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 Post subject: "Operation Daya master" - Story Continues........
 Post Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:11 pm 
LTTE spokesman suffers heart attack

@ ZeeNews / 12 July 2006

Colombo, July 12: A spokesman for Tamil Tigers on Wednesday suffered a heart attack in the northern rebel-held town of Kilinochchi and was being brought to the Sri Lankan capital Colombo for urgent medical treatment.

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) media coordinator Velayudam Dayanidi, better known as Daya master, suffered a cardiac attack and was being rushed to Colombo for heart surgery, the government's defence spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said.

Rambukwella said President Mahinda Rajapakse agreed to allow Daya master to be brought to Colombo with military escorts from Kilinochchi, a distance of 330 kilometres.

Bureau Report

 Post subject: Daya Master at Apollo
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 5:22 am 
Daya Master at Apollo

@ DM / 14 July 2005

LTTE spokesman Valayudan Dayanidi, better known as Daya Master, underwent an angiogram at the Apollo Hospital in Colombo yesterday and his condition is reported to be stable.


Daya Master is under treatment for acute coronary syndrome - a heart related ailment.

Hospital officials said Daya Master did not undergo any operation yesterday but instead underwent a coronary angiogram. Daya Master’s family is at the hospital amidst tight security.

13 July, 2006 - Published 13:58 GMT

JHU calls to punish 'traitors'

@ BBC / 13JUL2006

The JHU has accused the government of having double standards when dealing with the LTTE.

Omalpe Sobitha Thero , Secretary General of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU ) says that any one who has underhand dealings with the LTTE is a traitor.

The comment came on Wednesday after the government provided safe passage for LTTE spokesperson Velayudam Dayanidi, known widely as Thaya Master to reach Colombo from the rebel held area.

Thaya master was admitted to the Indian owned Apollo hospital after he suffered a heart attack.

“The government has helped Thaya Master to continue with his terrorist attacks” says Venerable Sobitha.


The JHU has also criticised the government for facilitating the visit of former Northern Ireland rebel negotiator Martin McGuiness to visit the Vanni headquarters in Kilinochchi.

McGuiness had told reporters that it was a mistake for the European Union to ban the LTTE.

Ven. Sobitha has called on the Government to punish those responsible for facilitating both these trips.

“If the government does not come forward to punish those who are responsible for these acts it will have to take responsibility for all LTTE killings in future “ says Venerable Sobitha.

 Post subject: NMAT at Apollo: Arrest Daya Master
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 2:18 pm 
NMAT at Apollo: Arrest Daya Master

By Easwaran Rutnam
@ DM / 15Jul2006


The National Movement Against Terrorism yesterday staged an agitation campaign opposite the Apollo hospital in Colombo protesting against the government’s decision to offer medical assistance to LTTE media spokesman Daya Master.

Holding placards and shouting slogans, the protestors numbering around 60, also demanded his immediate arrest adding that by offering medical assistance to a terrorist the government would have to take the responsibility of future LTTE claymore mines targeting the security forces.

“Terrorists have no democracy. Why are we helping a terrorist when we wouldn’t do the same to an underworld gangster,” a spokesman for the NMAT said.

The government offered medical assistance to Daya Master, who suffered a heart ailment, on humanitarian grounds after his family made a request on Wednesday.

Apollo hospital officials said the rebel spokesman was receiving medical attention and his condition was stable.

The NMAT charged the LTTE killed a soldier at Muhamalai minutes after Daya Master crossed into government territory in Omanthai on his way to Colombo in a military vehicle escorted by the SLMM.

“Is this the response the LTTE gives for humanitarian assistance,” a protestor asked adding that they would stage more protests within the next few days until Daya Master is removed from the Colombo private hospital.

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Too much grief leads to heart aches, who is next to arrive from Killinochchi?

 Post subject: Who is this Daya Master?
 Post Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:18 am 
Who is this Daya Master?

Sun, 2006-07-16 12:52
@ Asiantribune

Colombo, 16 July, (Asiantribune.com): Velayutham Thayanithi also known as Daya Master, the media spokesman of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam was discharged from hospital in Colombo yesterday. He safely passed through the Omanthai entry-exit point at about 1 PM on his return to Killinochchi after being treated at Apollo hospital.


Earlier on last Wednesday, Daya Master was transported to Apollo hospital for treatment when the government acceded to a request made by the LTTE.

Now it begins to unfold that the Government of Sri Lanka had an understanding with the Tamil rebel outfit when allowing Daya Master for treatment in Colombo. Accordingly, it seems that LTTE agreed to release police Sub Inspector Bandujeewa Bopitigoda, who is being held in their custody since September 2005.

Unfortunately, there was no way of confirming this version of ‘understanding’of the Government independently.

However, in the end it became clear that the LTTE went back on its word, refused to release the Policeman under their captivity.

Reacting to the developing situation, Peace Secretariat Chief Dr Palitha Kohona said that the LTTE had acted in a "despicable manner" by going back on the earlier promise to release the policeman.

"The government behaved properly, gave treatment to Daya Master on humanitarian grounds. The LTTE does not have decency to reciprocate" he told the ‘Sunday Observer.’

"It has gone against all acceptable norms, and behaved in the most despicable manner," he said.

"It has gone back on its word to release him (policeman) and this was only a ruse to ensure the safe passage for Daya Master," added Dr.Kohona.

However, Daya Master’s arrival to Colombo and departure to Vanni has created a stir in the country.

Meanwhile, according to reports from Vanni, Daya Master has arrived in Vanni safely and is now in his home resting.

In the meantime, Theerpu.com, Tamil news portal has released the profile of the LTTE media spokesman under the heading “Who is this Daya Master?” Accordingly, the profile details of Daya Master are as follows:

Daya Master alias Velayutham Thayanithi, is at present, one of the senior members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. He is from Thambasiddy, Puloly West, Point Pedro – a region in Vadamaradchy.

He started life as a private tutor in English language and was running a private tuition centre in Puloly.Daya Master :started life as a private tutor in English language and was running a private tuition centre in Puloly.
As he developed a good command in English language and was a popular language tutor in Vadamaradchy, he was called Thaya (Daya) Master.

While he was in Point Pedro, he had established contacts with the Tiger movement. Tigers began to recognize him as one of their strong supporters. They gradually began to take him into their fold.

Earlier when Chandrika Kumaratunga was elected as the President of the country for the first time in 1994, there began a trickle of the VIPs from the south to meet the LTTE leaderships.

Media personnel, Buddhist monks, left political leaders began their journey to Jaffna. During those days, Daya Master met the dignitaries from the South near the Kilaly lagoon and took them to the Jaffna city. He was one in the forefront in those days in receiving the VIPS from the South Sri Lanka.

Then it was Thillayampalan Sivanesan alias Soosai from Polikandy, the present special commander of the Sea Tigers, who was earlier the LTTE’s head of the Vadamardchy division, brought Daya Master to the attention of the outfit’s leader Prabakaran. From that very day onwards, Daya Master’s position as media spokesman was confirmed.

However according to Theerpu.com, during the days when Indian Peace Keeping Forces (IPKF) were present in the North and East, Daya Master survived a certain death threat by the Eelam People Revolutionary Left Front (EPRLF).

Suresh Premachandran one of the leaders of the EPRLF has left an order to his cadres not to spare a single LTTE’rs whenever anyone of them was arrested.

“Dump the LTTE bastards,” that was Suresh Premachandra’s standing order to his EPRLF cadres.

Therefore, once Daya Master was arrested by the EPRLF, on the orders of Suresh Premachandran, he was tortured and ordered to be killed.

But by a quirk of fate his case was transferred to Sugi for further interrogation, who was at that time a middle level leader of the EPRLF.

Reports revealed that Daya Master pleaded with Sugi not to harm him and narrated the pitiable plight of his family and begged him to release him.

Sugi was moved by Daya Master’s story and released him to be survived today.

- Asian Tribune -

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