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Mano Ganeshan fled to Chennai after Sri Lanka Police revealed that he was in the hit list of the LTTE

By Walter Jayawardhana

Colombo, 20 November, (Asiantribune.com): Tamil political sources said that Mano Ganeshan the leader of the Western People’s Front has left Sri Lanka for Chennai South India after the police tipped him off as a possible assassination target of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).Mano Ganeshan leaving for Chennai has to be officially confirmed as he was not available for comments.Mano Ganeshan leaving for Chennai has to be officially confirmed as he was not available for comments.

Mano Ganeshan leaving for Chennai has to be officially confirmed as he was not available for comments.

However, reliable sources said that the police have warned him that he is on a hit list by the LTTE together with other parliamentarians like Nimal Siripala de Silva , the leader of the Sri Lankan negotiating team and Keheliya Rambukwella , the cabinet spokesman for defense , both tough talking guys against the Tamil Tigers.

But the seemingly pro-LTTE Tamil parliamentarian Mano Ganeshan is on the hit list of the LTTE since it would be the terrorist group who would mostly benefit out of such an assassination, sources said.

Police informed Mano Ganeshan , according to same sources, that it would beef up his security arrangements in view of the impending threat by the terrorist group but the Tamil parliamentarian from Western Province would not take any risks following what happened to the Colombo resident Jaffna District parliamentarian who was gunned down near his home near Borella, Colombo after he made some critical remarks regarding LTTE leader Prabhakaran’s children receiving Western education while ordinary Tamil children are suffering ,in an interview with the "Asian Tribune."

Although it was highly unprecedented for him to be critical of the LTTE leadership being in the Tamil National Alliance , the proxy party of the LTTE he did criticize just weeks before his untimely death, was a stark fact. Great suspicions have now been aroused about the LTTE’s hand in the Raviraj assassination.

Police have warned Mano Ganeshan that the LTTE might kill him to create anarchy in the country and bring disrepute for the government internationally.

Meanwhile some pro-LTTE websites have charged that it was the Sri Lanka government that was planning to kill Mano Ganeshan to put the blame on the Tamil Tigers.

- Asian Tribune -

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