Prof. Dr. Mehmet Şükrü Güzel (Switzerland)
Center for Peace and Reconciliation Studies, Geneva, Switzerland.
Daya Gamage, B.A. (USA)
Former Public Affairs Specialist, and Foreign Service National Political Specialist, Department of State, USA.
Shamindra Ferdinando (Sri Lanka)
Journalist, the Island Newspaper.
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Tamil terrorist waged 26 years long ruthless campaign to create a mono-ethnic state for the Tamils in the north part of Sri Lanka. Suicide bombers are the hallmark of LTTE Tamil terrorism. LTTE invented suicide vests and deployed women suicide carders for political assassinations. LTTE Tamil terrorists carried out 378 suicide attacks against civilians and civilians' objects that caused massive destruction.
Tamil terrorists killed over 160 Tamil politicians, academics and intellectuals and massacred over 3000 innocent civilians living at boundary villages' so-called de facto state Tamil Eelam. LTTE also recruited over 7,000 child soldiers. At the final stage of the armed conflict, Tamil terrorists used civilians as a human shield and fired point-blank at civilians trying to escape from the LTTE clutches.
There are sufficient facts to prove that the LTTE remnants and groups aligned with its terrorist ideology; greater Tamil Eelam are active in foreign countries, working to incite violence and destabilize India and Sri Lanka.
November 26 and 27, each year, LTTE remembers their death cadre. The events continue to be observed LTTE and their proxies in Canada despite the LTTE's military debacle in May 2009.
Most importantly, LTTE never mourned the loss of Tamils, who belonged to other Tamil militant movements. The sectarian LTTE did not regard others as fallen heroes. Only LTTE cadres were given that recognition. Families of dead cadres belonging to other movements were not allowed to mourn their loved ones publicly. They could only mourn in private.