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Senior Sea Tiger reported dead in 2009 is new chief of LTTE

Writing in these columns last week about the  state of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam(LTTE) overseas network  I noted that “the Tiger and pro-Tiger structures abroad can be broadly classified into two categories” .

The first category  is the group consisting of organizations that are either fronts or sympathetic to the LTTE. This category about which I wrote extensively last week ,consists of  organizations such as the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) headed by New York lawyer Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, Global Tamil Forum(GTF) umbrella group under Germany based Catholic clergyman Fr.SJ Emmanuel  and the  network consisting of LTTE branches/fronts controlled by Perinbanayagam Sivaparan alias Nediyavan living in Norway.


Will there be a Violent Resurgence of the LTTE soon?

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam(LTTE) was virtually demolished in May 2009  by the Sri Lankan armed forces in a series of battles in the Karaithuriapatru AGA division of  the Northern Mullaitheevudistrict.

The LTTE leader Veluppillai Prabhakaran and almost all his senior deputies and commanders were killed along with thousands of cadres in the fighting that also incurred a large number of civilian casualties.


Tigers received explosives, aviation gasoline from India

Although China’s Norinco had been the Tigers’ largest single supplier of arms, including all its artillery pieces and dedicated equipment such as four barrelled 14.5 mm anti-aircraft guns (ZPU 4), the group throughout Eelam war had maintained an Indian supply line which brought in a range of warlike items.

Supplies from India had been as important as heavy armaments from China in sustaining the LTTE fighting capacity. The LTTE depended heavily on the Indian supply line, particularly during the three-year-old eelam war IV spearheaded by the then army chief General Sarath Fonseka.


LTTE Cabal Opposes “KP” as Leader of Restructured Tigers

The politico – military organization known as Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has virtually ceased to exist within the borders of Sri Lanka.

Tiger supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran and most military cadres including  senior military leaders are no more among the living. Thousands of other Tiger cadres including senior members of the political  and administrative  wings are incarcerated  by the Sri Lankan authorities.  Small groups of Tigers are holed up in the jungles of the Northern and Eastern provinces trying to engage in guerilla warfare of a minor scale where and when possible. Their impact is negligible.


The Eelam Virus

Thousands of protesters gathered on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 21, 2009, to ask for the Canadian government to intervene in what they are calling a genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka.


The Victim Syndrome, the West, and the LTTE

My purpose in this article is to argue that the West has done incalculable harm to Sri Lanka, though without any malevolent intent, through its over-indulgent attitude towards the LTTE. That attitude bred in the LTTE what might be called a victim syndrome which became a major factor – perhaps the decisive factor – in the continuance of the ethnic imbroglio beyond 1994, most certainly beyond the year 2000. Before proceeding further I must explain that the term "syndrome", which used to be much in vogue in the media some decades ago, means a set of concurrent symptoms in disease.

The victim syndrome, in the sense that I am using the term, arises out of the noble impulse to sympathize with and support the perceived victim. Opposed to it is the ignoble propensity, far too widely current in Sri Lanka, to blame the victim. However, noble though support for the victim might be, it can have a deleterious impact on the psyche of the victim. He can come to have a sense of dependency on others, which can sap his will to act for himself in a responsible way. He can come to luxuriate in feelings of resentment, hatred, vengefulness, and when the opportunity at long last comes he can become the oppressor over other victims. All that can lead the victim to self-destruct.

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