Monday, December 17, 2007

Border villages in Monaragala district threatened by LTTE activity

It is now a well known fact that a group of LTTE cadres managed to infiltrate into Yala sanctuary after their bases in Vakarai region fell to the SLA's Special Forces. Although warnings of their presence in the region had been issued by both civilian and Military intelligence sources for a while, real countermeasures began only after the LTTE raid on Thalgasmankada Army camp. Massive search operations that continued for a number of days were followed by a firefight near Panama.

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Military intelligence has now reported that after this firefight, LTTE cadres have fled towards Kotiyagala which is situated north of Yala. This area is surrounded by dense jungle terrain, effectively aiding LTTE's guerilla operations. Although this latest move minimizes the risk of LTTE attacks on border villages in the southern province, is poses a new threat to the villages in the Monaragala district. LTTE operatives can easily launch small scale hit and run attacks on border villages in the Monaragala district from the jungles in Kotiyagala. It is needless to say that if such events occurred they would seriously affect the day to day life of the entire district.

16 comments:

  1. Defencenet, Guys,

    Tamilnet shows the opening of an elderly home by Mathivathini Prabhakaran. The sudden awakening of care for the elderly must be viewed with the greatest intensity of cynicism.

    Is this the latest ploy to hide the VP inside a place like this, as a last resort?

    VP is not old enough to be in a place like this officially; may be, a newly-build bunker is around the corner or underneath the building itself.

    I think the SLDF must pursue this line with vigour, in their hunt for the top gun.

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  2. This is lankaenews article on Yala incedents.
    http://www.lankaenews.com/Sinhala/news.php?id=3875

    According to this and other publicly available information;

    1)Tigers attacked Thalgasmankada SLA attachment.
    2)5 civilians were killed.
    3)One tiger was captured.
    4)According to him tigers are not responsible for civilian deaths.
    5)Witnesses says strangers claimed they are from karuna fraction.
    6)A woman was raped.
    7)Arrested "sinhala tiger" was an enimy of high ranking police officer in southern province
    8)There is a politician, his son, land grabbing in yala, selling land process.

    If tigers are not involved in civilians deaths and private or political gains involved here this should be controlled soon.

    Any comments from defencenet?

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  3. Yes it is possible vp to hide in a bunker build under hospital, school or civilian settlement. We should not forget majority of tamils now live under LTTE rule like LTTE and vp as rest has already moved to out of NE or out of SL or killed by LTTE. This is where we need to follow John Doily's srtatergies in addition to MIGs and Kfirs.

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  4. Ninja,
    "Lankaenews" is one of the crappiest websites. It regularly fabricates and distorts news. If you base your analysis on their news items you know what the end product would be.

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  5. Clinton fundraising ties to terror group
    By Doug Hagmann

    click here.

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  6. LankaENe*s is a crap site licking the boots of VP and RW.Last week they published an article claiming that the "police has assaulted a student protest demanding human rights on the human rights day".

    In fact this protest had nothing to do with HR but to demand speedy resolutuion of Saparagamuwa university adminstration issues.
    Obviously they wanted to take another crack at the government in HR.

    Yesterday I heard that a red cross volunteer had been killed in Jaffna by gunmen who have claimed that they were from the Karuna group.What a joke.Why should they say who they were knowing well that it would bring them discredit.On the otherhand everybody knows that no Karuna cadres are there in Jaffna.

    All this a part of big campaign to discredit forces fighting against the LTTE and are clearly orchestrated by LTTE it self.I must say they have won this propoganda war against the government though they are loosing the actual war.

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  7. ninja bandara,
    "1)Tigers attacked Thalgasmankada SLA attachment.
    2)5 civilians were killed.
    3)One tiger was captured."

    All true except that the number of civillian deaths may exceed 5 as these are several ppl who are still missing.

    "4)According to him tigers are not responsible for civilian deaths."

    this has neither been confirmed nor denied.

    "5)Witnesses says strangers claimed they are from karuna fraction."

    this is exactly what the LTTE would do. They will never go on like "we are LTTE wanni faction..... This way they will archive the bonus objective of defaming the Karuna faction.

    "7)Arrested "sinhala tiger" was an enimy of high ranking police officer in southern province
    8)There is a politician, his son, land grabbing in yala, selling land process."

    This can be true but we cannot confirm it. Our belief is that "all politicians are corrupt, some are more corrupt than others". So dont be surprised if this were true.

    But according to our info it looks like LTTE cadres were actually behind the civliian killings. Some eyewitness accounts support this fact (these reports were seldom revealed in media). But as we said before, its still a mystery.

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  8. Guys,

    See below an analysis on the SLN and Sea Tiger vessels. Although it says that the 30mm guns were installed in 2007, both Defnet and Defwire claimed that we are only now acquiring them. But the rest of it seems to be accurate.

    www.lankanewspapers.com/news/2007/12/22650_space.html

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  9. Watch the Swedish Arthur artillery hunting in action.

    http://www.youtube.com/
    watch?v=eZxQ-RJu_DU

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  10. http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htproc/articles/20071210.aspx

    Looks like buying Tanks is not the problem but to train the personal...

    Intresting reading..

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  11. Defencenet,

    [Tiger rebels claim smashing Sri Lanka army outpost
    Tuesday, 18 December 2007 - 12:30 PM SL Time


    COLOMBO (AFP) - Tamil Tiger rebels overran a military outpost in northern Sri Lanka on Tuesday, killing at least five government soldiers, the rebels said.

    The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) mounted the offensive at Weerapuram in the district of Vavuniya just outside their de facto mini-state, the LTTE`s Rasiah Ilanthiriyan said in a statement.


    ]

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  12. "Yesterday I heard that a red cross volunteer had been killed in Jaffna by gunmen who have claimed that they were from the Karuna group.What a joke."

    It's no joke, the Daily Mirror carried it today on the front page. While it's highly unlikely that TMVP cadres would ID themselves as such, they are present in the Jaffna area.

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  13. ^ Well, if the Daily Mirror carried it today on the front page, then it *must* be true!

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  14. Defencenet,

    Are Ruwanweli Maha Saya and Sri Maha Bodhi covered as a high-risk air exclusion zone?

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