Monday, January 12, 2009

LTTE tops attacks in world between 1984 to 2000

The LTTE approved out 168 suicide attacks between 1984 and 2000. This is the highest number of suicide attacks by a terrorist organisation during this era, said Healthcare and Nutrition Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva.
"The LTTE carried out 346 attacks targeting innocent civilians in many parts of the country and they assassinated 3,262 civilians during 1984 to 2006", de Silva said. The Minister was addressing an vote meeting at the UPFA social gathering office in Kurunegala Town on Saturday. Minister de Silva said the LTTE approved out the 346 attacks targeting blameless civilians.
"The LTTE killed 3,262 civilians in these attacks throughout 1984 to 2006. They have killed 2,252 Sinhala civilians, 309 Tamil civilians and 701 Muslim civilians in these attacks and have gravely upset 3,494 people counting children, women and even with child mothers", he said.
The Minister also said the LTTE killed 50 political best including President Ranasinghe Premadasa, UNP Presidential vote candidate, Gamini Dissanayake, Ministers D.M. Dassanayake and Jeyaraj Fernandopulle and veteran official Lakshman Kadirgamar.
They also tried to kill former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, he said.
"Many supposed that the LTTE was an unbeatable terrorist organisation. But, this Government has exposed that we can beat the LTTE. Under the management of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Government approved out operations next to terrorism. We captured Kilinochchi and Elephant Pass for the primary time after three decades", he said

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