Chennai, Mar 30 : Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) would welcome creation of a separate ''Eelam'', a homeland for the Sri Lankan Tamils provided it is created by a democratic process, said M Karunanidhi, DMK president and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister.
Talking to the reporters here today, Karunanidhi said, "We will be glad if a separate Eelam is created (in Sri Lanka) by people voting for it."
He accused the opposition parties of spreading rumours that DMK does not support Sri Lankan Tamils.
"Attempts of some opposition parties in Tamil Nadu to paint the United Progressive Alliance government at the Centre and the DMK government in the state as anti Sri Lankan Tamils would not succeed... The opposition parties are trying to create an illusion among the public that my party is against Sri Lankan Tamils," said Karunanidhi.