Sri Lanka

Playing politics with Sumanthiran plot

Feb 4, 2017
According to the news item and the feature article by veteran journalist D.B.S. Jeyaraj, who is domiciled in Canada, the plot to harm the TNA’s rising star had been hatched by the Norway based LTTE activists and many people seem struggling to corroborate it with their ideologies. It was an irony that the LTTE remnants have targeted a leading member of the main Tamil political party coalition, who has been defending the rights of the Tamils including the LTTE in Sri Lankan courts for more than a decade. 
It was more ironic as the TNA was formed at the instance of the LTTE in October, 2001 and it described the rebel organisation as the sole representative of Tamils, until the latter’s leaders were decimated by the security forces in May, 2009. However, on the other hand, one might also argue that there is nothing to be surprised as this was the terrorist organisation that eliminated Appapillai Amirthalingam, the TULF leader, who was one of those who toiled hard to internationalise the Tamil Eelam struggle in the late eighties.
It is not sure whether the TNA leadership would have admitted the version given by the Police on the plot, had the target of the assassins been a leader of a Southern or Eastern political party. 
Read more at:
Daily Mirror, February 3, 2017

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