Karunanidhi asks Centre intervene in Sri Lankan Tamil issue

December 28th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI  

Chennai, Dec 28 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi has asked New Delhi to intervene in the fighting between Sri Lankan troops and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
Addressing a press conference here on Sunday. Karunanidhi said, “We are ready for the option of resignation and do everything for the safe lively hood of the Sri Lankan Tamils and if needed we are also ready sacrifice our lives to solve the Tamils issue.
“Now the Central Government should come forward to give importance to our resolution and act to safe guard the Tamils,” he added.
Sri Lanakan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on November 13 during his visit to New Delhi ruled out possibility of ceasefire till the rebels laid down Arms.
The Tigers say they are fighting to establish a separate homeland for Sri Lanka’’s Tamil minority, which they allege has been marginalised by successive governments in Colombo led by the Sinhalese majority since independence from Britain in 1948.
But the Sri Lankan government says the rebels must be destroyed, because they are on a host of terrorism lists including those from the United States, India and Europe, and adds that it is increasingly confident of defeating them soon. (ANI)

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