Chennai: Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gotabaya
Rajapaksa was "totally wrong" in his comment that all those in
Tamil Nadu who supported the Sri Lankan Tamil cause were doing
it for political mileage, DMK chief Karunanidhi said on Tuesday.
"If Gotabaya thinks DMK is doing it for political mileage
he is totally wrong as the party has been fighting for the
cause for long. He knows full well that DMK is for liberation
of the Tamil race in Sri Lanka," he said.
Karunanidhi said he could not accept the Sri Lankan Defence
Secretary`s remarks that the island government has taken all
political steps to mitigate sufferings of the Tamil minority.
"Those who wanted to get the rights through fighting
cannot accept the remarks of those who denied them their
political rights," he said.
Karunanidhi said DMK has never supported the `genocide`
of Tamils in Sri Lanka.
"We are not like Jayalalithaa who had said that it was
natural for people to die in a war," he said.
He warned of legal steps against a Tamil daily which had
published an article alleging he had stashed Rs 35,000 crore
in a Swiss bank and described the report as fictitious.
He welcomed the Supreme Court judgement directing the state
government to implement Uniform Syllabus for schools from the
current academic year itself. Academicians and teachers should
do something to compensate for time lost due to government`s
decision to defer implementation of the scheme, he said.