LTTE attack on a mosque in
Eastern Sri Lanka
TBC news report
13 December 2005
It is now confirmed that the grenade attack on a mosque in Eastern Sri
Lanka last month was carried by an LTTE intelligence operative. According
to reliable information received by the Tamil Broadcasting Corporation,
an LTTE intelligence operative by the name Rajah threw the
hand grenades into the Akkairapattu mosque last month while Muslims
were conducting prayers.
Six persons died in this incident, one of many such LTTE attacks on
Muslim places of worship in Eastern Sri Lanka. Having committed this
crime, LTTE apportioned this blame on a rival Tamil group as alleged
perpertrators. The incident led to communal tensions for several days.
The LTTE operative was accompanied on this mission by Valluvan,
LTTEs Deputy Intelligence Chief for Ampara who was waiting at
the Akkraipattu hospital having instructed his aide to throw hand grenades
at the mosque. Having accomplished his mission, the LTTE operative Rajah
fled the scene and was quickly whisked away by Valluvan on his motor
Akkarapattu Muslim residents have,however, identified this LTTE operative
who was later seen pasting LTTE posters for LTTEs Heroes Day celebrations.
He was shot at by the Sri Lankan Army but escaped with injuries to his
leg. He is now reportedly receiving treatment at LTTEs Thirukovil
TBC learns that the Akkraipattu muslim residents have provided the identify
of the LTTE operative to news media and news correspondents in the East.
However, no Tamil news media or correspodent dared to reveal the identify
of the LTTE culprit either because of fear of LTTE reprisals or because
they condoned all LTTE atrocities. BBC Tamil Service, which claims to
be an impartial reporter of events in Sri Lankan, has significantly
failed to highlight LTTE killings and other atrocities in North East
Sri Lanka. It has time and again ludicrously described the LTTE perpetrators
as unidentified elements even in instances where there were
clear proof of LTTE involvements. Listeners say BBC Tamil Service has
become another pro-LTTE media highlighting only news favourable to the
Sri Lankan terrorist group LTTE.