Aug 14 (NIE) Sinhalisation in post-conflict Tamil regions of Sri Lanka was a myth and neither the Tamils nor the Sinhalese gained out of the war, said Sri Lankan Left leader Dr Vikramabahu Karunaratne here on Monday.
A day after the Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation conference, Dr Karunaratne, President of Nava Sama Samaja Party, said, "Yes I agree that the lands of Tamils are grabbed. But the Lankan government does not give those lands to the Sinhalese. Those lands are sold to multi-national companies. Without any consultation with Tamils, the government is doing that. Neither the Tamils nor the Sinhalese gained out of this war. The allegation of Sinhalisation is a myth."
Later, speaking to Express, he said, "I will say that Tamils have the right to a separate state but I donít ask them to separate. No Marxist will do that. I believe in going with unity with viable autonomy. I also appeal to the world leaders to put stress on Lanka to implement the recommendations of LLRC."
At a press conference on Monday, Dr Karunaratne said, "I came here to participate in the TESO meet, which provided me an opportunity to reach the people here. I am not here to break the coalition of DMK and Congress."