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Karunanidhi bogged down by 2G Spectrum Scam and family revolt is trying to brush aside troubles by clamoring for Eelam – says The Pioneer

India’s Pioneer newspaper said in an editorial that Chief Minister Muthuvel Karunanidhi’s recent clamor to divide Sri Lanka and carve out a separate Tamil homeland has been done for a political mileage and it can also be seen as an attempt to brush aside all troubles in his own party and home.

“If former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi’s unfulfilled dream was a Tamil Eelam, he can have it in India where a larger population of Tamils live than in Sri Lanka.”

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Gordon Weiss was a spokesman for the United Nations organisation in Sri Lanka for two years at the end of that country’s civil war. His 2011 book, ‘The Cage: The Fight for Sri Lanka and the Last Days of the Tamil Tigers’, is said to be a close study of the last months and weeks of the conflict in the Vanni.

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