Head of LTTE’s Nediyavan unit in France was allegedly murdered by LTTE’s Vinayakam unit yesterday
Posted on November 9th, 2012

FLASH NEWS

Nadarajah Matheenthiran (Parithy / Reagan) – Head of LTTE’s Nediyavan unit in France was allegedly murdered by LTTE’s Vinayakam unit yesterday near 341 rue des PyrƒÆ’†’©nƒÆ’†’©es.

The killing of  Nadarajah Matheenthiran is considered to be of serious significance because he was a high ranking LTTE leader who headed the LTTE in France for many years. Nadarajah Matheenthiran had been compelled to “quit” the leadership overtly because he had been arrested by French authorities and sentenced to a term of imprisonment.

Nadarajah Matheenthiran who had appealed against his sentence was currently out on bail. Since his case was pending before courts, he had nominally ceased to be de-jure LTTE chief in France. Nevertheless Nadarajah Matheenthiran continued to be politically active and was the de-facto LTTE leader in France.

Against that backdrop the killing of Nadarajah Matheenthiran was a serious development as he was the most senior LTTE leader to be attacked due to overseas intra-LTTE rivalry.There have been several such attacks elsewhere but the killing of Nadarajah Matheenthiran assumes greater importance because of the victim’s seniority in the movement.

Nadarajah Matheenthiran was born and raised in Naranthanai – a village close to Kayts. He studied his GCE advanced level at Jaffna Central College before joining LTTE.  He formed part of the second batch of LTTE cadres including Bhanu and Idea Vasu to receive military training in the North Indian state of Himachal Pradesh by Indain Army.

The killing of  Nadarajah Matheenthiran also effectively illustrated the nature and scope of the power struggle going on within the international LTTE network. There are two broad factions swearing allegiance to two senior tiger operatives. One is Perinbananaygam Sivaparan also known as “Nediyavan” based in Norway. The other is Segarampillai Vinayagamoorthy also known as “Vinayagam” who operates from France and Germany.

A brief re-run of events after the fall of the LTTE in Sri Lanka is necessary to understand the current intra-LTTE power struggle going on within the Tamil Diaspora.

The military debacle in May 2009 at Mullivaykal saw LTTE supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran and a very large number of senior commanders being killed. Thousands of other LTTE cadres and supporters surrendered to the Armed Forces. This resulted in the virtual decimation of the LTTE in Sri Lanka.

6 Responses to “Head of LTTE’s Nediyavan unit in France was allegedly murdered by LTTE’s Vinayakam unit yesterday”

  1. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    THIS IS THE LTTE TAMIL ELECTORAL SYSTEM. THE LTTE TREASURY IS THE BONE OF CONTENTION. SO SHOOT THE INCUMBENT IN CHARGE, AND TAKE HIS PLACE.

    THIS IS JUST THE START. LOOK FORWARD FOR MORE COMPETITORS SHOOTING EACH OTHER.

    ENJOY THE PYROTECHNICS, FRANCE. BE A SOURCE OF ENCOURAGEMENT. THANKS FRANCE !!!!

  2. Nalliah Thayabharan Says:

    LTTE’s infighting claimed several lives of their own in the past twenty years in France. Captain Kandiah Gajendran, the editor of the LTTE newspaper “Elamurasu” and Lt.Colonel Kandiah Perimpanathan, the Chief LTTE fund raiser for France were gunned down at La Chapalle in Paris by trained LTTE militants on October 26, 1996.
    Also Tamil Diaspora have been subject to death threats, beatings, property damage, smear campaigns, and even murder by LTTE.
    In the mid-1990s, prominent D.B.S. Jeyaraj published an independent Tamil weekly in Toronto which reported critical accounts of LTTE losses, pro-LTTE operatives began to target Jeyaraj’s advertisers and the shops that carried his paper. In one instance, pro-LTTE operatives visited 15 shops that carried the paper, seized copies of the paper, and dumped them. In February 1993, 4 LTTE members attacked D.B.S.Jeyaraj in a car parking lot in Toronto after he attended a movie with his wife. The assailants beat Jeyaraj with baseball bats, and broke both of his legs.
    While preparing to publish a book, based on his acquaintance with LTTE leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran, Sabaratnam Sabalingam – one of the founding member of LTTE – was was shot and killed execution-style in front of his family in Paris by two trained Tiger militants in May 1994 to prevent publication of the containing the truths about Prabhakaran ,.
    In November 2005, Vaithiyanathan Loganathan was attacked and severely beaten after he and several other Tamils living in Germany organized a memorial event in Dusseldorf for the former principal of Central College, a large and prominent school in Jaffna. The principal, Kanakapathy Rajadurai, known to oppose the LTTE’s recruitment of children, was shot and killed at his school on October 12, 2005. Vaithiyanathan Loganathan had also taught at the same school from 1979 to 1982.

  3. Dham Says:

    These incidents should be mentioned repeatedly by our embassidors to the world. No one talks about war crimes againsts Al-Queda Wahabis. LTTE should be given the same status.

  4. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    Dear HON. FRENCH PRESIDENT !!

    Perhaps you are unaware that there are LT. Colonels in France, having their own UNITS of Killer Squads. Immediately contact Nediyavan Unit and Vinayakam Unit for well trained Fighter Squads. Give them top positions in NATO. They will kill enemies at the drop of a hat. There may be many other Units with Lt. Colonels leading them. Recruit the best for the French Army. They are TIGER BERETS.

  5. Lorenzo Says:

    France even unveiled a portrait of Tamil Chelva!!

    France also issued Tamil Elam stamps!!!

    Now its payback time.

  6. Nalliah Thayabharan Says:

    Segarampillai Vinayagamoorthy alias Vinayakam, a LTTE leader in France, was arrested Nov 16 by the French police in connection with the assassination of Nadarajah Matheenthiran.
    Vinayakam was operating under the alias Kathirgamathamby Arivazhaghan. Vinayagam was interacting with various LTTE intelligence operatives scattered throughout the world and moulded them together as a cohesive group.
    The Sri Lankan army had believed that Vinayakam was killed in its assault on the LTTE’s naval base at Chalai on the Mullaitivu coast in February 2009. But he was not among the dead. But few days before the attack, Vinayakam was given a secret intelligence assignment by Prabhakaran and sent off to India.
    Vinayakam was the third in the pecking order in the Sea Tigers – naval wing of the LTTE and was a veteran of many naval exploits. After escaping from the war zone in early 2009, Vinayakam worked underground in India with the call sign ‘Mile 4’. After the fall of the LTTE in May 2009, he fled to Europe.

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