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Bastardisation of the Tamil struggle


“The article goes on to heave lies that I was involved with the LTTE fronts in the USA and had collected large amounts of funds for the LTTE. I do not recall any of my ‘close’ relatives who are involved with the Tamil charities and other organisations that are proscribed in the USA. If Jayantha Gnanakoon is privy to such information, I am glad such relative is twisting the arm of the masquerading T4J since last year as he claims.”
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by R. Jayadevan

(July 11, London, Sri Lanka Guardian) The Sri Lanka Guardian published a response to my write up titled ‘Bruce Fein! Open both your eyes widely’ datelined 10 July 2008. The response was from a US based ‘Tamils for Justice’ (T4J) organisation without naming the author responsible for the write up. The writer had taken exception that I had attempted to scandalise their organisation by charging that there was no email directed to me from any of their sources as I have quoted in my write up. This accusation led T4J writer making denigrating and frivolous accusations to discredit me.

Bruce Fein’s email was not only received by me, it was published in the LTTE websites including its gutter nitharsanam.com. The appeal of Bruce Fein is not a hidden secret to be swept under the carpet. In my writing, I did not scandalise the T4J in any way and only responded in a sensible manner by being critical of all the parties including the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE for subjugating the Tamil people in Sri Lanka.

The response of T4J prompted me to inquire further about the author of the write up. I found out, it was none other than the prime mover of the T4J Jayantha Donald Gnanakoon. He had an acrimonious one to one email engagement with me some time ago for writing that the Tamil national struggle has been hijacked by the Valvettithurai and Myliddy men. He harped on me with ludicrous and highly personalised accusations out of context to counter what I had written about the LTTE bandit clan.

There is no difference to the veracity of the accusations levelled against me in his write up published in the Sri Lanka Guardian and his previous engagement. The only difference is he decided to come out with his gobbledegook publicly taking cover behind the so-called T4J. In his write up he says ‘Tamils for Justice is a global organisation working on human rights issues, to bring Justice to Tamils and Peace with Justice to all in the Island of Sri Lanka.’ Whilst boasting about human rights and justice for fellow Tamils T4J blatantly is stampeding on my very basic human and democratic rights to freely express about the inhuman conduct of the LTTE.

The article goes on to heave lies that I was involved with the LTTE fronts in the USA and had collected large amounts of funds for the LTTE. I do not recall any of my ‘close’ relatives who are involved with the Tamil charities and other organisations that are proscribed in the USA. If Jayantha Gnanakoon is privy to such information, I am glad such relative is twisting the arm of the masquerading T4J since last year as he claims.

My personal status and past involvement with the LTTE are public knowledge and I have nothing to hide. Jayantha Gnanakoon adding his flavoured masala can only can be meal for the idiosyncratic LTTE goons. For Jayantha’s information, though I can make commonsense judgement about his psychotic condition, I am not at all a medical doctor as he had quoted to recommend any treatment.

Then he goes on to glorify his Guru Emdon as my brother in law, whom I do not recognise even as a decent human. It is the connections with high sea smugglers and pirates of Valvettithurai and Mylidddy that is making Jayantha Gnanakoon to venture on a fishing expedition to character assassinate and frame stories about me.

I am in possession of some of his recent email correspondence of Jayantha Gnanakoon. In one he calls me ‘Rajasingam Jayadevan a well known Anti-Tamil activist’. Then he had circulated another email rewording the heading of my write up by stating: ‘Bruce Fein! Open both your eyes widely. by Ettayappan Rajasingam Jayadevan,former LTTE fund raiser and temple operator in London’. In these writing he calls me an anti-Tamil activist and Ettayappan. His passion for Tamil is such that he doesn’t even know how to spell or pronounce the word traitor in Tamil. In Tamil a traitor is called Ettappan and not Ettayappan as written by Jayantha Gnanakoon. Possibly he must have written this whilst eating Vattalapam (pudding) or iddiyappam (string hoppers) after drowsing himself with some exciting cocktail.

His write up is full of canard and it truly reflects the level of degeneration that is pervading the Tamil people due to the unending war and the madness of the LTTE for the past thirty years.

Majority of the Tamils are not ignoramus, though degeneration is ruling section of the society. Unfortunately, this wanton brutality of the LTTE on its own people is progressively bastardising the very meaning of the genuine Tamil struggle. Jayantha Gnanakoon reflects this senseless mindset.

Unless root causes of the present violence of the LTTE are addressed politically, many such lopsided characters will dictate the politics of the Tamils and it will be more and more difficult to resolve the conflict in the hopeless and ever extending logjam situation that has already taken its toll.
- Sri Lanka Guardian

3 comments

Arsenal said...

I want to ask the author a question though, I accept the criticism and the human rights abuse issues levelled at LTTE by you, however I have never read you criticising either Douglas Dev and his involvement with nearly 95% of the killings and disappearance among the Tamil population in the country nor Karuna Amman’s involvement in recruiting child soldiers now and under LTTE, I know for fact that he was the chief culprit of this when he was with LTTE. If you have done so, can you point me in the direction of that article please?

R Jayadevan said...

I am against all kinds of human rights violations committed by any parties. I have personally taken up accusations with Douglas Devananda and the TMVP and even gone to inquire individual cases to find the truth. I have raised these issues with the President and Foreign Secretary of Sri Lanka. But unfortunately I could not point my finger specifically on the anti LTTE forces and in one case the charge of kidnap against Karuna was found to have been committed by the LTTE.

With regard to LTTE it has committed and is continuing to commit HR violation without impunity. No one could influence to stop their conduct.

Since there are unending accusations against TMVP I have personally taken up those issues with them. I told them if any firm evidence was forthcoming I will go public about their conduct.

I have experienced HR violation of the LTTE personally when I was held captive. During my captivity I have witnessed harrowing experience of the mothers and fathers searching for their children kidnapped by the LTTE.

I receive volme of calls from the victim families in Eroupe confirming various kinds of HR violations by the LTTE. Some of them I raise publicly and some of them I keep it under wrap for the mere safety of the family members.

Let me assure the anonimous writer Arsenal above, if he raises any specific HR violations of the anti-LTTE groups with me I am prepared to take it up with them in a positive manner.

At the same time either the anonymous Arsenal writer or an LTTE influential must come forward to respond to facts about the cases of HR violations by the LTTE. I will bring about thousands of specific cases with minute details. I shall start with some distant relatives of mine.

Arsenal said...

Thank you for your reply.

Just to let you know, I have never given a penny, there is the clue as to where I live now, knowingly to LTTE. I had to pay SLR1000, when I went through Vanni few years ago. I knew most of the LTTE hierarchy in the early to mid 80’s.They are all either dead or abroad now, except one person. I was not a fan of LTTE from day one.

I wasn’t questioning your integrity whatsoever. In fact I do read your article religiously. However, I cannot help thinking that your views are slightly clouded by the treatment you got from LTTE against LTTE. You were "dining with the devil". However, the hate campaign against you and more importantly the personal attack on you and your family by the so called “LTTE websites” is revolting, criminal and scandalous.

“Since there are unending accusations against TMVP I have personally taken up those issues with them. I told them if any firm evidence was forthcoming I will go public about their conduct.” Interesting comment. I hope you read reports by University Teachers for Human Rights (Jaffna).

“Let me assure the anonimous writer Arsenal above, if he raises any specific HR violations of the anti-LTTE groups with me I am prepared to take it up with them in a positive manner.” Sadly, I am not qualified to do this as I do not have any firm evidence to support HR violations by anti-LTTE groups. But I hope you raised the issue of those killed in Allaipiddy with Douglas D and the President. If you did raise this issue with DD, I do not expect you to publish this on an open forum. Obviously they would have denied it, just like LTTE do. As a matter of fact I happed to know some members of the family. Not denying the fact that LTTE is not a group which consists of angels, but I cannot recall any such criminal heinous act by LTTE on a family for a menial excuse.

HR violations by LTTE you hear from people in Europe are mostly hearsay. However, I am sure some of these are true stories. HR violations by anti-LTTE groups would be difficult to prove as there will be a lot of arm twisting by these groups. Any HR violations by anti-LTTE groups in recent times, you will not hear from people in Europe as these are mainly committed on people who are “IDP’s” , who have nobody to support them abroad.

Finally, keep up the good work and don’t make the same mistake like you have done in the past, “dining with the devil”. Remember, sadly these people you are dealing with have no respect for human values as we know it. You might not live to tell the story next time. Long may your “impartiality” continue Sir.

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