Skip to Content

Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 78

Karuna fled with UNP support, because he feared.............

[b]Karuna fled with UNP support, because he feared the disciplinary action -- Eelanatham Editorial.[/b]

[b]Colombo, 13 November, ([/b] The latest editorial of Eelanatham, the official Tamil language daily of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam published from Kilinochchi , has come down hard on Karuna, the breakaway rebel from the LTTE, and the UNP.

The editorial refutes the UNP claim that it split the LTTE into Karuna and Prabhakaran camps. It states : " Ranil did not split Karuna from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, but Karuna fled fearing the disciplinary action and may be UNP would have given him the refuge. "

In an editorial titled “Traitors and Guardians” states :

United National Party (UNP) has begun to make haughty claims that it was Ranil Wickremasinghe who was responsible for Karuna leaving the LTTE . The UNP claims that Karuna left after they took him on tours abroad and showed him the outside world.

The same view has been expressed by one of the leaders of the ruling UPFA. Repeating his previous statements, Mangala Samaraweera confirmed that it was UNP that created Karuna.

It is necessary to state initially that the UNP’s claim and the confirmation by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party were designed to serve their own purposes. The UNP has claimed this to satisfy the Sinhala racial chauvinist and to influence their vote bank.

ON the other hand, SLFPers are happy that they were able to shatter whatever a small degree of trust the Tamils had on Ranil Wickremasinghe. They are attempting to exploit this situation to prevent the minorities, especially the Tamils, from voting in support of Ranil Wickremasinghe.

Share this