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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Indira Gandhi and Communist countries were for a long time responsible for the civil war in Sri Lanka

According to CNN, the Indian Army and Intelligence trained the LTTE in the 1980s under the direction of Indira Gandhi

And the LTTE, according to a former high ranking member, says they were armed by then-communist Ukraine

"The LTTE purchased most of its weapons from [former Soviet Republic of] Ukraine," Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan, best known as Colonel Karuna Amman said.

"There were many other supply sources in Asia and Africa, but the main source was Ukraine," the stocky Karuna, a former bodyguard to slain Velupillai Prabhakaran told Japan's Kyodo News in an interview in his tightly guarded office here.

That was until India and LTTE waged war on each other from 1987 to 1990

Afterwards, according to the article quoted above, Communist China picked up the tab - and India helped Sri Lanka finally defeat LTTE in 2009.

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