ELIMINATION OF ANTI-TERRORIST
TAMIL GROUPS SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE ANYMORE.
The horrendous Kottawa killings symbolize the fallacy of the UNP
and NGO peacenicks claim of LTTE's purity and desire for peace and
harmony, and reinforce the ruthless terrorist gang's commitment to
enforce an autocratic fascist rule over the Northern and Eastern provinces
of Sri Lanka, and segregate this nation. The UNP that has endorsed
the 22000-coffin threat and spare no stone unturned to blame the government
for endangering the so-called peace facade, maintain complete silence
over the Kottawa killings. The LTTE daily "Sudar Oli"in
a blatant admittance of carrying out these killings claim that "Kuhanesan",
who was one of the eight persons killed was Karuna's trusted finance
and business manager. It says that with his killing "Karuna"has
got completely isolated. The website of the so- called Peace Secretariat
of the LTTE identify seven persons of those ruthlessly killed and
claim that they were all Karuna loyalists.
The probability of this former LTTE activist and his associates getting
killed was expected as the Tamilnet Editor who has been allowed by
the pro-UNP "Daily Mirror"to vent a weekly LTTE propaganda
jargon under the nom de plume "Taraki" made a lengthy scorn
about Kuhanesan last week and said that he was among the 14 persons
apprehended by the Police in Polonnaruwa recently and painted him
as a vicious, rogue individual responsible for misappropriation of
millions of LTTE funds, and responsible for many other crimes.
Attempts were also made to connect the Sri Lankan Military personnel's
involvement in providing refuge to those killed, and renew the allegation
of Sri Lankan forces helping the Eastern LTTE against the Vanni LTTE.
Taking the lead in this regard the pro-LTTE Frances Harrison of the
BBC in her report about the incident said that amongst the eight persons
killed was a Sinhalese national believed to be an "Army Intelligence
Officer". Her whitewashing of the terrorist gang and distorting
facts about the Sri Lankan situation is well known and recently she
made several such loathsome attempts to discredit the Sri Lankan government
and the non-terrorist patriotic population. Refuting these allegations,
investigations have revealed that that the Sinhalese person killed
was a back-hoe driver named Neil Dhammika, a resident of the Welikanda
area, who was closely associated with the LTTE personnel in the East.
The terrorist gang became bold in carrying out its killings and eliminating
persons critical of its fascist culture, due to the encouragement
given by the deposed UNP regime, through its failure and unwillingness
to censure the terrorists in the belief that it would hamper the so-called
peace faĆ§ade. This obtuse policy helped the terrorists to hunt for
its opponents and those connected to the army intelligence unit, even
in Colombo resulting in the death of more than 40 intelligence officers.
At the same time it also systematically eliminated democratic peace
loving Tamil persons belonging to EPDP, EPRLF and other Tamil organizations
and the number of persons eliminated in this manner within the last
two years amounts to more than 300 persons.
The dollar-crow peacenik Jehan Perera of the Norwegian funded pro-LTTE
NGO, National Peace Council commenting on the Kottawa killings, commends
the deposed UNP government for not permitting the security forces
or other armed groups to attack the LTTE. No government in the world
would have allowed a group of enemies to eliminate the intelligence
wing of its own armed forces, as done by the UNP government and this
nominal Shingala Perera lauds that treacherous act. Backing the allegation
of the terrorists, he says that "it is certainly not legitimate
for the government to assist the Karuna group to resort to violence
to weaken the hold of the LTTE over the east". He adds that in
the past four months the Karuna group has killed some twenty members
of the LTTE.
At the same time another group of peacenicks from several pro-LTTE
and reactionary NGOs are reported to be collecting signatures for
a memorandum demanding the government to repeal the PTA act. Their
sudden concern about the adversity of this Act is clearly understandable.
The previous government not only made this Act dormant but going against
the provisions of this Act and in the behest of the LTTE released
many of the notorious terrorists involved in major crimes against
the country and the people. The terrorist gang and these peacenik
dollar-crows are alarmed now that the government will use the provisions
of this Act to arrest the rising terrorist threat, and their only
objective is to prevent this happening.
The penetration of the terrorist pistol gang even to the suburbs of
Colombo as far as Kottawa speaks the magnitude of the danger Sri Lanka
has been subjected to by the previous government's supine appeasement
of the terrorist gang. Various reports about the existence of arms
caches within the city limits and availability of many terrorist cadres
including black tiger suicide bombers pose a real danger to the life
and property in the country. Although it may create inconvenience
to certain people, the government and the security forces should,
as an urgent national task, streamline efforts to search for these
arms caches and potential criminals hiding in the city and its suburbs.
Persons harbouring such elements for political or economical gains
should also be apprehended and given the highest possible punishment
for their collaboration with these criminals, and against the interest
of the country. They should also be widely exposed through the media
though private media mafia's help for this national effort is very
The general public also has a profound obligation, and a great capacity
to act against these criminal elements. Instead of waiting for the
security forces alone to accomplish this task, they should be extra
vigilant about their surroundings and neighbourhood, and they should
muster joint action with their neighbours against any suspicious activities
and must keep the security forces well informed about potential miscreants
or suspicious elements. Let us not allow the terrorist and the reactionary
elements to destroy the country and hinder the people's determination
to rebuild the nation.