Kumaran Pathmanathan, alias Tharmalingam, alias Shanmugam Kumaran, alias KP- Arms smuggler, money launderer, the heir to the terrorism of Prabhakaran
Posted on August 5th, 2010

by Charles.S.Perera

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ There isƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  a recurring news item about Kumaran Pathmanathan .ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  He wasƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  the man who wasƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  named by Prabhakaran the terrorist to take over the terrorist activities after him. A person to be considered reliable by the worlds most ruthless terrorist Velupillai Prabhakaran to carry on his terrorist activities after him , must be one who is as equal to him to carry on terrorism ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ from where he had stopped.

Robert Blake is said to have had direct contact with the LTTEƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  terrorist leadership through Kumaran Pathmanathan- a known arms smuggler and money launderer. ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ He was also identified as Tharmalingham, Shanmugam Kumaran or KP .ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  He was placed on Interpol red notice, which seeks the arrest or provisional arrest of wanted persons with a view to extradition, at IndiaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s request following the murder of Rajiv Ghandi by the Tamil Tigers.

Operating the TigerƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s procurement network clandestinely from Thailand and Malaysia, KP managed to evade arrestƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  and was appointed as the LTTE head of International relations. And subsequently named as the leader of the LTTE after him, by the thalaivar Prabhakaran himself. This is how he was identified before his arrest by the Government of Sri Lanka.

Kumaran Pathmanathan ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ did neither surrender to the Government nor did he after his arrest decline to continue terrorism as a means toƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  set up an Eelam State for the Tamils in Sri Lanka.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ He was procuring arms and providing other material needs of the terrorists to carry on their terrorism unhindered, with all modern facilities to operate their machines of terror.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  He was responsible for all the assassinations, murders and massacres, whether by explosion of claymore bombs, grenades, suicide cadres, or SoosaiƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s powered boats in the seas.It was only afterƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  the death of the terrorist leadership that the government was able to arrest him.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ He was arrested as a terroristƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  who had been engaged byƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  the terrorist leader Prabhakaran to continue terrorism in Sri Lanka. Therefore the government cannot differentiate him fromƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  the rest of the terrorists.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  He is therefore the only terrorist leader alive from all those who were eliminated or captured and held in prisons.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  He is perhaps still on the red list of the Interpol.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ What guarantee has the Government of Sri Lanka that he could now be trusted ?

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ KPƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s mind is unfathomable.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  He may pretend to have given up the intention to set up the Tamil Homeland which was dying terrorist leaderƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ request.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  But to what extent could Gotabhaya Rajapaksa or the President Mahinda Rajapaksa trust him.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Prabhakaran never kept his word to the best of his interlocutors.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Therefore,ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Pathmanathan, the best friend and accomplice of PrabhakaranƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  is not reliable.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  President R.Premadasa was assassinated byƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  a terrorist who won his trust and friendship.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Once he is free K.pathmanathan may be contacted by the Indian RAW, and ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Pathmanathan will play the same role he had been playing with the Government of Sri Lanka, with the Government of India as well.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  He is a shrewd man and has nothing to loose.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  In that situation the GovernmentƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  of Sri Lanka seems to be playing with fire in trying to give Pathmanathan political responsibility in the North and East.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Pathmanathan is useful both to India and Blake of USA to go ahead with the Agenda they had in mindƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  when they were seeking to save ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Prabhakaran, to break up Sri Lanka and create a Kosavo style independent Tamil Eelam State.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  In releasing Pathmanathan ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ the government of Sri Lanka will only be playing into their hands.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Karuna Amman was different, because he risked his life when he broke away from Prabhakaran and from terrorism.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  He isƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  sincere, and he is differentƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  even from the otherƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Tamil politicians like ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Ananda Sangaree, Douglass Devananda, and the TNA politicians. Because Karuna Amman is more genuineƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  having no secret political agenda, if not he will not disband his political party to join the SLFP.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ While other Tamil politicians still identify themselves separately from the majority community, ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Karuna Amman sought to unite with the majority. HeƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  could be compared to what was Barrack Obama to Americans- not a representative of the Black Americans, ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ but just another ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…- AmericanƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Therefore, Karuna AmmanƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  cannot be likenedƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  to the shrewd, unreliableƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  arms smuggler, and money launderer Kumaran Pathmanathan, as it would be an insult to Karuna Amman.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Pathmanathan has not given up his terrorist intentions, even today with all the talk about his giving all secret information concerning the LTTE terrorists he may still be ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ holding on to his allegiance to his friendƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Prabhakaran, and may want to revive terrorism in a different way, for instance by breaking ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ away North and East to set up a Tamil Eelam State, with the help of his old friend, Robert OƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢Blake, those in Norway and the Government ofƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  India- whose intentionsƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  will always remain an enigma.

2 Responses to “Kumaran Pathmanathan, alias Tharmalingam, alias Shanmugam Kumaran, alias KP- Arms smuggler, money launderer, the heir to the terrorism of Prabhakaran”

  1. dhane Says:

    KP is another tiger. Who never changed their spots or eat Vegetable . Hope Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and President Mahinda Rajapaksa would have realized by now the mistake they did by appointing Sarath Fonseka as the commander without allow SF to retire. Therefore KP & others should not be trusted and make the second or biggest mistake after going through 30 years of war. DO NOT PUT SRI LANKA BACK INTO WAR.

  2. cassandra Says:

    One hopes that the likes of Mahinda and Gothabaya Rajapakse are not unaware of that old proverb, ‘He who sups with the devil should use a long spoon’.

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