New political formation of LTTE claimed
New political formation of LTTE claimed [TamilNet, Tuesday, 21 July 2009, 16:42 GMT]
Addressed as originating from the headquarters of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, an Executive Committee on Tuesday, announced restructure of the organization and the leadership of Selvarasa Pathmanathan in taking up the future course of the movement. “We have set up a head office for our liberation movement and formulated various sector-based working groups and an executive committee," a press release on behalf of the Executive Committee said adding that the details will be shared in due course. Meanwhile, LTTE watchers said that the new formation has the burden to prove its credibility with the grass root at home and among the diaspora that aspire not incumbencies but a strong mass organisation to address their national cause
The press release claimed the announcement is a collective decision arrived at after consultations "among our members, including our cadres who bravely fought their way out of the battlefield and our representatives abroad and in the diaspora."
TamilNet, while re-iterating its stand as an independent media, committed to the cause of Eezham Tamil nationalism, requests readers not to take cues from it on the organisational matters of the present. Political steering of the Eezham Tamil cause is entirely a prerogative of the masses concerned, who have hitherto shown solidarity with the movement that did not surrender either the aim or the struggle.
It is strange that the LTTE supporting Tamils, which is a minority in the Tamil Diaspora is trying to find out ways of keeping the LTTE and Eelam flags flying. The majority of the diaspora wants nothing to do with this move.
It is also ironic that the LTTE supporters are backing K. Pathmanathan, a criminal fugitive wanted by the Interpol and India. If the Tamil Diaspora really needs a good person to lead them in this venture, there are brilliant Tamils who can do this. I assume, none of those qualified for leadership would want any part of it.
Perhaps, the riches which KP has acquired through LTTE "donations" becomes the automatic choice. Also, it maybe so that some are still looking for returns for their donations and think KP is the only man, though a wanted criminal who could deliver these so expected returns.
It will be interesting to watch the developments.