Issipriya an LTTE cadre – Defence Ministry
The Defence Ministry today stated that Issipriya woman alleged to have been a journalist and a news presenter by the Channel 4 documentary was indeed an LTTE cadre. The Ministry also released a photograph of the identity card issued by the LTTE to Issipriya, in which she was clad in combat attire, confirming her military involvements with the LTTE.
Issipriya was born in 1982 in Jaffna and was subsequently recruited by the LTTE and underwent military training in the Wanni. She then served in the LTTE Military Wing and subsequently joined the “Voice of Tigers”, the official radio station of the LTTE.
A report submitted to UNESCO by GoSL following the bombing of VOT by SLAF in 2007 made it clear that VOT was the official propaganda radio station of the LTTE. The LTTE cadres who died in the attack were identified as cadres who had also been actively engaged in military operations against the Security Forces.
Issipriya was given the rank of ‘Lt Col’ due to her contribution to the LTTE. She married a Sea Tiger cadre Sri Ram who also died in the final battle in May 2009. Sri Ram was the former LTTE Senior Sea Tiger leader in Trincomalee and took part in most of the operations launched by the LTTE against the Sri Lanka Navy and Merchant Vessels.
The identity card issued by the LTTE to Issipriya, pictured below, in which she was clad in combat attire, further confirms her military involvements with the LTTE, the Defence Ministry said.
Courtesy: Ada Derana
This is further evidence that the bogus Ch4 documentary on ‘alleged war crimes’ is the work of diaspora LTTE to influence UNSC, UNGA and UNHRC, through disinformation. What was shown cannot be proven as real killings of Tamils by the SL army. It may well have been scenes enacted for the makers of the documentary. Some scenes may have been actual killings and rape committed by the LTTE of Sinhala and Muslim women and captured Sinhala soldiers dressed in LTTE outfits, in the LTTE campaign of terror and genocide. Diaspora LTTE money is now being misused not to buy arms but to influence world opinion against SL, with blatant lies and a campaign of sustained disninformation and vilification.
The GoSL has enough material to show to the world the truth of terrible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the terrorist LTTE. Isn’t it high time the GoSL produce a documentary of the real war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the LTTE? It is important to show to the world this evidence, along with the evidence of how our heroic soldiers died in rescuing our SL Tamil hostages from the evil clutches of LTTE terrorists.
I have an open message to Channel-4.
Can you please make a war crimes documentary that the UK forces has been doing together with the USA forces in many arab countries. It is better to wipe your back before you talk about the war crimes in Sri Lanka.
Mohamed Shareef Asees PhD
British media has forgotten the killing of innocent protesters in India just 60-100 years ago. They were bruttally killed by heavy guns. British killed millions of innocent aborgines in Australia and enjoying their wealth now (including my family) but thousand of aborigines are living in very poor conditions. Bitiish are dirty cheaters and will do anything for money.
Anyone with a brain can see the ch4 documentary is LTTE propaganda, It’s an embarrassment to ch4 and shows the company to be unprofessional to have allowed it to be aired. Prem not all British people are dirty cheaters but as a British person living in Sri Lanka I have noticed there is no trust among the people due to excessive cheating so your comment may be a case of the kettle calling the pot black.