Families of LTTE cadres protest against terrorist rule in Wanni
Families of dead LTTE cadres and of those who are
currently in the outfit, staged a massive protest against the LTTE
leadership in Wanni last morning (Dec 1), a defence.lk source in Wanni
According to the source, over 80 members of Mahaweera
and Porali families participated in the protest held around 11 AM at the
"The protesters had arrived from Mullaittivu,
Puthukuduirruppu and Vishwamadhu areas, and they wanted to move into the
government controlled areas."
The sources further said that the LTTE cadres at gun
point prohibited the group of civilians moving beyond the Oddusuddan
"LTTE cadres threatened the civilians that they would
be shot to death if they dare to move towards Mankulam where they can
meet the security force members"
"It was only after their failed attempt to convince
the LTTE that they should be allowed to move as they had already given
their family members for the outfit, that they started their protest"
the source said.
LTTE has labeled the families of dead LTTE cadres as
Mahaweera and families of those who are still in the outfit as Porali.
The outfit has promised special favours for these families including
more food and freedom of movement in lieu of their loved ones
conscripted by the outfit.
"The civilians were heard snapping out the LTTE cadres
that the LTTE leader has cheated them", the source said.
"We are asking for nothing, but let our remaining
children live free from this madness" was the main demand of the
civilians, the source added.
Explaining further, our source said that LTTE usually
promises family members not to take another when they conscript one from
"However, the LTTE leader has never kept this
promise... his recruiters usually grab the young when they barely reach
12 years of age"
"These people had come this far after quarrelling with
the LTTE cadres in their areas. The LTTE leadership launched a
special operation to prevent them from seeking refuge with armed forces"
"If they had reached the government controlled areas ,
it would have been a great blow for LTTE as they would reveal the true
nature of the LTTE cruelty", the sources added.
LTTE is known to be one of the
terrorist organizations in the world that use child soldiers
in combat. The pictures were found in the possession of an
LTTE cadre recently taken into custody. He said that
the photos were taken during a conscription session
conducted by the LTTE at a government school in Mullaittivu.
The photos show how teenage girls in school uniforms
were given training on T-56 riffles and Rocket Propellar
Grenade (RPG) weapons.