… five lorries were found carrying weapons in Kovai, India. It is believed that the weapons were sent by the Indian government to aid Sri Lanka’s war against the Liberation of Tamil Tigers Eelam.
That's not to be unexpected, bad news as it may be for the morale of Malaysian Tamils. Perhaps the Tamilnadu State government might be secretly sending arms to the Tigers but sure as hell, it won’t be the Indian (federal) government.
I also read in a World Sikh News article Tigers tamed? the following (extract):
Trapping the Tigers became one of the unwritten policies of the [Indian] Congress party. Around the same time the negotiations to find a solution to the ethnic problem in Sri Lanka stalled. There were frequent visits by Ranil Wickremasinghe, who was then Sri Lankan Prime Minister, to Delhi and at the same time the Indian armed forces chiefs paid regular visits to Colombo. The emergence of President Rajapaksa in the 2005 elections nailed the coffin to any political settlement of the ethnic dispute in Sri Lanka.
During 2005-2006, the collaboration between the Indian and Sri Lankan armed forces intensified. A large number of Sinhalese army officers attended intensive courses in the best military academies in India. The whole cost including pocket expenses for these officers were met by the Indian government. An attempt to sign a military pact by the two governments was scuttled only because of large scale protests in Tamil Nadu. That did not prevent India from supplying arms to the Sinhalese.
I have always thought the Tigers had been far too uncompromising and arrogant in a number of 'negotiations', believing they were on top. Indeed they were for many years with Colombo looking like incompetent fools, but obviously the tide has changed.
Apparently, apart from India, Iran, China, Pakistan have been pouring in money and arms. I am not sure about the USA and Saudi Arabia though I might have read somewhere that they were involved too, but alas, am unable to confirm.
One thing about the Tigers – many aren't aware that they were the ones who first developed and perfected the (suicide) human bomb, a deadly tactic adopted by militant Islamists.
If we care to recall, the Tamil Tigers killed PM Rajiv Gandhi, the man who never wanted to be PM of India but only an airline pilot, but died as one, a murdered PM!
Fate took an ugly cruel hand against Rajiv when Sanjay, his younger and more politically ambitious brother perished in an unnecessary aircrash (in a fatal aerobatics).
Sanjay was groomed by Indira Gandhi as a successor but with his untimely death, Rajiv was propelled into the hot seat and to his equally early death at the hands of a Tiger woman suicide bomber.
The people in Tamilnadu and the Tamil Diaspora (including those in Malaysia) have been outraged at what they see as the Indian government’s treacherous act of fratricide, but it's hardly likely the Congress Party-led Indian government would be sweet to the Tigers, bearing in mind Rajiv Gandhi's widow, Sonia, is the real power in Congress!