Parithy, one of Sri Maha Bodhi attackers
The LTTE leader, Parithy, killed in France on Friday was a member of
the terrorist group that carried out the Sri Maha Bodhi attack where 146
Buddhist devotees and bhikkhus were massacred on May 14, 1985, Head of
International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research
(ICPVTR) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Prof. Rohan
According to intelligence sources, Parithy a supporter of the LTTE
Nediyawan faction had been killed by the Vinayagam faction which is now
aligned with US based lawyer Rudrakumaran of the TETG.
“Vinayagam wants to capture power from Nediyawan who controls all
TCCs, Tamil youth organisations and other LTTE fronts,” he said adding
that splits and infighting became pronounced after Velupillai
Parithy, whose real name is Nadarajh Matheenthiran and known by the
alias Reagan in Sri Lanka was appointed Head of LTTE in France in 2003
by Nediyawan who lives in Norway.
“Operating under the cover of the Tamil Coordinating Committee (TCC),
France he had engaged in crime including extortion and also had
connections with the Global Tamil Forum under Rev. Fr. S.J. Emmanuel.
Prof. Gunaratna said, ‘Parithy had received terrorist training in
Himachal Pradesh, India in 1984. He had participated in several
terrorist attacks within Sri Lanka before fleeing to South India in 1990
after being injured by the IPKF’.