LTTE FIGHTERS WHO FLED THEIR MILITARY DEFEAT TRAINING MAOISTS
Posted on March 29th, 2012

By Walter Jayawardhana reporting from Los Angeles

The recent statement that some cadres of  Sri Lanka’s crushed Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have joined Maoists of the Sothern Indian state of Karnataka is a process that continued to happen without any break with the fall of the movement back in 2009 by the Sri Laankan military according to Indian intelligence sources .

According to Karnatak state sources the foreigners were part of a flow from the adjacent  Tamil Nadu state where they were already enoying a safe haven.

Karnatak Home Minister R.Ashok told the state assembly last week that the Tamil guerillas have joined hands with a small group of Maoists operating in the forests of Western Ghats

“..We have come to understand that some Sri Lankan nationals, along with a group from neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, have joined hands with 25-30 Maoists operating in Chikamagalur,  Udupi, Shimoga and Dakshina Kannada,” he said in the Legislative Council.

Press Trust of India item datelined Bangalore said the suspected presence of Sri Lankan nationals in Western Ghats was revealed  after Anti-Naxal Force of the state government seized weapons and other material from Maoists in recent encounters. Ashok was replying to a question by Ashwath Narayana (Cong) in the state assembly. The State overnment is run by the Bharatiya Janata Party there.

Brushing aside the idea of checking naxalism by use of fire power alone, the Minister said the government had taken several other initiatives also to curb the menace.

Conceding that the Maoists were equipped with sophisticated weapons, Ashok said government had strengthened Anti-Naxal Force with modern arms and commandos were trained by a retired army major general who had expertise in jungle warfare.

Opposition Leader, Motamma (Cong), said naxalism was a social issue and the government had not done enough to create jobs in remote areas of Chikmagalur, Udupi and Dakshina Kannada to prevent the youth from falling into the trap of Maoists.
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) or Tamil Tigers were a large group of guerillas initially trained funded and armed by India’s Indira Gandhi government under the Reseach and Analysis Wing of her office against the Sri Lankan government. They were trained in Indian army camps.  Finally, the group killed Indira Gandhi’s eldest son Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi that made the relationship very sour. The Sri Lankan military took 26 years to crush them militarily with the help of Indian government.
According to a surrendering Naxalite commander, LTTE militants taught Naxalites how to handle mines and grenades at a camp in Bastar, Chhattisgarh state. LTTE fighters have fled Sri Lanka since their 2009 defeat, and Indian authorities suspect that Tamil fighters are providing training for Naxalites in exchange for safe haven.

The Tamil fighters have received   lot of  sympathy in the major political parties , the DMK and the AIADMK in Tamil Nadu that makes the Southern state a safe haven for them to operate. They are alleged of helping the Indian Maoists to create a Red Corridor linking the Eastern Ghats and Western  Ghats across India covering vast remote areas in Southern India in the states of Karnatak. Andra Pradesh, Kerala and Orissa

13 Responses to “LTTE FIGHTERS WHO FLED THEIR MILITARY DEFEAT TRAINING MAOISTS”

  1. radha Says:

    Serves the damn Indian’s right. It is a matter of time that Tamil Nadu, the Naxalites, the Americans and the Sikh’s will disintegrate India. The sins that the Indian’s have committed on us would hound them for sure. There would be no escape.

  2. Lorenzo Says:

    Breaking up India is FANTASTIC.

    But WHEN the Naxalites cross Toilet Nadu their next target is SL.

    There was a JVP-Naxalite link in 1980s. So there is already a potential military and ideological base here.

    With Tamil Tigers, it makes it a DOUBLE danger. JVP-LTTE-Maoists-Naxalites.

    Maoists-Naxalites are funded by the Chinese. That makes it a VERY difficult challenge for SL.

    We have to be cautious not foolishly happy ignoring the danger we are in.

    Any JVP-LTTE link up should be DESTROYED using “vanishing” tactics.

  3. Ananda-USA Says:

    “Breaking up India” is NOT FANTASTIC!

    If the Union Govt loses CONTROL (it is close to that now with 850 million Indians ruled at night by Naxalites in areas the Government only rules by day), vast swathes of India extending from the Arabian sea to the Bay of Bengal will become a LAWLESS JUNGLE where the LTTE can not only find safe haven, but also would be able to setup virtual fiefdoms where they can levy taxes, setup law courts, establish weapons factories and armories, create weapons R&D labs, and develop naval facilities, and Sea Tiger style navies to smuggle in weapons and figthers, just as they did in the Wanni, outside the purview of any government oversight.

    If that happens, someday they will attack Sri Lanka. Long before that the current crop of racist myopic CONVENTIONAL Politicians such as Karunanidhi, Jayalalitha. Ramadoss, Thirumavalavan, and Vaiko who worshipped the late unlamented SunGod will be BUMPED OFF as unnecessary capitalist baggage irrelevant to LTTE’s new struggle. Neither Karunanidhi who penned poems praising the LTTE SunGod, nor Jayalalitha the new Sun Goddess Amma, who hid from an LTTE death threat against her and pleaded for bodyguards from the Karunanidhi led DMK government, will survive the coming holocaust.

    To exploit the Naxalite base, the LTTE will morph from a Racist Tamil Nationalist movement into a Racist Dravidian Communist movement to co-opt and exploit the existing Naxalite manpower base, and pursue their new objective of separating the Dravidian South from the non-Dravidian North of India. As in Sri Lanka, the LTTE will fight for supremacy eliminating their new found allies once they are firmly in the drivers seat. With the new ETHNIC Bias brought in by the LTTE, the Naxalites waging their CLASS STRUGGLE will be hard put to maintain cohesion between the Southern arm of their movement in the Dravidian States, and the non-Dravidian part of their movement in the Northern states. Ultimately there will be a schism between these two groups with the LTTE gaining their objective of creating a Dravidian Homeland in South India. After that, they will again turn their attention to Sri Lanka. This is capsule projection of their future activities in India.

    The Bharatiya Janatha Party (BJP), that has supported the Sri Lankan Tamil Diaspora’s goals to carve out an Eelam … most recently by pressuring the Govt. of India to support the UN resolution of the US against Sri Lanka … is sending a group of lawmakers from the Indian Parliament to Sri Lanka of a fact finding mission.

    I hope they are aware of the EMERGING THREAT to the UNITY OF INDIA from the LTTE elements now infiltrating the Naxalite movement. I hope that, instead of trying to supervise and exploit Sri Lanka’s “reconciliation, rehabilitation and reconstruction” activities to devolve more power to the Eelamists trying to resurrect their Racist Bantustan in Sri Lanka, that they will look at the fire igniting in their own backyard in India, and link hands with the Government of Sri Lanka to fight this common enemy and preserve India as one nation.

    This is the TIME for the BJP, and other patriotic Indian political parties, to LEARN FROM THE TERRIBLE MISTAKES that the Indira and Rajiv Gandhi governments made on Sri Lanka, and stop being SO MYOPIC and DOWNRIGHT STUPID.

    It is up to the GOSL to monitor these events taking place in India, and to take steps to innoculate Sri Lanka from falling victim either to emerging security threats from Southern India, or to the undermining of its economic, political and social stability by both internal enemies, and external powers presuming a right to unload unwelcome advice on how to govern our country.

    Governance of Sri Lanka is the business of Sri Lanka citizens ONLY.

  4. Ananda-USA Says:

    The GOSL should USE THIS OPPORTUNITY to alert the BJP delegation on the THREAT TO THE UNITY OF INDIA from the EMERGING LINKAGES between the LTTE & Naxalites, offer our assistance in preventing that threat in exchange for BJP support against Eelamist activities against Sri Lanka.

    Here is LEVER we can deploy to sign up the BJP as an ally.

    …………..
    Indian parliamentary delegation to visit Sri Lanka in April

    ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    Mar 29, Colombo: The Indian government plans to send an all-party delegation to Sri Lanka next month to observe the progress of the resettlement and rehabilitation of the Tamils in the Northern Province.

    The delegation will be led by the leader of opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Lok Sabha of the Indian parliament, Sushma Swaraj.

    The visit is tentatively scheduled to take place from April 16 to 21, PTI reported.

    The BJP has chosen Prahlad Joshi from Lok Sabha and M Venkaiah Naidu from Rajya Sabha as its representatives in the delegation.

    Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal is reportedly finalizing the details of the visit, including the list of MPs who will be part of the delegation.

    Deputy Leader of BJP in Rajya Sabha S S Ahluwalia had first suggested in December in Parliament to send an all-party delegation to Sri Lanka to learn about the condition of Tamils after the Sri Lankan government liberated the North from the Tamil Tiger terrorist control in May 2009.

    India’s External Affairs Minister S M Krishna had welcomed the suggestion in the Rajya Sabha and later endorsed the idea in the Lok Sabha.

    The delegation was to leave on February 11 but due to Assembly elections in five states and other factors, the trip was postponed.

    Swaraj has expressed hope the trip will take place this time.

    India recently siding with the United States voted against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva to pass a resolution tabled by the United States calling for the speedy implementation of the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) and investigate the war crime allegations during the war.

  5. Dilrook Says:

    This delegation is trying to rule us and tell us what to do.

    We should stop them over UNHRC.

    Maoist threat to India’s integrity is very small. Indians who support it do so not to create a seperate nation or breakaway from India but for economic policy changes.

    It is beneficial for all Indian states economically, culturally and security-wise to remain part of India.

    They have access to the world’s 6th largest economy.
    6th powerful military.
    Security of India’s nuclear weapons.
    Clout in world and regional politics.
    Cultural and religious identity.

    If they leave the Indian union they will not only lose these benefits but also turn these benefits into threats.

  6. Dilrook Says:

    EU taken seperately, India is actually world’s fourth largest economy, not 6th.

  7. weeralanka Says:

    Goverment should strengthen Srilankan military presence particularly in the North, East and North West of the island to protect the country from re-emergence of terrrorism.

  8. Ananda-USA Says:

    Dilrook,

    Sri Lankan Tamils enjoyed enormous BENEFITS economically and socially from being Sri Lankan citizens instead of residents of Tamil Nadu. Yet, Sri Lankan Tamil Eelamists want to secede from Sri Lanka.

    They got access to free public education, freedom from discrimination by Sinhalese on the basis of caste and sex, a better economy, better healthcare, better transportation, more food, ability to live in anyplace in Sri Lanka of their choice, Tamil as an official language despite being such a small minority in Sri Lanka, and so on. Indian Tamils in living on Estates saw immense increases in their standard of living compared to what they had under the British, Sri Lankan citizenship for those accepted as citizens, the right to vote, universal education, basic healthcare, right of collective labor bargaining etc etc.

    These BENEFITS of being a Sri Lankan citizen far exceeded those enjoyed by the average resident of Tamil Nadu, in the past and even today. Today, many people in Tamil Nadu can barely feed themselves and are subject to severe discrimination on the basis of caste. We had massive illegal immigration from TN before the Ee;lam war started. That dropped off as Sri Lanka became a war zone. Since the end of the Eelam wars, we are now seeing a NEW INFLUX of ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS from Tamil Nadu into Sri Lanka. Recently about 35 illegals were deported to TN from the Eastern Province.

    MY POINT in recounting all of these benefits of living in Sri Lanka, is that DESPITE THESE BENEFITS Tamils ENJOYED in Sri Lanka compared to what Indian Tamils have in Tamil Nadu, they STILL WANT TO SEPERATE from Sri Lanka and join Tamil Nadu, as if TN was some kind of Tamil Valhalla.

    The REASON is that their RACIST attitudes, exploited by Racist Politicians to gain power, overwhelm all other considerations.

    Likewise, in India, Racist attitudes will OVERWHELM all other considerations and compel them to SEPARATE FROM Northern INDIA.

    ALL of the BENEFITS of remaining as part of India that you cited above will be of NO CONSEQUENCE when self-serving Politicians whip up the Masses to propel themselves into power in their own SEPARATE Fiefdom, just as the BENEFITS of remaining a part of Sri Lanka is not proving to be the magnet they should be to Tamils.

  9. ranjit Says:

    Let Indians or Americans or our enimies comes and visit ourland.That’s no problem with me but they cannot dictate us what to do and not to do. We are a sovereign and free nation.We have to rule our land as per our own policies and wishes. We never beat the hell out of L.T.T.E with the help of Indians that’s wrong to say.Our heros heroicks save our land of birth. We need to strength our land,Air and sea on our own terms. We are capable to protect our land from any foreign interferences. JVP or UNP or any other terrorists organization from outside or within cannot harm our land again. JVP is nothing but few rowdies and thugs who is good only for shouting and pasting bill boards on the walls. They cannot do anything to harm our Motherland. Those who believe or go behind them are stupids and loosers.

    Invite all our enemies to the country and let them see from their own eyes how we progressed after the L.T.T.E barbaric period. We have to monitor every move of these evil creatures to safe guard our country. We cannot trust anyone because we all can see how our own opposition behave and do things against our Motherland. We the voters are not fools anymore. These unscuptures politicians cannot say once a upon stories now like in the past.We are more educated society in politics. Our Govt must send emisaries to all countries around the world and explained and show vedeos etc for them to understand about how we lived last thirty years and how the L.T.T.E. murderers killed our children and adults in cold blood every corner of the land. We have to explain who created this monster and who gave sanctuary and finance to be a powerful terrorist organization in the world. Those L.T.T.E terrorists were involved in money laundering,drugs,rapes,prostitution,credit card scams,murders etc. and still they were able to hoodwinked the world and still get sympathy from the ungreatful western countries.

    We Sinhales dont need any help from anyone except unity among our own Sri Lankans around the world to combat terrorism and other evils. We have the strength, guts and a vision for our Motherlanka under the wise leadeship of the current President and his Govt. Dont think of party politics just help the country we were born for all of us live in peace and dignity. Get rid of corruption, dirty politicians, drugs, underworld thugs and traitors who are ememies of the land if not we cannot achive our goal to be the wonder of ASIA.

  10. Lorenzo Says:

    Ananda-USA and Dilrook,

    “MY POINT in recounting all of these benefits of living in Sri Lanka, is that DESPITE THESE BENEFITS Tamils ENJOYED in Sri Lanka compared to what Indian Tamils have in Tamil Nadu, they STILL WANT TO SEPERATE from Sri Lanka and join Tamil Nadu, as if TN was some kind of Tamil Valhalla.”

    I fully agree with Ananda-USA.

    This is the reality.

    The more benefits Tamils get from SL, they more racist they become. The less benefits Tamils get in SL the LESS racist they become.

    Look at upcountry Tamils – poor, powerless, low living standards, less benefits comparatively = LESS RACIST
    Look at Batticaloa Tamils – relatively poor, lower standard of living, uneducated = LESS RACIST
    Low caste Tamils in Vanni, Jaffna – uneducated, poor, unemployed, low standard of living = LESS RACIST

    Now look at Valla-alla-la Tamils of Jaffna – highly educated, very rich, very high standard of living = HIGHLY RACIST
    Colombo Tamils – very rich, living in extreme luxury, very high standard of living = VERY HIGHLY RACIST

    It defies logic isn’t it?

    But this is the REALITY.

    Dilrook, your argument is the argument of MOST Buddhist people who are TOO compassionate. They INNOCENTLY think that “IF I DO GOOD TO A SERPENT, THE SERPENT WILL LOVE ME”. But does it happen? The opposite happens. Then they blame THEMSELVES!!

    All this problems started because during Dutch and British times Tamils were given TOO MUCH. We have to scale back these benefits.

  11. Dham Says:

    “IF I DO GOOD TO A SERPENT, THE SERPENT WILL LOVE ME”.
    This is ture for any animal. They will love you back if you love them.

    In Buddhist Thailand though there ins a saying,
    “If you see and Indian and Cobra together, kill the Indian first”.

  12. Lorenzo Says:

    Dham you are damn right.

    “If you see an Indian and a cobra, strangle the Indian first,” the saying goes in Indo-China.

    Javanese peasants say, “When you meet a snake and a slit-eye [Chinese], first kill the slit-eye, then the snake.”

    Among Punjabis the proverb is, “If you spy a serpent and a Sindhi, get the Sindhi first.”

    http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,898594,00.html#ixzz1qdtGgPih

    In SL the proverb should be:

    If you see a Tamil nationalist and a Dengue mosquito, kill the Tamil nationalist first.

    Well that’s what we did in 2009.

  13. Dham Says:

    Look. I am and you are against all killings. Buddha also an Indian.
    Killing hurts the killer, not the killed.

    What is important is that don’t wait until you have no choice but to kill. This is what happened in 2009. Same with Dengue mosquito and same with Tamils( I don’t even say nationalist jsut to be diplomatic.).

    Prevention is important, but we are not doing it now. Our leaders are not clearing the back yard. You cannot let other mosquitos to breed and senlect and kill Dengue only.

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