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Wednesday, August 15 , 2012 - 6.50 GMT
Swamy slams DMK chief for remarks on Indo-Sri Lanka relations


Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy condemned DMK chief M Karunanidhi for his 'outrageous' remarks against Indo-Sri Lanka relations at a pro-Eelam Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation meet.

Swamy said Karunanidhi has expressed the view that Tamils are being subjected to 'genocide in Sri Lanka because of Sinhalaisation'.

"This is ridiculous since both Sinhala and the Tamil people originally came from India and are the same people as recent DNA genetic study shows," he said in a statement.

"Therefore, Sri Lanka's unity can be promoted of Tamils Sinhalise and Sinhala community Tamilise, that is, both the communities should nationalise their outlook to come closer."

In his speech at a conclave preceding the main event on Sunday, Karunanidhi, who is seeking to inject life into the defunct TESO founded by him in the 1980s, had alleged the Sri Lankan army was running a 'state of Emergency' in Tamil areas.


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