LTTE displays trademark brutality
THE killing of Selliah Kurukkal
Parameshwaran, the Chief Poosari of the Santhiveli Pulleyar Kovil,
Batticaloa, by the LTTE, freshly underlines the terrible inhumanity and
brutality of the Tigers.
In this killing we have proof, once again, of the limitless nature of
LTTE barbarism. It is in the strongest terms that we condemn this
spilling of innocent blood and call on the State to spare no pains to
bring to justice the killers of the Poosari.
Besides the sheer inhumanity of the crime, the LTTE-inspired tragedy
is a testimony to the Tigers' continuing opposition to peace,
reconciliation and harmony in the country.
For, it is obvious that the Poosari was brutally gunned-down by the
LTTE for his inspirational act of blessing President Mahinda Rajapaksa
during the latter's recent visit to Vakarai.
To begin with, it was a spirit of reconciliation and caring that took
the President to Vakarai at the end of the Security Forces' successful
military campaign there.
Besides commending the Security Forces for a job well done in the
East, it was the aim of the President to underscore the unity and
territorial integrity of this our land, which belongs to all its
communities and social groups, wherever they may be.
The message which was cogently conveyed by the President through this
visit was that every inch of land in this country comes within the
purview of the State which in turn is committed to serving the country's
More importantly, the message was driven home that the State would
fight tooth and nail to keep the country free of marauders, such as the
LTTE, whose sole intention it is to bring division, discord and disunity
into the land.
By killing the Poosari who blessed the President on this occasion,
the Tigers have proved in no uncertain terms their trademark destructive
intent and purpose.
That is, that they remain committed to division and discord and that
they would go to any lengths to achieve these evil ends.
In the brutal slaying of the Poosari the world needs to see, once
again, the appalling plight of the people whose misfortune it is to live
in the presence of the LTTE. It is clear that the well-being of these
people is not on the agenda of the Tigers.
As has been often proved, the aim of the LTTE is to make pliable
tools out of the Tamil people, who could be brutalized by the Tigers and
made to do their bidding.
It is not the aim of the Tigers to shower any caring on the people,
which is a speciality of the State.
The world community should not make a mistake about the fact that
what the LTTE has in mind for the Tamil people is a most brutal
In the thinking of the Tigers, the people just have no will of their
own. They either fall in line with the Tigers or prepare to face death.
Accordingly, the world should see in the Poosari's killing a fresh
compulsion to join the Lankan State in its efforts to neutralize the
Rambukkan Oya Reservoir
Will provide waterfor agricultural and
Ampara & Batticaloa will see vast development
with the launching of the work on the Rambukkan Oya reservoir which
begin today. This planned reservoir by the Department of Irrigation
brings benefits to both Ampara and Batticaloa Districts by providing
much needed water for the development of 2000ha of arid lands in
addition to the drinking water and other infrastructure development.
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