CHENNAI: DMK president M Karunanidhi on Wednesday called for a ‘united struggle’ for winning the rights of Lankan Tamils and to ensure respectable living for them in their homeland.
Speaking at the demonstration organised by the Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation (TESO), the DMK chief said true freedom for Lankan Tamils could be ensured if all Tamils fought unitedly.
Similar demonstrations should continue in other parts of Tamil Nadu also, he said and added that such peaceful agitations would be an eye-opener for Lankan president Rajapaksa.
Stating that the Lankan Tamils were forced to live like slaves, Karunanidhi said “whether the slogans raised in this demonstration fall in the ears of Sinhalas or not, let it fall in the ears of those who work for the Tamils so that unity will blossom.”
The TESO demonstration was aimed at pressing for various demands that included urging United Nations not to allow Rajapaksa to address its General Assembly session on September 25, a political solution desired by Lankan Tamils, returning of Indian fishermen’s boats seized by Lankan Navy and allowing the UN inquiry panel to conduct its investigation against war crimes of Lankan government, in India.
The meeting was addressed by VCK leader Thol Thirumavalavan, DK leader K Veeramani, DMK treasurer MK Stalin and others.