We view the recent protests, hunger strikes and other such nonsense by Tamil film stars and other sections in Tamil Nadu on behalf of the Tamils in Sri Lanka as nothing more than a veiled effort and a ruse to give the terrorist outfit LTTE time to recoup their strength after their severe battering by the Sri Lankan army.
In this context, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayake’s comments before the country’s Parliament on November 4 are worthy of reproduction:
If the people of India remember their past, they would feel the pressure exerted by LTTE terrorism. The LTTE killed a great Indian leader [former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi]. We believe any Indian citizen with feelings will not pardon the LTTE.
[C]ertain pro-LTTE elements in South India have engaged in various activities to boost the image of the LTTE. We think these are moves engaged in by certain elements due to a lack of understanding.
We are waiting to hear of large-scale protests in Tamil Nadu by Rajinikanth et al seeking the capture of LTTE leader Prabhakaran.
But then that would require some spine, wouldn’t it.