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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2679

Dr. Swamy for ‘autonomous Tamil state’ in Sri Lanka

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From S Murari, Chennai

Chennai, 18 June, ( Janata Party president Dr. Subramanian Swamy has said " there is a need to create an autonomous Tamil state" in Sri Lanka. “Now that the LTTE is no longer in the picture, we can go ahead and help the Tamils", he told reporters here on Wednesday.Dr Swamy said the U.S., China and Israel which helped Sri Lanka in its war against LTTE terrorism had the moral responsibility to prevail upon President Mahinda Rajapaksa to ensure constitutional guarantee of equality to Tamils.

India also could not shirk its responsibility as it had extended help to Sri Lanka, he said in an apparent reference to supply of defensive weapons and equipment like radars after the LTTE acquired an air arm.

Dr. Swamy, who is visiting the U.S. and will be there till August, said he would meet officials in charge of South Asia in Washington and prevail upon them to put pressure on Sri Lanka.

Dr Swamy said India should not allow Sri Lanka to set up a military base in Kachchativu.

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