Global community shunning attempts to save Tigers
A well respected Hindu astrologer had predicted to some devotees of
‘Sun God Thalavar’ that the ‘Sun God’ will die soon. The astrologer,
Theventharajah, said that Prabhakaran is seriously ill and is a chronic
diabetic. His insulin intake has been disrupted due to constant shelling
by the Sri Lankan Air Force and he would die from diabetic
complications. This is indeed shocking news to many of ‘Sun God
Thalavar’s followers the world over.
Anita Pratap, the journalist who was responsible for
internationalising the Tiger movement, had observed that the ‘Sun God’
is a devout follower of Astrology and has made his movements according
the planetary movements. Like all other politicians, the Sun God seems
to be terrified with this news. He recently appeared for a photo session
with a pilot to show that he did not suffer from diabetes or any other
ailment. This was as if to discount the prophesy of his own astrologer
But this news item is certainly going to affect the devotees of the
‘Sun God’ and ‘Thalavar’. Recently I read of the antics performed by a
learned man of medicine.
It is very interesting to study what politicians do to survive, what
antics they play to the gallery, becoming sometime comedians, jesters
and enacting tragic comedy.
It is unfortunate that Shakespeare is no more among the living. He
would have not had time to sleep as the stories from Sri Lanka would be
Let us not be too harsh on a man motivated to keep Prabhakaran and
Eelam alive and kicking.
He is a sad man today as the sirens distributed among the border
villages, are silent. Instead of the sirens the villages are now armed
and ready to die in protection of their land and Motherland.
He was trying to reconstruct the main market building at
Chavakachcheri with the blessings of the Peace deal of his boss Ranil.
If he was a traitor to the cause of eliminating the LTTE then he
would not have given this tender for the Chavakaccheri MPCS without
calling for tenders and appointing a pseudo engineer called Giritharan
to oversee the contract. The real cost of the construction was less than
the amount awarded. So the extra amount was presumably for the
development of the South.
Then there was a controversy when Chavakacheri MPCS denied that and
finally the whole contract was scrapped. The money that was set aside to
rebuild Jaffna disappeared.
Then there is this question of a person hired on a package of Rs
25,000/- as additional manager of RRA (Resettlement Rehabilitation
Authority). Being a patriot and Tiger hater, he wanted this office to be
opened in Negombo claiming there were over 10,000 internally displaced
people in Negombo, when the actual figure was less than 1,000. So he
wanted the moneys given by various donor agencies to rebuild Jaffna to
be distributed in Negombo.
Then why did a US based magazine describe him as a spy of the LTTE.
This is a conspiracy by the war mongers of the Bush government.
If there was peace then this whole question of war against terror
would be thrown overboard. Therefore, the CIA, FBI thought the only way
to prolong the war in Sri Lanka is to call a die hard patriot a spy.
The circle of digest, a daily electronic bulletin of the LTTE wrote
in their publication of 21/11/2002 that “JJ was seriously and genuine in
his pro-Tamil stand and had to fight a horde of ‘Sinhalatva’
The University Students of Jaffna tried to thrash him when as the
Minister of Rehabilitation and Refugees he tried to enter the place
where a ceremony was held to open the school that had been reconstructed
with the help of the European Union.
The students protested as they thought the government had nothing to
do with the rebuilding of the schools.
Then they questioned why he did not spend government money on
rebuilding Jaffna but was trying to get some cheap mileage for building
schools with others’ money. In fact, many questions arose as to why
Felix Perera did not lodge a complaint when he was falsely accused of
murdering war hero Lucky Algama. The doctor made a complaint that he was
threatened by Chandrika with death and went to the International Court
to vindicate his cherished human right - the right to live.
But, the international forum did not pay much attention to his
complaint. He then accused his own fellow Minister of importing stale
rice and distributing it amongst the Jaffna population.
He said that to no lesser person than Pulithevan of the peace
secretariat of the LTTE and unfortunately for both of them the
conversation had been recorded with juicy details of the rice deal.
Making an allegation and denying it is his forte. Once he called
himself a Professor and when someone asked him whether his professorial
status was given to him by Dr. Anton Jayasuriya, he recanted the same.
Then, when he was questioned on whether he went the Vanni to treat
injured Tigers, he said he went to the Vanni to conduct a health camp.
After all, treating wounded Tigers is a humanitarian operation, who can
He had a couple of horses at his official residence and refused to
vacate the house and stayed put for one year after the treacherous
regime of Ranil fell.
He was found to be globe trotting, finding a method to stop the
advancing armies. He went to Italy to influence the Vatican to issue a
statement. The Wise Counsel of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the
Vatican, ably assisted by Patriot Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith did not
permit him to enter the hallowed precincts and he was told terrorism was
condemned and the unitary nature of Sri Lanka was not negotiable.
But he was able to get some mileage with the help of a so called
patriotic TV channel in Italy to prove to the world he was an anti-war
He will have to accept that the world opinion has changed about the
LTTE. Though many of his friends in NGOs and INGOs tried to paint the
LTTE as a liberation movement. Suicide bombers have not only changed the
views of the governments but also the people of Europe. Even Norway has
accepted that the principle of the indivisibility of Sri Lanka is not
Unless ‘Prabah’ heeds the call of the President and surrenders, there
is every possibility of Thevantharajah’s prediction coming true.