LTTE activists threaten to kill Indian leaders
Bala's phone numbers changed in London:
Dushy Ranetunge in London
UNITED KINGDOM: The Balasingham interview has brought the LTTE lunatic fringe out of the woodwork. One has threatened to eliminate the Indian Prime Minister. His posting in a well-known web newspaper reads as follows:
"We Tamil LTTE don't care who it is in India that we kill. If we can kill Mahatma Gandhi, LTTE Tamils will kill him. I don't know why Bala apologised to India. India is a poverty stricken hell hole. LTTE Eelam is better. Manmohan is next on Prabhakaran's list."
Rasam is expressing the LTTE hardcore view, which has been very critical of Balasingham for his comments in the Indian TV interview.
Balasingham is reported to be suffering from Motor Neuron Disease.
A. C. Shanthan, the LTTE representative in London who takes care of Balasingham and his wife, Adele, is reported to have banned all visitors to his house located in the posh residential area of New Malden, South London.
It is also reported that Shanthan has changed all the phone numbers to the house and instructed, Adele, wife of Balasingham, not to answer phone calls.
With India rejecting LTTE overtures, the LTTE has been backtracking and giving various interpretations and twists to Balasingham's comments. Daya Master of the LTTE Secretariat in Killinochchi has informed The Hindu, the Chennai-based Indian newspaper that "The LTTE has not owned responsibility for the killing. Balasingham has only regretted the incident".