Former LTTE eastern commander Vinayagamurthi Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman has denied claims that he helped the army defeat the LTTE.
In an interview with a Tamil television station, Karuna Amman said that the LTTE became weak after he defected from the outfit with several other LTTE members.
However he insisted that he was never directly involved with the army in the war to defeat the LTTE.
“There was no need for me to tell the army where the LTTE had camps. Technology was so good that the army could easily find where the LTTE had their bases,” he said.
He said that when he was the eastern commander of the LTTE he helped LTTE leader Vellupillai Prabakaran defeat the army on several occasions.
Karuna Amman says he left the LTTE after Prabakaran refused to shift from his stand for a separate state during peace talks.
Amman, who also took part in the peace talks, said that he made several attempts to convince Prabakaran to look for a solution within an undivided Sri Lanka but those attempts failed.
He said the LTTE peace negotiators had, during peace talks, agreed to a federal solution but Prabakaran rejected it.
Karuna Amman said that Prabakaran also believed the international community will come to his rescue and that turned out to be a big mistake. (Colombo Gazette)