KP lacks credibility
Indicating heavy infighting in the terrorist outfit of the Tigers a
section of the movement calling itself the Executive Committee said that
the former arms procurer of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
Selvarasa Pathmanathan alias KP would head the organization leading to
the restructuring of the movement.
But the main mouthpiece of the outfit, the Tamil Net quoting unnamed
LTTE watchers said, that the new formation has the burden to prove its
credibility with the grass root at home and among the Diaspora that
aspire not incumbencies but a strong mass organization to address the
Observers said KP and company and the Tamil Net have strong
differences with the mouthpiece claiming that the former gun runner of
the outfit has not satisfied the aspiration of the terrorist outfit, who
is proposing to turn the movement into a non-violent one.
They said until, the support of the Diaspora is won there is no way
the movement could progress as the majority of the Tamil civilians in
Sri Lanka have given up supporting it.
Demeaning the executive committee headed by KP , the Tamil Net said,
Political steering of the Eezham Tamil cause is entirely a prerogative
of the masses concerned, who have hitherto shown solidarity with a
movement that did not surrender either the aim or the struggle.
The only expressed aim of the LTTE had been to divide one third of
the land mass of Sri Lanka with two thirds of its coast line and form a
new state called Eelam(or Eezham) through an armed struggle.
The LTTE has lost all its fighting cadres and all weapons accumulated
throughout more than quarter of a century and will have to start from
scratch to go back to its old glory even as a guerilla force.
The Sri Lanka Army is still excavating tons of weapons from where
they had been buried.
The statement of the so called executive said, no one can deny the
fact that we have experienced massive and irreplaceable losses, losses
we would not accept even in our worst dreams.
About 10,000 former fighting cadres of the LTTE are held in
Government custody minus the only unifying factor for them, the power of
the gun barrel , now disappeared from the hands of the present
leadership tells a sordid story about the movement.
The Sri Lanka governments rehabilitation is turning them fast into
It was not immediately clear whether Pathmanathan would get the
support of an estimated 800,000 Tamil expatriates living in the United
Kingdom, Canada, Australia and other countries, who are also reportedly
fighting one another over the funds.