Ilankai Tamil Sangam

Association of Tamils of Sri Lanka in the USA

 by T. Sabaratnam


21. The Split in the LTTE

The Uma- Urmila Affair

Pirapaharan could not believe his ears when his colleagues told him that Uma Maheswaran was having sex with Urmila. When convinced, he thundered: The chairman is flouting the code of conduct he is expected to strictly enforce.

Pirapaharan was instrumental in bringing Uma into the LTTE and making him its chairman. That earned him strong criticism. An outsider had been brought in and made the leader, his senior colleagues grumbled. They murmured that that was Pirapaharan

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Posted December 3, 2003