"People with us" - Jaffna LTTE commander

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 06 October 1998, 11:47 GMT]
The Jaffna district military commander of the Liberation Tigers, in a brief but exclusive interview with the TamilNet's Vadamaradchi correspondent said today that his units had hit an SLA supply convoy in the rear in Thenmaradchi while the Kilinochchi base was under attack last week. He requested that his name be withheld.

Q. What is your position regarding the current situation Jaffna?

A. You would have seen that we have stepped up our activities in the Jaffna peninsula. But we have to say that people live near and move about in places that we consider to be military targets in the peninsula.

We stand firmly by our policy and goal. The time for the emancipation of the Tamil people is drawing near. The people will understand our position. We would like to request the people of Jaffna to live away from the places that we may target for attack.

Q. But are you able to operate freely under the conditions that prevail in the peninsula today such as the large number of SLA camps, sentries etc.,?

A. We carry out our work in Jaffna without any hindrance. The people's support here continues to increase. It is the people who help us to operate, even in the most strategically important places (of the peninsula).

Q. What can you tell us about the fighting at the Elephant Pass, Paranthan and Kilinochchi?

A. The Paranthan-Kilinochchi attack is the biggest in the development of our liberation struggle. It would have made the Sri Lankan security forces realise that their graves would be dug in our soil until they leave Thamil Eelam.

Our units here (in Jaffna) were able to intercept and attack an SLA convoy that was operating between the Elephant Pass base and Palaly during the Kilinochchi fighting. We attacked this SLA convoy at Kachchaarveli in Thenmaradchi.

 

Latest 15 Reports
18.01.21 23:44   Photo
Tamil activists resisted three sources of outside influence while drafting demands to UNHRC
16.01.21 11:03  
Tamil national parties demand UN to inquire into crime of genocide and set up IIIM
09.01.21 09:37   Photo
Demolition of Tamil genocide monument, fourth emblematic trauma since 1974: Rev Fr Sakthivel
08.01.21 23:51   Photo
Colombo destroys Mu'l'livaaykkaal memorial monument at Jaffna University
07.01.21 11:22   Photo
With emphasis on genocide, Suresh calls for ICC-referral, IIIM and referendum
07.01.21 00:04   Photo
Boyle prefers IIIM demand over ICC-referral, says specific reference to genocide essential
06.01.21 14:26  
Indian Minister of External Affairs Jaishankar trades off Tamils’ sovereign rights
05.01.21 07:08  
TNPF's reluctance, NGO-meddling pose challenges to formulating joint Tamil demands to UN: Shivaji
06.12.20 15:44   Photo
Colombo’s brutal suppression of Tamil Heroes’ Day counter-productive to stated objectives: Tamil MP
27.11.20 16:44   Photo
Occupied Tamil Eelam marks Heroes' Day indoors, SL military detains seminary principal
16.11.20 18:45  
China launches world’s biggest regional trade agreement without Indian participation
31.10.20 10:58  
Tamils risk Kashmir-like status revocation if Gota continues Trinco military cooperation with US
06.10.20 11:40  
Poet Pulamaipithan who championed Tamil Eelam solidarity in Tamil Nadu turns 85
28.09.20 23:19   Photo
Muslims join Tamils opposing Colombo's suppression of Thileepan Remembrance in North
27.09.20 12:05   Photo
Tamils unify to mark Thileepan Remembrance, brave Colombo's suppression of memorialisation
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=2138