Catholic Church, an ally of Tamil Tiger terrorists

via published on April 5, 2009
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By Ranjan Jayakody, Mohan Gunaratnam and Ranjit Surendran
  @ Srilankan Gaurdian

Desperate situations call for desperate measures
and desperate measures can leak out material factors that may have
begot or moulded certain movements, their hidden agendas and even
ultimate intentions. It has been
suspected for a long time that the powerful force behind the Liberation
Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was the Catholic Church continuing with
the Catholic Portuguese colonial traditions of atrocities and carnage
that was led by this church in Sri Lanka.


is not strange or peculiar to Sri Lanka. This is what the Catholic
Church has been doing in South America, in the Philippines and other
countries where murder and mayhem were the methods used for brutal
subjugation of people. The fact that the Catholic Church played a major
role in the genesis of the Tiger movement under the cover of Tamil
liberation is widely known.

But this was hardly
suspected that it was a powerful force of such magnitude that it has
turned out to be and with such overseas clout that Prabhakaran’s role
is an utter minimal factor centred on Sri Lanka and perhaps South Asia.

The real power is certainly overseas and signs of it are now leaking out in a major way. The Catholic Bishop of Jaffna, the Rev Father Thomas Soundaranayagam
has unashamedly made several false accusations about conditions for
Tamils in Sri Lanka with absolutely no conscience whatsoever.

How can a cassocked guy like him and that too a Bishop of the Realms lie wantonly
to claim that Tamils in Sri Lanka suffer extreme privations even
without water, toilet and food and other essentials? Suddenly one
morning, while in Tamilnadu recently, he must have realized he was in
Sri Lanka and wondered where the toilets were. What he saw outside his
window must have shocked him.

Soundaranayagam, who has kept his peace all these years, has suddenly
roared into the circus arena like a show animal determined to safe the

He has no concern for the civilians
who, it is now known, were persuaded by the Catholic clergy like Father
James Pathinathar to become human shields. Is this a last desperate
move by him to save the Tigers?
How dare he utter such falsehoods in Tamilnadu?

Talking about
toilets, surely Bishop Soundaranayagam is aware how well provided
people of Sri Lanka are and in contrast, he should have come to know
what this situation is like in Tamilnadu.
A feature some
months ago proposed to Gopalaswamy that he must get involved promoting
toilet facilities in Tamilnadu instead of helping the LTTE to promote
terrorism in Sri Lanka.

Now that the LTTE is
virtually finished in Sri Lanka, Father Soundaranayagam appears to have
decided to sow seeds of desolation and despondency in Tamilnadu working around the corrupt politicians there.

a time when politicians like Gopalaswamy and Nedumaran are suspected of
being privies to the assassinations of Rajiv Gandhi, Amirthalingam and
several others, it is outrageous that the people of Tamilnadu are
tolerant towards such people who can create Tiger terrorism in their
state and the ones in the neighbourhood like Kerala, Karnataka and
Andhra Pradesh.

is certainly the inevitable option for the Catholic Church to help
father this ruthless terrorist force, and for the mini-politicians of
Tamilnadu all that matters are the funds that will flow to them.

Prabhakaran will be gone but the underworld network he has helped to
create will survive and along the southern coasts are settled people
from the smuggler village of Valvettiturai who have mastered the art of
smuggling over the decades. There is no doubt about the fact that what
this movement will opt for is International Terrorism as hired killers
for there is lot of money in it. It is to be observed with much concern, the Catholic Church is a dominant factor along the southern coast of Tamilnadu.

Even before the Government
of Sri Lanka demands an explanation from the Catholic Church to explain
and identify their relationship with the LTTE, it must come out into
the open and explain their stand. This should be directly related to
the LTTE that has no political ideology whatsoever but only wanted to
set up a mafia state and towards which indulged in several killings of
Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim political leaders and intellectuals.

When the Muslims
were ruthlessly chased away from Jaffna, the Catholic Church remained
silent. Most of the Muslim families in Jaffna lived in close proximity
to Catholic families. It was the Catholic Church that became the loot
keepers of the LTTE especially whatever was heisted from the banks.

It was also known that during the early days arms were imported into Jaffna and this was aided by the Catholic Church. It was also suspected church premises were used as torture chambers as well.


Reports meanwhile are fast
pouring in from angst-ridden and tortured Wanni residents who have
managed to escape from the claws of the Tigers having been forcibly
marched and herded as human shields, a major weapon far too often used
by this terrorist group. On more than many occasions they were aided in this horrendous act by the clergy of the Catholic Church.

and again, the Sri Lanka Guardian has warned that the Catholic Church
is heavily involved with the LTTE right from the 1970s. Unfortunately,
these warnings were not heeded. Today, desperate moves are being made
to save the LTTE and even countries like Mexico and Puerto Rico whose
citizens may not have heard of Sri Lanka, are being pressed into
service. They are of course Catholic states.

Just before the current
crisis erupted in Wanni into a large scale catastrophe, the Rev Father
James Pathinathar was actively involved in persuading, even to the
level forcing, Wanni residents to flee to Mullaitivu, obviously at the
behest of the Tigers to create a massive Human Shield for them. The
Tigers knew they would need this as the last hope to achieve a
ceasefire. People like Father Pathinathar and the Catholic
Church also know that if forced to the ultimate, the Tigers will
subject the civilians to slaughter which would give a terrible name to
Sri Lanka.

While the Non-Catholic
Church remained aloof to this horrendous conspiracy to their honour and
credit, there were a couple of foreign-funded fundamentalist protestant
priests with massive funds from the US who worked closely with some
INGOs and NGOs many of whose representatives have conducted themselves
against the Government of Sri Lanka and the people.

One such claiming to
represent a phony church appears to have helped Father Pathinathar with
the herding of the civilians and also provided certain communication
equipment to Pottu Amman. He is also reported to have sought the help
of Minister Douglas Devananda on a different matter altogether.
Minister Devananda was obviously not aware of his two-timing nature;
rather multi-timing activities. He should have checked the antecedents
of this priest.

We have confirmed news that
on March 27, a group of parents who have escaped from the Tigers
reported to the military a horrendous account of their experience focused
on a priest who was living with them in the No Fire Zone (NFZ) in
Puthumathalan. He forcibly helped the Tigers to recruit more than 550
children and young people.

In order to ensure the
safety of their children, some 600 of them were sent to a church just
south of Puthumathalan to protect them from the Tigers who were on a
ruthless rampage to recruit children. The priest resident in the
church, which we presume was Father James Pathinathar, had promised the
parents that he would not allow the LTTE to take away their children.

However, when on
March 24, a large group of Tiger cadres most of them females arrived,
despite the parents informing him about this, the priest allowed them
to go into the church. When they ordered the children to go with them,
the priest vanished from the scene.

In sheer desperation,
several teenagers attacked the Tiger cadres followed by some of the
parents. While some fifty children managed to escape, over 500 of them
were forced at gun points and taken away in Tiger vehicles. A
grandmother told the Daily Mirror that she was able to save her 17-year
old grandson after overcoming a female cadre. This youngster, the
grandmother who saved him and their entire family have managed to
escape to the protection of the armed forces.

The grandmother said: “The
life in this area is like living in hell, the priest is openly helping
the LTTE to recruit youth. In the night the priest in LTTE uniform used
to go with other LTTE cadres to forcibly recruit youth.”

She also said that most
other parents are still in the church although they had a chance to
escape, hoping the children will come back. It has been well known that
the female cadres are the most ruthless of the fighting force having
looked up to Prabhakaran as their hero. It is also known that their
induction into the force begins with the devastation of the qualities
that make women the natural genre of tender loving care. As a result,
they become animals.

horror stories unfold, it is becoming more and more evident that there
was a dastardly conspiracy headed by the Catholic Church in which many
of the INGO and NGO volunteers were fully involved. The kingpin in this
conspiracy appears to be the Catholic Bishop of Manner, Rev Father
Joseph Rayappu, who was often the first person consulted by foreign
visitors to Wanni and whose fellow workers or volunteers were active

has to also wonder why the Catholic Bishops in other parts of Sri Lanka
are silent in this matter of very grave concern. Whoever has the
ultimate responsibility and obligation to The Vatican should have taken
to task, the Catholic clergy that has given comfort to the brutal
Tigers. Since they have not, it would certainly be presumed that either
the Catholic Church is an ally of the LTTE or worse, they certainly
begot this terrorist movement which means that Vatican has not
dispensed with The Inquisition and wants to have the Third World under
its thumb at all times.


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