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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 74

Upsurging People’s Force – the latest LTTE paramilitary wing

[b]Upsurging People’s Force – the latest LTTE paramilitary wing[/b]

H. L. D. Mahindapala

Political analysts argue that the Upsurging People’s Force, escalating violence since Geneva is the latest paramilitary wing of the LTTE. It is the new militant force that shot its way into the headlines after Geneva 1 by targeting Sri Lankan Security forces and Tamil dissidents.

“It is an auxiliary force armed, trained, financed and directed by the LTTE to escalate violence targeting the Sri Lankan Security Forces and dissident Tamils,” said a leading social scientists who spoke to the Asian Tribune on condition of remaining anonymous. He added: “It is also the force instigating violence in Government-controlled areas to provoke ethnic violence against the Tamils to gain international sympathy at a time when the LTTE image has been tarnished beyond repair by respected and authoritative human rights organizations like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.”

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