TULF leader says Tamil Nadu helped Lanka

Leader of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) V. Anandasangaree says India had and has a bigger role to play during and after the war.

In a letter to President Mahinda Rajapaksa, a copy of which was released to the media, Anandasangaree noted that if the Tamil Nadu police had not been put on alert, thousands of tons of steel balls and chemicals used for the manufacture of bombs and hand grenades would have found their way into various parts of the North and through the North to other parts of the country.

He said that while there is no doubt that the Sri Lankan forces won the war, without the Tamil Nadu police the war could not have been won.

“Citizens of both India and Sri Lanka should take the trouble to sort out all their differences so that good will and co-operation will prevail between the two countries. As a first step you should take the initiative to save India from facing any embarrassment, in the event of America moving fresh resolutions at the meeting of the Human Rights Commission of the UN in Geneva, at the forthcoming session. Only 22 miles of Palk Strait separate Sri Lanka from India. Hence I repeat that we can’t afford to fight between us,” he said.

He says it is not fair to brand countries that support the resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council as being as Pro-LTTE.

He also noted that the Mahinda Chinthanay, in his opinion, is fast losing its credibility due to the irresponsible utterances of some responsible persons.

“Those responsible for this tragic situation seem to be deliberately doing so to cause you much embarrassment and knowingly or unknowingly to bring discredit to you.  Please do not allow this trend to go unabated.  It is in the best interest of the country that you cry halt to the expression of views by various people, at random,” he said. (Colombo Gazette)