Cabinet Minister Chandrasekeran's
LTTE Sympathetic Activities Suggest
A Forthwith Investigation To Be In Order.
Periscope- Global Sinhala
Village For LankaWeb
While the fallout resulting from Fundamentalist Christian Group Proselytism
and Conversion continues to be a focal point in Sri Lanka today and
more and more Buddhist Monks seem to be suggesting death fasts if
apropriate preventive legal measures are not initiated there seems
to be more fat to chew on for the protestors seeking Administrative
righteousness by the incumbent UNF as there are alarming news reports
that a UNF cabinet minister is indulging in blatant skullduggery of
a pro LTTE nature in a breaking news item which has been released
by the Asian Tribune, courtesy of Roving Reporter the ever alert Mr.
Walter Jayawardena from Los Angeles.
Could it be dangerous fallout as a result of connivance with the nefarious
ilk of the LTTE and its supportives that it is being reported as quoted
by the LTTE unfriendlty Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP) and
the above mentioned sources that "UNF Cabinet Minister for Comunity
Development, Periyasamy Chandrasekaran is facilitating guerilla training
to Tamil youths of Indian origin from the Indian Tamil populated tea
plantations of Sri Lanka's central hills by the country's Northern
separatists, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)?
The rather alarming disclosure has been made by the Eelam People's
Democratic Party EPDP which is a Tamil political party opposed to
the rebel outfit who seem to have launched a diabolical master plan
under the pretext of a business venture where thet LTTE are purported
to have infiltrated into the central hills in the guise of engaging
themselves in a mineral water business whereas their real objective
was to train Up Country Tamil youth in guerilla warfare.
The report states that approximately 250 Tamil youths of Indian origin,
recently went to the Tiger stronghold of Wanni in Northern Sri Lanka,
to receive such guerilla training with the recommendation of Periyasamy
Chandrasekaran, Community Development Minister, charges if they could
be proven would all but end Chandrasekeran's career and embarrass
the leader of the UNF to a point where all the accusations levelled
at him from some quarters that he himself is an LTTE manipulative
just might have a ring of truth to it!.
Chandrasekaran is the leader of the Up Country People's Front, a political
party and also a trade union of plantation workers of Indian Origin
in Sri Lanka. A vast number of the plantation workers are also with
the Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) led by Arumugam Thondaman, who is
also a Minister in the Ranil Wickremesinghe's United National Front
Government. Chandrasekeran is an individual who often shows no discretions
towards protocol and openly promotes pro LTTE slogans and curiously
enough is tolerated by the present Administration which often digresses
from the sublime to the ridiculous when it comes to the manner in
which it puts up with the likes of Chandrasekeran!
Speculations about Indian Tamil youths being trained by the LTTE
is something the Sri Lankan Security Forces have continued to emphasize
for sometime now and have presented the theory that fighting forces
of the LTTE often consisted of Up Country Tamil youths of Indian origin,
lending credibility to the accusations levelled at Chandrasekeran
who may have been involved in the process of recruiting upcountry
youth for the LTTE earlier than speculated and should be fully investigated
with the objective of indicting him for treason if charges against
him could be proven.
To further corroborate the liberties seemingly taken by Chandrasekeran
towards his pro LTTE leanings, some of the child soldiers who fled
from of the LTTE's "Baby Battalion" and recently surrendered
to the Security Forces have confessed that they were recruited from
the tea plantations areas in the Hill Country as the directives of
Chandrasekeran has been suspected as being the go between though unproven.
According to the the EPDP report there is evidence also that some
250 Tamil youths from Sri Lanka's upcountry region had recently gone
to the LTTE controlled Wanni with introductory letters from Periyasamy
Chandrasekaran's Ministry of Community Development, purportedly as
manual workers but in fact in fact these youths were to be trained
in the use of weapons and warfare and sent back to the plantation
regions they came from.
Therefore it comes as no surprise that the Leader of the Opposition
the Hon.Mr. Mahinda Rajapakse confirmed soon after that he too had
got wind of the news that a group of youths from Vavuniya had met
another group of youths in an upcountry tea factory where a Minister
of the Government is alleged to have been instrumental in arranging
the said meeting and described as none other than Periyasamy Chandrasekeran.
Chandrasekeran's pro LTTE leanings unfortunately for himself and rather
fortunately for Sri Lanka had been previously noticed through a rather
obstreperous statement to 'Sandeshaya' the Sinhala Service of the
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) where he had demanded somewhat
obtusely that the Sri Lanka Government should remove its troops from
the High Security Zones in both Northern and Eastern Provinces and
coming from an incumbent Cabinet Minister could only be infered as
pro LTTE rhetoric despite its surprising orator who seemed to care
little about his status within the UNF Administration and was more
concerned in broadcasting pro LTTE propaganda!.
This type of verbosity was persistently indulged in by the same individual
who had no trepidations in insting openly at a Pongu Thamul Pro LTTE
gathering in the Mannar District that all Tamils should be united
in their support of wanted condemned terrorist leader Velupillai Pirapaharann(Prabhakaran)
irrespective of where they resided in order to win Eelam which portrays
the real identity of a wolf in sheeps clothing who has been given
free access into their confines by the UNF Administration and Prime
Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe!
Consequently there are certain high profile security sources who believe
not without reason, that in the unlikely event of the resumption of
LTTE insurgent activity the trained guerillas of the tea plantations
would be fully utilized to cripple the economy of the country in order
to bring the Government down to its knees but this is the height of
conjecture before which the likes of Chandrasekeran need to be dealt
with effectively and forthwith where Sri Lanka's Security should perhaps
br further boosted to prevent any fancy moves of an already wilting
LTTE under the constant surveillance of the powers that be which includes
some powerful allies of Sri Lanka! .