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Parithy, one of Sri Maha Bodhi attackers says Prof. Rohan Gunaratna

November 12, 2012

Terrorism expert Prof Rohan Gunaratna has reported that the LTTE leader who was shot dead in Paris was involved in the massacre of 146 Buddhist Monks and faithful in 1985.

Parithy, one of Sri Maha Bodhi attackers

by Manjula FERNANDO

The LTTE leader, Parithy, killed in France on Friday was a member of the terrorist group that carried out the Sri Maha Bodhi attack where 146 Buddhist devotees and bhikkhus were massacred on May 14, 1985, Head of International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Prof. Rohan Gunaratna said.

According to intelligence sources, Parithy a supporter of the LTTE Nediyawan faction had been killed by the Vinayagam faction which is now aligned with US based lawyer Rudrakumaran of the TETG.

“Vinayagam wants to capture power from Nediyawan who controls all TCCs, Tamil youth organisations and other LTTE fronts,” he said adding that splits and infighting became pronounced after Velupillai Prabhakaran’s death.

Parithy, whose real name is Nadarajh Matheenthiran and known by the alias Reagan in Sri Lanka was appointed Head of LTTE in France in 2003 by Nediyawan who lives in Norway.

“Operating under the cover of the Tamil Coordinating Committee (TCC), France he had engaged in crime including extortion and also had connections with the Global Tamil Forum under Rev. Fr. S.J. Emmanuel.

Prof. Gunaratna said, ‘Parithy had received terrorist training in Himachal Pradesh, India in 1984. He had participated in several terrorist attacks within Sri Lanka before fleeing to South India in 1990 after being injured by the IPKF’.

Editorial Comment:

All evidence indicates that Parithy was gunned down by a rival LTTE unit operating out of Paris as a result of bitter post power struggle.

What goes around comes around.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 13, 2012 1:09 am



    • November 13, 2012 10:45 am

      Thanks for you reply.

      “TETG” looks to be a typo by the author of the story at the Sunday Observer. No biggie. It does happen.

      A lot of the other information you placed in your reply reads a bit like a conspiracy theory. They often make entertaining reading but without any independent and verifiable evidence they lack credibility.

      I am always mindful to avoid casting aspersions on someones character without solid evidence to back it up.

      Also did you just write that you are the son Dr Brian Senewiratne (who writes for Green Left Weekly and the Socialist Alliance)?


      • March 15, 2013 11:21 am

        Hi, thanks for the advice. I would appreciate it if the comment I made can be removed, or if I can be told how to remove it myself. In answer to your question, the answer is yes.


  2. March 16, 2013 9:41 am


    I will delete your comments in a few days.
    I won’t make much of difference as the will have aleady captured this page.

    If you with to edit the orginal you should be able to do this by selecting ‘Edit’ then delete what you want. There you can put an reason you like for your corrections.



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