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Former Editor of The Hindu newspaper and the internationally reputed journalist N Ram has said that there was no Sri Lankan government so strong and powerful as the one led by President Mahinda Rajapaksa and no government with such strength as the present government.
He has said that the Tamil National Alliance should extend their full support to President Mahinda Rajapaksa to find a lasting solution to ethnic issue. He has criticized the TNA leadership for being silent when the LTTE leadership was acting in similar fashion to the Pol Pot group, and did all what the LTTE commanded them to do.
Mr. Ram has made these comments when a group of Sri Lankan Media personnel went over to the Asian Training Centre for Journalists in India.
He has said that the assassination of the Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi by the LTTE in 1919 resulted in the people of India distancing from the LTTE, and the LTTE lost any rapport and sympathy they enjoyed up to then with India.
Mr. Ram has criticized the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Karunanidhi for making a statement calling for a referendum to resolve the Tamil issue and has described it only as a political statement and has said that no sensible Tamil politician in Tamil Nadu was keen on that. Mr. Ram has emphatically pointed out that the enemy of the Tamils of Sri Lanka is the Tamil Diaspora leaders. (niz)