‘Norway’ led Terrorist Faction - ‘France’ led Terrorist faction, Intra LTTE Power Struggle results in Paris Attack on France’s Terror Chief
[02.11.2011, 06:52pm, Wed. GMT]
The October 30th attack on the France-based chief of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam(LTTE) is attributed to an ongoing internal power struggle. Nadarajah Matheenthiran alias Parithy a.k.a Regan, head of the LTTE front in France, Tamil Coordinating Committee (TCC) was attacked in Paris. When Matheenthiran and two bodyguards left the TCC office on Sunday (30th) night a gang of six with clubs and knives were waiting outside the premises.The LTTE trio were clobbered with clubs and hacked with knives. TCC head Matheenthiran or Parithy bore the brunt of the attack and is hospitalized.
Matheenthiran has told Police that some of the assailants were members of his organization who had broken away and were functioning separately.
The overseas LTTE is split into two factions led by Perinpanayagam Sivaparan alias Nediyavan and Segarampillai Vinayagamoorthy alias Vinayagam.
There is an ongoing power struggle between the LTTE factions led by Nediyavan based in Norway and Vinayagam operating from France and Germany.
Matheenthiran alias Parithy is a Nediyavan loyalist and the attack on him was launched by “suspected” members of the Vinayagam faction.
There is constant friction between both factions over wresting control of overseas LTTE finances, organizations and enterprises run by tigers.
The immediate cause for the attack on Parithy is said to be over the forthcoming ”Maaveerar Naal” (Great Heroes Day) events in late November.
Both factions are competing to stage worldwide “Maaveerar Naal” ceremonies as these events are used to raise huge amounts of money.
There have been several attacks on Nediyavan faction tigers by the Vinayagam faction LTTE in the past in Europe. This is the most high profile of those attacks.