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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 79

Is another crisis imminent in the LTTE ?

Is another crisis imminent in the LTTE ?

Sent by Mallika Wanigasundara

As the peace talks neared the LTTE has been trying to make vital changes in its military hierarchy and command structure. Banu, a resident of Ariyalai in the north of Jaffna has been the military commander of Ampara/Batticaloa. Now the LTTE has made a move to appoint Ramesh a resident of Batticaloa as a special military commander to Ampara/ Batticaloa.

With this change in the military structure the makings of another crisis within the LTTE seem to be in the offing. The LTTE terrorists faced its greatest crisis when in 2004 Karuna rebel/renegade/dissident and his cadres broke away from the LTTE and the vacuum he left is the weakest link in the Tiger’s military chain. Despite every effort to cover up the extent of the deterioration that has set in, it is evident that the breakaway is a huge blow.

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