Sri Lanka's foreign minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar, a member of the ethnic Tamil minority who led an international campaign to ban the Tamil Tiger rebels as a terrorist organization, was assassinated yesterday. Clearly, there is more to this story than there is told. Interestingly, the "blame" is put on the Tamil Tigers itself - which makes no sense, as the FM worked for "their goals" in a pieceful way - but obviousely not for the "benefit" of those "terrorists". Question is now - as always: WHOM IS SERVING TERRORISM?
Same, as in Palestine - those "Error"-Organizations seem to have developed an independent life - BY NO WAY SERVING THEIR ORIGINAL GOALS, they have been "founded" for.
But if we take into consideration that there might be an ongoing, DELIBERATE and INSTRUMENTED "split" between the "interests" of Americas and Israel - this could fit in our picture, although. See, what Hadashi writes:
The Tamil Tigers were trained by Israelis, in the '70's if memory serves. Simultaneously, Israelis were training the Sri Lankan military security forces.
There is an extant and amusing story about this, from Ostrovsky, the Mossad defector (again if memory serves), how Israeli intel had to maneuver to keep one group unaware of the presence of the other in Israel.
Your memory is amazing. For completing the "bigger picture" see - and judge yourself - what was written on that by Sachi Sri Kantha on Tamil Nation...
"...Now, let me focus on the material related to Sri Lanka, which made Ostrovski a recognizable name in the government and military circles in Colombo now. Ostrovski’s disclosures on the deals made by the military and political power-brokers of the ruling UNP and the Mossad had been published in excerpts in the Tamil Nation of Oct.15, 1990.
What shocked the Sinhalese ruling establishment and the journalists (including the editor of Lanka Guardian, Mervyn de Silva) was the revelation of Ostrovski that Mossad had trained the Sinhalese military personnel and "a group of Tamil guerrilla factions" simultaneously. Based on the meagre details provided by Ostrovski, these power-brokers and opinion-makers had identified LTTE as the beneficiary of Mossad’s patronage.
To me, this sounds too premature and incorrect. Let me repeat what Ostrovski had written on this topic. "Around 1983, a group of Tamil guerrilla factions, collectively known as the Tamil Tigers, began an armed struggle to create a Tamil homeland in the north called Eelam - an on-going battle that has claimed thousands of lives on both sides". This is the only sentence in the book, where a vague reference is made to the Tamil Tigers.
The time-frame Ostrovski had written about was "mid-July 1984", when he was still a trainee at the Mossad Academy. He had not mentioned LTTE by name anywhere in the book. At that time, all the militant groups fighting for Eelam (LTTE, TELO, EPRLF, EROS and PLOTE) were identified as "Tamil Tigers". This point need be stressed.
The authors of Broken Palmyra also clearly state this fact in page 72 of their book; "Up to this time (April 1985), the Tamil population had hardly differentiated between rival groups. They were all referred to as boys and even Tigers" Again the fact is that as reported in the Economist of August 3, 1985, in its coverage on the five Tamil militant groups, LTTE was identified as receiving training from the PLO in Lebanon.
Ostrovski has noted that in mid-July 1984, "nearly 50" Sri Lankan army personnel arrived for training in Israel. These training sessions were not offered free. According to Ostrovski, "A unit of 60 trainees would cost about $300 each day (per trainee), for a total of $18,000. For a three-month course, that would be $1.6 million.
On top of that, they would be charged $5,000 to $6,000 an hour for helicopter rental, and as many as 15 helicopters could be used in a training exercise. Add to that the cost of special ammunition used in training: a bazooka shell, for example, cost about $220 a unit, while heavy mortars were about $1000 each..."
Ostrovsky should be credited for exposing the deals Sri Lankan government had with Mossad, through the Mahaveli River Diversion Project. Apart from exposing how the Sri Lankan authorities diverted foreign-aid funds they received from unsuspecting donors, Ostrovski also has pricked the bloated egos of the Sri Lankan military personnel by divulging how Mossad had fooled them...."