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CHENNAI, May 12. - The DMK leader, Mr M Karunanidhi, says his party is in favour of a separate Tamil Eelam in Sri Lanka, "either through war or through negotiations".
The statement, made in the Tamil Nadu Assembly today, is bound to embarrass the Vajpayee government, going as it does against the Prime Minister's stated position. The Union government is set to extend the ban on LTTE, due to lapse on 15 May, for another two years under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
Replying to a debate on the issue in Tamil Nadu Assembly, the chief minister said today: "It will be a welcome solution if Tamil Eelam is formed either through war or through talks."
He said, however, that his government would not tolerate any …