LTTE moves to reopen political offices in NE

  • 18 Mar 2006 22:34:43 GMT


    Not much if they rely on children.

  • 18 Mar 2006 22:44:36 GMT

    Child soldiers had to hand over Elephant pass. but, then RanilW gave it as a present - a signing bonus, when the 2002 CFA signed.

    ONly 30% of criminal enclave is captured land. Other land just forcibly occupied after the CFA.

  • 18 Mar 2006 23:06:49 GMT

    After 30 years, since 1976, how much the dream changed.

    One day, VP dies in the bunker - that is part of the reality - and will be found like a dead rat.

    Any other acheivements?.

    I heard, there is over 2000 in UK waiting for the next plane back home.

  • 18 Mar 2006 23:51:06 GMT

    KAge polla genada katha karanne ?.


    If there is a tamil translation button, we can understand whether they are scolding us.

  • 19 Mar 2006 00:24:25 GMT

    Whats the point in this article?

    Does the LTTE want some credit for this? And why were they shut in the first place? Were the `civilians` going to RPG the buildings?

  • 19 Mar 2006 03:52:15 GMT

    Not only political offices, LTTE is taking court cases from GOSL areas of Jaffna, they claim the jursidiction in those areas.


  • 19 Mar 2006 03:58:27 GMT


    `The Muslims either had to be expelled or subdued by force of arms. This attitude of the Tamil militants led to a series of actions against the Muslims from the mid-1980s onwards. Says MIM Mohideen, of the Muslim National Peoples? Alliance: ?Hundreds of Muslims, men, women and children, have been killed and injured in the Eastern and Northern Province of Sri Lanka by the Tamil Eelam separatists.? ?Since the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord on 29th July 1987, more than 100,000 Muslims have been forced to leave their homes and billions of rupees worth of properties belonging to the Muslims have been pillaged and destroyed by the Tamils.? In October 1990, the Muslims of Jaffna were asked to leave at gun point on 48 hours notice. Today, 65,000 of them languish in refugee camps in Puttalam, north of Colombo. The loss to the Muslim community is estimated to be SLRs 5048 million (USD 50 million). In his monograph, Position paper on the Muslim question Mohideen says that the LTTE has seized 45,000 acres of paddy lands from the Muslims. Agricultural produce, cattle and vehicles had been regularly confiscated. Muslims were abducted and ransoms sought.On the Amparai coast, in the South East, the LTTE had seized boats and fishing gear belonging to the Muslims. ?The politico-military strategy of the LTTE has been to weaken the economic power of the Muslim community,? Mohideen points out.The LTTE has shown scant regard for the religion and culture of the Muslims, says the researcher-activist.?The grenade attack on a mosque in Akkarapattu and the massacre of Muslims at congregations in mosques at Kattankudy and Eravur, as well as the cold-blooded murder of Hajj pilgrims in 1990 demonstrate the extent of intolerance shown towards the religion and culture of the Muslims,? Mohideen points out.According to him, the India-Sri Lanka Accord and the deployment of the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) between 1987 and 1990, only made matters worse for the Muslims.He accuses the IPKF of blindly supporting the Tamil militants or turning a blind eye to the anti-Muslim atrocities of the Tamil militants.Mohideen says that the Tamil National Army (TNA) formed by the Varatharajaperumal administration, with IPKF?s blessings, had killed Muslims.Over a 100 people were killed when the TNA attacked police posts in Muslim areas in Amparai district. In Karaithivu, 45 Muslim Reserve policemen were separated and killed in cold blood.`

  • 19 Mar 2006 04:01:47 GMT


    Immedaitely after the elections, there was a beleif that WAR will brake out. We civilians thought that LTTE would not want to be in the Govt. controlled area in such a situation.

    LTTE closed the offices immediately after the election results were announced and when there were different messages coming from Colombo.



  • 19 Mar 2006 11:20:10 GMT

    It is a very good move LTTE allowing civilians to work in their political offices at the same time the ltte should teach the civilians to be vigilant and to be aware of spies and intruders.

  • 19 Mar 2006 11:57:41 GMT


    Greetings. What you have quoted from Mr. Mohideen`s report is not all the atrocities committed by the Tamil armed groups though it gives an indication of the suffering the Muslims underwent.

    In spite of all this we are expected to trust the worst tormentor of Muslims - the LTTE. Paradoxically and tragically, the LTTE holds a veto over our right to representation at the peace talks.

    There are those, including the TNA politicians who justify the LTTE veto power over the Muslims by claiming, the tigers fought and sacrificed but the Muslims only watched the Tamils dying and did not make any sacrifice.

    What they forget is the Muslims have no reason to fight and as for sacrifice, the LTTE and other Tamil armed groups have made the Muslims pay a heavy price as evidenced by some of the atrocities quoted from Mohideen`s report.

    The Eealamists are like the Israelis. Nothing is enough for them. The more they get the more they want.