1)Membership of Central Committee of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) from 1978 to 1980;2)Editor and Publisher of the Unnarvu, the newspaper of the LTTE;3)Who represented the LTTE in the Thimpu talks in 1985; at the talks of September 1987;4)Who commanded LTTE operations in the Jaffna Peninsula during the Indian Peace Keeping Force assault of October 1987;5)Information on the activities of Research and Analysis (RAW) in Sri Lanka;6)Who represented the LTTE in dealings with RAW from 1983 to 1988;7)Information on LTTE attacks on civilians [LKA3388]

l) The membership of the Central Committee of the LTTE is not currently available to the IRBDC. However, under the cover sheet labelled "Question 1", a series of articles provides information about the early days of the LTTE. One article, from The Illustrated Weekly of India dated 25 October 1987, lists the top leaders of the organization.

2) Information on a newspaper called Unnarvu is not currently available in the published and publicly-available sources regularly consulted by the IRBDC. The IRBDC contacted Mr. S. Ravindran, a Post-graduate of the University of British Colombia who has conducted recent research on the politics of Sri Lanka. Mr. Ravindran noted that there was a newspaper closely identified with the LTTE called Viduthalai Pulihal, which although published in India was widely available in the North of Sri Lanka. Another source, an article from The Globe and Mail, dated 17 October 1987, mentions that the LTTE newspaper was called Drum of Eelam, or Eela Mulakkam (Translation by Mr. S. Ravindran).

3) The LTTE was represented by its political advisor, Anton Balasingam, at the Thimpu talks. [Manik de Silva, "Hope and Despair", Far Eastern Economic Review, 12 September 1985; Mohan Ram, "Embattled Broker", Far Eastern Economic Review, 3 October 1985; Steven Weisman, "Sri Lanka and Rebels to Begin Talks", The New York Times, 8 July 1985.] According to Mr. Ravindran, the expert on Sri Lanka, Balasingam also represented the LTTE during the negotiations during the summer of 1987 in which the process of creating the Provincial Council was worked out. Newspaper reports, however, mention that Prabhakaran, the leader of the LTTE, played a major role in these negotiations. [Bryan Johnson, "Major hitch clouds Tamil peace pact", The Globe and Mail, 17 August 1987; , India wins over Tamil Tigers by giving them special powers", The Globe and Mail, 29 September 1987; "When peace became possible", The Economist, 1 August 1987.]

4) The LTTE commander of Jaffna during the IPKF operation Pawan was Ajit Mahathiya, a.k.a. Mahendra Raja. [K.P. Sunil, "The Pecking Order", Illustrated Weekly of India, 25 October 1987; Bryan Johnson, "Indian officials ignore pleas for ceasefire from Tamil guerrillas", The Globe and Mail, 17 October 1987; Dilip Bobb, "A Bloodied Accord", India Today, 15 November 1987, p. 17.]

5) For information on the activities of RAW in Sri Lanka, please consult the documentation attached under the cover sheet entitled "Question 5".

6) No information on this subject is currently available in the published and publicly-available sources regularly consulted by the IRBDC.

7) For information on LTTE attacks on civilians, please see the documentation attached under the cover sheet entitled "Question 7".
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