Posted on July 31st, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ The former arms procurer of the LTTE blamed PrabhakaranƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s political friends Vaiko and Nedumaran for not accepting his death and PrabhakaranƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s blood relatives for not coming forward to receive his mortal remains.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Speaking from an undisclosed country in Europe Selvarasa PathmanathanƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  alias KPƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  blamed the Indian supporters of the late LTTE leader, Velupillai Prabhakaran like Vaiko and Nedumaran ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ for not accepting the reality of the former LTTE leaderƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ death .

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ He also blamed the blood relatives of Prabhakaran for not coming forward to receive his mortal remains when he tried to obtain them.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ KP, the former arms procurer for the terrorist group, earlier thought to be hiding in South East Asia is believed to have the support of an European country to lead the terrorist group from there.In fact, some blame KP for giving false hopes for Prabhakaran that some European powers would come and rescue him before the last phase of his war with the Sri Lankan army.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ KP is not accepted as the universal leader of the LTTE by the expatriate members of the terrorist group.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-Just days after crowning himself the LTTE leader post-Prabhakaran, Selvarasa Pathmanathan alias KP expressed confidence that India would help Eelam Tamils achieve their aspirations for a separate homelandƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚, the Decan Chronicle said.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ The Decan Chronicle said MDMK general secretary Vaiko and Sri Lankan Tamil Protection Movement convenor P. Nedumaran were unwilling to accept the fact that Prabhakaran was dead. Other reports said that they did not also support KP as the LTTE leader.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ KP told the newspaper despite the beliefs of Vaiko and Nedumarana his leader Prabhakaran attained martyrdom along with other cadres in the last phase of war at Mullivaikkal.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ He further told the newspaper he tried to get the mortal remains of the slain LTTE chief. ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-However, our leaderƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s blood relatives did not come forward to receive his body,ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ he said.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-At present, we have constituted a working committee that will explore the idea of forming a transnational Tamil Eelam government. The committee is drafting an action plan to achieve Tamil Eelam which has been the dream of our people for over half-a-century,ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ he said.

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