The patching up exercise was forced on Karuna and at last he decided to meet alone Pillaiyan and his delegation for a three hour face to face meeting in Colombo.
Asian Tribune learnt that Karuna was interested in having N.S.Krisnar, his confidential advisor from London by his side, but the other delegation objected to his participation.
At the meeting Pillaiyan’s loyalists Jeyam a senior commander and Marckan, commander in charge of the TMVP military wing in Trincomalee participated.
In a hard bargained negotiation, it was agreed that Karuna would remain the overall leader of the outfit called Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal.
It was further agreed –
Jeyam would be entrusted with the day to day administration of the TMVP
Assassinated Sintghujan family to be included in the martyrs list and a monthly compensation of Rs.12,500/ to be paid to Sinthujan’s wife, as paid to the other 350 TMVP martyrs’ family. The killing was worded as ‘mysterious’ and it was decided to investigate into this sordid episode.
Both parties agreed to set up a politburo shortly, to be overall in charge of the running of the TMVP.
Regarding Pillaiyan’s position in the outfit, it has been decided to finalize the issue at a later stage and he will continue to maintain the present status quo. He will also continue with his 120 member personal bodyguard team.
In conclusion it has been agreed that both parties to work closely to promote the outfit.
Asian Tribune learnt that the meeting failed to decide on the contentious issue of the rampaging Karuna loyal commanders Iniyabarathi, Veera, Ranjan, Thileepan and Jeeventiran, who challenged Pillaiyan loyalists and responsible for the fratricidal warfare.
Furthermore no decision was taken up regarding the recruitment of child soldiers.
Recently when the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict considering the Report of the Secretary-General on the Situation of Children and Armed Conflict in Sri Lanka, has decided that its Chairman will issue a strong public warning to the LTTE and the Karuna faction stating that further measures will be taken by the Security Council for its continued failure to cease the recruitment of children and to release child combatants.
The Working Group report has urged them to engage with UNICEF to release all children among their ranks and prevent further unlawful recruitment of children.
According to sources, Karuna with the view to build a loyal team for him has invited Jeeventiran, who was in Qatar, and Thileepan from France who were with him before the split with LTTE.
Sources said that those two were elevated to the rank of commanders.
Sources further added that those two were involved in building up their own team and almost all their team members are abducted child combatants.