Karuna warns of renouncing Ceasefire with Prabhakaran's Vanni faction
Munza Mushtaq in Colombo,
February 6, 2006, 7.26 p.m..
The TamilEela Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP) which is the political
body of the Karuna faction today urged the international community to
be vigilant with the LTTE and not to fall prey to the Organization's
TMVP Spokesman Thooyavan issuing a statement from his office in
Batticaloa alleged that the LTTE is engaged in a campaign of
denigrating the TMVP by linking it with the Sri Lankan Security
Forces. "This is a pre-planned campaign to stall the peace talks," he
He also pointed out that his party's leadership has declared
unilateral ceasefire with the Vanni paramilitary group led by
Prabakaran. But warned that during this period if the Vanni
Paramilitary groups attacked their members or supporters, they would
also have no choice but to retaliate and renounce their ceasefire
"In case we are forced to go back to war we pledge that we will launch
a search and hunt operation against the Vanni paramilitaries not only
in the east but also in the whole island," Thooyavan warned.
"After failing in its latest attempt to start its Eelam War IV the
LTTE is trying to manufacture excuses to scuttle the talks. Various
allegations leveled against the TMVP in its websites and the Tamil
media are all designed to divert attention away from its past record
of human rights violations and, more importantly, abduction of
children to beef up its dwindling cadres.
"The latest allegation comes from the stage managed press conference
in which 15-year-old Arulraj Senthilnathan of Punnaichcholai was
produced before a group of LTTE cadres posing as journalists.
"Our information reveals that the so - called press conference was
never held. Instead the boy had talked to four members of Vanni
paramilitary's intelligence group masquerading as press reporters.
These men had offered the boy a banana, Vadai and some tea and made
him say what they wanted to hear.
We wish declare that we had never known this boy. He was never with
us. Nor do we need abducted young boys to fight our battle against
Prabakaran and his gang of criminals," the TMVP spokesman said in his
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Published: Mon Feb 6 08:28:23 EST 2006