Former LTTE chief arms procurer Shanmugam Kumaran Tharmalingam alias KP says Tamil Nadu has no right to interfere in Sri Lankan affairs.
In an interview to state media today, KP said that Tamil Nadu politicians including former Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi were using Sri Lanka to buy votes at elections.
“But innocent people who don’t know their political agenda believed them but it is sad and unfortunate how this pack of politicians used them as a tool to strengthen their vote base,” KP said.
He also said it was hilarious to see the concern of Tamil Nadu politicians to create a separate land for Tamils (Ealam) in an era when Sri Lankan Tamils want to live in a united country.
“I strongly believe now that no external force can solve our problems, which are unique to us,” he said.
KP issued an open challenge to the Tamil Nadu politicians to show their genuineness by voicing their concerns on behalf of more than 100,000 Sri Lankan refugees in Tamil Nadu who are living in poor conditions.
“If they want to support the Sri Lankan Tamils then voice on their behalf for those living for more than 25 years there. They are struggling to live. Children don’t have proper education as they don’t have birth certificates. They are still languishing in camps with poor living conditions,” he said.