Indo-Lanka : The Accusations – Emergence of LTTE
Posted on August 13th, 2012

Shenali Waduge

India says:

  • LTTE emerged because of discriminations to Sri Lankan Tamils by Sri Lanka

 Sri Lanka says:

  • India secretly planned to destabilize Sri Lanka and extend its sphere of influence in Sri Lanka and watching LTTE terrorize Sri Lanka for 30 years “”…” though India would never allow LTTE to create an Eelaam.
  • LTTE and other militant groups first obtained training inside India, given arms and financial support from India “”…” with July 1983 giving an “ethnic” dimension to gain international sympathy and facilitate influx of refugees to developing nations.
  • India allowed LTTE to use India’s Tamil Nadu as a hub  

 Indian training for LTTE in India (given in Jain Commission report)

  • 495 LTTE cadres (including 90 female) trained in 6 camps in Anna, Thanjavur West, Thanjavur East, Kumbarapatti in Salem, Madurai, Ramnad in Tamil Nadu. Training given on arms, swimming, boat driving, physical training.
  • 233 TELO cadres trained in 5 camps in Ramnad and Salem
  • EROS training in 2 camps in Ramnad and Pasumpon Muthuramalingam districts.
  • 74 EPRLF trained in 7 training camps in Thanjavur, South Arcot, Trichy, Ramnad.
  • 2236 PLOT cadres (including 94 females) trained in 18 camps in Thanjavur, Pudukottai, Tirunelvei, Thanjavur East.
  • Tamil Eelam Army “”…” 2 camps (31 cadres), TELA-Kanthan group -3 camps (117 cadres), TELA-Rajan “”…” 1 camp (10 cadres), TENA “”…” 1 camp (25 cadres), RELO “”…” 1 camp (13 cadres), NLFT -1 camp (2 cadres), ECRP “”…” 1 camp (4 cadres), TMPP “”…” 1 camp (6 cadres)
  • Indian intelligence aware that LTTE cadres including Prabakaran came over to Tamil Nadu leaving the leadership to Kittu in Jaffna, Mathiasri in Vavuniya and Santhosham in Trincomalee. Prabakaran returned in January 1987 – (EX 158 (B), Annexure M-2)     

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/recruited-by-raw-trained-by-army-ltte/14462-3-1.html

 Creation of an “Eelaam”

  • Sri Lanka is aware that India was only using Eelaam as a strategic tool to exert influence over Sri Lanka (though other nations linked to LTTE had different intentions)
  • This has been confirmed by India sternly informing DMK head not to go ahead with the TESO conference.
  • India squashed the “We Tamil Movement” that emerged in India demanding a separate Tamil Nadu state “”…” the Sri Lankan Eelaam was an offshoot of this attempt.
  • If Sri Lanka has never posed a security threat to India why should it want to destabilize Sri Lanka?

 Elimination of LTTE:

  • Sri Lankans feel that India should be grateful to Sri Lanka for eliminating LTTE which would have become a threat to India
  • Sri Lanka majority feel that India was unnecessarily showing its bullying nature in the manner it forced Sri Lanka’s leaders to report on the war situation making Sri Lanka’s leaders travel to India to appraise Indian leaders.

 Why Sri Lankan majority does not accept India’s sincerity on eliminating Terrorism:

  • India demanded Sri Lanka cease the Vadamarachchi operation in 1987 when Sri Lanka’s armed forces had cornered Prabakaran threatening to attack Sri Lanka if it does not do so.
  • India did nothing when India’s former Prime Minister was assassinated in India by LTTE. Moreover Rajiv Gandhi’s widow is even seeking clemency for the assassins of Rajiv Gandhi!
  • Sri Lankans opine that much of the terrorism in Sri Lanka was steered by Indian intelligence operatives some of whom worked without the explicit instructions of the Indian Government.

 Indo-Lanka Accord 1987 / 13th Amendment & Provincial Council system:

  • Sri Lankan majority believes that the Indo-Lanka Accord and subsequent amendment to Sri Lanka’s constitution introducing the Provincial Council system was only to allow India to take advantage of devolution for its own geopolitical advantage “”…” emphasis on one day annexing Sri Lanka’s North to India
  • Sri Lankans are puzzled why India continuously insists on 13th amendment when it is aware that the provincial councils have given little benefit to the people.
  • Majority of Sri Lankans WANT the Government to repeal the 13th amendment, do away with the Provincial Council system which has not served the public. It is only after proper systems are in place that any consideration towards delegating powers should be adopted.

 IPKF Atrocities:

  • Sri Lankan majority feel India should apologize in particular to the Sri Lankan Tamil people who suffered from IPKF atrocities “”…” rape, indiscriminate civilian killing, destruction of civilian property
  • Orders are said to have been given to kill Prabakaran by India

 Indian concern towards Sri Lankan Tamils

 India says:

  • It is concerned about the welfare of the Sri Lankan Tamils : Indian PM on 19 March 2012 – our objective, namely, the achievement of the future for the Tamil community in Sri Lanka that is marked by equality, dignity, justice and self-respect.”
  • It has sent billions towards the development of roads, railways, civil infrastructure, promises to build 50,000 homes, investments in fields of steel, rubber, cement, power and energy, oil exploration, production, telecom, real estate, tourism, computer software, IT training and other professional services

 Sri Lanka says:

  • Sri Lankan majority wish to ask India to name all rights that Sri Lankan Tamils are denied legally and constitutionally and to declare what discriminations Sri Lankan Tamils exclusively suffer from which other ethnic groups do not.
  • Sri Lankan majority asks India if it claims to be concerned about Tamils why it stood silently while LTTE killed thousands of Tamil civilians and all the moderate Tamil leaders numbering over 250 Tamil politicians, academics, public service and religious leaders.
  • Sri Lankan majority asks India if it is so concerned about Tamils why it clamped down on the We Tamil Movement for a separate Tamil Eelaam state in Tamil Nadu “”…” since the homeland of the Tamil people is undeniably and undoubtedly in Tamil Nadu.

 Economic Agreements:

  • Majority of Sri Lankan people feel that India is flooding Sri Lanka’s market with cheap Indian goods whereas there is an imbalance in Sri Lanka’s trade to India.
  • Majority of Sri Lankan people opine that India is economically attempting to acquire key stakes in Sri Lanka and forging deals likely to result in an influx of Indians into Sri Lanka since large numbers of Indians are already overstaying illegally.
  • Majority of Sri Lankan people are cautious of the fact that Indian labor into Sri Lanka will affect the livelihoods of its own people
  • Sri Lankan majority is skeptical of India’s investment drives especially when it shows interest in Sri Lanka’s natural resources (ex: phosphate) for fear that Sri Lanka is compromising its agricultural sustainance.
  • Sri Lankan majority is questioning its own leaders on giving in to India’s bullying and allowing India to walk off with key stakes in Sri Lanka when India has never proven a friend.
  • Sri Lankan majority questions the logic of economic agreements with India on the grounds of its size.

 India should first look after its own:

 Ideally India should be looking after its own. 650 million people (53.7% of population) living in poverty in India, of which 340 million people (28.6% of the population) were living in severe poverty. 77% of Indians live on less than 20 a day (about $0.50 per day). 8 Indian states have more poor than 26 poorest African nations (more than 410m people) 42% of India’s children are malnourished. 1.72 million children die annually before celebrating their 1st birthday. More than 122 million households have no toilets. 33% of Indians lack access to latrines; over 50% of the population (638 million) defecates in the open. 11% of the Indian rural families dispose of stools safely whereas 80% of the population leave their stools in the open or throw them in the garbage. Over 700,000 of our people are involved in the cleaning of toilets using their bare hands. Only 25% of the total population has drinking water on their premises. From 2008-2010 over 100,000 acts of violence were committed against (Dalits), such as murder, rape, or (forcing women) to parade naked, particularly women asserting their rights. 8200 ultra rich India’s combined wealth is USD945billion which is equivalent to 70% of India’s total economy.

  • There are over 165 separatist movements in India “”…” India should find “political solutions” to these without interfering in sovereign Sri Lanka. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INSStMLUsSg. There are said to be about 3000 castes and more than 25,000 sub-castes in India.

Is India a friend?

  • Sri Lankans see no reason why India should have resorted to arming terrorists for allowing Pakistan civilian ships to refuel in Colombo during the Indo-Pak war.
  • Majority Sri Lankans are now confirmed in the opinion that India was never a friend when India voted against Sri Lanka at the US-backed Resolution at the UN Human Rights Council. Moreover, Sri Lankans are angered by the fact that India declared it would vote against Sri Lanka ahead of going to Geneva to send a word to other countries to vote against Sri Lanka. Indian Prime Minister on 19 March 2012 : I may assure the House that we(India) are inclined to vote in favour of a Resolution, that, we hope, will advance our objective, namely, the achievement of the future for the Tamil community in Sri Lanka that is marked by equality, dignity, justice and self-respect.”
  • India has been encouraging illegal Indian migration to Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lankans accuse India of falsely creating tense situations regarding fishermen to exert political pressure.
  • Sri Lankans accuse India of using the Tamil National Alliance and steering their every action.
  • TNA’s calls for reduction of military presence clearly depicts India’s desire while its maintains over 700,000 soldiers in Jammu/Kashmir with one Indian soldier for every 7 Kashmiris and 400,000 Indian jawans in Punjab.
  • Majority of Sri Lankans also accuse India of inciting ordinary Tamils in a bid to demand that Sri Lanka moves its military out from the North and relocate its bases throughout the coastal areas round Sri Lanka.
  • Sri Lanka is curious why India through TNA continues to demand police and land powers when it should be more interested in further welfare measures for the Tamil people.
  • Sri Lankan majority continues to believe that former-LTTE cadres have secretly being smuggled out of Sri Lanka by vested forces to India and undergoing training for continue terrorism in Sri Lanka.

 

This list is probably incomplete!

 


7 Responses to “Indo-Lanka : The Accusations – Emergence of LTTE”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    India has always been our enemy.

    Take the Ravana story.

    During Ravan’s time, SL was very prosperous and beautiful. There were big and beautiful cities and people were rich.

    Out of jealousy India attacked and burnt down those cities. The story of a woman who went with many men including Ravana was an excuse to destroy the cities.

    India and SL are historical enemies except VERY FEW Indians who were our friends like Emperor Asoka. India NEVER followed Asoka’s good work! The destruction of India benefits SL and EVERY country in South Asia.

  2. nandimitra Says:

    It is time for the public to mobilise against india, Stop buying petrol from IOC, stop consulting indian doctors, stop going to indian restaurants, mobilise against indian intervention in all of the sub continent . we should stand up against india and pressure the govt to repeal the 13th amendment. every indian visitor must understand that we will not tolerate the ugly indian.

  3. Lorenzo Says:

    This time we should give weapons and training to “LTTE” and restart the war ON OUR TERMS before India does.

    The new LTTE will be fighting for the SAME demands but within our control. They will be bombing “Tamil traitors” including Sambandan, TNA, Tamil Diaspora visitors, Ghandhis visiting SL, Indians and RAW. This is the ONLY way we can kill RAW (through new LTTE).

    We have to sacrifice a few innocents to make it look real. At the election, they can DISRUPT elections in the north giving an easy win to EPDP instead of TNA. They will not be attacking the economy and will operate only in Tamil majority areas in the north and east and Colombo.

    Foolish Tamil Diaspora will give them money which will go to the government. New LTTE can be used to liquidate anti-SLs. LTTE FIRST killed all its friends so that is a good cover up! Anyone who agrees to a political solution will be eliminated! All those who support 13A (to which LTTE opposed) will be eliminated.

    REAL investments from China, etc. will be flowing anyway. REAL investors didn’t desert us in times of war. Only OPPORTUNISTS left us and NOW COME BACK! So restarting war will chase away the opportunists.

    If we are to beat India, we have to think outside the box.

    We have to give credit to LTTE for beating India.

  4. thurai Says:

    India has many faces. There are some we can see.

    1) Supporting SLTamils for benefiting from Tamilnadu Politicians.
    2) Secretly Supporting Tamil Terrorrism for threatining SL Government if necessary.
    3) Making Trade agreements with Sri Lanka to show their strength to the world in the region.

    Tamil politicians need unsolved problems between Tamils and sinhalese to keep their luxury life
    Tamil Terrorism need violence between Tamils and Sinhalese to benefit from Diaspora Tamils.
    LTTE acts as hands of India,Western countries and enimies within SL.

  5. Fran Diaz Says:

    Sri Lankans have to move very carefully re India. Whilst we have strong cultural affiliations with India, there is no need to be subjugated by India further re Commerce (CEPA expanded), and Tamil Nadu caste/poverty problems. India should know by now that Sri Lanka will never violate the tenets of peace in the Indian Ocean area.

    Tamils of Lanka have done well compared with their counterparts in Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu. The Tamil problems are SELF CREATED due to caste problems of Jaffna, i.e. Vellala hegemony, jackboot style. Sri Lanka has always offered free Education & Health Care to all her citizens, including Tamil people.

    Human Rights violations came from so called high caste Vellala Tamils toward other Tamils, not from Sinhala & Others of Lanka.

    We hope India is not making mistakes again re Sri Lanka situation, ostensibly using “Tamil people of Lanka” as an excuse. The best thing to do now is to make the INDIAN OCEAN AND S.E. ASIA AN INTERNATIONAL PEACE ZONE. India should lead this venture. Then India will highly respected as a leader in the entire area and the whole world. Also, India will cease to fear that Sri Lanka will lean too westward (as in JRJs time) and there will be no need for India to device plans for a virtual take over of Lanka.

    By all means, boycott Indian goods. Use this opportunity to make HIGH QUALITY local goods, good enough to be sold anywhere in the world. Dear folks, make lemon aid out of all the lemons handed to us.

  6. zelanica Says:

    Shenali Waduge well said as last time.

    India should apologize not only to the Sri Lankan Tamil people but to the Sinhalese and Muslims as well.
    because they IPKF killed Buddhist monks, Sinhalese, Muslims and did raping, looting also.
    they should return the heavy antique guns removed from Trincomalee dockyard navy camp, fort fedrick,and replace, destroyed radar station at navy camp.
    and compensate looted property and cattles, goats from people.

    NOW ALSO Kerala and Tamil Nadu fishermen are using rigging fisher nets to scratch the sea bed of sri lankan waters.
    As I earlier mentioned Indians wants to destabilize sri lanka because they understand what happened to the Malaysia after the 2nd world war.
    Because Singapore became a power of industry, oil and finance in the region, evens it does not have own water resources in the island.
    Still Malaysia is the main labour supplier to Singapore, Early mornings on Mondays, when you go to Woodlands precinct in Singapore, you can imagine how the Singapore economy influenced to Malaysian economy and life style.
    .
    So the Indian government bureaucrats with the help of RAW hatched to destroy and divide sri lanka with the foolish Tamil politicians.
    They grabbed the ethnic banner as the start point drag feet behind Indian raw imposed rules.
    just forget about the History, Still RAW company is sending operaives in guise of traders, soothsayers, bussiness men and pilgrims to sri lanka.
    In 1986 or 1987, when I visited to Madras in tamilnadu for a personal visit. I got information that terrorist groups, after a meeting at Saundarya colony ,were unloading arms and ammunition from train bogies arrived from Dhelhi,
    to boats to transport to Srilanka.
    Indian government is spending more than 40 millions per month , only to spy on neighbouring countries.
    other sabotaging and bribing of official of other countries is a open budget.
    So INDIA IS NOT A FRIENDLY KID ON THE BLOCK.

  7. lingamAndy Says:

    Lorenzo
    The story of a woman who went with many men including Ravana- Lorenzo are you in kanya ???
    Seetha is godess women ! that why Ravana did not touched her with out hers permision !!!

    realy Lorenzo have you ever meet VP or Puddu amma ???

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