Meanwhile LTTE killed karunanithi ( on feb 4th ) and two shanmuganathans on may 18th , both of them were police officials appointed to enquire about alfred durayappa's murder.Their next target was kanagrathinam ( given a traitor tag , as he did nothing after elected in pottu but joined with jeyawardane ) , in jan 26 , 1978 he was shot but he survived that attack and gave information about the incident.
Police official basthiyampillai & co went to mannar and reached prabhakaran's place with great caution and stealth . When he was enquiring chellakili he wouldnt have thought that something would be in the small hut and he went inside , bullets were fired and all his men were dead.Their car was burnt in killinochi.Basthiyampillai chapter closed.
Uma maheswaran wanted LTTE to be a people's organisation and hence he asked prabhakaran to come out of his shackles to reveal himself.In april 25 , 1978 prabhakaran came out with a report claimng that" LTTE was responsible for the death of alfred durayappa to basthiyam pillai.Others cannot claim for this murder , if they do so they have to face severe consequences."
Jeyawardane announced that he is going to make very important constitutional amendments such as scrapping PM post and replacing it with 'president ' tag ( effectifely used for the forthcoming genocides) and announcing tamil as official lanunage only in eastern and western provinces.The ulterior motive was to make sinhalese as the only official language and buddhism as the main religion.This was the time when amirthalingam was put to shame.Tamils hoisted black flags in all their areas and buses were burnt in mattakalappu and kates.
Prabhakaran was looking for something big ,he wanted to make jeyawardane look at him.Baby and him boarded AVRO 748 flight , fixed the bomb and went away . The empty plane bursted off in the same day , september 7 when jeyawardane was reading his amendments.Literally it took days for the sinhalese officials to recover from the shock , when they were searching for the culprits , an announcement came
"None should take responsibility for this as this was the act solely done by LTTE"
Uma maheshwaran "
In 1979 , TULF and LTTE sent their representatives to cuba for attending the world students conference and this was the time when anton balasingham joined them.He was then the political mastermind behind all the activities of LTTE ( Born in yazhpanam anton migrated to london) and in the same year jeyawardane announced a ban on all liberation forces announcing them as terrorist organisations which obviously included LTTE.This announcement made the job of police officials easier ( no difficulties in the past) , they raided tamil houses in the midnight and took young tamil people with them and they harassed them in the station.
A very important incident happened in the same year , uma maheshwaran and vijayendran were sent to lebanon for special training under PLO ( EROS leader sankar raju suggested this) , it cost them a lakh and all their efforts were in vain as the training was fruitless.Another incident which made prabhakaran angry is uma maheshwarans love affair with urmila as it was against organisation's rules but uma refuted it which made him a bit more angry and they decided to part their ways in 1980. Uma maheshwaran then formed an organisation namely PLOTE ( People Liberation Organisation of Tamil Eelam) while prabhakaran gave a strong signal to him by killing chetty ( remember that gangster who robbed the bank and bought a car)