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Ananthy Sasistharan, wife of a senior functionary of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), on Saturday urged Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president M. Karunanidhi and his daughter and MP, Kanimozhi, to break their silence on their role on the issue of surrender of LTTE members to the Sri Lankan security forces in May 2009.

In an interview with The Hindu , Ms. Sasitharan, now a member of the Northern Provincial Council (NPC), claimed that “it was after his conversation with Ms. Kanimozhi in Mullivaikkal at about 8 p.m. on May 16, 2009, my husband chose to surrender himself to the forces. This is not the first time that I am saying this. So far, there has been no response from the other side.  It is time Karunanidhi Ayya and Ms. Kanimozhi break their silence and tell the world who were all behind the entire episode.”

Asked if her husband had any other option, the NPC member said, “He might have taken cyanide pills as he had two.” However, she said she was not aware of the instructions of the LTTE to its members in such an eventuality.  

On Thursday, she deposed before the Mullativu District Court in connection with a habeas corpus petition filed by her, seeking the authorities to produce her husband, who is also known as Ezhilan and LTTE political commissar for Trincomalee at the time of surrender.  In the court too, she had referred to the conversation between her husband and Ms. Kanimozhi.

Giving her account of events that took place in May 2009, the NPC member, who maintained that she had never been a member of the LTTE,  said that she was present when her husband spoke over a satellite phone to Ms. Kanimozhi, who, according to her, represented her father. “After the talk, he told me that she had told him to surrender and she had also assured him of release, as talks were in progress at the international level,” Ms Sasitharan said.

At around 8 a.m on May 18, near Mullativu District Secretariat, her husband surrendered to the security forces in the presence of a Catholic priest and he was followed by hundreds of LTTE members.  Ms. Sasitharan and her three children witnessed the surrender. Later, they left for Vavuniya.  [The same  day, LTTE chief V. Prabakaran was killed by the Sri Lankan Army]

 The NPC member said the surrender involving her husband was different from another surrender which was generally known and which took place on the same day. The latter case pertained to LTTE senior functionaries B. Nadesan and S. Pulithevan.
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  • Nims Monday, 08 June 2015 03:10 AM

    800 Sri Lanka security personal (mainly from Police) who surrendered to LTTE and later mudered must be included

    korigo Sunday, 07 June 2015 04:34 PM

    We had same pain several time due to ur husband. we Sinhala, Tamil and Muslims suffer a lot. Its good that he is no more.

    iemerald Monday, 08 June 2015 12:28 PM

    why dont you go live in tamil nadu. then you can talk to that idiot and her frauster daughter as much as you like.

    Mason Sunday, 07 June 2015 06:06 PM

    The dividends for trusting India was death to those who surrendered

    public Monday, 08 June 2015 06:50 AM

    You people are forgetting one little truth about the truth. The TRUTH is written by the victors of war.

    vijay Sunday, 07 June 2015 06:23 PM

    her husband and his cohorts killed 5000 indian army personal and boasted about itthen why did he went to india for guaranteeing the surrenderit served him well

    sss Sunday, 07 June 2015 06:38 PM

    were not cyanide pills only for foot soldiers

    Esala Sunday, 07 June 2015 07:14 PM

    You are day dreaming. Not in this world may be some other world.

    keethan Sunday, 07 June 2015 10:47 AM

    She should break the silence because her husband is leader for kidnapping youngsters and children for final war.My brother also kidnapped by her husband team.Please open ur mouth for it.and remind that you are responsible for it. you cant win the election in kilinkchchi and mullaitivu division because they know you and ur husband well. But jaffna people dont know u therefore u won there.

    moda Sunday, 07 June 2015 11:12 AM

    India never been true to anyone. A fact not to be denied.

    thiru Monday, 08 June 2015 09:31 AM

    That is done by Karuna ,the minister in Mahinda govt.

    Waco Sunday, 07 June 2015 01:01 PM

    India is a very very small country. It is smaller than Moldives Island..

    mathan Sunday, 07 June 2015 01:15 PM

    There are thousands of people surrendered, no answer yet, truth will never sleep will come out even after several years . Responsible person/s will naturally will be punished.

    Dayawathie Sunday, 07 June 2015 01:18 PM

    Well said Keethan.

    Wacu Sunday, 07 June 2015 01:54 PM

    India is a tiny little country, smaller than motive-Usland.

    Prem Sunday, 07 June 2015 03:36 PM

    This revelation is good enough to put Kanimozhi behind bars for advising an outlawed group in India.

    jeff Sunday, 07 June 2015 03:47 PM

    Anandi is a nut similar to Wimal Weerawansa.


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