The Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka are undoubtedly one of the most organized, effective and brutal terrorist groups in the world. They invented the suicide vest and, according to the FBI, are the only terrorist group to have assassinated two world leaders. The rebels, based in northern and eastern Sri Lanka, have been waging a violent offensive against the central government on and off for more than 20 years.
After Independence, the Buddhist religion declared as the basic religion of Sri Lanka and the Sinhalese, acknowledged as the national language, under the British influence produces a clear bay between Hindu Tamil minority and the Majority of Sinhalese Buddhist.
In order to expand the same bay, the Indian secret agency RAW embossed religious bigotry in Sri Lanka, setting up a secret organization in Sri Lanka and the members of this organization were taken into India by providing practical training of terrorism.
Initially this organization was termed
“The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam” but later entitled as “Tamil Tigers” and became the symbol of fear and terror for the whole world.Tamil Tigers targeted civilian casualties in civil society, government installations and military installations and the Sri Lankan Army.
The ceasefire agreement was broken in 2002, but Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Lakshman, who despite the fact that he belonged to the Tamil community, headed the movement to declare the organization named LTTE as an terrorist organization. The target killers killed him in 2005. The Sri Lankan Army declared Tamil Tigers responsible for the murder.
The Sri Lankan forces and Tamil Tigers for the coming few years, continue to violate the truce. In May 2009 the Sri Lankan government announced that the Sri Lankan forces have taken control of the entire island and killing Prabhakaran, thus a formal endeavor for this long-term war was announced.
During this war, religion and religious places were targeted very much, for instance, in 1987 Aranthalawa massacre, in which LTTE killed 33 Buddhists.
Here are given a few examples of the long list of Tamil Tigers attacks :
1)11 June 1990 massacre of Sri Lankan Police officers: Over 600 unarmed Sinhalies police officers were shot dead by the LTTE in Police Stations across eastern Sri Lanka.
2)5 January 2000, An LTTE suicide bomber blows herself up outside the office of the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka killing 13 civilians and three police officers
3)7 January 2000 An LTTE suicide bomber killed Sri Lankan Industrial Minister C.V. Gunaratne and 24 civilians.
4)LTTE bombed a post office killing eleven and injuring many
5)10 March 2000 , 4 civilians and six police men were killed when four LTTE suicide bombers attempted to assassinate the Defence Minister. 46 others were also injured
6)May 17: An LTTE bomber killed 23 and injured 70 at a Buddhist Temple in Batticaloa during celebrations of the Vesak Holiday.
7)May 11 2006 , Battle of Point Pedro , The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Sea Tigers attacked and sink one Sri Lankan Navy vessel while seriously damaging another. The attack is ruled as a grave violation of the Cease Fire Agreement by the Sri Lanka
8)16 October 2006 Digampathana Bombing: A suicide bomber in a truck killed 103 Sri Lankan Navy Sailors and wounded over 150 others. Several civilians may also have killed.
After the death of the head of the organization Tamil Tigers, there was all over peace in Sri Lanka, Buddhism, which has been claiming to be the dominant of peace, in 2003, the same Buddhist violent crowd in Sri Lanka attacked a mosque of the Muslims, killing 10 to fifteen people. Apart from this incident, no terrorist incident happened in Sri Lanka during the past decade.
On the day of Easter 2019, a religiously-based terrorist attack, which was selected on Christians’ religious festivals, estimates that the plan makers of the attack in Sri Lanka, has tried to stir up the Muslim and Christian try to sink the religious harmony.
On the other hand, the attackers have tried to demonstrate the attack as a revenge to the recent attacks on Muslim mosques.
As the investigation moves forward, it shows that the master mind of Sri Lankan terrorist attack was trained in India. Sri Lankan military officials have revealed that Mastermin Zaharan Hashmi of suicide bombings got training in India and Zahar Hashimi spent a long time in South India.
According to the investigating sources, Zehran Hashmi was in contact with Indian RAW undercover agents and when more than a hundred followers of Zahran Hashmi’s Facebook Patches were investigated, after which the Easter attack surveillance has been linked with Indians.
In past kulbhushan yadav in Pakistan and now killed innocent civilians in sari Lanka through Ziran Hashim it is enough to prove that today India has become a shelter of terrorists.
Which brings serious threats to peace in all the countries of the region.
The global community should take strict notice of the Indian terrorist interception in neighbouring countries.