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Tamilnation > Struggle for Tamil Eelam > Conflict Resolution - Tamil Eelam - Sri Lanka > Norwegian Peace Initiative > Geneva Talks & After > No Tamil Eelam, only devolution within Unitary State- Rajapakse
No Tamil Eelam, only devolution within Unitary State
Ruling out demands by the Liberation Tigers for a separate homeland in the NorthEast, Sri Lanka's President Rajapakse in an interview with Reuters ahead of Geneva talks said, "This is a small country, where you can't have two states. I won't allow the country to be divided," he added. "You have to give up the concept of having two nations, or two countries … There is no Tamil Eelam in Sri Lanka. There cannot be an Eelam."
On disarming paramilitary cadres, Mr Rajapakse said, "If any
group operates in our area, we will stop it. Any groups carrying arms will be
brought under control, whether it is the so-called Karuna group or the LTTE,"
Reuters report further said.