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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 81

Hunt Prabhakaran for the sin of making LTTE a monster.......

[b]Hunt Prabhakaran for the sin of making LTTE a monster, Subramanian Swamy tells India[/b]

From M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

[b]New Delhi, 21 August, ([/b] Subramanian Swamy, a leading Indian Tamil politician and noted academic, wants New Delhi to hunt for Tigers chief Prabhakaran for ‘the sin of arming and training LTTE in it formative days.’

In an interview to Asian Tribune panelists from Boston, where he was on Friday, Swamy, and said Indian agencies had trained LTTE cadres and this was never a secret. Also public knowledge was LTTE games in Tamilnadu.”

Justifying his argument that India has a moral responsibility to bring Velupillai Prabhakaran to justice, Swamy who teaches economics at the Harvard in the summer for postgraduates, said, at least a thousand Indian soldiers were killed by Prabhakaran men after the LTTE went back on its first peace deal in Northern Sri Lanka.

“More over, he also stands accused in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination and India has formally made a request for Prabakaran’s extradition in 1991 itself, the year Rajiv was killed.

“So, there is enough justification for action on India’s part. That is why I have an advice for India, US and Israel in that order.

“Hold consultations and send a commando team to Vanni jungles in the Northern Sri Lanka, to ferret out the LTTE terrorists and bring them to justice.”

A provocative statement by all means but Swamy, known for his unorthodox views and often called a Maverick by his critics, is serious.

The sudden provocation for this unconventional advice, which is against normally accepted international practices, is the brutal assassination Kadiragamar, the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister.

“This killing is obviously by the terrorist organization, the LTTE. It must be retaliated in a language that terrorists understand. The perpetrators have to be brought to justice by resolve and without ambivalence,” Swamy, who teaches economics at the Harvard every summer said in a statement here.

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