Shady force speaks of revenge, claims responsibility for bus bombs

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 10 June 2008, 10:19 GMT]
'Ellalan Force', a shady identity in which name terror threats come from time to time in Colombo as well as in Jaffna, on Monday, claimed responsibility for the recent attacks on "transport vehicles" and said the attacks were "stern replies" to four Sri Lankan attacks, an aerial bombardment and three LRRP (also known as DPU) Claymore attacks, in which 26 Tamil civilians were killed.

The statement emailed to media further read that the 'Ellalan Force' was able to blast bombs despite heavy security arrangements made by the government.

"The Sinhalese must understand situation clearly and think about why the 'Ellalan Force' continue their attacks," the statement titled 'A Stern Warning of Revenge,' said.

The statement went on to say that the only way to stop such attacks was stopping attacks on Tamil innocent civilians.

Organising peoples vigilant groups and other security arrangements would never bring any solution to avoid the bomb attacks, the statement said urged the Sinhala civilians to put pressure on the government to stop the attacks that targeted innocent Tamil civilians.

"We want to claim that we are responsible for the bomb attacks on the transport vehicles and other attacks as stern replies to the following LRRP attacks and aeriel bombings of the Sri Lankan Govt and its Forces," it said and cited the following attacks on civilians:

"1. The LRRP attack at Kilinochchi – Murukandy area on 23-05-2008, where 16 innocent Tamils were killed.

"2. The Air Force bombing on the sameday at Chundikkulam where two female children were killed.

"3. The LRRP attack at Karippaddamurippu, Mankulam area, on 02-06-2008, where 6 innocent Tamils were killed.

"4. Another LRRP attack at Moontrumurippu, Palappani area on 05-06-2008, where 2 innocent Tamil civilians were killed."

The statement, emailed from also carried the address of a blog site,, giving the warning in Tamil and English.

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