Mano Ganeshan fled to Chennai
after Sri Lanka Police revealed that he was in the hit list of the
Mon, 2006-11-20 02:26
By Walter Jayawardhana
Colombo, 20 November, (Asiantribune.com): Tamil political sources
said that Mano Ganeshan the leader of the Western Peoples Front
has left Sri Lanka for Chennai South India after the police tipped
him off that he is in the hit list ofthe Liberation Tigers of Tamil
Eelam. assassination target of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
(LTTE).Mano Ganeshan leaving for Chennai has to be officially confirmed
as he was not available for comments.Mano Ganeshan leaving for Chennai
has to be officially confirmed as he was not available for comments.
However, reliable sources said that the police have warned him that
he is on a hit list by the LTTE together with other parliamentarians
like Nimal Siripala de Silva , the leader of the Sri Lankan negotiating
team and Keheliya Rambukwella , the cabinet spokesman for defense
, both tough talking guys against the Tamil Tigers.
But the seemingly pro-LTTE Tamil parliamentarian Mano Ganeshan is
on the hit list of the LTTE since it would be the terrorist group
who would mostly benefit out of such an assassination, sources said.
Police informed Mano Ganeshan , according to same sources, that it
would beef up his security arrangements in view of the impending threat
by the terrorist group but the Tamil parliamentarian from Western
Province would not take any risks following what happened to the Colombo
resident Jaffna District parliamentarian who was gunned down near
his home near Borella, Colombo after he made some critical remarks
regarding LTTE leader Prabhakarans children receiving Western
education while ordinary Tamil children are suffering ,in an interview
with the "Asian Tribune."
Although it was highly unprecedented for him to be critical of the
LTTE leadership being in the Tamil National Alliance , the proxy party
of the LTTE he did criticize just weeks before his untimely death,
was a stark fact. Great suspicions have now been aroused about the
LTTEs hand in the Raviraj assassination.
Police have warned Mano Ganeshan that the LTTE might kill him to
create anarchy in the country and bring disrepute for the government
Meanwhile some pro-LTTE websites have charged that it was the Sri
Lanka government that was planning to kill Mano Ganeshan to put the
blame on the Tamil Tigers.
- Asian Tribune -