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After the FallSri Lanka in Victory and War$
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Mohan K. Tikku

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199463503

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463503.001.0001

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Revolt in the Temple

Revolt in the Temple

(p.56) 3 Revolt in the Temple
After the Fall

Mohan K. Tikku

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Karuna’s revolt against Prabhakaran’s leadership was an event unprecedented in the annals of LTTE’s history. Worse still, Karuna group joined forces with the Sri Lankan army. The Karuna cadres were now available to the government for use in a proxy war against the Tigers. They also came in handy for generating local level intelligence. With such help coming their way, the security forces formed the Deep Penetration Units (DPUs) to take out senior LTTE members. Karuna was also encouraged to form its own political party, the TMVP. After sending him to London to see his family (where he was arrested for traveling under a false identity), he returned to Colombo and entered Parliament. International human rights bodies cried foul, but to little effect.

Keywords:   Revolt, TMVP, Proxy Wars, Schism, DPUs, Security Forces

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