Another democratic Tamil politician, former Minister, T Maheshwaran shot dead by the LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorists on Tuesday, 01 January 2008 (New Years day). The suspect is from Gurunagar in Jaffna, the Tamil-speaking district in northern Sri Lanka.
Member of Parliament Mr. T.MAHESHWARAN was seriously injured and rushed to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Colombo National hospital after LTTE Tamil Tiger pistol men struck him while he was doing prayers in the Sivam kovil at Colombo KOTAHENA at about 10.00 a.m. today (Jan 01 2008). The Parliamentarian succumbed to injuries after a major surgery, according to hospital sources. Nine more civilians, believed to be Hindu Prayers who have been hacked or with cut injuries were also admitted to the National Hospital, the same time. Preliminary investigations says that suspected Tigers have committed the crime, creating pandemonium inside the temple, most probably with a view to shifting the attention away from the murder of the MP. As this report was filed one more civilian injured in the incident died of his injuries.
MP Maheswaran’s body being wheeled to the mortuary with his wife Vijayakala following. His brother Kumaraeswaran is at right (Photo-Jude Denzil Pathiraja) (Courtesy Island)
MP T. Maheswaran’s family members mourn at a hospital in Colombo. Maheshwaran was shot and killed at a Hindu temple on 01 January 2008.
Prominent Tamil Leaders Assassinated by the LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorists
Prominent Political Leaders Assassinated by The LTTE
Erasing of Tamil National Leadership by the LTTE (1975-2006) The following are evidences of the Tiger Supremo's hatred over the Tamil leadership
(see LTTE's previous attempts to assassinate T Maheshwaran).
The funeral rites of the late UNP MP T. Maheswaran being conducted at his Wellawatte residence. His wife and two daughters are also in the picture.
The funeral of MP T. Maheshwaran, who was assassinated on Tuesday, took place yesterday at the General Cemetery, Kanatta. Here the casket bearing his remains being taken to the Cemetery
Govt. condemns Maheswaran killing - The Government denounces without reservation the wanton act of violence that took the life of UNP Parliamentarian T. Maheswaran. Maheswaran opted to take the democratic path to voice the grievances and the aspirations of the Tamil community in Sri Lanka and earned the respect of not only the community he belonged to but all Sri Lankans who cherish the democratic way of resolving issues. Although he was in the parliamentary opposition, Maheswaran played an important role in supporting the Government’s efforts to bring relief and assistance to the people in the Jaffna Peninsula who have suffered long a multitude of depravations thanks to the intransigence of the LTTE and its insistence on besieging the very people it purports to represent. The Government offers its sincere condolences to Mrs. Maheswaran and the rest of his family in this moment of tragedy and pledges to spare no pains until the perpetrators of this dastardly and cowardly act are brought to book (Full report in Daily News).
President condemns killing, orders full probe - President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday condemned the assassination of Parliamentarian T. Maheshwaran and ordered authorities to conduct an immediate probe. According to the President’s instructions the IGP has launched a full probe and the CID has already commenced investigations. Despite political differences Maheshwaran was a close friend both in and outside Parliament, the President said, adding the slain MP was a person who never hesitated to consult him whenever there was an issue regarding the community he represented. Thus the tragic demise of Maheshwaran, a person who never hesitated to voice his opinion is an irreparable loss to all, the President pointed out. MP Maheshwaran, a politician cum businessman rendered a yeoman service to the Tamil community, the President said and recalled an incident where the MP had taken him in a procession for two kilometres to open a hermitage in Jaffna, while the President was the Opposition Leader. If any organisation or force tries to suppress democracy by silencing opposing voices then it should be condemned and opposed by all, the President noted. The President condoled with the bereaved family and relatives (Full report in Daily News).
Breakthrough imminent - Minister Rambukwella - Government Defence Affairs Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella yesterday expressed confidence that the Police will be able to have an immediate breakthrough in the Maheshwaran assassination with the arrest of the suspected gunman involved in the shootout. “It is very imminent that we will be able to see the bottom line of it soon,” Minister Rambukwella said yesterday. The Minister pointed out that the micro pistol recovered from the scene is commonly used by the LTTE pistol group. Initial investigations have revealed that the suspect was a resident of Jaffna and a temporary resident of Wattala area for the past few years. Minister Rambukwella asserted that it was due to the retaliation of the security personnel providing security for Maheshwaran that the suspect was injured. Minister Rambukwella rejected allegations that the Government has reduced the security provided to Maheshwaran. He said Maheshwaran had received threats to his life from time to time and his threat was high when he was in Jaffna (full report in Daily News).
Maheswaran a moderate - Champika - Calling slain UNP MP Maheswaran “a personal friend” JHU strongman and Environment Minister Champika Ranawaka today strongly condemned the killing of UNP MP. T. Maheswaran. He said Maheswaran was a moderate Tamil politician and whoever who wanted to kill him would have wanted to silence the moderate Tamil voice (Full report in Daily Mirror).
Government accuses LTTE of Maheswaran killing - Defence Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella yesterday accused the LTTE of killing Colombo district Parliamentarian Thiagarajah Maheswaran. He was gunned down yesterday morning by a lone gunman at the Sri Ponnambalavaneswarar Kovil in Kochchcikade, Colombo. Ramukwella said "The killer had used a micro pistol and this type of weapon is only used by the LTTE." The assassasin is a resident of Jaffna but had lived in Wattala for some time before committing the crime, he added. The Defence spokesman accused some political parties of trying to gain milage over the killing of the parliamentarian and said the government’s intention is to bring to book whoever was responsible and not to gain any political milage. Asked how certain the government was of tracking down those responsible for killing Maheswaran, as the government has not been able to solve the murders of some Tamil politicians in the recent past, he said "the Police is quite confident of tracking down those behind the killing." He also said that some suspects connected to the Killing of MP Nadarajah Raviraj are already in police custody and the Scotland Yard has conducted a separate investigation and has submitted its report. Although his security personnel had advised him to deviate from taking the same route and the same places on a routine basis the late MP had not heeded their advise thus leaving ample room for his killers to get closer to their target the Minister said (Full report in Island).
Tamil lawmaker’s killer detained, injured in retaliatory firing - The New Year dawned on the island nation on an inauspicious note with a United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian, T. Maheswaran, being killed in broad daylight by an unidentified gunman inside a temple at 10 a.m. on the outskirts of Colombo. Mr. Maheswaran was shot at close range as he was coming out of the temple after offering prayers. A security officer of the MP was also killed and 12 others were injured in the incident. The police claimed to have arrested the assailant, who was wounded in retaliatory firing by the personal security officer of the MP. The police identified the suspect as a resident of Gurunagar in Jaffna and said he is under close custody of police and receiving treatment at the National hospital in Colombo. However, the name of the detained man was not released. Mr. Maheswaran, a former Minister and Colombo district UNP parliamentarian, was a vocal critic of the alleged human rights violations by the military and para-military groups. The UNP had accused the government of exposing Mr. Maheswaran to danger by scaling down his security despite innumerable requests. A report posted on the Defence Ministry web site, however, sought to refute the charges. “Meanwhile, expressing views to defence.lk, a political analyst said the immediate arrest of the gunman has dismantled attempts of opposition party and pro-LTTE agents to cast doubts on the killing of Mr. Maheswaran.” Expressing shock over the killing, President Mahinda Rajapaksa told a gathering of employees of the President’s office that despite “political differences” the two of them (Mr. Maheswaran and the President) remained friends. He told the employees that Mr. Maheswaran invited and welcomed him to Jaffna for a meeting when he was the leader of the opposition (Full report in Hindu).
The Maheswaran Assassination Police expect injured killer to spill the beans He is recovering and out of danger – Hospital Head - The police expect the injured killer of UNPMP T. Maheswaran to divulge vital information to track the mastermind of the assassination and establish the motive. The National Hospital Director Dr. Hector Weerasinghe told The Island last evening that the condition of the suspect was stable. "He is recovering and there is a heavy police guard for him," he said. A senior police officer said the police were eagerly waiting to interrogate the suspect. "This is the first time that an assassin of a politician has been caught red handed," he said. MP Maheswaran was gunned down yesterday morning at the Sri Ponnambalawaneswarar Kovil in Kochchikade, Colombo. The kovil was crowded with devotees, as it was the first day of the year, when a solitary gunman opened fire on the 41-year-old MP. Another devotee, Mahindan was also killed and 11 others, including a 13-year-old girl, were injured. The assassin is believed to have used a micro pistol for shooting. Immediately after the assassination Government Defence Spokesman Minister Keheliya Rambukwella blamed the killing on the LTTE on the basis of the micro pistol, which he said was used by the LTTE. He dismissed UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake’s claim that the MP’s security had been reduced. "Usually an MP is provided with two policemen as security. Had he asked for more, we would have considered it", the Defence Secretary said. UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake said that the assassinated MP had earlier been provided with 16 Policemen for security and at the time of the assassination he had had only two of them. "It is the security lapse that paved the way for the killing", Karunanayake said. An attempt on Maheswaran’s life had been made in Kotahena during the last general election campaign but he escaped with injuries. Nadarajah Raviraj, a TNA MP, was also gunned down last year at Narahenpita (Full report in Island).
Govt. denounces Maheswaran killing - The Government yesterday issued a statement denouncing the assassination of T. Maheswaran MP. It said: "The Government of Sri Lanka denounces without reservation the wanton act of violence that took the life of T. Maheswaran, Member of Parliament, United National Party. Mr. Maheswaran opted to take the democratic path to voice the felt grievances and the aspirations of the Tamil community in Sri Lanka and earned the respect of not only the community he belonged to but all Sri Lankans who cherish the democratic way of resolving issues. Although he was in the parliamentary opposition, Mr. Maheswaran played an important role in supporting the Government's efforts to bring relief and assistance to the people in the Jaffna Peninsula who have suffered long a multitude of deprivations thanks to the intransigence of the LTTE and its insistence on besieging the very people it purports to represent. The Government offers its sincere condolences to Mrs. Maheswaran and the rest of his family in this moment of tragedy and pledges to spare no pains until the perpetrators of this dastardly and cowardly act are brought to book." (full report in Island).
Gunman held for shooting Tamil MP - The Sri Lankan Police have arrested a gunman who allegedly shot dead Tamil MP T Maheswaran at a Hindu temple on Tuesday. The defence ministry quoted the police as saying that the gunman was injured when the MP's guards fired back after coming under attack. Maheswaran and one of his bodyguards were killed and 12 people were injured when a gunman opened fire at the MP and other worshippers at the Ponnambala Vaneswara temple, near the Colombo port. The ministry did not name the gunman but said he was from Gurunagar in Jaffna, the Tamil-speaking district in northern Sri Lanka (Full report in Hindustan Times).
Erasing of Tamil National Leadership by the LTTE (1975-2006)- The following are evidences of the Tiger Supremo's hatred over the Tamil leadership. Astonishingly, the static's show a fearsome percentage of seventy seven percent (77%) killing rate over the Tamil leaders the rest being other national parliamentarians and politicians, by the LTTE terrorists from 1975 to 2006 excluding the failed attempts. Hence it is vested upon you to decide whether to continue funding such terrorism, and replenish its cause of brutality against the innocent Tamils (See details in Sri Lanka Defence Ministry).
President expresses shock and grief over assassination of MP Maheswaran - President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing employees of the President's Office this morning (Jan 1) on the occasion of the New Year expressed shock and grief over the killing of Parliamentarian T. Maheswaran by unidentified gunmen at Ponnambala Vaneswara Hindu Temple at Kotahena, Colombo. A Security Officer of the MP was also killed and 12 others were injured in the incident. A grieved President described how Maheswaran invited and welcomed him to Jaffna for a meeting when he was the Leader of the Opposition. Despite political differences the two of them remained friends. President Rajapaksa also condemned the killing and instructed the Inspector General of Police to conduct necessary investigations to apprehend the assassins. He also expressed his condolences to the members of the late MP's family and his friends and relatives (Full report in Sri Lanka Defence Ministry).
Tamil lawmaker, bodyguard killed in Sri Lanka - An opposition Tamil member of parliament and his bodyguard who were shot inside a Hindu temple in Sri Lanka's capital, died from their injuries in hospital, police said Tuesday. T Maheshwaran was attending a New Year's religious ceremony at the Hindu temple in Kotahena in Colombo city on Tuesday morning when he and one of his two bodyguards were fatally shot by a youth. The suspected assassin, who was injured when one of Maheshwaran's bodyguards fired back, has been arrested and is being questioned to ascertain the motive of the killing. Eleven other devotees were injured in the attack. The lawmaker represents the main opposition United National Party (UNP) and has regularly voiced his concerns about issues of minority Tamils, including the recent arrest of Tamil civilians in the capital on the grounds they were linked to the rebels. However, following a court order, most of were released. Two weeks earlier the government had curtailed Maheshwaran's security to two guards from 18, despite government intelligence reports of possible death threats against him. Over the weekend Maheshwaran said he would reveal at the next session of parliament on January 8 details of those linked to the abduction of minority Tamils in the northern and eastern parts of the country. Less than 15 minutes before his death Maheshwaran was quoted on a website as saying that a Tamil political group known as the Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP) had a hand in abductions and killings taking place in the north. EPDP is a rival rebel group of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and is known to help security forces arrest those linked with the LTTE rebels (Full report in EarthTimes).
UNP Parliamentarian Shot & Killed Inside Temple - COLOMBO: UNITED NATIONAL PARTY (UNP) Member of Parliament Mr. T.MAHESHWARAN was seriously injured and rushed to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Colombo National hospital after suspected Tamil Tiger pistol men struck him while he was doing prayers in the Sivam kovil at Colombo KOTAHENA at about 10.00 a.m. today (Jan 01). The Parliamentarian succumbed to injuries after a major surgery, according to hospital sources. Nine more civilians, believed to be Hindu Prayers who have been hacked or with cut injuries were also admitted to the National Hospital, the same time. Preliminary investigations says that suspected Tigers have committed the crime, creating pandemonium inside the temple, most probably with a view to shifting the attention away from the murder of the MP. As this report was filed one more civilian injured in the incident died of his injuries (Full report in Sri Lanka Army).
see below LTTE's previous attempts to assassinate T Maheshwaran.
Evangelical movement in North and East led by the LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorists ......
LTTE Tamil Tigers Attempt to Assassinate Hindu Leader, Minister T Maheshwaran
He spoke against the evangelical movement in North and East, converting Hindus to other religions........
to follow Jaya on forced conversion law
CHENNAI, Dec. 27. — The anti-conversion legislation passed by the Jayalalitha government in Tamil Nadu would serve as a model for a similar law to be enacted in Sri Lanka, minister for Hindu religious affairs, Mr Thiagaraja Maheswaran, said here today. The Sri Lankan minister was in the city to participate in an international conference on Mahabharata. The Sri Lankan government would soon enact the law to punish those converting people from one religion to another by use of force or inducements, Mr Maheswaran said, expressing concern about the increasing incidence of religious conversion among the poor, traumatised by the prolonged ethnic strife in the island. More than 7,000 Hindu families were converted to Christianity in the North-east and the central provinces of Sri Lanka in the past ten years. Speaking to reporters, the minister said he had obtained a copy of the anti-conversion law passed by the Tamil Nadu government. “This will serve as a model for the legislation to be passed in our country,” Mr Maheswaran said (Full report in Statesman)
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Suspected LTTE hit men attempt to kill former Lankan minister - In a string of shocking incidents in Sri Lanka on Saturday, suspected LTTE hit men shot at and seriously wounded a former Tamil cabinet minister, an electoral candidate and a senior government official. Former Hindu Affairs Minister T Maheswaran, who is running for the Sri Lankan parliament as a United National Front (UNF) candidate in Colombo district, was shot in the neck as he was coming out of an election meeting in Jinthupitya in north Colombo. Maheswaran was rushed to the ICU at the National Hospital. The bullet had gone through his neck and come out through the nose, sources said. Sankaran, a candidate of the Eelam Peoples' Democratic Party (EPDP) in Colombo district, was shot at in Wellawatte. He is believed to have escaped with a relatively minor injury. In Pillayaradi in the eastern district of Batticalao, the Government Agent of the district, Ratnam Mouna Guruswamy, was shot in the neck as he was coming out of the LTTE controlled areas after attending to election related work there. He is the district's chief electoral officer (Full report in Hindustan Times).
Tamil candidate, election official shot at - Gunmen shot and wounded a Tamil candidate from the ruling party and a senior Tamil election official today, police said. The candidate, T Maheswaran was attacked at Colombo's Jampettah area as he stepped out of a Hindu temple. His body guards returned fire, but the assailant escaped, police said. Maheswaran was the minister of Hindu religious affairs until president Kumaratunga sacked him last month together with other non-cabinet rank ministers following the dissolution of parliament. Maheswaran is contesting next week's elections as a member of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's United National Party (UNP) for the district of Colombo. Earlier he was an MP from Jaffna. The attack on the candidate came hours after gunmen wounded a top Tamil civil servant in eastern Sri Lanka, officials said. S. Manogurusamy, who is also the region's top official responsible for conducting the elections, was wounded in the head and was rushed to a hospital here by helicopter. He was the first senior government official to be targetted since government forces and Tamil Tiger rebels began a truce in February 2002 (Full report in Outlook India).
LTTE hand suspected in two attacks in Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka today saw the return of bloody violence, with three Sri Lankan Tamils — including a former Minister and a senior Government officer — shot at by "unidentified gunmen'' in three separate incidents. T. Maheswaran, former non-Cabinet Minister for Hindu Affairs, was shot at from point blank range after an election rally here tonight. Mr. Maheswaran, a member of the ruling United National Party, is contesting the April 2 Parliamentary elections from Colombo. The National Hospital, where Mr. Maheswaran has been admitted, declined to give a status report on his condition. The other incident took place in the eastern Batticaloa district, where R. Mounaguruswamy, the Government Agent — the equivalent of an Indian district collector — was shot at. The condition of Mr. Mounaguruswamy is "critical,'' Army sources said. A member of the Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP), a fierce critic of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), K. Sankaran, was the third person to be targeted today. Mr. Sankaran, however, "narrowly escaped due to `timely evasive action' by him when he saw the assailants target him,'' his party sources said (Full report in Hindu).
Violence in Sri Lanka - Three persons — including a former Minister and a senior Government official — were shot at in three incidents, two in Colombo and one in Batticaloa, today. All the three are Sri Lankan Tamils. Two of them — T. Maheswaran, former Hindu Affairs Minister, a candidate of the ruling United National Party, and R. Mounaguruswamy, Government Agent of Batticaloa district — are critical. The third, K. Sankaran, a senior member of the anti-LTTE Eelam People's Democratic Party ``escaped narrowly,'' his party sources said (Full report in Hindu).
Former Minister, GA Batticaloa shot - Former Minister of Hindu Cultural Affairs and a Colombo district United National Party candidate Thiyagaraja Maheswaran was shot and seriously wounded by unidentified gunmen while he was returning after a campaign meeting at Ginthupitiya, Kotahena at 8 pm yesterday. Sources said that Maheswaran was shot on his neck while he was bending his head to accept a garland . He was rushed immediately to the accident ward of the Colombo General hospital. Meanwhile, the Government Agent of Batticaloa Ratnam Mounaguruswamy was also shot and seriously wounded by an unidentified gunmen at Pillaiyaradi North of Batticaloa town around 6pm yesterday. He was admitted to the Batticaloa General Hospital. Later he was flown in an Air Force helicopter to Colombo General Hospital. The Eelam People's Democratic Party leader Douglas Devananda's bodyguard Kandiah Sankaran narrowly escaped when the gun shots were fired at him while he was travelling in a threewheeler at Mallika Road, Wellawatte at 4.30 pm yesterday (Full report in Sunday Observer).
Sri Lanka's former Hindu Affairs minister shot - Sri Lanka's former Hindu Affairs Minister and ex. MP for Jaffna, Mr. Thiyagarajah Maheswaran was shot and seriously wounded by unidentified gunmen in downtown Colombo Saturday night around 8 p.m. Mr. Maheswaran is contesting elections as a United National Front candidate in the Colombo district. Mr. Maheswaran was fired at by the gunmen when he was returning after an election campaign meeting in the crowded suburb of Jinthuppiddy in downtown Colombo (Full report in Oslo News)
Ex-minister, GA seriously injured in attacks - Three shooting incidents set off panic amidst polls campaign - The Senior-most government officer tasked to conduct Friday's general election in the Batticaloa district and a UNF candidate contesting from the Colombo district were shot at and critically wounded in separate incidents last evening- setting off alarm bells with just days to go for the general election. Government Agent Ratnam Monagurusamy was on his way from Vakarai when gunmen suspected to be LTTE cadres from Wanni opened fire at him last evening. After emergency surgery he was flown last night to Colombo in a Sri Lanka Air Force aircraft. Last afternoon, gunmen, suspected to be Tiger guerrilla cadres from the Wanni, opened fire on two others -former Hindu Cultural Affairs minister T. Maheswaran, UNF candidate for Colombo district and R.K. Shankaran, an active member of the EPDP and a former MP for Jaffna district. Mr. Maheswaran was shot at when he and his supporters were canvassing house-to house- at Ginthupitiya in Kotahena. Doctors at the Colombo National Hospital said he was in a critical condition. The gunmen who fired at him had come in a three wheeler and when they were about to flee Mr. Maheswaran's police guard had fired at them but it was not clear whether they were hit (Full report in Sunday Times).
Ex-minister among 2 shot in Sri Lanka poll violence - Two people, including a former cabinet minister, were shot on Saturday as violence flared ahead of Sri Lanka's general election next week, police said. The election, fought over how to pursue peace with the island's separatist Tamil Tiger rebels, had been relatively peaceful until now but could turn more violent in the run-up to the April 2 vote, an election monitoring official said. Thiyagarajah Maheswaran, the Hindu affairs minister in the outgoing government, was seriously wounded when he was shot while campaigning in downtown Colombo on Saturday night, police said. The returning officer for Batticaloa on the east coast, Ratnam Monagurusamy, was shot about two hours earlier in a separate incident. "He is in serious condition and was flown to Colombo for treatment. He's still alive," said Gamini Nawaratne, deputy inspector of police. No one claimed responsibility for the attacks and it is not known if they are linked. "This is awful. It was relatively peaceful until now. I fear that things may get out of hand," said Kingsley Rodrigo, executive director of People's Action for Free and Fair Elections. About 70 people died in the last election in 2001, but this time there has been only one confirmed election-related murder, the shooting of a Tamil running to represent Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's party, also in Batticaloa (Full report in Yahoo / Reuters).
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Prominent Tamil Leaders Assasinated by the LTTE
|A T Duraiyappah||SLFP Mayor for Jaffna|
|A Thiagarajah||Ex ACTC MP for Vadokoddai who later joined the UNP|
|K T Pulendran||UNP Organiser for Vavunia|
|A J Rajasooriar||UNP Organiser in Jaffna|
|Mala Ramachandran||UNP MMC for Baticaloa|
|Gnanachandiram||Ex District Judge, Point Pedro and Government Agent, Mullativu|
|C E anandarajah||Principal, St Jones College, Jaffna|
|B K Thambipillai||President, Citizens Cimmittee|
|V Dharmalingam||Ex TULF MP for Manipay and Father of D Siddharthan, Leader of PLOTE|
|Alakasunderam||Ex TULF MP for Kopay|
|P Kirubakaran||Primary Court Judge|
|Vignarajah||Assistant Government Agent, Samanturai|
|Anthonimuttu||Government Agent, Baticaloa|
|S S Jeganathan||Assistant Government Agent, Baticaloa|
|Sinnadurai||Assistant Government Agent, Trincomalee|
|M E Kandasamy||Principal, Palugamam Maha Vidyalaya|
|S Siththamparanathan||Principal, Vigneswara Vidyalaya, Trincomalee|
|S Wijayanadan||Distric Secretary, Ceylon Communist Party|
|Velmurugu Master||TULF Organiser and Citizens Committee Member, Kalmunai|
|Rev. Father Chandra Fernando||President, Citizens Committee, Batticaloa|
|Rajjshankar||President, Citizens Committee, Tennamarachchi|
|S Sambandamoorthy||Ex TULF Chairman, District Development Council, Batticaloa|
|V M Panchalingam||Government Agent, Jaffna|
|K Pulendran||Assistant Government Agent, Kopay|
|A Amirthalingam||TULF Leader and National List MP|
|V Yogeshwaran||Ex TULF MP for Jaffna|
|Dr (Mrs) Rajini Thiranagama||Lecturer in Anatomy at the Jaffna University and co-author of the "Broken Palmyrah" (21 Sptember 1989)|
|Ganeshalingam||Ex EPRLF Provincial Minister for North and East|
|Sam Thambimuttu||EPRLF MP|
|Mrs Thambimuttu||Wife of EPRLF MP|
|V Yogasangari||EPRLF MP in Madras|
|A Thangadurai||TULF MP for Trincomalee|
|Mrs Sarojini Yogeshwaran||TULF Mayoress for Jaffna|
|Pon Sivapalan||TULF Mayor of Jaffna|
|Canagasabai Rajathurai||EPDF Member for Jaffna|
|Veerahaththy Gunaratnam||PLOTE member of the Pachchilaipalli Pradheshiya Sabha (PS) in Jaffna (5 May 1999)|
|Razick,||Supremo of the EPRLF’s armed wing (30 May 1999)|
|Dr Neelan Thiruchelvam||Leader of TULF (29 July 1999)|
|N. Manickathasan||Vice President of PLOTE (Tamil Political party working with the Sri Lankan Government)|
|Kumar Ponnambalam||President of All Ceylon Tamil Congress (5 Jan 2000) Refer to SPUR Media Release|
|Vadivelu Vijeyaratnam||Point Pedro Urban Council Chairman (14 Jan 2000)|
|Anton Sivalingam||EPDP's Municipal Council members in Jaffna (1 March 2000)|
|Kanapathipillai Navaratnarajah||TELO member of Arayampathi, Batticaloa - on 7 June 2000|
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What is really happening in Sri Lanka today is that a ‘blood thirsty racist’ group led by some misled Tamils called LTTE is terrorizing against the Govt of Sri Lanka and its people irrespective of their ethnicity with an intention of carving out a separate state. There is no conflict as such between Sinhalese and Tamil communities in Sri Lanka. In fact, the majority of the Tamil community lives in peace and harmony among the Sinhalese population through out the country apart from the Northern part of Sri Lanka. The entire Sinhalese and the Muslims population who lived in the Northern area for centuries were either killed or chased away completely by the LTTE Tamil Tiger terrorists. At the moment, not a single Sinhalese or Muslim is living in Jaffna, but, many thousands of Tamils are living in Colombo.
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