‘LTTE must be annihilated for northern Tamils to live in peace’

by Thambiah Sabarutnam

(October 29, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Recently several people, who support Prabhakaran’s LTTE, said in public speeches in Tamil Nadu that Sri Lanka is a racist country and only a Sinhala- Buddhist can become the President of the country. This is not true. Sri Lanka so far has not produced a President from among the minorities. Soon the day will come when Sri Lanka will have a President from among the minorities. Racist policies are on the wane as in today’s USA with Barak Obama making his presence felt.

India has risen over insular politics having appointed Muslims as presidents. Today’s Prime Minister is minority Sikh.

Remember Kumar Ponnampalam made a bid for the presidency. There was no violence over the issue.

Jaffna Mayor Alfred Duraiyappa - a great Tamil politician and the best Mayor and Member of Parliament Jaffna ever had, was assassinated by Prabhakaran himself to set off the Eelam conflick. Unfortunately, the LTTE soon turned from freedom fighters to Hitlerite fascist terrorist.

The nearly three decades of war have seen many innocent Tamils, Sinhalese and Muslims murdered in cold blood by this monster called Prabhakaran. Great men like Neelan Thiruchelvam, Amirthalingam, Lakshman Kadirgamar, Athulathmudali, Gamini Dissanayake and Ranasinghe Premadasa have been felled by Prabhakaran and his cohorts. Even Rajiv Gandhi, who tried to broker a peace between the then Sri Lanka Govt. and the LTTE was mercilessly bombed by the LTTE in Tamil Nadu.

What happened to Mahathaya, his one-time right hand man?

The LTTE must be annihilated for the northern Tamils to live in their ancestral home in peace.
- Sri Lanka Guardian