Leel Pathirana, a Follower
of the Ruthless Murderer Rohana Wijeweera, Tries equating him to a freedom
Leel Pathirana's short write up appeared in the Asian Tribune on November
12th 2008 under the title: Death of a Rebel. (I also refer to an article
written by Ravi Perera that was published on the "Daily News"
web page on November 24th 2008. "Wijeweera-Did he find the Enemy?")I
don't think Leel Pathirana hasn't a clue about what happened to Wijeweera
or who helped him to get started as a set of terrorist daylight robbers.
It also carried a photograph of Wijeweera dressed as the rapist murderer
Che Guevara. Today, I don't think Sinhala can be hood-winked to believe;
if one dressed like a foreign terrorist, there can be a following. If
Leel Pathirana who wrote these four paragraphs thinks so, he is certainly
living in the past. May be Somawanse gave him a story and told him to
Probably, Leel Patharina is too young to know how the ruthless murderer
Rohana Wijeweera was killed. If I can remember right, Rohana Wijeweera
was kicked out of Lumumba University in Moscow, for breaking in to the
professor's house or his office and stealing exam questions. He was
deported to Sri Lanka. This was the time when Indira Gandhi was looking
for a Sinhala person to be trained as a terrorist and will coordinate
with the Tamil terrorists. Indira Gandhi was determined to fulfill the
death wish of her farther Jwarhalal Nehru. Keep Sri Lanka as an Indian
protectorate. She trained and suggested the Sinhala terrorist movement
be modeled after Che Guevara. (Remember, non-align nation's leader,
the peace around the world advocate. This how India fooled the world
while developing the nuclear weapon)
Following is what Leel Pathirana wrote as if he witnessed it: "There
is a tall May Flower tree, just by the 8th hole of Colombo Golf Club,
(one has to excuse his English, where he puts a coma instead of a period)
He was tied to it and shot at dawn. Sergeant of the Ops combine team,
Shot him at point blank range, First round his head, Second round to
the chest, Then, dragged him to the nearby Borella cemetery, He was
alive, breathing still
, They threw him into the oven of the crematorium,
burnt him alive, While he tries to say please don't !! Barley raises
his arm; Death of the Sinhalese rebel was such
This is how this clown, Ravi Perera, living in the past formulate the
death of this ruthless murderer. Nom-de-guerre (translated in to English
means "War Name") Rohana Wijeweera, met with a violent death
while in captivity. The official version of the killing had it that
soon after he was captured Wijeweera led a security team to a JVP hideout
where a shootout occurred catching him in the cross fire. In the context
of that dark era (who created it, may I ask?) the credibility of a story
explaining the death of a captive was hardly relevant.
So, there are two versions of how Rohana Wijeweera was put to death.
One by Leel Pathirana and the other by Ravi Perera. Some how Ravi Perera
does not include names, unlike Leel Pathirana who points the finger
to the late general Janake Perera. In my opinion at least, both of them
did not know what happened and wanted to glorify this ruthless murderer
Wijeweera and his teenage band of killers, of innocent people.
Sinhala did believe this type of writing in 1989, but today every one
knows that Rohana Wijweera was a common law criminal and had to be eliminated.
In Leel Pathirana's dream world he believes the reader will sallow the
thrash he has written. How can a human live after he is shot in the
head and then in the chest? Then, how long will it take to drag him
from 8th hole of the Colombo Golf Club to the Borella crematorium? After
all this, Wijweera was alive and tried to raise his hand say please
don't burn me. I will tell you with first hand knowledge what his followers
did to two innocent families.
One day JVP murderers arrived at a reasonable wealthy family house,
who is the owners of a small rubber plantation. Leader told the female
owner that they want to use their house at night to sleep and they were
JVP. Brought two diesel cans and said if any of the servants or she
calls the police they will kill them and burn the house. Telephone wires
were cut. The night passed by and in the morning one of the workmen
saw an army truck and flagged it down and told what happened. Army officer
advised the workmen to go and do what he was doing and they will see
that JVP will not come here again. As darkness fell a car arrived with
three males and a female.
What JVP didn't know, was the army solders were waiting for them. As
they stepped out of the car solders opened fire and all four were dead
instantly. When they searched the car they found the jewelry that was
stolen from the house and some other jewelry not belonging to the family.
The army couldn't find any money. The car was towed away by the army.
What happened to the dead bodies? Well, villages say they saw in a nearby
river crocodiles were having a feast. This one, the JVP murders did
not get away. In next incident they did get away.
If I can remember right it was the Independence Day that the lion flag
(Even today, terrorist of any format, is extremely scared of the LION
FLAG. Ref: Q&A with Rambukwella; interview by Dilrukshi Handunnetti.
The Sunday Leader November 30th 2008) was to be flown at every tea estate.
JVP in the mean time advertised on news papers and on the radio, if
any one raised the lion flag, he will be killed. Young estate superintendent
did raise the lion flag. Just after mid day three men drove up to him
in a small car and shot him at point blank range. Then, told the work
men if any one of you go to the police they will be killed the same
way. JVP man then said that they will come in the evening to tell how
to conduct the funeral. Police was to visit every tea estate in that
area at least once a day. So the police arrived 3 hours later and found
the man was dead. Police called in the army and they did a sweep but
could not find a trace of the car. Army waited overnight in hiding to
confront the JVP murders but they never turned up. Army requested the
family to have the funeral next day because they did not have the man
power to cover that area. Ranjan Wijeratne came to the funeral and told
the grieving family the following: I am determine to crush this movement
and eliminate its leadership, which he successfully did and paid with
his own life. In this incident the JVP murders got away with it.
At that time JVP told the general public, they are killing the rich
to get their money so they can distribute it among the poor. Did they?
The title for the article by Ravi Perera should have been "Did
he distribute the loot among the poor?" and not "Wijeweera
- Did he find the enemy?"
At that time editorial writing punks like Ravi Perera was plentiful,
filling the editorials with vermin and no support for the military that
were determined to crush the JVP murderers. In the fourth paragraph
he writes the following: "to read the newspapers of that era, particularly
the editorials of intelligent sensitive writers, of which we still had
quite a few then, to get an idea of the agony that this country under
went". I am glad that Ravi Perera realizes that there are only
a few punks like him who gets the center stage to glorify ruthless murderers
like Wijeweera and Che Guevara. Why I call Ravi Perera a punk, because
he glorifies a set of ruthless murderers attacking a police station
and he is reporting it as follows: "In 1971 while the old left
parties were partners of the government in the power, his JVP struck.
All over the country save the North and the East, (Yes, that was the
order Indira Gandhi gave to Wijeweera via Prabhakaran.) youthful bands
of rebels launched surprise attacks on police stations and other symbols
of the state with a nonchalant bravery" (one of meanings of "nonchalant"
I found in the Webster's dictionary is; "unconcern") Here
the writer uses this word to state that the murderess teenagers who
attacked the police stations couldn't careless if the people who got
killed were policemen or incent civilians who went to do normal business
at the police station.
Unfortunately these types of writings were the norm of the day at that
time period. At that time police were not trained, to handle this type
of attacks. They did not have the proper weapons, intelligence gathering
mechanisms, or the trained man power. I can remember at that time the
police stations had sand bags in front of them they were guarded by
untrained set of police offices called auxiliary police. I do not think
they knew how to fire a gun.
If Leel Pathirana and Ravi Perera thinks today's police is the same
as they were in 1970 ties they are greatly mistaken. Today's police
are well organized and equipped with communications technology and the
Special Task Force (STF) will respond in minutes if not seconds. Professor
Kumar David, a professor of some university in US writing in the opinion
column of the Lakbima, and was published in the web page of Tamilnet.com
on October 13th 2008 states the following:
"I envisage a much bigger role for southern Tamils in alliance
with radical Sinhalese; the process will take about a year or two to
mature but southern Tamils will come out of their shells since the regime
is politically bankrupt". And will attack all government, civilian
and military establishments. Professor Kumar David, you are living in
the past. This is not going to happen. You say the regime is politically
bankrupt; let see what the out come of a general election! (Hopefully
the security Services will take note of this; there is a Tamil sleeper
cell in the South waiting to get activated)
These types of editorial writers are still there, following is a good
example: This cow Dilrukshi Handunnetti, is on a question and answer
session with minister Rabukwella. An editorial writer, with "The
Sunday Leader" who then published it in their web site November
30th 2008, under the heading: "No harm in initiating talks with
Pirapharan." Question to Rabukwella; Going back to flag hoisting,
are you alienating the minorities by doing so which may appear a victory
against a community as opposed to a terrorist group? No government has
done so this since 1977 and 1989 when the JVP was crushed in the south.
Of course the terrorists are scared of the LION flag, then and now.
Answer Rabukwella gave was way off the mark, and did not state any thing
about the Lion flag. I think this cow is spinning a fictitious interview.
This how Hudson Samarasinghe, chairman of the SLBC referred to Prabharaken;
a "BLOOD THIRSTY ANIMAL". Published on Asian Tribune web site
by Janaka Perera, titled "SLBC Chief Blasts BBC". November
30th2008. I, as a Sinhala American, I applaud Hudson Samarasinghe. It
is time for Sinhala to wake up.
The house where Rohana Wijweera was caught had over million rupees worth
of jewelry buried in the back yard and what standard of living he was
enjoying? If the way Leel Pathirana describes how Rohana Wijweera was
killed, burnt alive, then it is a too good away for him. He should have
given the SINHALA WAY that was specifically used for such crimes. ULATHIYANAWA,
that is to put a spike from the bottom and hit with a sledge hammer
on his head, until the spike came out of his head.
How it was published in the news media at that time, if I can remember
right is as follows: Wijeweera and the political head of the party,
(I cannot remember his name) wanted to confer with each other and requested
a room at the police station. When they went in to the room at the police
station, both of them had concealed weapons. It was not published how
they got the weapons. They had a big argument about the loot, money
and jewelry. Then they started to shoot at each other. End of story.
Leel Pathirana doesn't know who arrested him, so the easiest person
to point the finger was to late general Janaka Perera. This is how Rohana
Wijweera was arrested. It was an army captain and few solders that walked
in to a house of a wealthy business person to carryout a search, later
to find out that it was Rohana Wijweera. As the captain entered house,
Somawanse disguised as a Buddhist monk, walked out of the house from
back door. The army captain did not see him leaving the house, but the
sergeant saw the Buddhist monk, but he was not sure that the monk came
out of that house. In the mean time Somawanse was walking across the
rice fields briskly. The sergeant wanted to go after him and question
this Buddhist monk but the captain said "we have got the trophy
we wanted, why trouble the neighborhood".
How did Somawanse escape to UK? At that time, the street talk was; Pramadase
provided a passport and an escape route, before the army could get to
Mumbai attack is nothing new to terrorists: Rohana Wijeweera's killers
attacked Colombo after arriving on boats. About two years ago Tamil
sea Tigers attacked Galle harbor. They arrived in boats. The navy commander
at that time lost his position because of negligence. Sea bone attack
by terrorists happened in Israel several times. THIS TYPE OF ATTACK
IS NEW TO INDIA. WHAT NEXT? AN AIR BONE ATTACK WITH A SIMILAR FLAVOR
TO WHAT TAMIL AIR TIGERS DID IN SRI LANKA? Concur no concur; send your
comments to Lankaweb.