LTTE calls on India to lift the ban
The LTTE has urged India to remove the ban on the organisation and extend support for the Sri Lankan Tamil cause.
“India should lift the ban on the LTTE. The lifting of the ban will help us to achieve the political aspirations of our people,” the LTTE’s political wing leader B. Nadesan told Tamil Nadu’s Nakkeeran magazine in an interview.
He also denied that his group had carried out the suicide attack on Retired Major General Janaka Perera. Nadesan claimed that the killing of Perera was an inside job. .
The popular political magazine described Nadesan’s answers to its email questions as those of LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran. .
He also admitted that the Sri Lankan troops had made territorial gains and were now in some parts of Kilinochchci but claimed that the LTTE cadres were offering a stiff resistance to the troops and inflicting heavy casualties on them. .
Nadesan also said the LTTE was neither defeated nor cornered. .
He also heaped praises on Tamil Nadu political leaders, especially DMK leader Karunanidhi. .
When asked about rumours that Prabhakaran was planning to flee the Wanni to a foreign land and also about President Rajapaksa’s call for his surrender, Nadesan said these rumours and calls were nothing but Rajapaksa’s dreams. .