The Mission of Truth -3
'FORGIVE OR FORGET'- Retrospect of LTTE's brutal assassinations
before the LTTE terrorists assassinated a great son of
Mother India; Rajivu Gandhi (21st May, 1991)
far as that event is concerned...I would say it is a great tragedy... a
monumental historical tragedy... which we (LTTE terrorists) deeply
regret, and we call upon the government of India and people of India to
be magnanimous to put the past behind..." - Anton Balasingham( 27th
This was the note of condolences received by the
Gandhi family on the 15th death anniversary of the former Indian Premier
by the LTTE terror propagandist Anton Balasinghm on behalf of his
'naughty boy' Prabakaran during an interview with the South Indian TV
channel NDTV in 2006.
The LTTE terrorist organization never claimed
responsibility for its brutalities perpetrated against innocent
civilians, politicians, clergy and children including unarmed Policemen.
Surprisingly, the pledge for forgiveness on the assassination of Rajiv
Gandhi (21st May, 1991), was the first and only in which LTTE claimed
its direct involvement. The confession instead of smothering Indian
displeasure towards the outfit resulted in a burst of revived hatred
from Indian Political circles including former South Indian Chief
Minister M. Karunanidhi.
According to defence observers this was a prime
example of the evolution of a terrorist outfit through regional
negligence into a transnational terror machine. Later, on 01st May,
1993 the Sri Lankan President R. Premadasa was assassinated by an LTTE
suicide bomber during a May Day rally in Colombo. Yet, such brutality
was just served as a mere news headline and no other seriousness by the
now defiant international community and human rights practitioners.
Premadasa (June 23, 1924 - May 1, 1993) was the 3rd
President of Sri Lanka from January 2, 1989 to May 1, 1993.
He was assassinated in Colombo in a suicide bombing by the
Since, then the terror outfit till its military defeat
by the Sri Lankan security forces cleansed all potential threats to its
existence including the Tamil leadership critical and independent from
its extreme ideologies. Over 19 Tamil inspirational leaders were killed
while many failed assassination attempts were made on other Tamil
Political leaders. The vociferous Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Laxman
Kadirgamar(12th August, 2005), was also a victim of the LTTE's
assassination spree, an incident succumbed of similar faith as of the
late President Premadasa.
Sri Lanka had to undergo the wrath of brutality and
terror by LTTE and its sleuths as the world stood still in a course of
'blind diplomacy' for more than three decades. The silence and
negligence for cooperation by some draconian saviors of human rights and
humanity was a green light for the terror outfit to perpetrate crimes
against innocent Sri Lankans with brutality never witnessed before in a
post Hitler world.
Hence, the time has come for such individuals and
organizations dozed in their own darts of misinformation to put apart
the heinous ideologies and make a genuine effort assisting the dawn of
peace in a bid neither to forgive the perpetrators of terror nor to
forget the right a nation and its 20million people who silenced terror
against all odds.
Former Sri Lankan President
Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga’s first public address
after the assassination attempt, allegedly by the LTTE
suicide bombers, at her final election rally at Colombo Town
Hall premises on 18 December 1999. As a result of that
suicide attack she lost Vision in her right eye
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