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

Tiger eastern commander, Bhanu, under serious threat from Ka

[b]Tiger eastern commander, Bhanu, under serious threat from Karuna Group[/b]

[b]Colombo, 30 April, ([/b] Colonel Bahnu, LTTE’s Special Commander of the Batticalao-Amparai districts, has quietly slipped out of 'Thenagam' which is considered to be the eastern headquarters of the Tigers.

Sources based in the east said that concerns about the personal security of Colonel Bahnu was the chief reason for him to vacate the stronghold of the Tamil rebels’ main base located at Karadiyanaru.

The official reason given by the Tigers to bring back Colonel Bahnu to Vanni, with the assistance of the Sri Lankan Monitoring Mission, is to attend the so-called central committee meeting of the LTTE.

Informed sources dismissed this claim saying that normally central committee meetings are held in democratic political organisations and not in a military organization like the LTTE. A meeting of such nature was never heard of in the LTTE during the 25-odd years of its existence. The LTTE has been operating basically on feedbacks provided by the intelligence agents and the normal practice is for the leadership to pass down the orders.

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