Tamil Nadu investigates statement by new “LTTE”

Tamil Nadu intelligence officials have taken note of a statement made by a group using the name “LTTE” and are probing the background and veracity of the statement itself and the claims made in it.

In a statement yesterday, a copy of which was received by Colombo Gazette as well by a new organisation operating mainly from Switzerland using the name “The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)” denied being directly involved in the killing of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

The newly-formed LTTE promotes itself as a political group shunning violence while pushing for Tamil concerns to be addressed.

The LTTE is represented by Lathan Suntharalingam and Kuruparan Kurusamy.

Both Suntharalingam and Kurusamy have been very active members of the Tamil diaspora community, supporting the now militarily-defeated LTTE.

In a media statement, the LTTE said that it never intended to demolish the leadership of India nor attack India.

Indian media reports today said that Tamil Nadu intelligence official are now looking into the letter. (Colombo Gazette)

The letter:

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