Accountability must start with LTTE for killing their own cadres
A LTTE bomb blast
The world needs to be reminded again. Sri Lanka was a victim of
terrorism. The LTTE was an agent of terror and it was against LTTE
terrorism that the Sri Lanka Armed Forces were fighting. If the West,
the UN and all other “humanitarian” organisations wish to ignore the
LTTE’s spate of killings over three decades, so be it. Yet, when
pressure is being exerted on a sovereign country completely ignoring
punishing the LTTE for its acts of terror, the people of Sri Lanka will
not remain silent.
Starting with the killing of the Jaffna Mayor in 1975, followed by
killings of numerous Tamil policemen by the LTTE. To-date the LTTE has
killed 24 Tamil academics and intellectuals, 54 Tamil Government
officials and over 80 Tamils involved in some aspect of politics. This
excludes the thousands of Tamil civilians that have been killed and
maimed by the LTTE as punishments for defying LTTE orders. Is this the
Tamil Eelam that was supposedly meant for Tamil people? Can Tamils who
have witnessed these LTTE killings upon their own people not fear to
live in a Tamil Eelam if it means death if they go against Tamil Eelam
policy? So please answer – why did the LTTE kill Tamils?
Thereafter the LTTE went after civilians. The first attack took place
in 1984 at the Dollar and the Kent Farms in Weli Oya. It was here that
the LTTE slaughtered 62 unarmed men, women and children.
The LTTE was running a defacto governance of its own – LTTE police,
post offices, banks, schools and even media stations.
LTTE’s administrative headquarters was in Kilinochchi. The Channel 4
video attempting to discredit Sri Lanka’s Government portrayed one
Issipriya as an innocent journalist. It turned out she was a member of
the LTTE and her rank “Lt. Col.” and was working in the Voice of Tigers.
Her husband Sri Ram was also a member of the Sea Tigers and died in May
2009. Channel 4 has been fooled by LTTE lobby and its channel stands
guilty of discrediting its image for money. ABC news Australia too fell
prey and had to face the embarrassing truth that the “innocent civilian”
that they depicted was in fact a trained LTTE cadre.
We would like to ask one simple question. Is the world telling Sri
Lanka to allow a Tamil Eelam where LTTE does nothing but KILL? Has the
world forgotten years of LTTE terror killings? 146 pilgrims were
slaughtered in the holy city of Anuradhapura in 1985 (May 14th). The
LTTE carried out these killings posing as Sri Lanka military personnel
wearing the uniforms of Sri Lanka Armed Forces.
One by one these innocent people were hounded down and shot dead. Is
this what people are to expect in an Eelam that the West is attempting
to carve out in Sri Lanka? May be the West has forgotten the Aranthalawa
massacre in 1987. 33 young monks and their mentor were not just killed
but were mutilated depicting the heinous nature of the LTTE. We have
enough footage of all these gruesome murders and they should be publicly
displayed for all to see and never to forget who the LTTE is.
LTTE bombs claimed thousands of lives
LTTE’s attack on civilians is as heinous as one could imagine. What
“freedom” movement butchers people, cuts men, women and children to
pieces? The more the dead the LTTE was able to exert pressure on the
Government. So they killed and killed and killed – Tamils, Sinhalese,
Muslims – Race, Ethnicity, Nationality did not matter to the LTTE. This
is the type of murderous logic the LTTE used. Yet, the infamous Darusman
Report says “LTTE is a disciplined organization”. Can the three
panelists that prepared this report explain to us what they mean by the
word “disciplined” and connect that with the scores of butchering by the
LTTE through three decades? We want answers. May be it was their
“discipline” that made them kill over 10,000 innocent civilians and
injure an equal number. May be it was their “discipline that the world
did nothing about LTTE’s recruitment of over 5000 children turning them
into child soldiers. May be it was due to their “discipline” that the
LTTE violated the famous 2002 ceasefire over 3,830 times? It is getting
a bit tiring to have the West and even the UN and NGO lobbies
whitewashing the LTTE completely ignoring its brutal record.
The West, the UN and all other humanitarian organisations need to
remember that if they are working towards the betterment of humanity –
they must not be taking the side of the murderers. This is exactly what
is happening. LTTE has the monetary ability to buy over people. We do
not doubt that at all. They raise funds nefariously so they can decide
to use this money to buy over, win over and influence people. Hillary
Clinton was 'bribed' but she had the presence of mind to return the
money. Now Obama is also be 'bribed' and we are yet to hear of his
returning the contributions from Tamils for Obama. Similarly, every
person who has an official say in Sri Lanka has been approached by the
LTTE – from their statements, their actions we the citizens of Sri Lanka
know how big the “influence” has been. We are not a nation of fools.
We have seen the LTTE carry out all types of killings – on buses,
trains, on economic targets, on villages and places of worship, on VIPs
and VVIPs & even on foreign leaders. But we would never have thought
that despite the LTTE killing Tamils, it would resort to killing its own
men & women who pledged their life towards a movement that they were
brainwashed into accepting as being the Eelam promised by a megalomaniac
leader called Prabhakaran.
Eyewitness accounts now emerge of how 49 disabled LTTE female cadres
were asked to board a bus, they were served tea and without their
knowledge the doors were shut and the bus was blasted. This was despite
several of their relatives appealing to the LTTE to allow them to take
the wounded LTTE cadres to their homes. What the LTTE did in killing
their own wounded cadres is a gross violation of international
humanitarian laws and goes against the Geneva Convention. There are eye
witnesses and we are waiting to see what the West will say about this
latest act of treachery by the LTTE.
Thiruchelvan Waratharasa of Wattarappalam, a witness of LTTE
atrocities during the final phase of the war and eye witness to the
killing of 29 civilians by the LTTE which included his son and his
sister's son. Waratharasa was rescued by the army on 16th May 2009.
Waratharasa had witnessed the gruesome mercy killing of 49 disabled
female LTTE cadres who were put into a Rosa bus given a cup of tea and
then unknown to these LTTE cadres the bus was set on fire by an LTTE
member Nadumaran – killing all inside the bus. The incident took place
on 8th May 2009 at Demuniwagala.
Another witness – Kumanan from Puthukudirippu was also one of the
displaced and when trying to flee from the LTTE, his wife got injured
while fleeing and his aunt died after being shot by the LTTE.
Soon the Tamils, not those living comfortably in foreign shores, or
those living happily in the South of Sri Lanka amongst the Sinhalese,
but the Tamils that suffered because of the LTTE will begin to feel free
to tell their story. These witnesses will be able to nullify all the
false documentaries that the LTTE is developing using technical
expertise. Truth will always prevail and sooner than later the people
will begin to come out & tell the world about who the real LTTE is.
That the West and other humanitarian authorities are biased goes
without saying. They did pittance for all of the heinous crimes
committed by the LTTE. Now when a sovereign government has eliminated
terrorism they are questioning the Government when they have never
questioned the LTTE. We want to know why?
Why is the world not punishing the LTTE for its crimes? We demand the
world take action against the LTTE for all its crimes. The LTTE leader
may be no more but there are enough of second phase leaders – the TNA
espouses to take over the Eelam struggle, there are the GTF, the BTA,
ITRO, TGTE – all these people can be held accountable for the killing of
innocent people by the LTTE over the years. If accountability is the
word the West loves to use – we demand accountability by the LTTE for
its heinous killings. Accountability must start with the LTTE terrorists
for it is they who kick started the rampage of killings in Sri Lanka.