Tamil National Alliance leader R. Sampanthan received a telephone call from Tamil Nadu’s former Chief Minister Muthuvel Karunanidhi, inviting him to the Tamil Eelam Solidarity Oragnisation (TESO) meeting this week.
Sampanthan said that though he was willing to participate, he felt that the event would face a legal issue if it was going to discuss the creation of a separate state of “Eelam” for Tamils in Sri Lanka.
Karunanidhi assured him that no proposal would be moved for a separate state and asked Sampanthan and members of the TNA to participate. However, none of the TNA members will be there. Nava Sama Samaja Party (NSSP) leader, Wickremabahu Karunaratne has finally obtained his visa from the Indian High Commission to attend the conference after an initial delay.