'Loony' left leader in LTTE payroll
UK: The aging leader of the unrepresentative Nava Sama Samaja
Party (NSSP) in Sri Lanka has undertaken an international campaign work
for the LTTE. A leader who was born in the communist era and campaigned
for decades for proletariat revolution in Sri Lanka is now compromising
his ideological stand to campaign for the LTTE killer machine.
Dr. Karunaratne advocates that LTTE is a national liberation movement
fighting a legitimate struggle against the oppressive state of Sri
The NSSP leader is currently touring the European countries. He
addressed a meeting in Norway on February 24, 2007 and in his marathon
running campaign work flew back from Oslo to London to make a key note
address at a LTTE meeting on the same evening attended by the opposition
British Lib- Dem parliamentarians. The meeting turned out to be a vote
winning campaign meeting for the Lib-Dem that made any mileage to the
Dr. Karunaratne's speech in Oslo was relayed in the Vanni based Tamil
National Television (TNT) of the LTTE. In his financially rewarding
campaign work Dr Karunaratne has agreed not to speak about the NSSP
members killed by the LTTE.
The prominent of those killed was the NSSP member Comrade Annamalai
who was gunned down in Jaffna in the late 1980's. Killing of Comrade
Annamalai was a campaign tool of NSSP against the LTTE for a long time.
Dr. Karunaratne and his party live a very meagre financial existence.
NSSP is considered as a passive talk shop which does not command major
support anywhere in Sri Lanka to impact on the Sri Lankan politics.
Their loony politics is not attractive even during popular left base
campaigns in Sri Lanka.
A full scale investigation of funding for his trip will confirm
LTTE's dirty money being used. Dr. Wickramabhu Karunaratne is well
looked after by the LTTE activists in London.