Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Tigers will never change - Sangaree

Attempt by the LTTE to kill EPDP Leader Douglas Devananda using a woman suicide cadre stands to prove that Tigers never change their spots, leader of the Tamil United Liberation Front, V. Anandasangaree said.

Eelam People's Democratic Party leader Devananda survived the attack which killed his Coordinating Secretary who was at his Narahenpita office when the woman clad in suicide kit detonated it inside the structure.

Condemning the incident, Sangaree said that it was typical of the LTTE to kill and dominate, and they do this on purpose to live by the gun to ensure that Tamil people do not raise their heads against them.

"They do not know any other way and apply this principle to rule every one," he explained.

He categorically stated that Tamil media must stop glorifying the LTTE and their terrorist acts at once.

Sangaree charged that some Tamil media are speaking for the LTTE and they seem to enjoy a kind of media freedom which no other media in the country enjoy.

"I do not know why some media are saying that the Government is suppressing media freedom when they can see the kind of freedom the Tamil media in the country are enjoying," he said.

Referring to an example Sangaree said that he saw a certain news item in a Tamil newspaper which said that the security forces was responsible for the deaths due to a recent claymore mine explosion which had taken place in a location close to Kilinochchi.

Eleven persons died in the explosion including students.

Sangaree said that since he was an MP from that area, he very well knew no one but LTTE cadres roamed in that area.

"How can the Army bury a claymore mine in an area where they do not go?," Sangaree asked.