Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Roots of the ethnic conflict - part 6

Jeyawardane was indeed a record breaker , he killed more tamils during his first six years tenure than it was done in the previous 30 years.TELO ( Tamil Eelam Liberaion Organisation ) was formed in 1977 by thangadurai. TELO , LTTE and EROS exchanged informations between each other when required. Uma maheshwaran was introduced to prabhakaran by amirthalingam and due to his prowess in politics and english , he became the chairman of LTTE ( shared this with prabhakaran) straight away.

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"

Regards ,

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)


சதீஷ் said...

தைரியம் தான்,உனக்கு.... எங்க இருந்து இது எல்லாம் படிச்சன்னு தெரியல... எல்லாமே நல்ல இருக்கு... ஆனா, வார்த்தைகள இன்னும் எளிமையா இருந்தா இன்னுமே நல்லா இருக்கும்... இப்போ தான், சு.ப.வீயோட அது ஒரு பொடா காலம் படிச்சேன், பாத்து எழுது, பெரிய பெரிய தலைகள எல்லாம் படாத பாடு படுத்த்ரவுங்க, இவங்க... அப்புறம், ஒரு நாயகன், துதி பாடல் அப்படி போகாம,வரலாற அப்படியே கொண்டு வந்தா இன்னும் நல்லா இருக்கும். கடைசி பகுதிக்கு முன்னாடி வரைக்கும் அப்படி தான் வந்து இருக்கு... அப்புறம், பா.ரா. கொடுத்த மாதிரியான அதே intro for arafat. சாயல் தெரியுதுன்னு சொல்ல வந்தேன்... நிஜமாலுமே நல்லா இருக்கு.... நான் தொடர்ந்து படிப்பேன்... தொடர்ந்து எழுது... எழுதுற நிறைய பேர் உணர்ச்சி வசப்பட்டு எழுதுறாங்களே தவிர உண்மைய எழுத மறந்துடறாங்க... நீ எழுது, நான் படிக்கிறேன்... ஆனா, கண்டிப்பா, பாத்து எழுது, சகா... take care...

Prakash said...

Thank you for your comment. I here by make it clear that its not a pro GoSL or pro LTTE article.This is an attempt to show the things which eventualy led to the ethnic conflict.Am not going to offer any solution , this is simply a collection of series of incidents and theres no need to get frightened as all these matters are already there in a released book and relevant net links.Regarding your comment on " thuthi padal " , i assure you that am not in a process of romanticising prabhakaran , in fact 9th or 10th article will be an apt answer to your question as its about the common and prevalent criticims on LTTE.

Balaji said...

Good one da...I have heard that before emerging as a solely powerful organization LTTE has itself involved in unlawful acts to bring down other eelam organization...Hope your posts in future will throw some light on that...Keep writing...

Prakash said...

Dear balaji ,

That criticism is partly correct and partly false . I promise you that i will tell you datewise which organisations were destroyed by LTTE , some indeed had its own way of justification and some didnt. Rest of the case , u people really dun need to worry about the neutrality of the articles.