Karuna admits to killing hundreds of troops during war

Former LTTE Eastern Province commander Vinayagamurthi Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman says he is more dangerous than COVID-19 as he killed hundreds of troops during the war.

Speaking at a meeting in the East to seek support for his bid to enter Parliament at the upcoming election, Karuna Amman said that he had been invited by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to enter Parliament through the national list after the 5th August election.

However, he says he turned down the offer and instead decided to contest the election and enter Parliament with the support of the public in the East.

The former LTTE commander, who is contesting the election through his own political party, said that he will extend support to Rajapaksa after the election.

He said that some individuals had stated he was more dangerous than the coronavirus.

Amman said that those statements are true as COVID-19 has killed only a few people in Sri Lanka while he managed to kill hundreds of troops in one night at Elephant Pass.

Karuna Amman split from the LTTE in 2004 and assisted the Army to defeat the LTTE. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. He is stirring up hatred. How can we unify the country when people with this mentality are encouraged to be politicians !
    MR is not getting the message.

  2. A suicidal statement to prove his toughness to get more votes.

    One of the worst public comments I have heard recently, very poor PR skills. Obviously Tamil politicians don’t have wise advisors. This statement can put Karuna in difficult situations.

  3. Let’s hope people of the East have better options.
    MR always seem to court the likes of him but seems to have lasting loyalty to Karuna Amman. In all likelihood, each is protecting the other for reasons that are damning.

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