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A statement purportedly originating from the defunct Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has rubbished jailed ex-LTTE leader K Padmanathan's recent claim that the Tamil Tigers had once planned to assassinate Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

"KP's claim in a television interview that LTTE had once planned to assassinate Jayalalithaa was far from the truth and we perceive the act as a ploy to create fissures among Tamils," the statement said on Friday.

According to the four page statement signed by A Anbarasan, said to be from the LTTE's media wing, and published in their official online mouthpiece www.viduthalaipulikal.net, Sri Lankan Sinhalese government, which has been under tremendous international pressure after the release of the UN panel report on war crimes, has used KP to plant wild allegations on the movement to create fissures among Tamils.

The Rajapaksa Lankan government, which had already been feeling the heat internationally, saw the changed political scenario in neighbouring Tamil Nadu as detrimental to his country, the statement said.

Condemning KP for projecting himself as a senior LTTE leader, the statement said, "Persons like KP, who is in the custody of the Lankan forces, cannot lead the movement and the Tamil community knows that his actions in the recent past were very detrimental to the separate Tamil State.

"Shanmugam Kumaran Tharmalingam alias Kumaran Pathmanathan alias Selvarasan Pathmanathan, better known as KP, was arrested by the Sri Lankan authorities from a foreign country in July 2009, barely a couple of months after the Lankan war ended with the killing of LTTE chief V Prabhakaran.

KP surfaced during the recent interview to CNN IBN Firstpost a couple of days ago, his first to a TV channel outside Sri Lanka, to tell the world that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam had once planned to assassinate Jayalalithaa. In the statement, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelamhas also appealed to the Tamil Diaspora to remain vigilant and not fall prey to the sinister designs of the Sinhalese government. (Indian Express)

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  • HUMAN Monday, 30 May 2011 03:58 AM

    not only keeping one n the prison means jailed.. ther r varities..

    suren soysa Sunday, 29 May 2011 05:54 AM

    Only God knows who LTTE did not plan to kill! If somebody say LTTE planed to kill somebody, it could be 90% probable. A such a rotten bunch God mistakenly created.

    Maqs Sunday, 29 May 2011 06:34 AM

    jailed ex-LTTE leader K Padmanathan ???? Ha Ha Ha... joke of the day!

    WISDOM Sunday, 29 May 2011 07:06 AM

    SO THIS "god" MAKES MISTAKES???

    Shums Sunday, 29 May 2011 07:09 AM

    If these words were came before the TN election people could have believed it. Now they will doubt it.

    raju Sunday, 29 May 2011 07:17 AM

    Jailed ex LTTE leader? ha ha ha, absolutely he is enjoying a luxury life in the srilankan protection on the tax payers money. How can one expect any statement in favour of the tamils or ltte while he is in the hands of the Srilankan government?

    prkiruba Sunday, 29 May 2011 08:26 AM

    KP is wanted by Interpol and Sri Lanka has a duty to abide with interpol regulations???

    dias Sunday, 29 May 2011 08:56 AM

    Once jayalalitha had told that the LTTE was trying to kill her did you forget that,

    bullshit Sunday, 29 May 2011 09:42 AM

    one day everybody going to die so why not by LTTE, hey take it easy mannnnnnnn................!!!!

    Soundarpandian Sunday, 29 May 2011 10:11 AM

    LTTE rump: do you think Jaya was a fool to wear a bullet-proof jacket for nearly ten years?

    shehan jayawardene Sunday, 29 May 2011 12:04 PM

    Maybe someday KP will say that the LTTE were involved in the 9/11 Twin Towers bombing and the killing of 6 million Jews in World War 2?

    UK TAMIL BOY Sunday, 29 May 2011 12:39 PM

    I think KP is responsible for all the things that happened. When the Interpol arrests and investigates, many things would come out.

    Ragi Sunday, 29 May 2011 02:10 PM

    Government is talking about LTTE. All leaders are under government protection and luxary so donot tell the world about LTTE.T. India should take KP BACK

    LOL Sunday, 29 May 2011 04:05 PM

    So, really we need this news now? then its a old news.... HA HA HA... poor KP

    prkiruba Sunday, 29 May 2011 04:06 PM

    Jayalalitha is a politician, KP is a LTTE terrorist!

    perera Monday, 30 May 2011 08:07 AM

    there is no sinhalese government but a sri lankan government
    are these people idiotic or brain dead.

    ravi Sunday, 29 May 2011 04:58 PM

    KP cannot talk on is own he is under sri lankan goverment ..

    mike Monday, 30 May 2011 09:58 AM

    uk tamil boy blood is in your hands for feeding KP


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