With Parliamentary Elections being scheduled for 5 August, most political parties and independent groups contesting the polls have commenced their respective campaigns in a big way. The hopelessly-divided chief Opposition, seemingly bereft of valid issues to raise, has eagerly seized upon the ‘Karuna Amman admission of Elephant Pass killings’ to target the SLPP Government.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and ‘Karuna’ Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan
It is well-known that Vinayagamoorthy Muraleetharan alias Karuna, former Eastern Regional Commander of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) who broke away from the Tigers in 2004, actively collaborated with the armed forces, after Mahinda Rajapaksa was elected President in 2005. The services rendered by Karuna and his Tiger breakaway group known was of immense value to the ruling regime in successfully prosecuting the war against the LTTE then.
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Vinayagamoorthy Muraleetharan alias “Karuna Amman” a.k.a. “Col” Karuna has got himself into hot water by shooting his mouth off at an election meeting in the East. The former Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam(LTTE) commander for the Batticaloa and Amparai districts who defected from the tigers after revolting against former LTTE supremo Veluppillai Prabhakaran in 2004 later collaborated with the Sri Lankan armed forces and played a crucial role in the military defeat of his erstwhile organization.
Prabhakaran and Karuna
He was amply rewarded by the Mahinda Rajapaksa-led Govts which nominated him as national list MP twice, appointed him twice as Deputy – minister of National Integration and Rehabilitation and even made him a vice-president of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party(SLFP) then.
Currently Karuna Ammaan is the chief candidate on the Amparai District list of the ‘Ahila Ilankai Thamizh Maha Sabha’ (All Ceylon Greater Tamil Council). With an intense election campaign being conducted , political party speakers and propagandists are engaged in banter and riposte with each other giving as good as they get. So when the Tamil National Alliance(TNA) Chairman of the Karaitheevu Pradeshiya Sabha Krishnapillai Jeyacyril stated Karuna was more deadly than the corona pandemic, Karuna too responded at another meeting.
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