga Bandara says:
    April 27, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    ha,ha,ha this is the king of tamil-nadu jokers!

    Ranjan, Toronto says:
    April 27, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Biggest joker of Tamil Nadu trying to get his political fortunes back on the blood of Sri Lankan Tamils.

    Malinga Bandara, Ranjan-Toronto and to others who are calling Karunanidi a joker;
    If I take a person as a joker, I do not even waste my time what ever he says or does, unlike you people and your defense secretary!!!
    __________________________________________________

    Chandra says:
    April 28, 2012 at 2:15 am

    Tamil Nadu destabilizd Sri Lanka once. This cost the tamils and others dearly. Next time they do this we need to take the fight into Tamil Nadu. It is only 20 miles from Sri Lanka and with our long range commando teams we should be able to take the fight into chennai. We should create sleeper cells in Tamil Nadu to destabilize. Next time the people in Chennai need to feel the pain like us Sri Lankans felt for 30 years.

    Chandra!
    You mean, those commandos, who fought the school boys and girls? Do you know, there is a world class powerful-rifle manufacturing plant in Thiruchi- Tamilnadu?
    ____________________________________________________

    DilshanF says:
    April 28, 2012 at 8:57 am.

    Somehow I agree with CM Karunanidhi. Tamils are the only race left in the world without a nation or a king.
    DilshanF!
    Are you saying, Sinhalese has a nation, country or a King? Do you sleep peacefully in the nights until we Tamils live in the North and East of Srilanka. Do you think we will leave you to? Gemunu told his father the same and you must be telling your father the same. The only time you can have your kingdom, country, or a nation when we Tamils carved out our Eelam from Srilanka.

  80. Sellam!

    I do not mind what-ever you said about the LTTE. Unlike many here think, I was not a die-heart supporter of the LTTE, but I never wanted the LTTE to be defeated until we were given a proper solution or a full interdependent Tamil-Eelam.

  81. Dear DBSJ, I have to-day cllicked 4 times on the adverts on your blog and also asked my son,daughter and wife to do the same and I hope the other bloggers do the same so DBSJs journalistic tallant does not get burnt out for want of dosh.Ihope to request my friends well.

    Thank You………DBSJ

  82. Kalu Albert writes: “Wonder whether Mr Sambandan condemned his LTTE “Boys” , especially his biggest boy when they not only attacked the Mosque in Kattankaddy, but also massacred over two hundred men and boys who were on their knees in deep prayer?.

    Kalu has decided to forget how being a Tamil politician during LTTE times was an occupational hazard as the thug Prabakaran would murder anyone who disagrees him, beginning with Duriappa in the 70s and ending with Kadirgamar in 2000s. Therefore please excuse this current crop of TNA MPs for thinking about their own lives rather than being brave martyrs like Amrithalingam and Thiruchelvam, who failed to properly acknowledge their ‘boys’ in the right way.

    dilshanF writes: “Extension into Sri lanka is out of the question” –

    Says who? The 1987 intervention by India made more progress for Tamils than all the agreements that were signed by Tamil leaders before this time with sinhala leaders before the mad monks & their flock started to protest thus causing them to be scrapped. Therefore let us welcome further intervention as this obviously achieves more than sitting in several pointless meetings with Mahinda, Basil and family over breakfast in temple trees

  83. Karunanithi’s party now completely destroyed in TN. His daughter is in jail for swindling 17,000 croes rupees in a scam. MK has tried his “last” stroke to divert the attention from the home politics before the parliamentary elections.

    Sri Lankans need not to bother this man so much!

  84. On the eve of this historic joint May Day Rally of the UNP Ranil Faction in Jaffna, with the other Tamil Leader who is demanding a separate Homeland in Srilanka, it is worthwhile to explore avenues which can break the current impasse , between the Govt and the TNA Tamils.

    Hon Ranil Wickremasinghe is the only Political Leader who has the honor of having his signature along side the LTTE leader in an agreement, drafted and presented by the so called IC, handing Mr Prabakaran control of the North and the East.

    The TNA which was the sole representative of the TNA then and the sole representative of the LTTE backers now, are on the same platform at this historic event.

    The All Party PSC , which has been sanctioned even by the Opposition Leader of the Nation of Mr Karunanidhi,is the best avenue to resolve these called Ethnic issues for Srilanka is a democracy where the President and the Parliament must go to elections every five years.

    Now that Mr Ranil Wickremasinghe and Mr Sambandan are on a joint ticket, shouldn’t the former give an unequivocal pledge at the rally, that he and his party are all in favor of the demands of Mr Sambandan for a separate Homeland in he East and the North?.

    Can the myriad of the anti Govt Journos here , including our Thisaranee Akki, please do an interview with the UNP Leader and ask questions along these lines and get a firm affirmative?.

    Wouldn’t That would be the best service they can do if they really want the “Sinhala Buddhists” to behave as “Gautama Buddhists” and make Srilanka a prosperous Nation for its long suffering inhabitant population of 20 Million.

  85. wije says:

    “But won’t taht allow separatists to retake control over area?”

    Time and again India has proved to be the creator, saviour, and destroyer of Sri Lanka. Why worry when your mother India is nearby?

  86. M.Sivananthan says:

    “His daughter is in jail for swindling 17,000 croes rupees in a scam.”

    She is out on bail pending investigation.

    Do the politicians in India serve prison sentence on charges of corruption. Please name a few? They have impunity from corruption charges just as their counter parts have impunity from war crimes, crime against humanity, human rights violations,……..etc in Sri Lanka.

  87. “….Native Vedda says:
    April 29, 2012 at 6:07 pm
    wije says:

    “But won’t taht allow separatists to retake control over area?”

    Time and again India has proved to be the creator, saviour, and destroyer of Sri Lanka. Why worry when your mother India is nearby?……”

    Thank you Native Vedda. you are banged on these Sinhalese soft/hard line racists who happened to be lucky to live an island. If SL is land connected with India as we study, there will be no chance to create a nation called Sinhala today by the so called pali speaking bikkus and assimilation of minorities would not be happened.

    There are considerable amount of decent Sinhalese out there to share the island with minorities but thier voices are still being silenced by thuggery power hungry politicians from both ruling parties.

    If the majority Sinhalese wish to share the land, there will be no question for separation in Sri Lanka. Wije’s model nation of Sinhala started to buckle? Ha…Ha… Ha….

  88. //Tamils are the only race left in the world without a nation or a king.

    So Sinhalese have a nation in Sri Lanka?

    So much for your glib rhetoric elsewhere on Sri Lanka as a state for all its ethnicities.

    Your enthusiasm for Tamil Eelam is not in doubt, your views on Sri Lanka as a Sinhalese state have provided a greater inspiration for Tamil Eelam than any thing Mu. Ka. says.

  89. No one is taking this old fool, Karunanidhi seriously. If he wanted, could have easily saved the LTTE leadership. Instead he did nothing and cooperated with the Central government to annihilate the LTTE. And this was the last nail in the coffin of Eelam or separate state for Tamils in Sri Lanka. Now the Tamils in Sri Lanka is having peace and Prosperity and there is no necessity of an Eelam. If the Indian Tamils want a separate state, go ahead and get a one in your own Tamilnadu. We are much superior to you Indian Tamils, mind your own business please and keep well away from us.

  90. Hi DBSJ

    Karunanethi is a man who cannot be trusted It is a well known truth.I have respect for only for his contribution to tamil language, not for his politics. It is very disappointing that such a great journalist like you is giving great importance to his utterance.

  91. Native Vedda,

    !1,000 LTTE Cadres rehalitated in 3 years.

    Officer grade cadres seen in Pillow Fights at the recent Sinhal Tamil New Year celebrations in the North.

    Diasporians travel to Jaffna in super luxury coaches to take back their houses that were confiscated by the Liberators.

    Some even have bought holiday pads equipped with mistresses.

    Navy Commander was on the front bench at the Koneswaran feastival in Trinco, and Lord Kneswaran himself took a ride on a Navy Barge.

    And you reckon,these are War Crimes, Crimes against humanity and Human rights violationss..

    Wonder how many poor Iraqi and Libyan soldiers were rehabilitated ?.

  92. Karuna floats Eelam balloon again- by G.C. SHEKHAR- The Telegraph- Calcutta, India.

    “Eelam remains the long-term goal for parties like us…. But for Karunanidhi, Eelam becomes visible only when he is in the Opposition. The way he remained Delhi’s willing and silent ally while the Lankan army decimated Tamils in 2009 exposes the hollowness behind his present interest in Eelam,” said Mallai Sathya of the MDMK, whose leader Vaiko has been a vociferous votary of Eelam.

    However, the Lankan Tamil issue has never had an impact on elections in the state.– http://www.telegraphindia.com/1120430/jsp/nation/story_15434891.jsp#.T544p7NbJLQ

  93. Allan says:

    “There are considerable amount of decent Sinhalese out there to share the island with minorities but thier voices are still being silenced by thuggery power hungry politicians from both ruling parties”

    I beg to differ. They may be decent but they are so stupid they don’t seem to know whether they are coming or going just like their Tamil bretheren.

  94. Dear Native Vedda

    Time and again India has proved to be the creator, saviour, and destroyer of Sri Lanka. Why worry when your mother India is nearby?

    How did India save Sri Lanka recently?

  95. DBSJ ….
    We should always do a professional level of discussion in any subject. In fact thanks for your professional response. Actually the said information got from a website couple of months ago where all Asia’s statistics including India ..etc were included. As you said it is true, the 10% ‘Unspecified’ segment of population is ‘?’ mark. However, the reason for didn’t explore the “Population by Ethnic Group, Census” published by the Census and Statistic Department in year 2001; the said 10% had distributed % wise more among Sinhala and Tamil. However it will mentioned below.

    Total population is 16,930,000. Out of total, Sinhala 81.96% (13,876,000), Sri Lankan Tamil 4.32% (732,000), Indian Tamil 5.05% (855,000), Sri Lankan Moor 7.91% (1,339, 000) and others 0.76% (128,000).

    As “Sri Lankan Api” pointed out against Karudanidhi’s unreasonable allege and Prbhakaran’s struggle for a separate state for 3.9% (now 4.32%) Sri Lankan Tamil, in other ward on behalf of 0.74 million (741,000) Tamils, now it became 0.73 million (732,000). Hence it’s self explanatory asking separate state for 0.73 million Tamils in SL are meaningless.

    NOTE : Once releases this year’s Census and Statistic report by the respective department we can more analytically find the exact figures and also can find the way Tamils are scattered district wise in the country. As explained earlier probably more than 30% of SL Tamils among 4.32% are living in outside the N&E provinces (especially Colombo).

    Continuation with previous writ-up

    Other fact is, Tamil separatist and their supporters (including Karudanidhi) are asking 1/3 rd of the country for 4.32% (0.73 million) of Sri Lankan Tamils. Proportionately 1/3 of the land is equal for 1/3 of total population (equal for 5,643,333= 5.6 million). In other ward their demand is like assuming we have 5.6 million Sri Lankan Tamils in the country instead of available even less than 1million (0.73 million). On top of that North and East provinces are covered 2/3rd of the sea belt of the country. This is gigantic sort of impractical and unreasonable requirement (hence we should say ‘a Dream’).

    As above said and as mentioned in previous write-up by “Sri Lankan Api”, Sri Lanka is not the nation for this dream. As we explained in our previous write-up in DBMSJ’s article we should sit at APC and forgetting the past and all discussions had in the past such as Thimpu, P-toms, 13th amendment and should discuss from the beginning. Tamil’s grievances should openly listen by all parties including UNP, SLFP, JVP …etc and find a concrete solution within the country. Why we should forget the past decisions? Any decision has taken by either based on the fear of LTTE or India …etc we should forget because we should find a reasonable solution without affecting to any community in SL. Also GovSL shouldn’t use weapon wise powerless situation of Tamils when solution finds. Also Tamils shouldn’t believe UN and other international power to demand for unreasonable requests staying rigidly without participating for APC. “Sri Lankan Api” believe Tamils should ask ‘definite and sufficient” requirements for their community considering the all aspect. If they go beyond that and ask more, it never can approach and also it can affect to create another issue. All Sri Lankas should believe each of us without keeping hopes on opportunistic people in outside Sri Lanka including Tamil Diaspora. The majority of Tamils in abroad living in luxury life (compared to when they were in SL) don’t like to settle this issue to hang in abroad. But local Tamils cannot suffer again in another war.

  96. Responds to DBSJ ….

    We should always do a professional level of discussion in any subject. In fact thanks for your professional response. Actually the said information got from a website couple of months ago where all Asia’s statistics including India ..etc were included. As you said it is true, the 10% ‘Unspecified’ segment of population is ‘?’ mark. However, the reason for didn’t explore the “Population by Ethnic Group, Census” published by the Census and Statistic Department in year 2001; the said 10% had distributed % wise more among Sinhala and Tamil. However it will mentioned below.

    Total population is 16,930,000. Out of total, Sinhala 81.96% (13,876,000), Sri Lankan Tamil 4.32% (732,000), Indian Tamil 5.05% (855,000), Sri Lankan Moor 7.91% (1,339, 000) and others 0.76% (128,000).

    As “Sri Lankan Api” pointed out against Karudanidhi’s unreasonable allege and Prbhakaran’s struggle for a separate state for 3.9% (now 4.32%) Sri Lankan Tamil, in other ward on behalf of 0.74 million (741,000) Tamils, now it became 0.73 million (732,000). Hence it’s self explanatory asking separate state for 0.73 million Tamils in SL are meaningless.

    NOTE : Once releases this year’s Census and Statistic report by the respective department we can more analytically find the exact figures and also can find the way Tamils are scattered district wise in the country. As explained earlier probably more than 30% of SL Tamils among 4.32% are living in outside the N&E provinces (especially Colombo).

    Continuation with previous writ-up

    Other fact is, Tamil separatist and their supporters (including Karudanidhi) are asking 1/3 rd of the country for 4.32% (0.73 million) of Sri Lankan Tamils. Proportionately 1/3 of the land is equal for 1/3 of total population (equal for 5,643,333= 5.6 million). In other ward their demand is like assuming we have 5.6 million Sri Lankan Tamils in the country instead of available even less than 1million (0.73 million). On top of that North and East provinces are covered 2/3rd of the sea belt of the country. This is gigantic sort of impractical and unreasonable requirement (hence we should say ‘a Dream’).

    As above said and as mentioned in previous write-up by “Sri Lankan Api”, Sri Lanka is not the nation for this dream. As we explained in our previous write-up in DBMSJ’s article we should sit at APC and forgetting the past and all discussions had in the past such as Thimpu, P-toms, 13th amendment and should discuss from the beginning. Tamil’s grievances should openly listen by all parties including UNP, SLFP, JVP …etc and find a concrete solution within the country. Why we should forget the past decisions? Any decision has taken by either based on the fear of LTTE or India …etc we should forget because we should find a reasonable solution without affecting to any community in SL. Also GovSL shouldn’t use weapon wise powerless situation of Tamils when solution finds. Also Tamils shouldn’t believe UN and other international power to demand for unreasonable requests staying rigidly without participating for APC. “Sri Lankan Api” believe Tamils should ask ‘definite and sufficient” requirements for their community considering the all aspect. If they go beyond that and ask more, it never can approach and also it can affect to create another issue. All Sri Lankas should believe each of us without keeping hopes on opportunistic people in outside Sri Lanka including Tamil Diaspora. The majority of Tamils in abroad are living in luxury life (compared to when they were in SL) don’t like to settle this issue to hang them in abroad. But local Tamils cannot suffer again in another war

  97. Kayalvizhi,

    I am saying again that the Tamil speaking people in this world has not nation to call their won, no army to sya its their own, No currency to say its their own. There is no denying this fact. I am not saying this with malice but as a simple matter of fact.

    I detest Karunanidhi trying to create an Eelam here and not creating it in India where there are a lot of tamil speaking people in the south.

    Srilanka is a land for all and is predominantly Sinhalese – there is no letting go of that fact.

    Tamils are a substantial yet a minority in India – if you take the whole of India.

    These are the facts we live in.

    But it does not mean that one community can carve out a piece nor another community can make hell for the other.

    The need of the hour is to have a peacefull co-existance and not allow rabble rousers from another country to dabble and create hatred in another.

  98. Kalu Albert says:

    “Navy Commander was on the front bench at the Koneswaran feastival in Trinco, and Lord Kneswaran himself took a ride on a Navy Barge.”

    In the North and East the armed forces invite themselves to all functions including private parties, weddings, celebrating the services of former teachers, events where two or more people meet, …………

    The armed forces are involved in all kind of civilian activities for their absolution from war crimes, crime against humanity, human rights violations,……

    People cannot object to the interference of war criminals in their day to day life because they have come to an unwritten agreement with the state and its institutions that they would open their mouth only for the purpose of feeding themselves. These violation of fundamental rights of the people cannot be reported because all media commenting these incidents have been cowed down.

    Interplanetary travel or interstellar travel would become cheaper and safer in a few years time. We will send you a free ticket for a ride on a spacecraft to visit planet earth. Until such time please bear with us.

  99. wije says:

    “How did India save Sri Lanka recently?”

    There is a city called Geneva which is situated in a country in Europe. The country is Switzerland. Please note the continent Europe is part of planet Earth.

    The purpose of recent visit by Indian MPs to Sri Lanka was to take the heat out of hotly debated topic.

    Would you mind doing your own research?

  100. DilshanF says:

    “But it does not mean that one community can carve out a piece nor another community can make hell for the other.”

    How come both the stupid Sinhalese and stupid Tamils have a claim on my ancestral land? Why not both Kallathonies go back to your mother country and carve out India the way you want to?

    Haven’t you started learning Indian national anthem yet? You will be left behind in the future Akhand Bharat. Since your ancestors came from Venga you should not find it difficult to recite

    “Jana-gana-mana-adhinayaka, jaya he Bharata-bhagya-vidhata”

  101. Sri Lanka Api says:

    “Other fact is, Tamil separatist and their supporters (including Karudanidhi) are asking 1/3 rd of the country for 4.32% (0.73 million) of Sri Lankan Tamils.”

    Never mind the Tamil separatist and their supporters (including Karudanidhi) my people are demanding 100% of our ancestarl land.

    When your ancestors invaded and grabbed my ancestral land our population was 100% Veddas (indegenous people) and we owned 100% of the land. When can we have our island back?

  102. Sri Lanka Api says:
    April 30, 2012 at 9:35 am

    “Total population is 16,930,000. Out of total, Sinhala 81.96% (13,876,000), Sri Lankan Tamil 4.32% (732,000).”

    Srilanka Api!

    Don’t you now, openly see the reason, why we Srilankan Tamils claiming the land of our own, in Srilanka? If the 4% of the population can keep the 81% of the population(one to twenty) in their toes for 30 years, you must estimate the power of that society. Don’t you accept, that powerful society needed a separate land of their own. If the world didn’t fight alongside you against us, definitely we would have carved out our Eelam from Srilanka soon. But, still, we are not going to relent.

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    It was the prolonged war for a separate state fought out mainly in the northern and eastern provinces that caused the diminution of the Sri Lankan Tamil population in the Island.

    Apart from migration away from Sri Lanka there has been a massive relocation of Tamils to areas in provinces other than the North and East

    Many Tamils still living in the North and east are displaced from their original homes. Many are impoverished and destitute.

    Decades of fighting for “Our Own Country” has caused the Tamils to lose their country,lose their areas of historic habitation and even their own homes.

    The Tamil poet Kasi Anandan who aroused nationalist sentiments in me and a lot of youths of our generation lives comfortably in Chennai after getting his daughters educated as doctors and getting them happily married and sending them to the west.

    The same rascal is now uttering poppycock with cohorts like Seeman,Vaiko, Nedumaran etc and talking of the 4th Eelam war & about Prabhakaran being alive etc

    He is pooh pooing the Indian Govt’s offer of building houses by saying “we want Naadu (Country) not Veedu (house).

    Today the crying need among many Tamils is a HOUSE not a COUNTRY. People who wanted their own county do not have even a house of their own now

    This is the sad reality which prevails. This is the state to which the proponents of a separate state have brought the Tamils into

    People like you who dont have guts to even write a pseudonym here are talking big about the long war and about a separate country for a “powerful” community

    The Tamils are an enfeebled powerless community today.Demography has worked against us mainly due to the war fought for a separate country.

    Given the current situation our poulation will be about 2 % in 2025.

    Another war means total decimation of Tamils in Lanka
    Enough of this gibberish you “Vaaichol veeran” (vocal warrior)

  103. Jayan says:
    April 30, 2012 at 1:38 am.

    “We are much superior to you Indian Tamils.”

    Really? Do you analyze, why we Srilankan Tamils lost to Sinhalese, you poor fool?

    pot calls the kettle black……….DBSJ

  104. DBSJ says;

    “Given the current situation our poulation will be about 2 % in 2025.”

    Do not worry Mr Jeyaraj, after the creation of Israel, that country had hard time bringing in Jewish from all over the world, but we Tamils have no problem. After the creation of Eelam, we only need to open the valve and the Tamils next door will poor in until we tighten the valve again.

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    The Eelam dream turned into a nightmare and was drowned in the waters of Nandikkadal lagoon. We fought a war that was beyond our capacity to fight and hence we are now struggling to cope with reality

    There WONT be an Eelam but in its pursuit the Tamils will get progressively debilitated. Instead of being a nationality claiming to be a nation the Tamils will become a “Manageable minority”.

    By the way I thought Eelam was for Tamils in Sri Lanka. Now fools like you say Tamils from India are going to come here.

    I remember a line from the song “sottu, sottu . sottuthu paaru Ingay”in “Aada Vantha Theivam”

    “Muttaal Payale Moolai Irukkaa”(foolish fellow do you have a brain?)

  105. Dear Native Vedda

    The purpose of recent visit by Indian MPs to Sri Lanka was to take the heat out of hotly debated topic.

    How did that visit take the heat out?

  106. wije says:

    “How did that visit take the heat out?”

    Go back to the events and circumstance which surrounded their visit. The statements issued before and after their visit by the State, team leader and individual Indian poli-trickcians have amply demonstrated their intentions. You need bit of wisdom to see the real politricks. You won’t see the underlying trend as both the Tamils and Sinhalese don’t possess minimum level of wisdom. In fact your question confirms my assertion.

  107. Sri Lankan Api’s one of the genuine requirements is to create a dialogue among Sri Lankans (Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim …etc) to find a long-lasting solution within the country for conflicts among them keep in mutual trust without believing opportunistic international movements learning from the past. The people who believe this reasonable and realistic belief are always welcome for pragmatic conversation without writing rubbish or emotional feelings.

    Native Vedda says (while going off the track)

    “Never mind the Tamil separatist and their supporters (including Karudanidhi) my people are demanding 100% of our ancestarl land.” He further says “When your ancestors invaded and grabbed my ancestral land our population was 100% Veddas (indegenous people) and we owned 100% of the land. ”

    When he was creating “a never consisted history” for Tamils in Sri Lanka, his racial and extremist mentality is clearly can evident. LTTE was also needed to create such pseudo history for Sri Lankan Tamils in SL in order to pretend internationally saying Sinhalese were grabbed their ancestral land. So what’s the different between LTTE and Native Vedda? Hence it is clear Native Vedda is representing defeated LTTE camp. As his argument is based on baseless point we should omit it without wasting time and allowing them for dreaming.

    Anonymous says

    ….” If the 4% of the population can keep the 81% of the population (one to twenty) in their toes for 30 years, you must estimate the power of that society.” …..

    Don’t include all Tamils under your 4% category because if so it is like all Tamils were supported for LTTE. What has happened was; less than 1/3 rd of the land kept time-to-time under brutal terrorists including Tamils under their control under the poor leaderships of 4 former leaders in the country for few years. If your point is valid then this country is fully own by British Empire because they kept us more than 100 years under their control. Like you claim part of the country, 3 years after defeated the war they (UK) also can still claim entire SL. ( :->)

    You further say….” If the world didn’t fight alongside you against us, definitely we would have carved out our Eelam from Srilanka soon.”

    Who helped Gov-SL to fight against LTTE? No body helped them. As SL was not manufacturing arms, certain counties had sold arms to them where as LTTE was also purchased arms in different ways. Is any country helped Gov-SL by sending their troops to destroy the LTTE? They used their own tactics and later certain countries were learnt even from Sri Lanka because they are the only nation who competent to eradicate terrorists. Gov-SL had to fight with LTTE alone in the circumstances of powerful nations were not providing weapons to SL but providing them plus certain technologies (ex. Submarine manufacturing …etc) to LTTE .
    Initially India gave comprehensive military training for LTTE. When SL forces were about to captured the LTTE leader in Wadamarachchi in 1983 ( 26 years prior to 2009); who had stopped that ? When India was involved against us; was any country helped SL? Actually international community helped for terrorists to fulfill their petty international political advantages. Again your point on “ 4% Tamils kept Sinhalese in their toes for 30 years” would have fallen for 4 years (30-26 years) if India didn’t help LTTE on 1983. Hence your points are utterly a set of baseless stories.

    Again you say ….” Don’t you accept that powerful society needed a separate land of their own.”
    As the way ‘Sri Lankan Api’ proved ; is there any power behind your said society? But, since ‘Sri Lankan Api’ is not racial and extremists, it is appropriate to say Tamils “in the world” are more powerful than Sinhala 13,8 million (in SL) because India itself is having 71 million (approximately 5.1 times bigger than Sinhalese), Singapore. Malaysia, Murusi Island plus lot of Indian Tamils again vastly spread all over the world. Hence compared to the world picture, Sinhala people are the minority though they are the majority in SL. Again your type of people who sought separate state for Tamils should expect (if really needs) it from India.
    If international community is so reasonable then they should protect world less population against terrorists and their supporter’s attacks. However world is looking at their petty political advantages rather than on realistic grounds (ex. the way they acted at UNHCR), small nations should fight for their sovereignty.

  108. Doesn’t he realize that he is helping the SL govt. to justify military occupation of theNorth and East by his incendiary statement. He is doing more harm than good to the SL Tamils.

  109. Sri Lanka Api says:

    “So what’s the different between LTTE and Native Vedda?”

    There are millions of difference between the LTTE and me.

    To begin with there is scientifically proven genetic differences between the stupid Tamils and Native Veddas. However the stupid Sinhalese have close genetical affinity with Tamils and not with my people.

    My people are wiser than the Sinhala and Tamil people.

    Not only the Sinhalese but also the Tamils grabbed my ancestral land. That is why I would like both the Tamils and Sinhalese to leave the island and go back to their mother country India.

    So what is your point if there is one?

  110. People have to ask one simple question to Karunanidhi.

    Sir, What you have done for Lankan Tamils when you are in power at centre in last 15 years.

    He does not want the family fued news comes in front page hence he took Eelam route?

    Why don’t you understand this.

  111. Though you are writing under the name of ‘Native Vadda’ but the contents of your lettering that you have been using under similar topics in DBSJ’s and other websites are clearly evident and any Montessori student can understand you are representing the defeated LTTE camp. Consequently when we disproved your baseless points, you are simply turned the Plate to the other side just for sake of an argument you are pretending as you are a real ‘Native Vadda’. Standing on that point, you were making an argument “since I am a Native Vedda all others don’t have any right to stay in Sri Lanka, hence they should go”.

    However according to “Sri Lankan Api’s” realistic and nonracial mindset, after defeating the brutal LTTE cannibals and weaken down the separatist movement we are not going to extremes and say “ now the government should do whatever they need without listening to real grievances of Tamils”. Because we shouldn’t use the power against the democratic movements unreasonably without going for productive conversation like at PSC. But if ‘Native Vadda’ is in SL-Gov’s position presently, then he will say Tamils go back to India like he mentioned “That is why I would like both the Tamils and Sinhalese to leave the island and go back to their mother country India.” What a extremist and impractical person !!!!!! Same mentality Prsbhakaran also had and that was the reason he killed at ‘Nandikadal Lagoon”.

    If further say to ‘Native Vadda’ ; King Vijaya came from India with a set of male people to Sri Lanka. Were King Vijaya and his team representing the community called ‘Sinhala’ 100%? Was there any community called ‘Sinhala’ available either India or any other country during King Vijaya’s arrival?
    Did King Vijaya and other males single-handedly produce children under the community name called Sinhala? [Like magicians create things :-> ] If ‘Native Vadda’ can site and find solutions for said questions respecting to human beings (if possible) he could find the reply to his ‘Plates turning upside-down game”.

    NOTE : Last two paragraphs have reluctantly compelled to write down by “Sri Lankan Api” as a explanation only for ‘Native Vedda’ like ‘racialists’ with the language that they could digest. Sorry for any inconvenience for others.

  112. Sri Lanka Api says to anonymous:
    May 2, 2012 at 8:40 am

    A) All the Tamils did not support the LTTE. —- So, shall we say 2% kept the 80% on their toes?
    B) Sinhallese won on their own? —- Please, please, do not give us that crap. Are you a newly borne. Why don’t you analyse, the past 30 year history before 2009, and you will come to know.
    C) The powerful Tamil community should ask for a separate state in India? —- Where people need a separate state is, where their every thing is being robbed , and not in a place where they are well placed.

    NB:- I deceided to answer because, I guessed anonymous decided not to answer your stupid comments. Since my name is already “afool”, I decided par with you.

  113. My dear ‘afool’,

    ‘Sri Lanka Api’ are not fools to realize any different between Native Vedda and you as finally the shadow and greater-foolish version of Native Vedda.
    However if you can carefully read the write-up that we made again, you could easily find the answers rather than just sake asking. Your issue is some shape of a mental disorder to accept the reality after making anything factually. Once ‘Sri Lanka Api’ has proved how LTTE historically received the international support and how Gov-SL not received same till to date, you say “. Are you a newly borne. Why don’t you analyse, the past 30 year history before 2009, and you will come to know.”

    Another reader who went through all arguments of ‘Sri Lanka Api’’s points, if can explain again to ‘afool’, he/she welcome.

  114. Let me allow to accept sri-lanaka-api’s (SL-A) open invitation and I will reiterate whatever they have written below.

    A) If afool says, 2% of terrorists kept few areas of SL for 30years under their control with the international support then any reader should agree. But when afool says “2% kept the 80% on their toes” it is erroneous. If we assume that he is correct, what is the reason for giving separate state for 2% terrorists?. Always terrorists are terrorists. (Even though Alkaida attacked powerful USA, can we say they kept USA on their toes?) Essentially terrorists are threat for any country.

    B) No reply from \nyone including afool for SL-A’s valid point regarding the way LTTE received international support from the beginning from India (and later Norway and some EU nations) to grownup them into international level of terrorist outfit and, how India prevent gov-sl against their firm offensive operation at Wadamarachchi in 1983 to eradicate LTTE? If India hadn’t protect LTTE then as SL-A proved, NV’s (Native Vedda) 30years period would have become 4 years { 30 years (till 2009) – 26 years (till 1983)}. If gov-sl would have received international support (like NV said) to stop the Indian involvement they would have done it in 1983. (again no reply for SL-A’s solid point ???). It is clear afool is the ‘newly born’ person even though he erected finger to SL-A without knowing the history.

    In 1983, the total area controlled by the LTTE was very much lesser than 2007. As a truth LTTE was received international support to grow but gov-sl had to win the war against the massive resistance and pressure created by the international community. Last moment in 2009 even the British and France foreign ministers came to our soil and threatened president to stop the war (Thankas for strong backbone of president). Same issue they have been facing now (UNHCR) as well. Please talk the reality. Can anybody consider these international efforts as favoritisms (supports) to the gov-sl ? Whom can say these efforts as ‘international support’ other than ‘afool’ like you ?????????????? Please read a dictionary to find the real meaning of the SUPPORT.

    C) Tamils cannot say someone has robbed (this is NV’s points) them in SL because they migrated here as a separate community from India. As SL-A proved with correct points, the major portion of Tamils in the world has been living historically in India not in SL. If Tamils needs a separate state it shall be received from India. If they don’t alow we are sorry. How many communities are livimg in this world without having own nation?

  115. Sri Lanka Api & Ratnayake!

    I already said your arguments are a bag of garbage and I do not want to go on answering them. By the way, operation Wadamarachchi in 1983? I remember it was in 1987, when the whole Srilanakn army tried to re-capturer the Jaffna area held by rifle holding Tamil school boys.

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