The tactics of the LTTE know no boundaries. In war, they stooped to killing their own, and doctored videos. Despite their defeat on the battlefield in May 2009, pro LTTE forces (better known as the ‘rump LTTE’) among the considerable Tamil Diaspora worldwide are launching all kinds of attacks against the Sri Lankan government via international agencies such as the U.N.; NGO’s such as Amnesty and Human Rights Watch, and media outlets such as the U.K.’s Channel 4. In the latest salvo of this all-out propaganda “war,” Visvanathan Rudrakumaran, A Tamil attorney and member of the LTTE delegation to the Oslo-managed talks in 2002-2003, filed criminal charges against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for the unlawful killing of notorious Tiger Commander Colonel Ramesh on behalf of Ramesh’s alleged wife, Vathsala Devi, herself a former LTTE cadre, who escaped at the end of the war.
No matter that the LTTE has been proscribed as a known terrorist organization by 82 countries or that Rudrakumaran currently ranks as “Prime Minister’’ of the Provisional Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) and one of the most influential LTTE leader’s in the post-Prabhakaran era. The audacity of this charge reaches to the heights of lunacy and would be tantamount to one of Bin Laden’s widows filing a murder charge against Barak Obama.