Thursday, April 24, 2008

Madhu church captured

The Sri Lanka Army (SLA) formations deployed in the Mannar district captured the Madhu Church today evening. The holy shrine and the surrounding area are now under the complete control of the army. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) fighters who had camped inside the no-war-zone departed the area in face of the army advance. It was initially feared that the tigers would blow the church before the army captured it. According to our sources the church has not been seriously damaged in the countless artillery duels which took place in the past several months.

Search operations are still continuing. These will continue till the army verifies the area is free of booby traps and IEDs placed by the fleeing tigers. The operations in these areas are being spearheaded by the 57-2 brigade of the army's 57 division.

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Image: Sacred shrine of Our Lady of Madhu (File Photo)

Latest milestone in the ongoing Wanni operation comes only a day after the Sri Lanka Army suffered a setback in the northern front. Pro LTTE media elated by LTTE's success yesterday, published news stories which claimed that tigers inflicted heavy casualties on SLA in the Mannar front. These stories are false. Although it is true that the army suffered heavy casualties in the northern front, the situation on Mannar, Vavuniya and Weli Oya remain the same. 57, 58 and 59 division which are leading the offensives into Wanni have the tigers under pressure.

With the capture of Madhu, army is now focusing on Palampiddi where the rebels maintain a base which is sometimes used as an artillery launchpad.

Meanwhile fresh intelligence information from the north indicated that the actual number of LTTE deaths in yesterday's battle is around 80. A further 200 are said to be injured.

181 comments:

  1. This is a REPEAT of the same policy.Vacate the church because it is now only a building because the sacred statue is not there.wait for the army to move in.when LTTE intelligence sources say the army has occupied the church and surrounding areas use artillery to kill as many soldiers as possible..nothing has changed.How many LTTE mf's did we actually help to attain maveerhood in this skirmish?

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  2. We take this moment to reply to a comment left by one of the bloggers in previous thread:

    "Blogger koly said...

    DF has become another copy paste news blog. coping frm DW, defence.lk, tamilnet.. etc"

    (we are assuming 'DF' is DN misspelled)

    First of all when we started DN around one year ago, we never anticipated it to be this much popular. So DN will never be a conventional news site or anything of that sort ever. It is a blog which we will update when we have the time (and when we have the time only).

    We have no desire to be the first to report nor to become the most popular defence blog or anything like that. In fact we do not take pride in bragging "we are first" after posting a news item related to a war which consumes several thousands human lives a year.

    But the fact that we report later than others should not necessarily mean we copied from them. It is up to the readers to judge the credibility of the site. So we would not comment on this issue hereafter.

    Regarding comments:

    The comments situation is getting out of control. We've seen a lot ranging from hilarious comments to pretty sadistic ones too. Hereafter do not ask why your comments were deleted. Chance are that we didnt like it. If your freedom of expression is being violated, go open a blog and post there.
    Dont use racism, offensive language, misinformation or pure bullcrap and your comments should be fine.

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  3. out of the topic:
    defencent, your professionalism is so high although this is only a blog and lots of ill people come here to sabotage the news source.Keep up the good work!
    And I truly thank you for updating us and keep us informed.

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  4. defencenet,

    is this your wishlist or actual news ?

    how come no other news agency has published this story except this blog ?

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  5. sadly few jokers visit here :(

    keep up the good work DN

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  6. My Shadow said...

    defencenet,

    is this your wishlist or actual news ?

    how come no other news agency has published this story except this blog ?

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    My Shadow DW has also posted the story

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  7. ok, i have to wait to get proper news from other neutral sources as you guys are not reliable sources

    what's is the possibility that LTTE is withdrawing and bring in artillery fire as it did in muhamalli

    are our forces prepared for that ?

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  8. No setback to anti-terror campaign in Sri Lanka

    LINK

    Lanka reacts defensively to TN assembly resolution

    LINK

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  9. "ok, i have to wait to get proper news from other neutral sources as you guys are not reliable sources"

    Next time, comment after you confirmed it with your reliable sources.

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  10. "ok, i have to wait to get proper news from other neutral sources"

    yeah I'm sure are, so what does tamilnet say

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  11. My Shadow said...

    ...what's is the possibility that LTTE is withdrawing and bring in artillery fire as it did in muhamalli

    are our forces prepared for that ?

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    it may happen

    i think SLA & SLAF will be ready to take out the LTTE artillery

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  12. defence net,

    i always verify the news with neurtal sources like bbcnews, afp, ap and so on...

    i don't beieve in any of your sources or tamil sources

    i have the right to comment when i think is appropraite. you dont need to dictate that to me.

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  13. i dont check tamilnet, it is LTTE version

    i check only bbcnews and ap

    so far not even an hint about this news. not even in daily mirror

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  14. you are the first to inform us about Madhu church capture....No news from any other sources yet..Good work Defence Net.
    Muhamale incidents showed that how clever our enemy is. But, what I definitely know is that our enemy is going to realize how mighty the will of the all Sri Lankans.

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  15. Tamilnet or Gov. sites have no info on Madhu Church

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  17. "i check only bbcnews and ap"

    wow that shows complete neutrality,
    only believing a western news sight that has a lot of history in o=pointing out the immortality of the ltte

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  18. sibernews have some info from Mannaar

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    Sri Lanka: 15 SLA killed, weapons seized in Mannaar fighting - LTTE

    Liberation Tigers Military Spokesman Irasiah Ilanthirayan Thursday said that the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) abandoned a fresh attempt to advance in Mannaar from Cheaththukku'lam towards Veaddaiyaa Mu'rippu after heavy resistance from the Tigers. The offensive push was launched by the SLA around 5:30 a.m. with the support of Main Battle Tanks and artillery fire. 15 SLA soldiers were killed, more than 30 SLA wounded in the confrontation. 1 LTTE fighter was killed in action, according to Mr. Ilanthirayan.

    Meanwhile, LTTE officials attached to Operations Command in Mannaar told media that they have seized five T-56 type 2 assault rifles and six-thousand rounds in the clearing mission.

    On Wednesday, the SLA attempted advance from Paalaikkuzhi to Adampan at 2:30 p.m. and suffered heavy casualties. Exact casualty figures were not available.

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  19. Tamilnet or Gov. sites have no info on Madhu Church

    ingore them
    not even in bbcnews or ap
    that's why i asked defence net whether this news is his wish list

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  20. My Shadow said...

    Tamilnet or Gov. sites have no info on Madhu Church

    ingore them
    not even in bbcnews or ap
    that's why i asked defence net whether this news is his wish list

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    My Shadow, conventional media takes time to report

    Blogs are the future

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  21. wow that shows complete neutrality,
    only believing a western news sight that has a lot of history in o=pointing out the immortality of the ltte

    at least their news are reliable, unlike you guys keyboard warriors bringing in madhu churuch with your keyboards

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  22. Sri Lanka not worried about possible Indian intervention

    LINK

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  23. Blogs are the future

    agreed, but from where they get this news is my question ?

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  24. My Shadow,

    If it is such a waste and DN is not reliable at all, may I ask what you are doing reading & commenting in DN pls?

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  25. Stop feud & work unitedly for rights: MK to Lanka Tamils

    LINK

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  26. Blogs are the future

    agreed, but from where they get this news is my question ?

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    they have there own 'secret' sources

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  27. If it is such a waste and DN is not reliable at all, may I ask what you are doing reading & commenting in DN pls?

    i am trying to tell you people that war can't get us solution. as a true buddhist and in a buddhist country war is unbuddhist

    only peace can solve the problem. what happened in muhamalli ? undestand that war can only lead to killing of our innocent people. poor youth join the army to earn something for their family and get killed.

    100+ soldiers are killed and 400+injured based on your own sources.

    if that is the case, we have lost 500+ people's service. think about their family

    how many we will lose in this country. how long ?

    in this war no one can win, understand this

    peace is the way of life

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  28. my shadow says,

    i always verify the news with neurtal sources like bbcnews, afp, ap and so on...
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    lolz

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  29. My Shadow,

    That’s pure genious, well done!

    Why can’t you answer a simple question? You were in here a minute ago discrediting DN and I asked you a simple question and you cut ‘n’ paste one of your ready made documents.

    Answer the simple question.

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  30. As we know the BBC is the bastion of impartiality isn't it? I find the BBC news to be ridiculously biased. Not just the news articles which are written with a flavour of bias towards the LTTE but the frequency and incidence of the reporting. If you did a count of articles regarding government setbacks vs LTTE setbacks you will see that the BBC consistently is more likely to report the former. I am not sure if this is LTTE infiltration or whether as liberal westerners they support the perceived underdog. I don’t think they understand that this war is not a David vs. Goliath but a David vs. David. Just one David happens to represent the people whereas the other represents the mad wet dreams of a dictator.

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  32. Defencenet,

    Thax for the update. Is it true there is a leadership change in 53 division after yesterday's blunder? Any idea who will lead 53 now?

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  33. Answer the simple question.

    you first tell me what you have achieved in this bloody one year war ? nothing but bloodshed

    iqbal athas says history repeats itself. army has not learned from its mistake

    not only army, but the political leadership. they need some victory before the easten elections. so they are pushing innocent army people into war.

    why this sudden thrust into muhamalli. foneska went to jaffna and pushed for this ? why ?

    MR needs victories

    MR pushed poor youth into muhamalli and our people are getting killed.

    why ?

    you answer me this ?

    did we achieve anything ?

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  34. "i have the right to comment when i think is appropraite. you dont need to dictate that to me."

    Of course you have the right. We were merely pointing out the fact it would have saved blog space.

    As for the capture there were no big fireworks as this was in the pipeline for a long time now. As predicted, eventually it did fall.

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  35. defence net,

    iqbal athas says history repeats itself. army has not learned from its mistake

    not only army, but the political leadership. they need some victory before the easten elections. so they are pushing innocent army people into war.

    why this sudden thrust into muhamalli. foneska went to jaffna and pushed for this ? why ?

    MR needs victories

    MR pushed poor youth into muhamalli and our people are getting killed.

    why ?

    you answer me this ?

    did we achieve anything ?

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  36. defence net,

    this news is not even in
    http://www.defence.lk/

    how can i beleieve your news ?

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  37. sldf,
    53rd division commander will be replaced. We do not know the name of new commander. The commander was asked to present his excuses to JOC after the initial blunder in 2006. He was given two more chances. That is more than enough.

    my_shadow,
    You've been saying all along that war consumes human lives to which most of us agree. But what is the solution?

    And of course you were not seriously expecting us to reveal our sources?

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  38. "how can i beleieve your news ?"

    You dont have to. We are not holding you and gunpoint and asking you to believe us. Its your choice. Now stop the whining.

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  39. daily mirror has posted the below news at 10PM. So, if they got this news, they would have updated it too...

    Didn't daily mirror get this news ? Only Defence net and defence wire getting this news ?

    TMVP releases 28 child combatants

    Updated @ 24/04/2008 10:01 PM

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  40. Its your choice.

    yes, that's why i asked whether it is actual news or your wish list

    anyway - i will stop my comments and allow you to enjoy your imaginary victory

    bye for now...

    About solutions : i have wrote lines and lines in my previous comments. You should read it. i will search in your old posts and keep it ready next time and cut-copy. instead of typing it for you :)))

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  41. My Shadow,

    Stop changing the subject. I asked you a question first, answer that pls.

    Here it is again, just in case you forgot:

    You said that DN is unreliable and you were wondering if you could believe DN.

    My question to you is, if you don’t trust DN and think BBC is better, why are you wasting your time here?

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  42. it may be that Gov. websites are waiting for a Auspicious time to post the news

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  43. What i forgot to add was once these LTTE faggots kill as many ofour soldiers as possible they will say that the army destroyed the sacred church with artillery fire

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  44. DN,

    What did LTTE do differently to us when they overran EPS 8 years ago? They did it without air support, so in theory we should be able to do the same. Or is it just that SLA was terrible at defending their base (due to various reasons such as poor leadership, moles etc.) and LTTE are far superior in this regard? Or does it boil down to poor leadership on our behalf again?

    Did we use air power using the battle? If the battle was 11 hours long, then that would have been plenty of time for SLAF to react. Is there anything going on here that we simply not aware of?

    Thanks!

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  45. Parakrama,
    If you read the news on defence.lk the impression you get is that the airforce engaged the enemy at the same time as the army which means at 0200 hrs or very early in the morning or shortly after?,..this ass typing this rot is reading from a WWII novel.at least he/she kept the "wee hours" and "stiff resistance" out ..thank god.If the airforce helped we may not have saved many soldiers (sadly)because they died due to mines/booby traps but we may have killed more of the LTTE crack troops from the blue rhino division.

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  46. Now what ...

    With the pounding the SL Army just took in the North and the fact that your troops are advancing on other fronts I suspect that the LTTE may only have enough artillery to confront your forces on a single front and deliver the type of damage they did.

    If I was in their place I would be guessing that your troops in the north would not be advancing any time soon. First they will probably wish to secure their position, next they will need some rest and time to get reorganized. Therefore, I would pull a significant amount of that artillery out of the north and send it to another front in an attempt to damage another division. It might also give off the illusion that they have more artillery and ammunition than they actually have.

    Second, I would have my workers digging new fortifications behind their current line on the Jaffna peninsula so that the LTTE defenders could utilize a similar defense again when needed.

    What you need to do is to pin that artillery in place so that it cannot be rushed from one front to another. Supplies of fuel might be an issue trying to keep your air force flying all the time but you need a way to cut their mobility and make the LTTE use up their supplies.

    You need low cost drone planes equipped with night vision cameras to determine where supplies are being landed and when. Some supplies can be flown in but sufficient supplies to fight a war require shipping. It would be to your advantage if you could obtain video proof of the source of those supplies. Drones could also be used to monitor LTTE unit movement. You may be able to move a group of soldiers and hide it from aerial surveillance but it is a lot harder to hide trucks hauling around artillery and mortars.

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  47. Parakrama,
    sorry that should be the violet panda division

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  48. out_sider,
    very well said..but i think it is much harder to do due to logistics

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  49. Srilankan,

    Nice one!

    I was under the impression that the biggest killer was their artillery! I think their artillery is the main threat. I wonder why we can’t do something like this:

    I'd break out of the FDL en-masse again with artillery & tank backup at night time pretty soon. This should be a diversionary tactic as our main aim for the moment is taking their artillery out.

    As out_sider said, LTTE may not be expecting such an attack just now, so they will be caught off guard. I'll have the whole fleet of MI24's hovering just off K-point when we break out, so if LTTE open up with their artillery, then we can pick them out one by one!

    I said diversionary tactic as our aim should not be to hold on to territory, it should just look that way to LTTE. That should be enough to get their long range-arti out of the bunkers and should give SLAF a good window of opportunity to take them out.

    If, for some reason, LTTE don't open up with artillery, we should then deploy plan B, which is to fortify the land that we just crossed.

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  50. Defencenet,

    I want to second commando's statement. Your team does a very professional job and provides a public service to all Sri Lankans.

    Thank you for your valuable service and keep up the good work.

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  51. Is SLA still holding onto the LTTE FDL that they said they captured yesterday by advancing 500m?
    I believe DN news as it sounds more logical than any other conventional news.

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  52. No we will not be holding on to that 500m.

    Once again, the Nagarkovil FDL was not lost. However there were no gains but high casualties from that front.

    And the casualty figures do include Nagarkovil casualties.

    As for news sites not reporting the capture, maybe there is not much to report. It was not a firework packed dramatic entrance into the Church premises by SLA. It was in the pipeline for months and eventually fell as was predicted some time ago.

    My_Shadow,
    Mail your solutions to the LTTE and see if they will agree.

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  53. DN glad to hear about the progress.
    myshadow is indeed whining about not seeing news anywhere else.... and seems to be agitated about not hearing about this from anywhere else.
    if everyone had access to the sources as DN (even DW and any popular blog )
    that would be meaningless.

    almost like going to buy sugar when you already have it...

    i like using dumb examples like that so bear with me..but i think it gets the point across.

    lets hope the morale of the forces stay high and no petty politics gets in the way of wiping out the ltte leadership for good.

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  55. lalinda said..

    I believe DN news as it sounds more logical than any other conventional news.

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    blogs like this are the best

    DN is going a great job

    why is the Gov. websites have no reporting on this good story ? may be they have gone to sleep early :(

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  56. Defencenet: Are you on cheap drugs lately? Why did you remove my post?

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  57. DN ;

    There isn't any www posting about this matter if the SLA capture the MADu then it will be hot news in every media and Specially defence.lk but there is nothing ......


    Keheliya Rambukwella once again told the media about the dead line to capture the Wanni ..he further said that the GOV will capture it before the end of this year .... (I don't know when they gonna deny what they told to the medias today)


    SLA casualty toll increase to 176;

    The Officials have brought the corpses to the funeral Parlors of the soldier who have been killed in the yesterday clashes;now they are ready to hand them back to the SLA but they are still have problems in the Uniforms.(SLA didn't hand obver the Uniforms to the Florists)

    In Borella (JEyaratna florist) 76
    In Battaramulla - 37
    Madambe -30

    and 33 SLA are still missing and they believed to be dead in the clashes; so the total is now 176


    20 SLA KIA in Mannar in last 24 Hr fighting and the SLA forced to withdraw from the 1st FDLs which they captured today morning ....

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  58. "There isn't any www posting about this matter if the SLA capture the MADu then it will be hot news in every media and Specially defence.lk but there is nothing ......"

    Dude what do you expect us to do? Update other sites?

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  59. [Dude what do you expect us to do? Update other sites?]

    Defence,

    Just cook it for a change; Mexican and Thai mix would be hot while MoD only pays attention to "Punnakku".

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  60. DN;

    Wow wow wow ..Defence.lk now started to edit pictures hahaha but not smart enough ...fools have once again dircting a story ... Is anyone have see the pictures posted by defence.lk..

    http://defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20080424_01

    This are tamil civilians... these bodies were found in Pamunugama and defence.lk just edited the picture ....even the babies can identify that the picture is a edited...poor editing defence.lk

    Are they think the people in srilanka are really idiots ..at least have some idea about your own Army. this is how they editing stories too

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  61. syam,
    SLA did capture around 10 tiger bodies (although we dont know if those are the ones in the pictures).

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  62. "We have no desire to be the first to report nor to become the most popular defence blog or anything like that. In fact we do not take pride in bragging "we are first" after posting a news item related to a war which consumes several thousands human lives a year."

    Great, I love the down to earth attitude of these guys. Sounds very much like good soldiers and gentlemen (DW too).

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  63. Damn, missed a duet with My Shadow, this mole won't surface again for sometime. How silly can this guy be.

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  64. DefenceNet said...

    syam,
    SLA did capture around 10 tiger bodies (although we dont know if those are the ones in the pictures)...

    DN have a look at the picture its edited ...and if you have any records of bodies found in Pamunugama near Ja-Ela then you can just compare with the edited pictures...

    as you mentioned that the SLA have 10 LTTE bodies then they can display the actual pictures rite?

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  65. Probably officers as well, going by their English.

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  66. My Shadow, keep refreshing the "Daily Mirror" site, the news of liberation of Madhu will appear eventually, then let us know would ya?

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  67. Shyam & all the other tigers,

    I remember you guys (even last week) laughing and joking about SLA’s inability to capture Madhu & Adampan. What do you think about the situation now?

    Yes, defence.lk is crap, but reality is fast catching up with tigers and no matter how you guys jump up and down, slowly but surely SLA is moving towards Kili from Mannar & Weli Oya, that’s the inevitable truth.

    I can see you guys come up with this “tactical withdrawal” from Lima Base 3 & Madhu.

    Oh, no I forgot, they didn’t “tactically withdraw” from Madhu, they just didn’t want to cause any damage, so did the honourable thing by withdrawing!

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  68. stupid,
    Read your own tamilnet.

    "Police in Kodikaamam on Thursday handed over six dead bodies, of three males and three females, claiming that the bodies were of Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) combatants, recovered by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) at Mukamaalai in the Northern Front, on Wednesday. "

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  69. 4 tanks destroyed and another 2 damaged in the battle field y'day and the SLA lost 5 tanks in 2 days

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  70. Parakrama;

    Oh, no I forgot, they didn’t “tactically withdraw” from Madhu, they just didn’t want to cause any damage, so did the honourable thing by withdrawing!

    wait a little buddy the msg ain't confirmed yet so be calm .. have you seen any posting related to this in any www including srilanka official sites .. msg can be fake ...

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  71. Shyam,

    What are you saying here man?

    I can infer from your post that LTTE will not intentionally withdraw from Madhu as if they did it, you would be the first here bragging about how wonderful LTTE is.

    So, if the news turns out to be true then we can safely say that they left because they couldn’t hold on!

    Also, we can safely assume that Madhu was quite important to LTTE. This is because, even after confirmations from DN & DW (who hasn’t got a previous track record of publishing false information) you still insist that LTTE is holding on at Madhu.

    So, when we get the final confirmation, you will have to admit that LTTE has been defeated and they ran for their lives.

    So, now lets wait for confirmation from other sources!

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  72. "4 tanks destroyed and another 2 damaged in the battle field y'day and the SLA lost 5 tanks in 2 days"

    70,000+ (including women and children) dead, Tamils in Vanni, living in fear and poverty, Porky hiding in a cave (and shitting in it as well I bet), and after 30+ years of fighting, the Tamil Eelam is rapidly shrinking.

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  73. "Madhu church captured"

    LTTE ain't interested in real estate.... be it the East or the Madhu.

    But this bunch of donkeys called Tamil Diaspora keep braying 'Elaam'...'Homeland'... etc... etc..

    Can I add to that lot the BBC / AP / AFP experts and Sri Lanka 'analysts', who keep reminding me that there's a mini de facto state.... ?

    I just don't get it. What is Elaam... if it's not real estate?

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  74. army.lk have given a list of dead LTTE in muhamalai on its site


    http://www.army.lk/morenews.php?id=12630

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  75. defencenet has palampidi also been captured by army today?

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  76. same old friggin shit!! army debacle again in muhamalai..what the fuck is goin on?..100+ KIA?????..Maybe double that!!! why do we have to suddenly try to use surge tactics,on open land???my thoughts go out to those brave,but foolhardy soldiers-better to have rebelled or disobeyed your superiors,rather than going back home in a body bag.Rest In Peace!!

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  77. renegade,

    you are a bloody joke. I very well remember you bragging on why SLA werent moving ahead towards EPS, and now when they do you whine of casualties. I perfectly remember david blacker explaining to you why it is not possible.

    Dedefencenet,

    Is this true? Not even dailymirror has an update on their site. Not even defence nor army.lk.

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  78. Defencenet thanks for all the updates and the news that you provide us...anyway i want to your comments on this article : http://www.lankaenews.com
    /English/news.php?id=5744

    regards

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  79. and now not even tomorrow's dailynews.

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  80. Haaaa Haaaaa

    here comes the news
    http://www.lakbima.lk/

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  81. Haha! Nice one DefenceNet.

    May be you should call up DefenceLK, MCNS and let the guys know that Madhu has been captured. Poor folks at army HQ appear to be clueless.

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  82. V-fm news (13:00 GMT) today announced that Army was in the vicinity and Madu would fall with hours.
    I think govt is delaying this news purposely. Some thing is on the air.
    Probably to full fill late Minister Jeyaraj's plan to bring a replica of Madu Matha blessed by Pope.

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  83. just viewing the pix of the SLA dead bodies on tamilnet makes me wanna cry..why oh why do we keep REPEATING mistakes???..capturing madhu church??ok,good job, but at great cost during the closing stages,rite?..looks to me like the SLA,atleast on the muhamalai front GROSSLY underestimated tiger defences..moreover,they were fuckinfoolish,to say the least-moving ahead on open ground,without any amphibious landing cover or naval support???

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  84. MADU CAPTURED !!!

    Thanks Defencenet and Defencewire for the hot news!

    Now....
    F**KING LTTE SUPPORTERS AND OTHERS WHO DONT BELIEVE THIS BLOG, PLEASE LEAVE....
    DONT COME BACK AGAIN AS YOU DONT BELIEVE... F**K OFF !!!

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  85. News is confirmed by other sources as well...

    Thanks again DN !

    You're doing great job. Keep up the good work.

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  86. "So good at getting "intelligence" on LTTE death count but not so good at getting "intelligence" on LTTE arti positions, LTTE front like preparedness, LTTE leader's whereabouts etc etc."

    ... and the LTTE pigs who held Madhu just left the building?

    Ouch!

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  87. "We should make that double ouch!
    "

    That's reserved... to be presented to Tamil Diaspora when elections in the East are completed... and your savior called IC is politely asked by the Sri Lankans to GET LOST... eating their words!

    Admit it man... Diaspora's Elaam dream is going up in smoke... It must be really hurting to live in denial...

    Never underestimate the power of Sri Lankan politics... because we play dirty... if you play dirty...
    We will make sure your fake-cause indeed will remain a fake cause.

    Hey... BTW... I would add a third 'ouch' to your basket...

    That's when the land from the East and North is given FREE to the landless and the families of the troops from the South!

    In the meantime...keep me entertained.

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  88. Renegade,
    i join you in your sadness after looking at these pics.The problem here is that Brigadier Bandara didn't get air support.However the worst problem is that he is trying to make a name for himself i think.wont musala buruwas like this ever learn that we should stop trying to make a name for ourselves at the expense of the lives of the less fortunate but much more brave specially in a poor country like ours.

    Parakrama,
    I would not attack from Muhamalai bro until such time that we can conduct a "controlled" carpet bombing..since this option is unavailable i would stick to these tactics of small teams penetrating the LTTE FDL's and killing as many cadres as possible..this activity really annoys the LTTE because they think that they are the only party that is allowed to do this.

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  90. Good show! I hope none of the terrorist leaders were allowed to escape Madhu to fight another day? We are sending donors to Anureadhapura perhaps to hospitals close to the hill capital.

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  91. Defnet mate ya doing a great job here ! Well done ! But, our SLA needs to stop getting beatup like this man ! I know we are fighting Terrorist here.... but, why let them sleep at all and wait for them to attack. As Noltepeace said a while ago... we have to harass ltte not in the front.... but, where it hurts...supply and arty !

    But, my condolences to our brave SLA soldiers and families.What we need now... a landing in Pooneryn and a big ass thrust from Mannar with all we got since we have Mahdu now ! But,CAS that's the key fellas !
    As for you ltte, kiss my ass anytime yop faggorts !

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  92. Parakrama,
    Its just like what that dead coolie thaaamilselvan said..may he cut a lot of hair where he is..he thought this was a cricket match..a game..in this game the tigers behave like terrorists but we cant use their tactics against them

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  93. "Premadasa, Chandrika and Mahinda have only been urinating on the ashes, giving the illusion of smoke and hence fuelling the perception of a fire."


    Be patient peter....just wait and see. you will get to taste it soon! I'd love to see your face when u really get to taste it.

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  94. Defencenet and other like minded bloggers, please…

    (Do bear with me, this post is going to looooong)

    As I have been harping on for a while about this subject of unsavoury characters posting on this blog; allow me to put it to you another way.

    Let’s ask ourselves a few questions. Do we gain anything positive by reading the comments from these people? Do we enjoy reading them? Do we believe their queries are genuine even if they disagree with the majority of bloggers here? Do we enjoy answering them (except Asithri :)? Do we gain anything positive by responding to them? The answer no doubt would be an emphatic No!

    So why do we keep doing them?

    When I read the responses you write I sense the anger and frustration in you. I see that you do not want to respond but somehow these ill minded bloggers’ comments drive you up the wall because they are illogical/stupid/sadistic/etc, and you must do something. So you get the firebrand stuck up your bottom and retaliate.

    Well let me tell you something brothers, that is exactly how they want you to feel and react. They are winning the keyboard battle every time their posts are commented upon, not matter how negatively or how intensely. In fact the more vehement your reply the more sadistic pleasure they receive. That is why they keep coming back with the same stupid comments time and again. And time and time again we fall for the same trap.

    You can stand on your heads and type your answers, trying to explain to them till kingdom come but these jokers are set in their ways. They don’t want to hear and understand. Can’t you just grasp this simple fact? What makes you think that your reasoning and logic are going to drum sense in to their skulls? By responding to them you stoop to the same level. Isn’t there a saying in our Pukka Land, “you can debate with a thousand sages but not with one fool?”

    Forgive me for sounding like an old granddad (believe me I am not!), but the best way to punish these people and silence them is two fold.

    1) Leave their dim-witted comments on the blog unless they are downright disgusting and/or unethical. Do not delete them (in that respect I agree with DN for leaving their comments on). It only exposes their warped mentality.

    2) To maintain ZERO RESPONSE. Do not respond in any way. Totally ignore them. The worst disgrace/insult you can bestow on anyone is to deny their existence. Ignoring is the way we say they do not exist.

    This is guaranteed to work. Imagine their frustration when a few days go by without anyone taking any notice of them? Wouldn’t that be just Fandabidozi? You will see they will try harder and harder to provoke some one. Their stories would get yet more incoherent. They will post more and more bizarre comments, link, etc, just to get someone break down and respond. But we shall remain silent. Remember the game we used to play as kids? The first one to make a sound loses?

    Now you don’t have to agree with me. If you don’t, I implore you to give me one good reason why you think we should respond to the silly posts.

    PS. No_mess, thanks for sticking to 0R.

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  95. [Since then, Premadasa, Chandrika and Mahinda have only been urinating on the ashes, giving the illusion of smoke and hence fuelling the perception of a fire.]

    They all held ground... very shrewdly... against all odds...

    Until that Viking who came from a sh*thole hoodwinked us and presented a CFA from the front door... while facilitating delivery shiploads of arms and military communication gadgets to LTTE pigs from the backdoor...

    But thanks to our gallent troops and present leaders... we have turned the tables...

    And you say a bunch of pigs just toasted the dawn of Elaam!

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  97. Now why do i get the impression that most of these guys died due to the bombers ages after the skirmish ended..

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  98. A small addition
    Ground commanders,
    84-156,...Masala dosai 84-156 some with or without lentils/potatoes

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  99. srilankan

    [ LTTE itself and monitored by the troops, disclosed that 157 Tiger terrorists had lost their lives ]

    They died for their country... called 'Elaam.'

    Now can someone help me locate that?

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  100. the army forgot its motto,
    "let them die for their land we wont die for ours"

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  101. I am really surprised, again and again, to see the low quality, unprofessional, nitwit reportings at army.lk, defence.lk and other web sites which present the GOSL official positions and the image that it makes of itself.

    What is the secret that these GOSL official organs are managed for so long by people who make a mockery of the GOSL at its own expense?.

    Are we to consider whole GOSL, specially the Civil Administrative Services, as nitwits as these websites?

    Aren’t there any sensible men in SL to point out the deficiencies in these extremely important image building organisations.

    It seems that we are paying the price, now, for kicking Anagarika Dharmapala Thuma out of the country, who sacrificed himself whole heartedly to build a noble nation out of slaves licking happily the boots of slave masters.

    If we are to stand up as a nation with dignity at least within the next generation, a complete overhauling of our mentality is necessary.

    A job well done or death must be the motto of this awakening .

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  103. Just a follow up on unmanned drone aircraft idea, also known as a UAV. A police force in the US is considering using them for handing out traffic tickets.

    Here is a manufacturer's web site. Prices are said to be around 1M USD.

    http://www.insitu.com

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  104. @ Asithri

    i would really like to know more abt your mathematical population modal and its conclusion on the ltte's sustainability, if you have time.

    or just hit me with the high points of the modal if time allows.

    cheers

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  105. Pakka-lanka Mithraya,

    Exactly, ZERO RESPONSE.

    For my part, I confirm it is a nuisance for me to skip those crap spaces. DN must delete them to save space.

    Mithra = Ancient Persian God of friendship.

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  106. Defencenet,
    Its great to see my comment worked. Now keep up the good work. I value you & DW than all other news and bolg sites elsewhere. Anyway yesterday was a bit frustrating for many of us. Cheers!

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  107. Guys,

    This guy, My Shadow casts an ugly shadow over commonsense.

    If I brand him as a frog in a well, it is an insult to that humble amphibian.

    So, I compare him with its miniature version - tadpole.

    Tadpole wriggles out of its own world of immaturity through the process of metamorphosis, only to trap itself in another closed world - the well. And its field of vision is sealed.

    My Shadow proves, with an alarming frequency, he is in the same situation. He has an insatiable appetite for truth regarding Madhu church.

    For him, the independent news organizations are BBC, AP, AFP etc.

    Can anyone be more naive than this?

    These organizations, in their own countries of origin, attract the wrath of population for hyping up things, out of proportion, to increase their ratings.

    Time and again, they have been doing exactly that, with much ease in the developing world, cashing in on gullibility of the majority.

    The people who manned these organizations, whom, My shadow defines as great journalists, are none other than ambitious men and women who are out their for a 'kill' - some news to make headlines.

    If they have no news, they make news. That is their trade.

    They have been assigned the task of finding the news by their superiors - by hook or crook, to put it plainly. So, under pressure, to save their lucrative contracts, they engage in this mission.

    Ranking these news organizations as neutral is like branding singer Madonna, the greatest virgin since Mother Theresa, exploiting the sentimental value of that great name.

    Our mate, My Shadow, should not emulate a tadpole when visiting a great blog; the very manoeuver has the potential to imprison him in perpetual immaturity.

    We want exactly the opposite for this man.

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  108. Guys,

    The presence of vultures is a sure sign that death is around.

    This ugly bird does not make a distinction when it spots a carcass - it it is one of its own or not.

    We have a group of Homo Sapiens who rejoice in death and bloodshed, yet being proud of the species.

    By doing so, they have demoted themselves from a rank of passive Tigers to that of a flight of vultures.

    I want to put myself in the boots of Pete, Puli, Shayam and the likes to get the feeling of their lates ranking.

    Anyway, their presence also implies the death of enemy too. That is a consolation during a disturbing time.

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  109. defencenet, im new to this site. and like any news that speaks of a SL victory as much as i would love to believe it, i always take it with a pinch of salt. i assume that you are not a reporter from the front lines so if you state your source of this information it will clear a lot of things up. thanks

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  110. chatura,
    is that your real name?

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  111. no my real name is subramanium..

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  112. Defencenet!


    I have been reading this blog for sometime now and one thing is very clear to me. The LTTE maggots are visiting this blog not to discuss useful issues, but to add to their despicable terrorist activities by snooping around for defense related information, disrupting useful discussions, trying to create fear and doubts in our minds, trying to disgrace our country, our defense forces, our nationality, our religion etc. Some of the genuine bloggers seem to consider an entertainment value in their idiotic comments. But I think allowing them to snoop around in this blog is dangerous and is creating us harm. They are visiting this blog with sinister plans for us and our country and there is no reason why we should allow them to do their dirty work in our blog knowing their vile intentions. These maggots, crawling in their own shit, are also trying to use this blog to extend their LTTE & TAMILNUT propaganda, seemingly innocently as if providing useful info. Their aim is to mislead the unknowing with their fabricated stories and prefabricated photos (the Tamil Elam Mig fighter and the Iraqi dead soldier were two good examples). You know from the comments you got from the last few days that their tactics are working on the participants of this blog. They are also trying to disrupt the genuine discussions to help mother Lanka by pasting useless comments to engage the genuine bloggers to respond by wasting everybody’s time reading LTTE maggot propaganda. You are doing a dis-service to all of us visitors to this great blog site by allowing these maggots to roam freely on this site. I think you cannot prevent them from entering the site but I think you can delete their comments. These maggots are easily identifiable and their comments should be deleted without exceptions as soon as they attempt to publish them. They can try to login with another login name but we know that these hyenas can try to hide but their dirty 'GOO' spots and their foul smelling mouths will give them away.

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  113. im new to this forum and i obviously dont believe every word on this site like its gospel truth. even lord buddha has preached not to believe everything he says but to study and understand the dhamma before accepting it as a philosophy for life.. thats what seperates us buddhists from other religions where they worship a god with blind faith..
    so i think doubting something is not me being a traitor or a terrorist trying to disrupt anything here.. i just want to find out the truth..
    you obviously have anger issues machan.. i think its good there are patriots like you but attacking those on your own team isnt the way to do it.. think about it.. have a clear mind.. these days with so much news going around about prabs being killed and him turning up in excellent health i dont want to get the rathinya out just yet.. its very irresponsible of youll if you spread news without knowing for sure its true.. and until i know for sure im not gonna send mass SMSs etc.. so chill out machan.. get me a source i would love it.. trust me i want to believe this news.. "an anonymous source, a very reliable source" etc is BS.. if theres someone you know in the army, someone who has seen madhu church and seen it free of the LTTE tell me.. or till defencelk puts it up and keheliya rambukwella or udaya nanayakkara says it in a press conference.. take care machan .. btw my real name is infact chatura.. just said that to riducule srilankan cos of his outrageous and hillarious allegation.. gave me a good laugh..

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  114. The maggots are are crawling in at suupersonic speed.. Sensing a desperate bid?

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  115. Chatura,
    stating peoples sources isnt a great idea when maintaining a blog i think.
    so I think the best thing we can do is appreciate what news we can get ...but in the end its just up to the readers to believe it or not no matter what sort of stuff is out there.

    better yet if you can be a part of some effort that ends up making the news...but since most of us are ofcourse checking up on defence situation of our country while being on track for other goals/paths etc....why spoil a good party by asking people to name their sources... takes the whole spiciness of good reporting away.

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  116. aqua,
    theres spiciness and theres responsibility.. i got a google news alert saying madhu was captured naturally i was excited and had to check it out immidiately.. thats why i even visited this site.. anyhoo i wont be doing that again.. if like you say its just a blog and they are not bounded by responsible journalism practices.. my mistake.. this will become like a rumour site.. if i feel like some gossip i might visit.. btw for some good humour visit www.tamilnet.tv notice the TV at the end not .com have fun..

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  117. Military Spokesman says capture of Madhu is just a rumor, so I assume that SLFP is waiting to announce the capture in their May Day Rally.

    http://www.dailymirror.lk/DM_BLOG/Sections/frmNewsDetailView.aspx?ARTID=12827

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  118. "We have no desire to be the first to report nor to become the most popular defence blog or anything like that. In fact we do not take pride in bragging "we are first" after posting a news item related to a war which consumes several thousands human lives a year."

    Very well said DN...however i see you constantly going away from your own advice and replying to these ltte jokers who are here to distract the blog's focus..
    I don't see why you have to reply to retards like My_Shadow, Shyam etc...
    We all know these are brainless dumb idiots with their warp sense of logic and sheer ignorance

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  119. Yesterday, when we reported the news, many of you were worried that no mainstream media reported the event. We report what we know and we know for a fact that we have taken Madhu.
    If you read the papers today, most will confirm our story. Govt are just waiting for the right time to announce the capture because this will be big news for the people.

    And Chatura, we will never reveal our sources to prove ourselves.

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  120. You guys are day dreaming.
    SL Army never going to take control of Madhu region. LTTE is not that weak.... wait and see you all have to sacrifice 2,500 lives to get control of Madhu.

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  121. DN is the news on lankadissent about 143 soldiers true?

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  122. Guys I found some pics of the LTTE retards who attacked Anurahapurapura AFB. Enjoy!

    http://profile.imageshack.us/user/ddbooboo

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  123. DN pls get rid of these DOGS... they have become such a pain ...
    Thye will not believe anything u say bad about tigers

    SLA lost 176
    LTTE 2 wounded only
    madhu church is not captured..
    SLA lot 40 in mannar 40 in welioya and 40 in panchikawatte too..

    DO u see any importance in goons like peter shaym shitting here...

    what cn we get from they .. ugly words, crap dreams and even insults to clergy, dead people and ethnic hatred...

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  124. "LTTE is not that weak.... wait and see you all have to sacrifice 2,500 lives to get control of Madhu."

    This cunt is so stupid, May be thinking Madhu is in Kilinochchi.

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  125. Army liberates sacred Madhu shrine from terror clutches
    -Defence.lk

    http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20080424_07

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  126. Attack is the best Defense,
    SLA lot 40 in mannar 40 in welioya and 40 in panchikawatte too..hahahahaha..Very funny bro..good one.
    Chatura,
    the reason i asked your name was because i think i know someone by that name..subramanium.

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  127. Me balen fit wena evun tikata karanda deyak nedda hebeta?

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  128. Gents,
    pls check Defencewire on casualty figures.According to them of the 376 injured 190 are walking wounded..some relief..i thought that out of 376 maybe 375 were P1 and P2.

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  129. This blog has gone to the dogs.

    Mun balen fit wela okkoma avul karanawa..

    typical cyber terrorist tactics..

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  130. I agree that there should be a dissenting view. A dissenting view on whether reports are correct or not. Not dissent to wether Separatism or Terrorism should be defeated.

    But keep only one or max two worthy and sensible dissenters.

    This is like a pack of hyenas howling at both ends..

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  131. Thambala,
    Me balen fit wena evun tikata karanda deyak nedda hebeta?.munta karanna deval thiyenawa meheta enne ape kale nasti keranna.mun hitanne api modayo wagee ape wade navaththala munut-ekka paya 24 kathakaranna yanawa kiyala.

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  132. blogger pakka-lanka said,

    ...........Let’s ask ourselves a few questions. Do we gain anything positive by reading the comments from these people? Do we enjoy reading them? Do we believe their queries are genuine even if they disagree with the majority of bloggers here? Do we enjoy answering them (except Asithri :)? Do we gain anything positive by responding to them? The answer no doubt would be an emphatic No!
    ...............

    Mate couldnt have put in to words much better. I sincerely hope the rest of our bloggers take ur advice.

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  133. Dear All LTTE Fans,

    Poor leadership and tactics of operation on 23rd confrontation made LTTE to do the same thing again and kill a heavier no of soldiers in one day. Why and how it happened will be taken seriously by SLA and as a result the people who're responsible for the incident will be accountable and pay the price for what happened.

    What LTTE fans cannot understand is that, this incident happened NOT because of LTTE's Superiority, but because of SLA commander’s POOR operation planning on 23rd. This does not mean that all SLA operations are alike. It's been proven on other fronts like Mannar. Ex: Madu Church.

    Generally, when one party continuously beaten by an opposition, even one bad incident is enough for them to hail and shout! This is what LTTE is doing now and this is so much similar to what Hillary Clinton suggested to do after Pennsylvania win. She said "It's the Time to Turn the Tide!"!

    So there's a Tide, which is going the wrong way fans. Just like Clinton, LTTE thinks to turn the SLA advances back by taking one incident for their support with their foolish media propaganda. Very sorry my friends! There's no turning back!

    The only way to stop the tide is to Wave the White Flag and let SLA to liberate Vanni. So Easy! No casualties! No worries!

    Just keep your fingers crossed! SLA's next stop is not so far from Vanni heartland!

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  134. Guys,

    I see the set-back at Muhamalai in the following way;

    The Tigers decided to vacate the Madhu area last week, as they realized the prolonged occupation was a shortcut to death.

    The top Tigers may have tried to come up with something to impress the diaspora and maintain what is left of the morale of lower-level cadres.

    So, they decided to launch their infamous Mullathive Style attack: use of maximum strength against an isolated target - nearly, 75% of manpower, on that occassion, which meant thousands and the camp fell.

    However, on this occassion, that figure have fallen below 1000, according to military monitoring. It shows two things: they are short of cadres and full of desperation. Furthermore, VP has run out of ideas, too.

    Sending subordinates on a suicide mission of this kind is not an admirable charater of a great commander. On the contrary, it is a symptom of a psychopath.

    The army says they knew about this build-up of cadres near the first FDL, recently. It is good intelligent gathering.

    However, the counter-attack did not go well as they planned.

    My impression is they underestimated the presence of big guns, in the vicinity. The airforce recently tried to silence these guns; it may have been far from perfect.

    The lesson we can learn from this is, that the evidence that comes from electronic sources must be put into perspective, before relying heavily on them.

    It further proves that their is no match for what comes from ground-based human intelligence.

    It is wrong to rank the setback as a debacle; all indications are that this was a defensive operation.

    As far as those who initiated it are concerened, it is certainly a debacle; one more to their long list of disasters.

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  135. Not worth of Church without the Statue of Madhu Matha.... If possible you brave soldiers take the statue to your hand.. Its only a dream for you...

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  136. No church, no statue worth more than a human life.
    Guess if world ends tomorrow with no humans left...
    Who apply the value on statues? Cats? Birds? o Worms?

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  137. plus
    TEMPLE OR KOVIL, anything you name

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  138. Shyam said...
    Not worth of Church without the Statue of Madhu Matha.... If possible you brave soldiers take the statue to your hand.. Its only a dream for you...

    Ha Ha ha
    Ha ha ha
    He he he he he !

    Ane yako?

    Tho mechchara wela Adminta bena bena hitiya boru danava kiyala.

    Dan kiyanawa Madu Mathawa nathiva shrine eka vedak ne kiyala.

    Gahata giya eka kivvalu Thanakola kapanna giya kiyala.

    To us also we don't care about the statue is there or not.Only the fact that LTTE was beaten is important.

    Where is that MYShadow ponnaya.

    Umba Adminta challenge kara neda?

    Ado umbata Ata dekak thiyenava nam dont come back and coment here!!!

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  139. Guys,

    "Not worth of Church without the Statue of Madhu Matha.."

    Not worth of a statue without its niche too, I must say.

    The above observation is made by none other than our popular Shyam -a member of what I call the flight of vultures.

    Peter, Shyam, Puli have chosen to be in that species, because their presence is heavily felt here when there is so much bloodshed and killings.

    On a different note, now that we are in Madhu church, it is high time we exposed the Sinner-in-Robe, Mr Rayappu, and his own brand of Catholism.

    His form of worship includes the wanton destruction of Teak trees that were around the church - giving it shade and tranquility - for the construction of bunkers.

    This man has never been short of explanations. He may defend this development too, by putting the blame on squarely Satan.

    He can get into the Guinness book of records too; first one to keep the Satan at bay by erecting wooden bunkers.

    I heard from my grandma that the Hell has compartments; some are really hot and some are very cold.

    No wonder, the Almighty knew in advance the arrival of creatures like Rayappu in droves.

    If I put myself in his shoes, I will be petriefied to the core!

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  140. Dulith,

    Now the ppl like My shadows do not even have a shadow to support themselves. They r only physical objects, who can type on a keyboard, without a soul.

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  141. I have only one request from all patriots. Please use your connections, good office to turn the top military mind set for better coordinated attack. May be because of internal politics, there is no visible joint operations to satisfactory level.
    SLDF could have decimated LTTE on northern front, if SLAF was there to attack LTTE. During whole saga SLAF was sleeping, then they woke up for 6AM for regular morning raid to waste some bombs.
    I am really suspecting the behavior of SLAF and even SLN for past several months. Some thing has happen to the spirit of joint operation.
    May be top guys has fallen in traps, that are funded by LTTE using UNP supporters, NGOS etc., thus collective goal is forgotten.
    It is understandable, that one time good general (J Perera) has suddenly become a traitor to the nation and There can be lots of high rankers, who are having good connection to those guys, stealthily acting differently.
    T seems LTTE has managed to create a inner force in south to just give in or messed up operations.
    President as a commander of all forces should look in to the even minute detail very carefully.
    If there are differences among TOP guys, thus hamper the WAR against LTTE, Serious Warnings should be issued and secret service should be guided to arrange relationship building activities.
    If nothing going to work, graceful retirement should be forced on to the individuals.
    If the guys going t o defy the decisions, case should be handed over to jackals.

    No one should play with the Nation and the mother land.

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  142. Those who go behind sudas news source like My Shadow .. here u can read the same news @ reuters (http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSCOL79695). hope u believe it now..

    Dont under estimate our heros.. Dey will show dar seacret package of militory strnght in future.. be cautious LTTE.

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  143. why my comments are not coming up

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  145. Puli,

    why my comments are not coming up

    Those were automatically re-directed to the www.tamilnet.tv, where those belongs. go there n search for your comments

    LOL

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  147. Andare
    very true... but i wonder if SLA kept SLAF in the loop as far is these battles are concerned...
    SLAF folks also have delivered the goods even during trying times and even with very little resources...
    I don't know exactly what happened but it's unfair to pin this on SLAF. What is happening to Joint Operations Commander whose supposed to be combining all forces to achieve set objectives...

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  148. "Slpower,

    I like you"

    Slpower,

    Watchout mate. Sounds like that Puli character is not only a sakkiliya but a filthy homosexual as well.

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  149. "However, there are ample evidence that the terrorists had been using the church as a terrorist base, as large number of bunkers, trenchers, mortar pits, and artillery positions found in side the church complex, the reports added."

    defence.lk reports... they should give good publicity to these things so that the dear bishop rayappu will lose whatever little credibility he has. All these times i gave the guy the benefit of the doubt :(

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  150. ranil,
    The armed forces are one team not 3 individual teams.In this type of offensive operation it was the lack of air support that caused so many casualties.This was an LTTE operation where they stormed army FDL in order to entice the army to advance into their artillery range in order to kill as many brave soldiers as possible.So it was like an unceasing wave (infinity+1).so the airforce should have been ready for following reasons even if the LTTE offensive started at 0200 hrs.The planes should have been airbourne and in theatre of battle at the crack of dawn..
    1)to support infantry advance
    2)kill as many LTTE cadres as possible(we missed a goldern opportunity)
    The airforce was not there.Exactly who is to blame for the lack of air support is another matter.At this rate lets forget this war and create 5 countries.
    1)EELAM
    2)Eastern country-because if we cant handle our own affairs then we cannot justly govern eastern province
    3)Army country,Navy country and airforce country.

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  151. Ranil,
    In war i am sure you have heard of the concept of overwhelming force..This should have been provided by the airforce..thats what they are there for..not to wax planes..i would have been happy if we had achieved a kill ration 2:1 in our favour..with so many casualties

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  152. this LTTE withdrawal from madu has nothing to do with GOD IC/catholic church..they are short of cadres..nothing has changed..the only pointis that the artillary was used.We never ever give these shi*s this EELAM ever..they should try kent and toronto instead..like some idiot said some time ago..wherever their is a tamil their is thaamil EELAM.No offence to the good peace loving tamils in Slanka

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  153. Mathamithra,

    Thanks for your support for 0R. Deleting extreme comments are okay but leaving the silly ones on the blog as long as no one responds to them, shows our resolve and strength.

    Mithra – god of friendship - Wow! Thanks for the snippet of info. In fact, the Persian language (Farsi) has a lot of words similar to our own.

    Sinhale,

    I see you share a lot of my views too regarding unsolicited posting. Please read my post above if you haven’t and let me know what you think if/when you can.

    Onceinawhile,

    Thanks for your kind words bruv.

    Chatura,

    Welcome to the blog! I am new here myself. We all use 100% our own names on this blog. That’s why I joined it. ;)

    I used to know a Chatura from Moratuva. If I remember right his surname was Dissanayake, but could have been Subramanium. There is another Chatura I know; he is in the UK. Unlike PukkaLanka, Chatura is an uncommon name. Cool. I am pleased to meet you. Keep blogging….

    DefNet,

    What do you think of 0R? Please be frank. Won’t be offended if you have a different view.

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  154. I am waiting to see the RAA APPU's reaction.

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  156. dailymirror:

    Claymore mine found in Woelfendhal Street

    A powerful claymore mine reportedly weighing 10kg found near the Old Dutch Church in Woelfendhal Street was defused by the Police Special Task Force Bomb Disposal Unit now.

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  157. Military spokesman announces capture of Madhu shrine

    pictures:

    pic 1

    pic 2

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  158. defence.lk

    military sources on the Vavuniya battlefront said that advancing troops are presently securing the Palampiddi area, around 8 km North of Madhu area. Heavy clashes have been reported from the area as troops are on the track of the terrorists, the sources further said.

    Oh.. 8 KM !

    DN any info ?

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  159. DefenceNet,
    when you have the time how many APCS/tanks have been destroyed/damaged and in ltte areas as a result of the skirmish on the 23rd.
    APC's=****
    TANKS=**** pls

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  160. "Its only a dream for you..."

    I can see 'some' people are dreaming here all right.

    Anyway defence.lk says:

    "Meanwhile, military sources on the Vavuniya battlefront said that advancing troops are presently securing the Palampiddi area, around 8 km North of Madhu area."

    Palampiddi area, not the camp? Defencenet, any details?
    However our people seem to have advanced pretty fast since yesterday it seems.

    Looks like LTTE managed to withdraw with their artillery and mortars that were placed in the shrine area. Our commandos constantly ambushed retreating LTTE cadres in the Thoppigala battle.... nothing like that has happened here. Maybe it wasn't possible?

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  161. What the heck is this about:

    Daily News

    Fresh offensive in muhamalai??? They're talking about 23rd battle right? Publishing crap as headline news.....

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  162. chamal,
    i think the army was asked to be very careful so that they did not damage the church in anyway..so they let them retreat.

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  163. Oh deer ....

    Poor Rayappu...

    WHAT CAN HE SAY NOW...

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  164. elakiri,
    thats the whole idea.To make rev rayappu joseph eat his own words..

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  165. A bomb has gone off in a bus in Piliyandala..... any news?

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  166. srilankan,

    "i think the army was asked to be very careful so that they did not damage the church in anyway..so they let them retreat."

    No I don't mean attacking them there itself, but when they are retreating (or running away, more like). They blew up whole truck loads of LTTE cadres (and some leaders as well) in ambushes during the Thoppigala operation, in the roads that they were using to go to Wanni.

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  167. DefenceNet,
    why did we not use the MBRL's..or was it a waste of rockets given the dispersion of LTTE cadres on the battle field and hand to hand combat.

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  168. Army spokesman says explosion has taken place inside an SLTB bus aroun 6.45pm

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  169. Side Effect,

    I don't think any one will enjoy those gruesome images .I personally don't enjoy this type of pics be it your enemy or friend.

    This type of politics has cost us lot..1983 taught sinhalese a bitter lesson.

    Those images should never have seen the light of the day.

    REMOVE YOUR LINK Please.

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  170. Guys,

    I told you yeasterday to be on red alert.

    Bomb explosion in Piliyandala

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  171. LTTE fight like pussy cats rather than tigers. The best that they can do is bomb innocent people. How desperate is that? Our brave solders are going a excellent job we are proud of them.
    LTTE supporters only place your pussy cats are loosing in the battle field and the big rat prabakeran will be caught only god knows what army do to him.

    My Shadow
    - you try to pretend to be neutral but yor are not. You sounds more like the oppersition lerder RANIL WICKRAMASINGHAM an also a LTTE supporter.
    LTTE bashing since last year is the best thing happened to the srilanka after the fake peace agreement signed by the traitor RANIL WICKRAMASINGHAM.

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