India armed, trained, financially sponsored LTTE terrorists and Sri Lankan Tamil Militants
Posted on July 28th, 2013

Shenali D Waduge

The Jain Commission confirms so, Dixit confirms it, India’s intelligence does not deny it, memoirs of former officials give details, Tamil Nadu leaders have accepted it and there are enough of affidavits to prove that on the explicit orders of India’s government it applied the replica of the Bangladesh strategy by organizing clandestine training camps in India numbering over 30 bases to train Sri Lankan militants well before 1983 the oft used reason for India’s interference in Sri Lanka. Pretending to maintain cordial relations with Sri Lanka and clandestinely running training camps to train terrorists like LTTE to create mayhem in Sri Lanka while supplying arms to them puts India in no position to be claiming it is a friend of Sri Lanka or even the Tamils. If creating Bangladesh and Sikkim was of national interest to India and not allowing Khalistan and Tamil Nadu Eelam Homeland out of national interest shows India’s cunning.

Were 1980s LTTE killings under India instructions?

The 1983 July riots said to have been caused as a response to the LTTE killing of 13 soldiers remains a very contentious topic even 30 years later. It was the first time that a large number of military personnel had been slaughtered in one go and was a shock to not only the families of the deceased but a shock to the military itself. Aware of its own limitations in military hardware Sri Lanka was unaware that India had not only been training LTTE and other militant groups but had also been arming them and financially supporting them as well. This means that whatever weapons, ammunition and even LTTE targets had to have been with the explicit knowledge and even instructions of India and its intelligence agencies who were handling them.

We cannot also rule out that India’s intelligence agency and these trained militants could have also been part of the mischief of the 1983 riots because in reviewing the rampage and plunder of homes that took place it is totally out of context to conclude that only Sinhalese Buddhists committed these offenses “”…” this is far from the truth which is why we continue to say that the Sinhalese were not part of the July riots as is being portrayed. Why have the Tamils not come forwarded to say that they were protected and kept in the homes of the Sinhalese?

The first batch of Tigers were trained in Establishment 22 based in Chakrata, Uttarakhand, India.

“The second batch, including LTTE intelligence Chief Pottu Amman, was trained in Himachal Pradesh. Velupillai Prabakaran himself visited the first and the second batch of Tamil Tigers to see them training. Eight other batches of LTTE were trained in Tamil Nadu.” The training was imparted by former Indian army personnel who provided Tamil militant youth training in arms handling, swimming, boat driving, handling of light machine guns, handling transport vehicles, guerilla warfare, boat driving and physical training. India cannot claim ignorance or profane insult if we wonder how many of the LTTE atrocities committed on Sri Lankan civilians “”…” bus bombings, slaying of moderate Tamil leaders and politicians, claymore mine attacks, assassinations and even suicide missions may have been designed and instructed by India with LTTE simply carrying out orders? To think that the manner LTTE slaughtered innocent villagers including pregnant mothers and children asleep was planned by India should make India feel ashamed.

In this scenario India cannot blame us for also wondering if the assassination on Mayor Alfred Duraiappah and shooting down of Tamil policemen was also planned and plotted by India. Generally, the initial years the student is always at the mercy of its teacher and we can safely say that the student decided to part ways with India only after the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi in 1991.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMdU4Hm7tkU (Indian Army and RAW train LTTE)

While we hold LTTE responsible for 30 years of brutal killings we can but wonder how many of these initial murders were on the suggestion and planning of India with LTTE and other Tamil militants simply carrying out orders because they were being trained, they were being supplied arms and they were being financed by a country that claims to be Sri Lanka’s friend. It was far later that LTTE learnt the ropes and set up its own clandestine network running ships and other nefarious activities once it became masters of the art which India had taught them.

Therefore if we look back at the LTTE atrocities prior to 1991, Sri Lanka has every right to hold India directly responsible and accountable for the deaths that occurred though even post-1991 for all the suffering that Sri Lanka went through India cannot escape blame and no amount of superfluous statements coming from Indian Premier, its high commissioners or other officials can change the perception of what India has done to Sri Lanka. No amount of diplomatic or PR tamashas can ever change the fact that Sri Lanka does not trust India and will never trust India. A country that clandestinely gathers youth, takes them under their stewardship, trains them, provides arms, financially supports and instructs them to destabilize a nation is a cowardly nation and does not deserve to become a superpower. What national security threat does Sri Lanka a country of 20million people pose to India a country of 1.2billion people? Incidentally, the IPKF operation was known as “Operation Cactus” and it certainly proved a thorn to India with over 1200 Indian soldiers being killed as a result of the very arms India had supplied and the training retired Indian army had taught the LTTE while Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a woman who had been raped by the IPKF!
We are ashamed of what India has done. Just as we demand compensation from the colonials who plundered our nation for hundreds of years it is time India compensated for every loss of life that LTTE terrorists committed because LTTE and Prabakaran would not have become as ruthless as they did if not for India’s milking them and instructing them to kill the civilians of its neighboring nation and to destabilize Sri Lanka so that it would be always running to India for assistance.

The RAW and the Ministry of External Affairs are provided Rs 25 crore annually as “discretionary grants” for foreign influence operations.

The US District Court in Baltimore sentenced Lalit H Gadhia, a naturalised US citizen of Indian origin, to three months imprisonment after he confessed to being the conduit between the Indian Embassy and Indian-American organizations that used funds to influence US law makers. Over $46,000 from the Indian Embassy was distributed among 20 Congressional candidates. Gadhia’s source was Devendra Singh, a RAW official assigned to the Indian Embassy in Washington. These funds had been given to Democratic candidates including Sens. Charles S. Robb (D-Va.), Paul S. Sarbanes (D -Md.) and Reps. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-Md.) and Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) in 1995.

We next wonder how far India is influencing Sri Lanka’s lawmakers and political parties?

India’s premier can make Tamils the masters of their destiny in Tamil Nadu not Sri Lanka

When Prime Minister Manmohan Singh informs Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa that New Delhi will work towards ensuring that Tamils are “masters of their own destiny within framework of a united Sri Lanka.” All we need to say is Jayalalitha is the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, an Indian State. She has no business in Sri Lanka. Yes, the Tamil Nadu Tamils have been demanding for a separate Tamil Homeland in Tamil Nadu far before the same quest took off in Sri Lanka, therefore if India wishes to ensure “Tamils are masters of their own destiny” India must rightly create that scenario in Tamil Nadu and not Sri Lanka as it did in Bangladesh and Sikkim.

Sri Lanka’s leaders need to know the history of the LTTE and India’s role to ensure that India does not have any stake in Sri Lanka and already the large number of stakes given to India must not go beyond a specific term that does not run into hundreds of lease years and with a clause that every deal can be re-scrutinized if Sri Lanka’s national security is ever at risk of Indian incursion. However, our leaders have made grave errors in tying deals with India in areas of communication, power and energy supply, pharmaceuticals, oil refinery, tea and when a country can create mayhem using LTTE have our leaders not thought of what India can do using all the current stakes India has been given?

If we blame previous leaders for the folly that the current leadership has to suffer the same criteria applies so that future leaders will not have to suffer another Indian terrorist chapter of a different and far more dangerous capacity.

16 Responses to “India armed, trained, financially sponsored LTTE terrorists and Sri Lankan Tamil Militants”

  1. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    What this article points out is the nature of India’s foreign policy. It has effectively been used to annex Sikkim, divide Pakistan and almost succeed in doing the same with Sri Lanka. These acts are not based on being mean or horrible but pragmatic. Seizing Sikkim gave India a strategic location regarding China, Bhutan and Nepal. Dividing Pakistan cut that nation’s power in half and by that increased India’s power against Pakistan. Regarding Sri Lanka India needed the unfettered access to the Indian ocean. Had her plans worked eventually New Delhi would have placed her own leaders in Eelam and by that got control of the harbor of Trincomalee which would have given India one of the world’s largest harbors and access to the shipping lanes that go by Sri Lanka. It would have also cut the power of Sri Lanka by more than half.
    The lesson to be learnt is that India is still continuing on this path with Sri Lanka. Having failed to divide Sri Lanka by using military methods she is now using diplomatic methods to achieve Eelam. That is why New Delhi is silent on the resurrection of TESO, continues to interfere regarding the “plight” of Sri Lankan Tamils, and has not lifted a finger regarding the new funding of LITE. She will continue to do this as long as Colombo is pliable and shows a weak front.
    Now that this newspaper has reported the foreign policy of India and her long term purpose for Sri Lanka it is a simple act of being equally pragmatic. It is pragmatic to negate the 13th amendment if for no other reason than that India wants it implemented. It is pragmatic to make Sri Lanka a Buddhist nation recognized by the state. It is pragmatic to increase the presence of the military in all areas that would have made Eelam and increase the Singhalese Buddhist population in those areas as well. It is also pragmatic to expose India by demanding that those who were engaged in training the Tamil Tigers to commit acts of genocide to terror in Sri Lanka be brought to justice in the international courts. Failure of which would mean that all agreements made to the UNHRC will be suspended till all parties who were engaged in the violation of human rights are brought to justice.
    According to this article Indians have been engaged in subterfuge against Sri Lanka long before the war started and because of this subterfuge contributed to the civil war and those people in India should be brought to justice no matter how high on the political ladder they are. If the international community who most likely know every word stated in this article continue their double standards then more drastic actions should be taken.
    What would be beneficial to Sri Lanka regarding India? the answer is an India that has an internal problem of such proportions that it takes priority over dividing Sri Lanka. Start supporting the Maoists. Train them in the same manner RAW did with the Tamil Tigers. Join with Pakistan and China to cause as much internal turmoil within India and especially in Tamil Nadu. If India accuses Sri Lanka then close India’s embassy.
    These points are radical in nature and could back fire as India’s proxy war did. But no to do anything while India continues her attempts to form Eelam is even worse. As pointed by this article India is doing this while calling Sri Lanka a “friend”. That is also being done by Pakistan and China to India while they call India a “friend”. Time to learn and engage India with her own problems till she backs off or comes to a stalemate. It is now quite obvious that the war for Eelam did not end with a military victory and SIS needs to do everything within her power to take on RAW and all the while keep smiling and call India a “friend”

  2. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    Second point: India is too large and powerful to be negated from outside. Only more powerful nations like China or Russia have that strength. But Sri Lanka can negate India from within. It is imperative to engage the Maoists for it may result in two things. One is that the Maoists will get more outside help. They are already receiving it from China. Secondly RAW will find out that Sri Lanka is engaged and if New Delhi even dares tell Sri Lanka or the world of Sri Lanka’s role with the Maoists what better time to expose India’s role in Sri Lanka’s civil war as the reason? India has to be punished and punished to the point that Sri Lanka had to suffer. The UN will not do this so it will be up to her neighbors to do this or face an arrogant India who thinks she can do anything she wishes and get away with it. Such an action is both pragmatic and bold. \
    I did not give any reason why it is pragmatic for Sri Lanka to acknowledge her Buddhist heritage for by doing so her Constitution can be charted according to Buddhist principles and not according to Western Secularist policies which seem to be helping the Tamil forces against a unified Sri Lanka. A Buddhist Sri Lanka can impose regulations on some aspects of Hinduism that should be actively banned such as the Caste system forcing high caste Tamils to accept the legitimacy of the low caste Tamils to live the life God gave them. It will also cut the power of the Hindu Tamils who then would prefer a land that does not interfere with their Hindu practices.

  3. Lorenzo Says:

    I agree with BW on destabilizing Endia from within.

    SL MUST help Pakistan, China, Islamic terrorists in Endia, Endian Mujahiddin, Maoists, Tamil nationalists in TN, Kalistan movement, etc. That will keep Endia occupied.

    When Endia feels the threat of BREAKING APART they will not help it in SL.

    My enemy’s enemy is my friend.

  4. Lorenzo Says:

    Lessons for SL from Israel.

    The Israeli cabinet has backed a bill that requires any peace deal with the Palestinians to be put to a referendum.

    “Any agreement which may be reached in negotiations will be put to a referendum,” said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office as quoted by AFP. “It is important that on such historic decisions every citizen should vote directly on an issue deciding the country’s future.

    The referendum bill is seen as a goodwill gesture to right-wing members of the government who might oppose concessions Israel could have to make within the peace process negotiations – including giving up land.

    Netanyahu has said that he is firmly supportive of the idea of a referendum.

    Peace with our neighbors requires peace among ourselves, and the way to ensure this is through a referendum,” the PM stated.”

    – RT

    OMG!!

    How true!

    Peace with our neighbors requires peace among ourselves, and the way to ensure this is through a referendum,” the PM stated.”

  5. Hiranthe Says:

    It is now very clear that defeating LieTTE is just the tip of the Iceberg.

    Thank you again for giving a detailed report on it Senali.

    Our biggest problem is Endia which is still showcasing her as our true friend despite doing all those damages. When will our leaders understand this? Cairns Endia is spending more money on Oil explorations in Mannar basin it seems… but where is this oil? Are they discovering oil deposits on our account so that Endia can draw the oil from it’s territory… there is something wrong going on here…. But our people just believe what Endians say…. you cannot trust them…. Or otherwise our officials looking after it have been bribed by Raw….

    We must at lease learn now from the bitter lesson learnt for 30 years…..

    MR is now busy thinking of PC elections… not in getting rid of them.. He may have a different plan… hopefully. We still can trust GOTA of not doing anything harmful for mother Lanka… May be MR’s plan is to get their party to win the PC election and then dissolve the PC system… who knows… then less crying from TNA and Endia….

  6. Lorenzo Says:

    “Cairns Endia is spending more money on Oil explorations in Mannar basin it seems… but where is this oil?”

    So the secret is getting out!!

    That is a BIG LIE SL govt. has used to fool SL people. There is NO OIL in Mannar. Endia is digging the Sethu canal.

  7. S.Gonsalkorale Says:

    True. TNA, power devolution nonsense, self determination bulls–t etc. are just diverting the attention to dig the canal and kill the China-Hambantota factor.

  8. Mahinda Wickramarathne Says:

    Jndia has not stopped its bad habit, will arm the Tamils agaian

  9. cw Says:

    Can I please add my two words of appeal to Endia. “f##k off”.

  10. Senevirath Says:

    S.L govt should follow Israel P.M for 13A

    WILL THAT HAPPEN?

  11. thurai Says:

    India want to safegurd Hindu monopoly. Tamil Politicians in SL and Tamilnadu want Family monopoly.
    Both play with life of Tamils in Sri Lanka and distrubing peace in SL. We have to destroy the Roots of Terrorism.
    LTTE was only one Face of Terrorism.

  12. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    SENEVIRATH ! NO. Our Politicians are bloody scared.

    Top to bottom Corruption Swell,
    All Parliamentarians have Skunk Smell
    In servility, they kneel before Indian Hogs,
    Funny, they also roll and beg like dogs.

  13. Fran Diaz Says:

    Here’s the sequence of events for Lanka :

    Colonisation > Cold war politics in the region > de-stabilisation of Lanka for Cold War purposes > aftermath still simmering with 13-A & Tamil Separatism. Tamil Separatism rode on the back of the Cold War. The Cold War is now over, finished.

    Best thing to do now that the core of the Cold War is over, remove the 13-A via a Referendum. Tamil problems are in Tamil Nadu. Navi Pillai ‘institutionalised discrimination’ is in Tamil Nadu, not in Lanka. Sri Lanka does NOT have Scheduled Castes or any such group – those are in Tamil Nadu. All have the same rights in Lanka. In fact, the Tamils people of Lanka have done better than the others in some education & socio/economic sectors.

  14. S.Gonsalkorale Says:

    Fran,
    I don’t know – we all talking about removing 13A.
    The biggest industry in Sir Lanka is the political industry. PCs have increased the industry size by four fold. MR is riding on this industry. PCs are compulsory for him to distribute money to his cohorts. Therefore as long as he is there, PCs will be there. Without PCs industry will be only 25% of current size. How can we expect the people like Silvas, Kudu kings support removal of 13A ? Even if we had a referendum 13A supporters may not loose. In Lanka , people do not care about getting rid of PCs. Politikkos are fooling people.

  15. S.Gonsalkorale Says:

    PCs make Lanka another sakkili land
    MR play the lead trumpet in the PC band
    Robbing the country they enjoy Louis Vuitton
    Like blood sucking leaches cowards live on

  16. S de Silva Says:

    Thanks Shenali for listing out these facts for the umpteenth time. Sadly those having the power to do anything on the subject, and interested others, already know the facts on what you have written. Look at what has so far happened though – hardly anything!. What is required as the first thing is to tell India is that If Tamils want an Independent Tamil State, that cannot be in Sri Lanka but in the State of Tamil Nadu the birthplace of the Dravidian race The Separate Tamil State is not just now quite openly demanded by the Tamils in SL but that demand is always BEHIND all the Tamil claims. But have we ever formally said that to India. Not a bloody word to India on that. Only shameful and servile appeasement. We have not even said that formally to the TNA and force legally the TNA to comply absolutely with the SL Constitution. So much for all bravado of the Sinhalayas – shame!- S de Silva – London

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