Rudrakumaran, who heads the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE), said that the Tamil National liberation struggle is now facing a challenging situation as efforts are afoot to impose a Sinhala State-determined unitary state structure on the Tamils in the name of a political solution to the Tamil national question. “It is also our steadfast belief that the people of Tamil Nadu would keep in mind the liberation of the people of Tamil Eelam as an important factor at the time of voting,” he said. Former LTTE negotiator Viswanathan Rudrakumaran has urged political parties in Tamil Nadu to focus their campaigns at the Assembly elections next month to create a Tamil Eelam State in Sri Lanka.Rudrakumaran says political parties of Tamil Nadu must take positions that go to strengthen the struggle of the Eelam Tamil people for their rights, in their Election Manifestos for the forthcoming Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Elections to be held on the 16th of May. Rudrakumaran says the people of Tamil Nadu should take in their own hands the political struggle of the Eelam Tamil people.He also noted that if India shifts its stand, there would emerge an international situation in favour of the people of Tamil Eelam. (Colombo Gazette) “A few strong States in the international community can be seen at present to be aiding and abetting this unjust procedure on the basis of their own interests. The desire of those States in the international arena is the meeting of their own interests through good relations with the Sinhala nation and the Sri Lankan state instead of relating on the basis of justice with the Eelam Tamil nation with its small population. The same holds true of the Government of India as well,” he said.He said that in order to effect a change in this situation, it is imperative for the people of Tamil Nadu to resolutely join hands with the people of Tamil Eelam.