“The Tamil people living all the world, like any Other race or group of people, are very proud of their culture and civilisation and will not tolerate anybody doing anything to damage or cause dishonour to their culture or civilisation. We are a God fearing race, non-aggressive and peaceful. It is our tradition not to harm even a deadly serpent. It is very unfortunate that the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) who claims to be the guardian of the Tamil culture and civilisation should make such an irresponsible statemen (that ‘infuriated civilians are responsible for sporadic attacks using Claymore Mines on the security forces), that could cause extensive damage and bring dishonour to the reputation of the Tamilrace.”

V.Anandasangaree, President, Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF)