Jaffna TNA MP K. Sivanesan killed in the LTTE held area by a LTTE Tamil Tiger Claymore mine .
Jaffna District Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian, K. Sivanesan, was killed by an accidental explosion of a claymore mine of the LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorists on A-9 road, 30 minutes after he crossed into Vanni through Oamanthai / Pu'liyangku'lam entry point. The Claymore explosion has taken place between Pu'liyangku'lam and Maangku'lam around 1:20 p.m. in the LTTe held area in Wanni. The MP's vehicle was caught in the accidental explosion when he was returning to his residence in Mallaavi, after attending the parliamentary sessions in Colombo. His driver, Periyannan Maheswararajah (27), was also killed in the accidental explosion. A 13-year-old cyclist, Arulnaathan Louisnathan, on A9 road was also injured in the accidental explosion. According sources, the MP had crossed over to the uncleared areas in Omanthai at around 12.30 p.m. to go to his residence at Mallavi; the incident taken place around 1.20 p.m.
Tamil analysts in Sri Lanka believe that K. Sivanesan, Member of Parliament (MP) of the LTTE-backed Tamil National Alliance (TNA) was killed by the Tamil Tigers. The LTTE has summoned Mr Sivanesan and another TNA MP for a briefing on Wednesday. According to political circles only Mr Sivenesan was free to go to Mankulam. Only the LTTE knew the movements of Sivanesan.
The LTTE summons TNA MPs from time to time and instruct them on the stands they should take in Parliament debates and media interviews. Mr Sivanesan who received the LTTE summons on Wednesday, 24 hours before his death on Thursday afternoon in a claymore explosion inside the LTTE controlled area.
Sivanesan is the third MP killed within this year, with the first incident reported at the dawn of the year 2008 with the assassination of Colombo district UNP MP T. Maheshwaran on January 1 (click here for details). Minister D.M. Dissanayake was killed in a claymore explosion on January 3 in Ja Ela (click here for details).
The location of the accidental bomb blast is at least 25Km in the LTTE dominated area.
In a strongly worded statement, vetern Tamil Leader, V.Anandasangaree, demanded the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam led by Velupillai Prabakaran to take complete responsibility for the killing of Kiddinan Sivanesan the Tamil Nation Alliance Member of Parliament of the Jaffna district and his driver Maheswararajah, in Vanni on March 6.
Second accidental explosion in two months.
In January, 2008, seventeen civilians, including 11 school children travelling in a bus, were killed in an another accidental explosion of LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorist's claymore bomb in Mannar district. This territory was held by the LTTE Tamil Tiger terrorists - Read more about LTTE's Madhu Bus Bomb Blast (29 January 2008).
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MODERATE TAMIL POLITICAL LEADER SAYS THE LTTE SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATH OF THE TAMIL PARLIAMENTARIAN - By Walter Jayawardhana - Tamil United Liberation Front leader V. Ananda Sangaree, the moderate political leader of the Tamils alleged that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam ( LTTE) should be held responsible for the deaths of Sri Lankan parliamentarian K. Sivanesan and his driver K. Maheswararajah who died in a a road side explosion inside the rebel held territory in Wanni. Criticizing the accusation of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) the proxy party of the LTTE that a Deep Penetrating Unit of the Sri Lanka Army killed the parliamentarian inside the Tiger held territory Ananda Sangaree said, I do not want the TNA Members of Parliament to fool everybody. They had fooled the Tamil People long enough and they cant continue to do so. This incident had taken place, said Sangaree, about 2 miles from Mankulam on the A9 road and about 190 miles from Colombo. Of this 190 miles about 170 miles fall within the Government controlled areas and therefore under the armys control. No man with any sense will say that the penetrating unit went into the LTTE held areas to a distance of about 20 miles from the defense line to plant the claymore mine, when they had 170 miles of the highway under their command. It is by this type of silly accusations that the LTTE and the TNA Members had lost their credibility. No one believes their stories because their political honesty is questionable. The following is the full text issued by the President of the TULF: I very strongly condemn the most brutal manner in which Mr. K. Sivanesan Member of Parliament for the Jaffna Electoral District and his Driver Mr. Maheswararajah, were killed. I express my deepest sympathies to the wives and children of these unfortunate victims and to their friends and relations. I am one who always pray that even my worst enemy should not face death in this manner and I had been always condemning death by violence. Neither I condone such killings nor rejoice at it (Full report in SPUR).
Killing of MP Sivanesan, driver:Anandasangaree demands LTTE take full responsibility - In a strongly worded statement V.Anandasangaree, demanded the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam led by Velupillai Prabakaran to take complete responsibility for the killing of Kiddinan Sivanesan the Tamil Nation Alliance Member of Parliament of the Jaffna district and his driver Maheswararajah, in Vanni on March 6. While condemning the killing of Sivanesan and his driver Maheswararajah, Anandasangaree has posed a pertinent question to the LTTE to response regarding these killings. According to the statement of the TULF President, the said incident had taken place about 2 miles from Mankulam on the A9 road and about 190 miles from Colombo. Of these 190 miles he points out that about 170 miles fall within the Government controlled areas and therefore under the army’s control. He said that no man with any sense will say that the penetrating unit went into the LTTE held areas to a distance of about 20 miles from the defense line to plant the claymore mine, when they had 170 miles of the highway under their command. Anandasangaree alleged that it was by such type of silly accusations that the LTTE and the TNA Members had lost their credibility. He adds, “No one believes their stories because their political honesty is questionable.” Anandasangaree furthermore pleaded with the LTTE to stop planting claymore mines any more. He added “ The LTTE Leader’s honoring the dead with titles like “Great-man” or “Mamanithan” will not give satisfaction to the victim’s kith and kin because they know that it is real mockery and will never bring the dead back to life.” Excerpts of TULF Leader V. Anandasangaree’s press statement “I very strongly condemn the most brutal manner in which K. Sivanesan, Member of Parliament for the Jaffna Electoral District and his Driver Maheswararajah, were killed. I express my deepest sympathies to the wives and children of these unfortunate victims and to their friends and relations. I am one who always pray that even my worst enemy should not face death in this manner and I had been always condemning death by violence. Neither I condone such killings nor rejoice at it (Full report in Daily News).
Sivanesan killed in Tigers’ home and home battle - TULF leader V. Anandasangaee yesterday claimed Thursday’s claymore mine blast directed at a vehicle carrying TNA MP K. Sivanesan about two miles off Mankulam on the A 9 road had, in fact, been aimed at LTTE leaders. He said the claymore had been fired by some LTTE cadres targeting their own leaders. However, he said it wasn’t possible to speculate who the exact target was, while emphasising the Jaffna District MP wasn’t the target. He dismissed claims by a section of the media and the TNA that troops operating behind the LTTE lines had carried out the attack. No one would believe the army moved across 20 miles off their frontline positions to carry out a strike in the LTTE heartland, he said. If that was the case, no LTTE leader would be safe in the area under its control. He accused TNA MPs of shedding crocodile tears for a colleague who had been most definitely killed in an LTTE attack. The LTTE had no option but give up their arms honourably and seek negotiations with the government. "Even now it is not too late for the LTTE to call a ceasefire unilaterally and go for talks with the government," he told The Island, expressing the belief they wouldn’t sacrifice any more children to resist the ongoing army offensive in the Wanni (Full report in Island).
Intrigue Behind the Murder of TNA MP Sivanesan - The events leading to the murder of Tamil National Alliance Member of Parliament Kiddnar Sivanesan, now seemed like a mystery novel. Details emerging show intrigue and ruthless disregard for human life. Culled from the crucial conversation Sivanesan had with two other TNA MPs and a freelance reporter of the Tamilnet provide the backdrop to the turn of events ending the life of Sivanesan. What occurred between Tamil National Alliance member of parliament and others gradually unfolds, when sources who saw, as well as overheard a crucial conversation of the three MPs from the TNA and the freelance reporter of the TamilNet in the parliament lobby on 5th March are viewed after Sivanesan's death. For details read below: Sources, who wish to remain anonymous, revealed that TNA members of Parliament Vino Noharathalingam, Sivanathan Kishore both from Vanni and K. Sivanesan representing the Jaffna electoral district and one free lance reporter of Tamil Net were seated in the parliament lobby and were having a conversation on 5th afternoon. What followed after this is history now. During the conversation, Sivanesan MP was heard complaining about the high handed actions of the LTTE and the way they treat the TNA Members of Parliament. He told the other two Vanni MPs about the pitiable plight of M. Kanagendran alias Eelaventhan and how he was kept in house arrest in Vanni. Sivanesan told that Eelaventhan and his wife went to Vanni to meet the LTTE supremo and relate to him the circumstances under which he lost his seat in the parliament and to appeal for his re -nomination. Sivanesan said that when Eelaventhan reached Vanni, he was prevented from meeting the Tiger leader Prabakaran. The LTTE cadres belonging to the Inteligence Group threatened Eelaventhan of dire consequences, in case he insists that he wants to meet Prabkaran. It seems Eelaventhan told the LTTE cadres that normally Periyavar - the elderly, use to meet him whenever he visits Vanni and accordingly he wishes to meet Periyavar on that occasion too (Full report in Asian Tribune).
LTTE killed TNA Parliamentarian! – Anandasangaree - The claymore mine at Kanagarayankulam that killed K. Sivanesan Member of Parliament for the Jaffna Electoral District and his Driver Mr. Maheswararajah had really been planted by the LTTE cadres targeting some of their leaders says TULF Leader V. Anandasangaree. “For whom it was targeted one will never know but certainly not targeting any Member of Parliament. The LTTE and the TNA Members are trying to bury a big pumpkin in a plate of rice as a Tamil proverb goes. Obviously the LTTE is trying to make the International Community believe their story and the TNA is supporting it, adds Mr. Anandasangaree in a statement he has issued on the killing of TNA Parliamentarian K. Sivanesan. Mr. Anandasangaree states that a section of the Tamil Print Media irresponsibly carried this news the following day morning accusing the Government Forces of using their penetrating unit to target the M.P. with a claymore mine and even the TNA Members of Parliament in their statement had recklessly charged that the Government should take full responsibility for the incident. He states however, “This incident had taken place about 2 miles from Mankulam on the A9 road and about 190 miles from Colombo. Of these 190 miles about 170 miles fall within the Government controlled areas and therefore under the army’s control. No man with any sense will say that the penetrating unit went into the LTTE held areas to a distance of about 20 miles from the defense line to plant the claymore mine, when they had 170 miles of the highway under their command. It is by this type of silly accusations that the LTTE and the TNA Members had lost their credibility. No one believes their stories because their political honesty is questionable.” (Full report in Lanka truth).
A shocking crime! - It is with shock and dismay that we note the killing of TNA MP K. Sivanesan on Thursday. With his tragic end, the number of the slain members of the present Parliament has risen to six. Sivanesan was travelling through an LTTE-held area when a claymore mine hit his vehicle. The kneejerk reaction of the LTTE was to blame it on the army long rangers. The government lost no time in holding the LTTE responsible for the blast. If the LTTE’s claim is true, then what has become of its ‘impregnable’ defences? Is it being beaten at its own game? And where have all its ‘shadow warriors’ gone? Is it that the LTTE has come to such a pass that it cannot at least ensure the safety of its proxies in a terrain that it claims to be its separate state? The government claims the LTTE deliberately targeted Sivanesan to tarnish its image internationally. So, who really killed him? Whoever the perpetrators may be, the fact remains that what took his life was a shameless cowardly attack and that crime must be condemned unreservedly. Sivanesan’s killing is ample proof that no one is safe anywhere in this country. If the army commander is not safe in the army headquarters, the vulnerability of others to attacks goes without saying. The advocates of Prabhakaran’s terrorism should realize that the genie is now out of the bottle. If they thought the LTTE would be able to coerce the State into capitulating to its demands by exploding claymore mines, they thought wrong. Their strategy has proved to be counter-productive. Those who turned UNP MP T. Maheswaran’s funeral into a protest and blamed his killing on the government’s failure to provide him with adequate security, must now go North and ask the LTTE why it failed to protect Sivanesan in an area under its control. Where are the anti-war activists who ‘hijacked’ TNA MP Raviraj’s funeral, abandoned his coffin and slithered away after TV crews left? Will they hold a similar protest in the Wanni against Sivanesan’s killing? They must not be selective in condemning killers or holding protests (Full Editorial in Island).
TNA MP Sivanesan was summoned to Kilinochchi by LTTE for secret meeting - Tamil analysts in Sri Lanka believe that K. Sivanesan, Member of Parliament (MP) of the LTTE-backed Tamil National Alliance (TNA) was killed by the Tamil Tigers. The LTTE has summoned Mr Sivanesan and another TNA MP for a briefing on Wednesday. According to political circles only Mr Sivenesan was free to go to Mankulam. The LTTE summons TNA MPs from time to time and instruct them on the stands they should take in Parliament debates and media interviews. Mr Sivanesan who received the LTTE summons on Wednesday, 24 hours before his death on Thursday afternoon in a claymore explosion inside the LTTE controlled area. Analysts say that the LTTE while claiming that the group has the total control of areas beyond Vavuniya issues a statement immediately after the killing that an Army Special Forces unit blew up Mr Sivenesan’s vehicle. The LTTE has used claymore mines in Vavuniya to kill armymen and policemen recently. Mr Sivanesan was driving near his home in Mankulam in the LTTE controlled area in the north when the blast occurred, killing him and his driver. The explosion took place at a place between Oamanthai and Puliyangkulam on A 9 road, which is completely under the LTTE and is guarded by Tamil Tigers. Within hours of the explosion the LTTE announced that it was by the Army deep penetration unit. Pro-LTTE website Tamilnet, quoting LTTE military spokesman Rasiah Ilanthiraiyan said "his vehicle was precisely targeted, because there were several vehicles travelling along this road. It's another example of how the regime in Colombo acts." (full report in Asian Tribune).
TNA MP Sivanesan dies in a blast in LTTE dominated Wanni [Updated] Pro LTTE media this evening (Mar 6) announced that Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian Kiddinan Sivanesan was killed in a bomb blast that said to have occurred in the Kanagarayankulama area. According to the media reports, the bomb explosion had occurred around 2.p.m. targeting the MP's vehicle that had been travelling on the Mankulam - Mallavi road. Meanwhile, pro LTTE media made their usual claim that the Army Deep Penetration Unit (DPU) is responsible for the bomb blast. Defence.lk when referred the matter to a senior defence official, was told that no military operation is presently being conducted in the area. "If the reports given by LTTE propaganda elements are correct, the location of the bomb blast is at least 25Km in the LTTE dominated area from our last (security forces') bastion at Omanthai. How can we expect anyone, even a well trained commando group to enjoy a cake walk that far on the heavily guarded A-9 road", he asked. Inquired as to why the LTTE is making such claims, he said that it has been the practice of the terrorists to fabricate such false stories either to cover their own crimes or to avoid the blame whenever something went wrong for them. Mr. Sivanesan, age 51 years, was a Jaffna district parliamentarian who entered into the House as a TNA national list member in 2004. He was also a resident in Kilinochchi. LTTE has killed large number of democratic Tamil politician, whoever tried to go against its ideologies based on tribalism and those who held moderate views on the national problem (Full report in Sri Lanka Defence Ministry).
MP K. Sivanesan killed in claymore blast in Wanni - COLOMBO: Illankai Tamil Arasi Kadchi (ITAK) MP for Jaffna district Kiddinadan Sivanesan was killed in a claymore mine explosion in an uncleared area in the Wanni, two kilometres away from Mankulam on the A-9 road yesterday around 1.20 p.m. on his way from Colombo to Kilinochchi. Former ITAK National list MP M. K. Eelaventhan speaking to the Daily News confirmed Sivanesan’s death. The MP succumbed to his injuries while being taken to hospital after the van in which he was travelling got caught in the claymore mine explosion, the former MP said quoting Wanni sources. His driver, Maheshvararaja, 27, was killed instantaneously after the van was caught in the explosion. Sivanesan born on January 21, 1957 was 52 years at the time of his death and a father of four - two daughters and two sons all teenagers. Sivanesan hailing from Karaveddi Jaffna, shifted to Mallavi, Kilinochchi and was elected to Parliament for the first time in 2004. According to Eeelaventhan the MP had left the MP’s quarters in Madiwela around 4 am yesterday to reach Mallawi. He had served as Manager of the Palmyrah Development Board prior to being elected as a MP representing Jaffna district. He was good Tamil orator and a singer who worked for uplift of the Tamil community. “The demise of the MP was a irreparable loss to us he was totally committed to the cause of the Tamil community,” the former MP said. This is the forth MP killed within this year under tragic circumstances, with the first incident reported at the dawn of the year 2008 with the assassination of Colombo district UNP MP T. Maheshwaran on January 1. Minister D.M. Dissanayake was killed in a claymore explosion on January 3 in Ja Ela and former minister MP Sripathi Sooriyarachchi was killed in an accident last month (Full report in Daily News).
TNA MP and his driver killed in ta blast -2nd Lead - K.Sivanesan,Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian was killed in a bomb blast in Kullarpulliyankulam in Kangarayankulam in Wanni this afternoon,well informed sources said. The MP succumbed to injuries while he was taking to Vauniya hospital from LTTE held Vanni.His driver was killed on the spot and two others sustained injuries in the blast according to details available. K.Sivaneshan was the 03rd MP killed in a result of violence during this year,apart from Sripathi Suriyarachchi the 04th MP killed in an accident in the same period. Sivanesan,Jaffna District MP from Wadamarachchi, went to Wanni this morning according to the family sources (Full report in Defence Wire).
Tamil legislator killed in a claymore attack in northern Sri Lanka - A Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian was killed this afternoon in a roadside claymore attack that targeted his vehicle in uncleared areas in Kanagarayakulam in Puliyankulam, party officials said. Reports said that Jaffna district TNA MP K. Sivanesan was going to his residence at Mallavi with his driver, who was also killed in the attack. Meanwhile, pro-LTTE Tamilnet charged the military’s deep penetration unit for the attack. However, the military vehemently denied the allegation and claimed that it was a work of the LTTE. Sivanesan was elected to Sri Lanka's parliament from the TNA in the April 2004 parliamentary election (Full report in Colombo Page).
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