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Aug 30, 2011 8:51:15 AM - itnnews.lk

It has been revealed that LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran had ordered the massacre of 300 cadres loyal to his one time deputy Leader, Mahendrarajah alias Mahatya. The revelation has been made in an LTTE diary in the hands of a Tiger cadre in Germany. Reports from Berlin said that notes pertaining to threats on Anton Balasingham not to talk ‘peace’ issued by Prabakaran are also included in that diary. Prabakaran fell out with Mahattaya over the latter’s stand to seek a negotiated political settlement with the Colombo Government at that time. He had personally shot dead Mahattaya near a Red Chillie chena cultivation in the thick jungles of Mullaitivu in the presence of Kittu, Raheem and Yogaratnam alias Yogi. At the time Mahattaya was killed, the trio Kittu, Raheem and Yogi were the trusted lieutenants of Prabakaran who spearheaded ground operations against the Sri Lankan military in the North. The Diary has revealed that having shot dead Mahattaya, the remains of the slain LTTE deputy leader had been carried into the thick jungles and cremated. It further disclosed that thereafter, 300 cadres loyal to Mahattaya had been targeted by Prabakaran and killed within six months laying booby traps, land mines and anti-personnel bombs on the paths they were directed to travel. The Diary unfolded that the manner of the killing of Mahattaya was kept a well guarded secret in order to put the blame on the government security forces on the sudden disappearance of Mahattaya.