Karuna now blames Prabhakaran sting for leaving LTTE

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Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman, who was Special Commander of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the eastern Sri Lankan districts of Batticaloa and Ampara, says that the rift between him and LTTE Supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran took place in December 2002 when the Tiger chieftain accused him of “betrayal” of the kind Mahendrarajah alias Mahatthya was accused of in the early 1990s and executed.

Prabhakaran was livid with Karuna for persuading his chief negotiator, Anton Balasingham, to sign the December 5, 2002 “Oslo Declaration” which had committed the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to “exploring the possibility of finding a political solution based on a federal structure within a united Sri Lanka.”

At a stormy Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam’s Central Committee meeting at Kilinochchi later in December, Karuna owned that he persuaded a reluctant Balasingham to accept the Norwegian Government’s draft declaration while other members of the LTTE delegation were either non-committal or suggested consultation with Prabhakaran before signing.


Defending his action, Karuna said that he supported the signing of the Declaration only to “save the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam from isolation” in the international community which had become hostile to armed movements following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack in New York.

“Prabhakaran was a good man, but he had no knowledge of globalization,”  Karuna told Indian Express.

“At the special Central Committee meeting at Kilinochchi, Prabhakaran tore a copy of the Oslo Declaration to bits and accused me of selling out the struggle for Tamil Eelam. I tried to explain to him that the Declaration had only said that the two sides would explore a federal solution, not accept it. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam could always quit the talks if these were unsatisfactory, I submitted. But my arguments fell on deaf ears.”

“However, the real sting was in Prabhakaran’s charge that I had betrayed him as Mahatthya (his Deputy) did earlier. This hurt me deeply, because unlike Mahatthya, who was planning to kill Prabhakaran, I was only trying to save him and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam,” Karuna said.

Sensing trouble, Karuna asked the European ceasefire monitors to urgently send a helicopter to fly him to his base in Batticaloa. “Once in Batticaloa, I refused to answer summons to come to Kilinochchi, knowing full well what would happen if I did,” Karuna told Express.
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  • Nadeesha Sunday, 01 November 2015 10:37 AM

    This man was responsible for the killing of thousands of civilians and recruiting children for his LTTE. But after he supported his former boss, his sins were white washed

    Thamilan Sunday, 01 November 2015 10:44 AM

    You are right, Prba was a politician, name me one politician who is good in this era?

    Only Talky Monday, 02 November 2015 07:11 AM

    This statement by you does not absolve you of the terrorist activities and the crimes and murders you committed during that time

    J K Sunday, 01 November 2015 01:00 PM

    Karuna killed 600 innocent policemen while he was Special Commander of the LTTE.

    nimal Sunday, 01 November 2015 02:09 PM

    he is better than many of them

    sanju Monday, 02 November 2015 10:29 AM

    What rubbish. Just throw him in prison where he belongs for his many many ,many murderous deeds.

    ranjini Wednesday, 04 November 2015 10:30 AM

    He is the master mind behind Sri Dalada Maligawa bomb blast so arrest him and punish, Now he is trying to be a white wash man.

    Premalal Monday, 02 November 2015 12:30 PM

    Hitler was also a good man for the Nazis.

    CitizenPerera Monday, 02 November 2015 01:19 AM

    Extradite him to India for the Rajiv murder. He has key information as to who was behind. Also Katthankuddy mosque massacre and much more.

    sampath Monday, 02 November 2015 01:50 AM

    This guy is a war criminal please arrest him.

    Ravi Sunday, 01 November 2015 09:31 AM

    Prabhakaran was a good man?. Balls.What nuts this man talking now?. Old age recalling all sins done.

    Goliwog Sunday, 01 November 2015 09:40 AM

    Ha Ha Ha! Why so long. Looks like he is feeling the nose around his neck. Now he says he wanted a peace negotiation. When the going the MahaHora he did not say so. Trying to join the flow. Send home to the Hague along with the rest.


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