Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Sea Tigers attack SLN outpost : Mannar

Sea going arm of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) mounted an attack on SLN detachment in Erukkalampiddi in Mannar today dawn. 3 SLN personnel were killed and another 4 more were wounded in the incident. Tigers lost one of their boats along with 4 of their members due to SLN retaliatory fire. According to available information 6 sea tiger boats were used in the attack.

Sea tigers who had control of the base for a brief period of time were able to capture few weapons stationed in the outpost including a LAW launcher, two 81mm mortars and a 50 cal machine gun. However the attacked outpost was not one of main SLN bases as claimed by some pro rebel media. The area was later secured with the help of SLN reinforcements. The tigers have been carrying out a series of similar hit and run attacks on naval outposts in the recent times.

Meanwhile the Sri Lanka Air Force bombers have bombed the LTTE frontline at Muhamalai at least 3 times within two days. Many locations on the frontline were targeted and the raids have been declared a 'success' by the SLAF.

319 comments:

  1. thanks for the update DN.

    another kallathoni attack on a SLN post

    according to defence.lk there have been 6 kallathoni boats. we managed to sink only one.

    this is a dismal success rate of 17% and a failure rate of 83% even with the help of a Mi-24.

    SLN/SLAF got to improve on this success rate.

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  2. Defence ministry said a LTTE leader (sirimaran) has died in this incident. But I saw on 5/25/2007 the ministry claimed sirimaran has died. is the same leader or some one? http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20070525_03

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  3. DN are we ready to to face similar type of attacks to our key harbours in south?

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  4. big operation on the way from muhamale towards elephantpass

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  5. Moshe Dyan

    r u confident here after there wont be any bomb blasts in south by that force?.com

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  6. Manjula,
    The SLDF must have been killing a lot of dead LTTE cadres going by the numbers of LTTE deaths they announce everyday. If you looked even more carefully you'd probably see that this particular LTTE leader Srimaaran would have been killed at least a dozen times by the SLDF (or by the defence.lk editors)

    Yet another superb incisive attack by the sea tiger marines. These little attacks will go a long way in winning the battle for the LTTE.

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  7. Pecco,

    Keep dreaming my misguided friend.

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  8. san
    if that's the case...i hope results will be different this time around.
    tigers must've been expecting this after intensive bombings by SLAF on their FDLs in the past couple of days

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  9. Manjula
    there are many folks with the same name mate... Not to worry :)
    good thing is that another ltte small time leader reaching Peelam in grand style... every bit helps you know :) :)

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  10. There are number of Prabakarans also in LTTE.

    Ex: Pulidevan

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  11. thanks Ranil.
    pecco your answer will be a dream of your leader praba

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  12. b#1

    Isn't that why he's under house-arrest? Praba hates competition almost as much as he does military setbacks.

    Not a good tme for the 'National Leader', is it now. Tell me, doesn't he have tension, pressure and diabetes problems? Tell his physician to put him on some blood thining medication to stave off a sudden heart attack or stroke.

    Stay healthy Praba, no one deserves to witness the endgame more than you.

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  13. defence.lk says that Tamil IDP told officials that there are thousands like them waiting to leave the LTTE controlled areas.

    Why do we only have 7 sailors positioned there when an outpost was attacked in Jaffna in eaxctly the same way earlier.

    We should also have a makeshift runway on Mannar Island so we can have a couple there in an anti-shipping and close air support.

    We should have some anti-shipping capability of jets. FAC don't even need a missle to destoryed if the fighters are given an aditional 30mm cannon and the pilot can fly at a low angle of attack then the boat is doomed.

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  14. Sutpid LTTE have been fighting for Eelam in Sri Lanka when it has been already been created in New Zealand.

    www.elam.auckland.ac.nz

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  15. Off topic…

    For those who live overseas and do not have access to Sri Lanka defence news on TV.

    Log on to youtube.com and search under “rana bimen” (translated – “from the war front”). Swarnavahini channel has an embedded team who bring quite interesting footage of what looks like live action. A benevolent person takes the trouble to record and upload the clips within a day or two (thanks to them). Shanak Desilva is the reporter. On one clip he (and the cameraman) travels on a tank or a personnel carrier. Reminded me of how we used to hang on the boarding platforms of red London Transport double decker route-master buses going to school and back. Ahhh..the good old days.

    It certainly looks like the eelam land is being gobbled up by Pukka Land faster than one could say “velupillai pirapaharan”…

    OU&N!

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  16. Guys..

    Could it be that LTTE as moved troops from muhamale FDL to re-inforce the welioya Defence line. and as a result either SLA wants attack the weakened muhamale FDL or buff LTTE into moving the carders back to muhamale and attack welioya..?

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  17. peccko said...

    "These little attacks will go a long way in winning the battle for the LTTE."

    Brother..
    Very true. It's a loooong way. You will never achieve within your life time. Al least you know that.

    But there is a shorter way..That you will achieve very soon. I'll tell you that, when I meet you there. Within your very short life time period. . Be brave. Just cross the line. I'll never break promises.

    Please understand brother.

    If you’re not sure you can call brother Nadaraja who lives with us peacefully here in Colombo. I know you know his number.

    Tamil brother

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  18. x-file,

    "r u confident here after there wont be any bomb blasts in south by that force?"

    yes if we continue abducting ellanan force members at this rate.

    BTW another 25 Ellalan force members abducted in pundikuduthivu by SLN troopers.

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  19. I though defnet had retired...good to see some regular posts

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  20. A rare admission on Tamilnut... where no LTTE ever dies.

    "Four Tiger commandos were killed in action."

    Also a commander was killed two months ago admittedly.

    ” … Kadaafi, a commander of the Sea Tigers…., who was killed two months ago…”

    That’s a grand total of 5 KIA. Not bad. ..not bad at all. Ealam is up for grabs…LTTE is winning the eelam war 100%…hurrah!

    A 100% pukka joke!

    Also interesting is that the article does not mention any SLDF killed (although 2,437 SLN and 3,099 SLA were felled) by a dozen elite tiger commandos when they raided and controlled the SLN command post for a whole two hours before tactically withdrawing with the loot. Kudos to LTTE from the diasperate diaspora!

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  21. Moshe dyan

    "yes if we continue abducting ellanan force members at this rate"

    1.want u ask u one more thing continue abducting means? hole ur life time? how old r u now?

    2.y we use white van for this operation we have good armed vehicles know?

    3.y cant we kill the buggers(Ellalan Force) on the road(very crowed area)? so hole world can see our gads know

    4. so there won't be much work for this M.Ganeshan fellow

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  22. X-file,

    [..continue abducting means? hole ur life time? how old r u now?]

    You got the point again, Moshe didn't mean whole his life time, but he meant your supremo VPs life time. You know very well that VP is counting his days not for taste the cyanide capsule but to escape from the country because he is not a Madayan like you.

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  23. X-FILE,

    Who are you?
    What are you doing here?

    Tamil Brother

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  24. B#1

    Oya ema tissemma polin paninava
    adisivenda epaa sagotharayo oyage bloooood pleasure eka podak docter gava gihila check karuth onnthai.

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  25. tamilbrother...

    I am a Sri lankan.
    Proud to be a Sri Lankan.

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  26. LoL.

    You are a funny SINGALA boy.

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  27. T-FILE,

    "yes if we continue abducting ellanan force members at this rate"

    1.want u ask u one more thing continue abducting means? hole ur life time? how old r u now?

    2.y we use white van for this operation we have good armed vehicles know?

    3.y cant we kill the buggers(Ellalan Force) on the road(very crowed area)? so hole world can see our gads know

    4. so there won't be much work for this M.Ganeshan fellow

    Man.. don't ask dumb questions... serously! please....

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  28. ##Oya ema tissemma polin paninava
    adisivenda epaa sagotharayo oyage bloooood pleasure eka podak docter gava gihila check karuth onnthai.##

    LOL

    can someone tell me if he's being serious or whether he's just taking the piss out of the way tamil people speak sinhala.

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  29. TamilNet leader ["Tamil eelam, not a hastily concocted concept"- Balakumaran]

    Hm, like Nazism and Facism, you mean?

    Balakumaran dude, you are *so* far up your Eelam coconut tree that it's beginning to bend under your weight... and you won't jump off until the tree splits and drops you to the ground head-first. Keep climbing...

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  30. X-FILE said,

    [I am a Sri lankan.
    Proud to be a Sri Lankan.}

    Asking you again..
    2. What are you doing here?

    Tamil Brother

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  31. G said...

    "can someone tell me if he's being serious or whether he's just taking the piss out of the way tamil people speak sinhala."

    WELL G U START A BLOGGE AND RESEARCH ABOUT IT.

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  32. tamilbrother said...

    "Asking you again..
    2. What are you doing here?"

    I DO THE SAME THING WHAT U R DOING!

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  33. ##WELL G U START A BLOGGE AND RESEARCH ABOUT IT.##

    why would I need to do that? unlike you, the wannabe sinhalese, I am sinhalese and I think you are a complete and utter joke.

    Do me a favour, write the sinhala word for bucket, please. LOL

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  34. DefenceNet,

    Is there something going in the National Front? I saw tidbits of such story elsewhere. However, no information can be found anywhere. Please keep us updated when you get a chance and if it is not sensitive.

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  35. x-file,

    what's happening to your sole-representatives?

    I heard the magnificent wee tigers carried out a major naval operation to capture the SLN's biggest harbour.

    Oh man, we sri lankans are so upset that the magnificent wee tigers have captured the whole mannar island and that they are going to declare the island as another country called weelam.

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  36. pakka-lanka,

    Thanks for the Youtube link - rana bimen; it is excellent.

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  37. BREAKING NEWS

    General.Vimal Weerawansa(MP & Military Instructor) has been appointed as a script writer to President Mahinda Rajapaksa by Mr.Basil Rajapaksa (MP)effect from The War Heroes Day.

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  38. X-FILE said...

    [I DO THE SAME THING WHAT U R DOING!]

    Great...!
    so please save your time..

    I'll continue...
    YOU JUST LEAVE THE BLOG

    Thank you for your understanding.
    yours

    Tamil Brother

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  39. G said...

    "Do me a favour, write the sinhala word for bucket, please. "


    mang gawa baalthiyak na ne machan,
    oya puka hodan nethuwa ennda kamak ne kollu.

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  40. guys... don't waste time with this X-man here :)
    It's obvious that he's a poser with the crappy sinhala words he's writing :)
    cheap entertainment though

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  41. The same thing again. Maybe the Navy should make a new unit or specially train existing people for the security and recovering of SLN bases, just as SLAF has done with its regimental SF. It's going to be harder for them than the airforce with a larger no. of bases but if this kind of thing continues they have no other option. In the meantime the people at the coastal bases and outposts should be armed properly (not just with T-56's) and kept on full alert. They won't be able to do much if they are outnumbered and also poorly armed, but we can shift disadvantage of low numbers with good training and weapons that suit the purpose.

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  42. Americans in Afgan has killed 1 women and 3 children.. DAM Where are those AI or other HR heros..

    Hmmm no where to be found..

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  43. Tamil Tigers overrun navy outpost

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7447553.stm

    When BBC publish its news if its LTTE victory they have big headlines.. BUT if its SLA victory its just heavy fighting and that 70000 people died bulshit..

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  44. Pictures of the attack on the SLN base

    http://w2.hidemyass.com/index.php?q=aHR0cDovL3d3dy50YW1pbG5ldC5jb20%3D&hl=3ed

    WEll in tamil net if the above link doesnt work

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  45. "Tamil eelam, not a hastily concocted concept"- Balakumaran

    Balakumaran, Senior member of the Liberation Tigers, during an interview to an Australian Tamil radio said that while support of the international community is necessary for achieving the goal of liberation, Tamil people should clearly understand that policies of the International community towards different nationalist struggles are often inconsistent and motivated by self-interest. He added that listening to other people’s dictates, and compromising the ideals only reflect the weakness of a liberation struggle, and expressed confidence on the strength and resilience of the Tamil people to confront obstacles in the marathon towards liberation.


    Thambusela meko hondata kiyowanda..

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  46. "Thambusela meko hondata kiyowanda."

    What is this language??? Maybe you should just stick to what you know....

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  47. This photo is from tamilnet:
    http://tinyurl.com/5u49bp

    The title is, "Sea Tigers in action at Erukkalampiddi [Photo: LTTE]"

    in action?

    Apart from this photo, others are quite good :)

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  48. Moshe dyan

    "yes if we continue abducting ellanan force members at this rate"

    1.want u ask u one more thing continue abducting means? hole ur life time? how old r u now?

    2.y we use white van for this operation we have good armed vehicles know?

    3.y cant we kill the buggers(Ellalan Force) on the road(very crowed area)? so hole world can see our gads know

    4. so there won't be much work for this M.Ganeshan fellow

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  49. Looks like SLN must have withdraw from the base when LTTE attacked because otherwise they would have shown the any fallen soldiers..

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  50. Qrious,

    You're welcome bro. Enjoy the clips of our brave men trampling all over and possessing the eelam dreamland.

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  51. Although X-file's questions are directed at moshe, I'm not sure if he'll waste his time answering this. But I have enough time to waste.

    "y we use white van for this operation we have good armed vehicles know?"

    Don't worry, I hear they have just ordered some T-80 MBT's to be used for this job. This is due to the heavy amount of fire that white vans attract. LTTE has already destroyed 12051 white vans.

    *The rest of the questions were not understood. Looks like he's just as good in english as he is in sinhala

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  52. we should have snipers hiding out side the perimeters of these small camps. If and when such takeovers are made the snipers can take some pot shots reverse the situation.

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  53. thambala

    That doesnt seems a good idea, Anyway I think the best approach is to get SLN on the seen with enough firepower to take out boats of ltte then they can stay in the camp as much time they want. Thats what is lacking in SLN they cant respond to an emergency like this.

    It takes them 3 hours to get to the positon. if we can improve our response it would have been a different story.

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  54. some important deductions from the reports of defence.lk and tamilnet.com ...

    - dfence.lk claims that the Navy defended the base.. Unless the picture on Tamil Net are faked this time DefenceNet has made a glaring slip...

    - defence.lk says the motive for this could be to prevent 1000's of civilians fleeing mannar. If this is the case all preparations must be made to allow these civilians to flee LTTE terror clutches. Reconstruct the camp and increase it's defences. Make preparations to accept the 1000's that will come.

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  55. IDEA !!!

    Why cant the military dress up as fisherman and try to petrol the sae area with normal fishing boats. if they see an enamy boats they can warn the bases to be prepared. this less expensive, you only need one or two people for the job.

    Is this a crazy IDEA any comments..

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  56. Malin,
    I don't think that sort of mobility is possible with Naval Craft. That quick a response will only be possible with air mobility I think.

    I'd still like to stick with the idea of the sniper. Could you care to comment why you think it's a bad idea?

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  57. Malin,
    I think the advantage of being among the fishermen is that it is difficult spot the perpetrators. Even if you in the fishing crowd I think this will be a difficult job. If this is not a difficulty then I think your idea may have some merit.

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  58. thambala

    DONT BELIVE EVERYTHING DEFENCE LK SAYS.

    I am behind this war effort and the military.. but the truth is they also dont tell the whole truth.

    And i am also against this media crack down on defence related articles. Because I think even army Navy and the airforce sometimes mess things up. And there should be poeple to show them that. Tahts the only way they can improve. If there is no one to point the finger when a mistake has been made they will make the same mistake again.

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  59. About your sinpers..

    1. You can take one shot then they will send a barage of fire towards you. and if you have no where to run or supporting fire. God bless.

    2. Snipers can be used in more needed area than waiting for an occainal rare attack like this.

    3.. Cant think of anything else :(

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  60. Sorry not sinpers... snipers.

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  61. I don't think the aim of the raid was to stop civilians from fleeing. The LTTE must be low on supplies. They are raiding small outposts to replenish ammo. There is enough fire power here to prevent the landing. The navy may have been caught off guard yet again. They have attacked 3 outposts so far and have always come in the middle of the night.

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  62. this is thanks to "WHITE VAN's"

    http://www.dailymirror.lk/DM_BLOG/Sections/frmNewsDetailView.aspx?ARTID=17468

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  63. - A sniper range exceeds normal weapons range like say ak 47, t 56

    - The modus operandi of a sniper is to conceal himself in sniping the enemy. They should be masters of hiding. So I guess it will not be able to direct fire to the sniper just like that. A sniper in this situation should be able to take out a considerable number of the enemy and / or buy time for reinforcements to come and take them out.

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  64. Thambala,

    "I'd still like to stick with the idea of the sniper. Could you care to comment why you think it's a bad idea?"

    It is natural to have snipers for the defence of a military installation (in this case they would be marksmen than actually snipers) but positioning them outside is very risky and using snipers in large numbers like this is not practical at all. Snipers remain concealed by moving slowly and taking their shots carefully at the right time and for the right target. If they fire at everything they see, their cover will be blown sooner or later (probably sooner) and after that the enemy will put the maximum strength they can to eliminate the sniper, using all possible weapons and even charging his position. Then the sniper will be pretty defenseless without anyone nearby to support him (remember that he's well outside the base) and even the best snipers won't be very effective when it comes to a close fight facing large numbers, armed only with a bolt action or semi-auto rifle and maybe a submachine gun.

    The reason for not having snipers in large numbers is simple because not just everyone can become a sniper. It's not just a matter of giving a sniper rifle to any soldier and ordering him to shoot. It takes a lot of tedious training, skill, ability to stay cool in difficult situations, patience (although not in this situation) etc. and these are not qualities that everybody has. Also the weapons and equipment used are very expensive and it's impossible to supply a very large number of these to each base.

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  65. Panhinda,
    According to Tamilnet this was not an ordinary attack. It was a commando attack.
    So the landing may have been very well concealed. But how they managed to do that
    with that radar also in the camp is something that needs to be questioned.

    Can we get an update as to the motive of the attack from DN or on the other side
    from DW?

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  66. Its not as in the Movies man. all depeneds on the terrain. Yes Sniper rifles have much futher distance than normal rifles, but remeber these are camp mostly covered with luch bushes (I assume from the pics). so for the sniper to get a good view should be either high place or close by. NO building or no Mountains where you can look down upon. thats the prob. If this war was in area like Kandy then snipers are in bussiness.

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  67. "According to Tamilnet this was not an ordinary attack. It was a commando attack."

    Tamilnet is very good at word games. Terms like 'commando', 'elite', 'marines' are used to make it look and feel bigger than it actually is. This helps to get the diaspora people get all excited and start 'donating' to them. Commando raids are not usually based on outnumbering the enemy as here, but relies rather on superior training, skill, weapons and good planning.

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  68. hmm my ideas seems to be getting sniped down... it's good.. I could refine the idea..

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  69. one friend who is working in an aid group told me that heavy clashes has erupted in the north.

    any news DN? anyone?

    there is some chance of it being "routine"; they often exaggerate.

    BTW this "special marine unit" of the LTTE is really worrying me.

    1. they pick targets intelligently like a serial killer

    2. they had moved from around killai to vidathalathivu. they had more than a week to do so. there can't be "regional" "special marine units".

    3. did they use a sea route? if so it is a BIG loopehole in SLN op.s

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  70. I don’t think the idea of snipers will work. We have hundreds of small army and navy posts around the island. Placing snipers in all those post will obviously waste of resources (even we have that much of snipers).
    What LTTE doing is gather some 30 -40 carders and hit a small post with 10 – 12 SPs . They don’t gain any war field advantages. These are only for propaganda. Thats what they can only do these days.
    I think best way is to prevent this type of attack is proper use of sea minds, land minds and other defensive methods.

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  71. I strongly belive truth should be told in a way not damage the SLDF. Because when mistakes are been shown it only help them to correct them. Problem with our media is they dont know what to report and what not to.

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  72. thambala...

    Just because poeple dont agree with your idea dont give up..

    :) Ideas are always good... with out them no innovation

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  73. Thambala,

    If LTTE used 50-60 'commando' (assuming approx 10 in each boat) to overwhelm small listening outposts manned by a few signalmen and a handful of sentries, then that says something.

    The motive is simple. Its mainly to replenish ammo and secondly as a propaganda stunt. The 'commando' seem to have gone there with a full media unit. It make no strategic sense otherwise.

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  74. The English are having their day with the tamils.
    There's increasing media coverage on tamil gang violence, which obviously precedes a serious crack-down.

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  75. Seriously Is there no way to increase the response time of SLN or SAF. because if least they can blow few boats.

    ??

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  76. Unless if it was a distraction to smuggle in supplies to Vedituvalu.

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  77. I am so happy...UK you will learn soon...

    http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/display.var.2332402.0.0.php

    I got a news for you BBC sinhala

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  78. [TamilNet photos]

    Is that all 'the best the Sea Tigers have to offer' can do? Set a fire in the sleeping quarters and steal what looks like outdated equipment (it's hardly the bridge of the starship enterprise, people!). I'm dissapointed- where's the Elephant pass-type attack? Where's taking and holding ground?

    Their LTTE commrades are being whacked from the air, by sea and on land on a daily basis... and this and killing civis, is the best they can do? Man, you guys are embarassing yourselves.

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  79. http://www.tamilwin.com/view.php?2aIWnLe0dHj0q0ecGG7V3b4t9EY4d3g2h2cc2DpO3d426QV3b02ZLu2e

    Pitures are there
    Is those pictures from the navy post or LTTE base (after attack)??

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  81. 300kg of Explosive and other ammunition found in a state in nuwara eliya..

    Looks like the white vans doing the job

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  82. Blogger Malin said...

    300kg of Explosive and other ammunition found in a state in nuwara eliya..

    Looks like the white vans doing the job

    June 11, 2008 8:23 PM

    good news

    where did so much Kg's come from ?

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  83. [300kg of Explosive and other ammunition found in a state in nuwara eliya..
    ]

    This is nothing.... LTTE and their coolies' plan B is to DIVASTATE Sri Lanka when the LTTE is defeated... in teh warfront.

    That's why the explosives are now being 'transferred' to the south... thieir mad agenda is very, very simple.... Leave us alone or face hell.

    Sri Lankans... please... please don't blame LTTE, GOSL or SLDF when LTTE does this... Instead... go bomber / explosive hunting... They are in your back yard... on roadside, in the bus... under the garbage dump... in a bus-passenger bag... If you want to survive... go look... they are there to be discovered...

    I would specifically pinpoint... the southern coastal belt...
    P2P (Putthalama to Panadura)... as the very high risk areas where these bloody LTTE cowards are hiding...

    Zoom on them, Monitor them, catch them and hand them over to police.

    If we fail... we must accept responsibility ourselves...

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  84. [Four Sri Lanka Air Force Kfir fighter jets jointly bombed the Front Defence Line (FDL) positions of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in Mukamaalai Tuesday around 8:00 a.m. after circling over Jaffna peninsula for quite a long time, sources in Jaffna said.]

    This should be an effective strategy. Cheers SLAF!!!

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  85. Guys,
    On observing both recent attacks on lonely navy posts, the retallions took over 2 hours to be seen.isnt this mean that the communication systems established there are not good?
    It seems the system is Stationary, so that when a sudden attack is launched the news does not go through with the accurate details of the attack...
    Mobile Com systems will give the ability to give the ground situation while tactically withdrawing (Not Like LTTE is Currently doing.. :) ), & could be used to give the places to attack for MI 24s that can come to the seen in much quicker time (atleast 30 minutes).But really what take them HOURS to come to a place? Palali,Anuradhapura & vavuniya Is More than enough to acheive this time If Pilots are ready to go just as we see pilots getting ready on those Second world war movies.This cordinating the Aerial attack with ground inteligence should be effective in destrying this so called baata Elites gang isnt it?

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  86. It looks like personnel manning the navy post have retreated during the attack. 5 best LTTErs are dead. Not that bad. Just little bit embarrassing. We were caught napping I guess. The Navy should be bit more vigilant.

    Guys,
    Please have a look at the following photograph posted in tamilnet among other photos. But this one in black and white titled "A Gajaba Regiment SLA soldier killed in attack [Photo: LTTE]".
    click here

    I am pretty sure this photograph has nothing to do with this attack. I remember seeing it before. But I can't find it. If some body can find the original that would be great.

    In this LTTE website they haven't posted the said photograph (but it has all the rest).

    click here

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  87. Hey... I am bored.
    Where have all the monkeys gone?

    Now look what you Sinhala modayas did.
    You talked the truth and chased away the monkey circus. Now we have to pay for entertainment.
    Stupids.

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  88. I don't like the new circus with x-men and c-watch. :(
    I liked the previous one better.

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  92. Pecko,

    You must be a poet man!

    Riyaz can you translate his poem into Sinhaleese or in English.

    Oh you know only bad words in Tamil dont you?

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  93. Chandrasekaran's patronage on Tigers showing some colours here,

    http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20080611_10

    2 kg x C - 4 explosive packets 08
    TNT explosives 300kg
    T 56 assault riffles 02
    T 56 riffle slings 10
    Detonators 40
    Large haul of T 56 ammo

    300KGs of TNT is enough to create Central Bank like carnage. It is great that TID is doing some decent work.

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  94. I think this is an LTTE's cowardly attack without informing SLN and coming like 'Kallathoni Vijayan'.

    Did they leave bathroom slippers??

    Where are the military shoes?

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  95. DefenceNet,

    According to Dinamina 56 is also engaged in offensive operations. As far as you article about SLA divisions notes, 56 was limited to defensive work in Vavuniya. Is this a role interchange between 56 and TF II? Please keep us posted. The war seems to be coming to a very decisive stage.

    Sam

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  96. propaganda or not, tigers did a daring attack. We lost precious lives and some equipment and ammo. They even took picture while at it.

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  97. Every installation should have Commandos deployed at the back to thwart this kind of operations. If we had 6 commandos allocated to each installation, they would not be able to do such things.

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  98. Re: Mannar naval base attack.

    There are several pointers to show that this is purely a publicity stunt and has no significant military advantage whatsoever.

    1) Base overrun in 10 minutes – If a strategically located base it would be defended more strongly. It would need a 10 hour attack. But then the LTTE would not have attempted it considering the beatings they are currently getting.

    2) A photographer was embedded with the attackers – They knew it would be taken easily and a good photo opportunity would be created. As indeed they took a lot of photos.

    3) The terrorists took a small amount of loot and fled – If militarily important they would attempt to hold the base and not leave. They would call for reinforcements and consolidate their gain. Their only ambition was to take a few photos to impress the diaspora – which they achieved.

    Whatever it is, SLDF lives have been lost and some embarrassment caused to SLDF. Please learn from this mistake and ensure we don’t give any photo opportunities to these ruthless terrorists. Come on SLDF!

    OU&N

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  99. look at the connection.

    first news item.

    7 upcountry Tamil youths arrested in Yatiayantota
    [TamilNet, Tuesday, 10 June 2008, 14:10 GMT]
    Seven upcountry Tamil youths were taken into custody by the police following the discovery of two hand grenades in an estate in Yatiayantota in Sabragamuwa province. The police said they found the explosives hidden in the estate Panawatte in Yatiayantota on receipt of information.

    The police said the arrested Tamil youths are being detained in the police station and interrogated on suspicion that they were having connection with the LTTE.

    Police further said no room would be given for 'terrorist activity' at any cost in Yatiayantota area and all precaution has been taken to strengthen the security in the division.

    second news item. a day later

    Last modified on: 6/11/2008 10:12:45 PM TID nabs explosives and warlike material in Nuwaraeliya
    Acting on information received the counter-terrorism wing of the police; the terrorist investigation department (TID) officers nabbed a haul of explosives and warlike material at Mahagasthota Estate in Nuwaraeliya, today (June 11).

    According to the Police, TID officers had conducted a swift operation at around 10a.m.

    Following are the explosives and warlike material found during the search operation.

    Items Description Quantity
    2 kg x C - 4 explosive packets 08
    TNT explosives 300kg
    T 56 assault riffles 02
    T 56 riffle slings 10
    Detonators 40
    Large haul of T 56 ammo


    300kg of TNT!!!! that is HUGE. This was no coincident. but the result of hard work. as far as the LTTE and UNP are concerned arrests also equal abductions. now we know why!!

    may be it was not a WHITE van but the same result. keep it up; this is the way to go. i'm sure there are more.

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  100. Folks,

    Gamunu Kumaraya uthurin …., dakunin maha muhuda kiyala atha paya akulagene nida gaththa kiyene kathava aurudu 1000 gaaneketath vadi kalayak ahuname, api kuda kaale indanme, muhudu yanne bayaveeme saamanye, piligatha youthu deyak veneva.

    It may be possible that this simple story explains why we as a nation never became a maritime power and sea is not yet our element.

    What do you think ?

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  102. [It may be possible that this simple story explains why we as a nation never became a maritime power and sea is not yet our element.]

    Math,

    Tamils have history of braving the rough seas for treasures unlike Sinhalese who holed up in caves don't want to take any risks. Do not compare Tamils with your few centuries old culture.

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  103. Peccko,

    The SLDF must have been killing a lot of dead LTTE cadres going by the numbers of LTTE deaths they announce everyday.

    You should ask Velu, why he lately had somany funeral parades in Wanni.

    Infact Velu had more funeral parades than millitary parades in Wanni..

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  104. This is from Island.

    [Navy jolted by pre-dawn Sea Tiger assault on
    isolated Mannar post by Shamindra FerdinandoThe Sea Tigers yesterday lost a boat and four cadres including a leader in an attack on an isolated navy detachment at Irukkalampiddy, Mannar where they killed three navy personnel and wounded two.

    Navy headquarters said the raiders later withdrew as reinforcements had converged on the scene of the confrontation, situated about seven kilometres north-west of Mannar town.

    The sea-borne attackers had hit the detachment shortly after 2 a.m., a navy official said. They seemed determined to make their presence felt. The latest operation was similar to the raid on Cheerativu islet near Jaffna town in the early hours of May 28, he said.

    The Tamilnet quoted the LTTE as saying they had captured two 50 caliber machine guns, two 81 mm mortars, two PK-Light Machine Guns, one rocket propelled grenade launcher, one AK light machine gun, one light anti-tank weapon, two 60 mm mortars and three T 56 assault rifles. According to the pro-LTTE website, the raid been launched in the memory of self-styled ‘Lieutenant Colonel’ Gadaafi, a commander of what it called Sea Tigers Special Engineering Division killed two months ago.

    Gadaafi is believed to have been killed by troops operating behind LTTE lines. Although the military doesn’t usually discuss such operations, Army Chief Lt. General Sarath Fonseka recently told The Island, that clandestine forays into enemy territory had been stepped up.
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  105. It looks as MD alias Mosquito prays 5 times/day at this defencenet blog.

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  106. Bhairav,
    "Do not compare Tamils with your few centuries old culture."

    First learn how to read and count.

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  107. Terrorists seem to be brave enough to attack only small outposts, old people’s homes,kindergardens etc.gosl must take advantage of this pattern and set a trap to catch them when they try a small detachment next.

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  108. tamilnet is reporting on a incident in Vavuniya

    Dn any info ?

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  109. the vavuniya thrust has started. this was a front relatively less active for the past but has come to life now.

    tigers are shitting unable to defend many fronts at the same time. a deep thrust from vavuniya northwards can potentially hack the LTTE territory along the A9 road. this will reduce the flow of supplies, men, weapons, "elites", etc. so far they had been interchanging supplies between eastern and western battlefields easily. this will be seriously affected by the vavuniya thrust.

    e.g. when that cripple was killed in an SLAF attack last november, he was somewhere in mulaitivu district. he had been assigned to look into the mannar war theatre.

    this type of co-ordination will sustain a body blow soon.

    it will also limit hiding places for VPSOB. with troops closing in on mulaitivu he is searching for a new foxhole and killinochchi may not be safe either.

    any news about base14?

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  110. Well Fellas, Even though ltte gets propaganda mileage out these attacks ! you cant deny the fact the raid was well planned cuz, the time it takes to remove captured arms no easty task. So does that means SLA just leaves these outpost loaded with Arms only to have the ltte come make a grab fr them ? It's a good raid !Now we have to train or be more vigilante fellas ~ Did ya see the mortars and the radars ? Let that be a lesson to Navy or Army, have contigency plans cae of raids such as these !

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  111. This is what a foreigner has to say about Tamils Freedom Struggle. Happy to see some westerners getting to know the true picture :) -

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    'For a long time I thought the tamils had legitimate grievences in Sri Lanka, until an extended stay there a couple of years ago opened my eyes to the realities that plague their nation. The country is a committed democracy,with all the flaws associated with a representative system of government.
    The violence unleashed by the tamil gangs in England and elsewhere are just a microcosm of what they do in Sri Lanka under the guise of a freedom struggle. Their violence has no limits, and is aimed at anyone who dares disagree with their self-appointed leader who now claims to be God re-incarnate. Tamil terrorism is truly evil manifest in today's world and it needs to be stiooed at any cost before it touches our lives as it has, the Sri Lankans'. Nothing these tamils say should be believed, since their entire claims for an independent state are based on ethnic hatred, pure lies and a fabricated history. Most worrisom about my personal observations of this particular group is their inability to live in peace with anyone who dares disagree with their violent ways.'


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  112. Hi Miliyaa,

    What is the source of your quote?

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  113. [What is the source of your quote?]

    www.punnaku.lk

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  114. hey bhairav i know dat it creates a lot of pain in ur minds when u see something like this. but this is the true story of ur so called freedom struggle. best part is, it's written by a none Sri Lankan who has come down to SL and lived here for sometime.bhairav enjoy the rest of the comments as well :))))

    here's the source. the link was already mentioned by someone here. just went thru the comments n saw this :)

    http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/display.var.2332402.0.0.php

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  115. Moshe,
    "the vavuniya thrust has started. this was a front relatively less active for the past but has come to life now."

    You must be joking. Vavuniya front was extremely active during last few months. It is the fastest moving one from all the fronts. Do you have any idea about its achievements?

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  116. City hoteliers already worried about poor bookings were in further despair after receiving a Foreign Ministry circular requesting them not to accept any bookings for weddings, rooms or events during the period of the SAARC
    Security is the most important concern and we cannot compromise on it. We all have to painfully adjust to these issues ” Tourism Ministry Secretary K. A. D. George Michael said.



    “The Government’s intention is to seal off the entire area to ensure that the heads of state and the foreign delegates are safe. However, there is no compensation for loss of business. It would have been all right if at least adequate rooms were booked by the delegates but they have only booked one-third of the room capacity,” the general manager of an affected city hotel in the heart of the high security zone said.

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  117. [here's the source. the link was already mentioned by someone here. just went thru the comments n saw this :)

    http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/display.var.2332402.0.0.ph]

    Money talks friend. Throw them few bucks they will write crap. As it happens, Govern of SL pays money to some rouge reporters from National Post and Sun newspapers in Canada to write rubbish about LTTE. Well... you can even have pro government articles in high volume newspapers like NY times or WSJ or USA Today if you pay multiple times of what you pay to small-time reporters in Sun of Canada or National Post.

    After all, British white trash are the most sneakiest folks on earth today. They will talk liberty, freedom and all kind of fuck while they screw others in their backyard.

    It's we Tamils control our destiny, not the white trash or sneaky Indians or corporate world.

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  118. Where is da mama joker, Assithiri, today?

    Other day he was so desperate to correct "led" to "lead" to claim himself as Queen English educated Lankan patriot, may be, today he will fondle the pencil lead penis for out of identity crisis and loneliness which manifest from the life these patriots lead in the la la land of Manhattan.

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  120. hemantha,

    "the vavuniya thrust has started. this was a front relatively less active for the past but has come to life now."

    what i meant was the vavuniya to east/north/north-east movement. should have been more specific.

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  121. Where is da pedophile worshiping, three quarter alias 'mukkal', Mr. Riyaz today? Is he busy screwing one of his 7 wives(kids)?

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  123. bhairav,
    Kikki, Petrol is very bad for your ass. Keep it safe. Okai.

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  124. Bhairav,

    This time you can help SLDF by giving some secrets of Ellalan Force please.

    At least tell us what is the depth of the bunker your leader of Ellalan Force hidden in?

    These information give extra attraction for your posts.

    Please HELP US!

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  125. @ chamal
    So what weaponary do you want to give them?

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  126. [Kikki, Petrol is very bad for your ass. Keep it safe. Okai.]

    Hemanda,

    If you are so desperate to fill your ass, get a help from Mosquito who is another pedophile worshiping 'Mukkal" who is a born faggot which is true identity of Great Islam. There was a survey from the Afghan men few years back, 90% of the men said they had same sex relationship one time or other in their life.

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  127. [Please HELP US!]

    b#1,

    Hang on for a while, may be your faggot partner, crimewatch, can help your immediate needs once he is on board.

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  128. Bhairav,
    You are always looking for Asithri and Riyaz. Waste of time. They don't do bitches. I can find you a bull dog. You will love it.

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  129. Bhairav = Crimewatch = Shyam = Renegade etc..


    :-) bankruptcy!

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  130. Noltte,
    "Bhairav = Crimewatch = Shyam = Renegade etc..


    :-) bankruptcy!"

    And retarded. (I would say)

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  131. NOLTTE=Peace,

    You have forgot X-File.. :p

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  132. Another hardcore eelamist goes without seeing eelam.

    Aiyoo ihi ihi...

    Tamilnut

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  133. Hey Guy's look at this,

    http://60minutes.yahoo.com/segment/180/top_guns

    Specially watch the Targeted Killings clip. This is how should our AF act. Sorry this is out of topic.

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  134. from defence.lk

    "'Security Forces poised to regain Mullaittiuvu, capture Prabhakaran' says Army Chief
    "The Security Forces are attacking Mullaittiuvu, Prabhakaran's hideout, from several directions. Army's aim is to capture Prabhakaran, who is holed up in a bunker, alive", Army Commander Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka has stated during an interview with the local daily 'The Dinamina' on Wednesday (June 11).

    "The 56, 57, 58 and 59 divisions will surge towards Mullaittiuvu and Task Force 2 will also be inducted to the operation" he further stated.

    Troops are attacking the LTTE's 1-4 Base complex in a preliminary bid to reach Mullaittiuvu. Prabhakaran is believed to be living in an underground bunker in the area. Forces have already regained several hundred square kilometers where the Tigers held sway and they have to march forward another 21 kilometers to achieve the final goals, he has said during the interview.

    He said Prabhakaran was cowardly attacking civilians in the South, unable to face the military onslaught."

    regarding the highlighted area...
    i have manytimes pointed out that the mulaitivu front is the MOST important. but never did i think that "The 56, 57, 58 and 59 divisions will surge towards Mullaittiuvu and Task Force 2 will also be inducted to the operation" !!

    there may be an element of propoganda in this. BUT it highlights many strategic issues.

    also KV balakumaran (i always find this guy insightful; whatever the differences are) has made it clear that they must defend their positions from the advancing army. his last statement was a cowboys one; now he is on the defensive mode.

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  135. If we consider the last few incidents carefully, LTTE has changed their strategy in North to capturing military weapons as much as possible despite losing territory and their carders daily basis.

    To whom they capturing this weapons? Who are the people
    going to use these??

    Can any military expert here give an idea please?

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  136. B#1,
    I am no military expert. Just sharing my opinion.

    I think ltte need some sort of winning to feed diaspora. Killing innocent civilians will not help diaspora either. That explains them attacking minor positions, take photos publish asap.

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  137. Bungu,

    Yes I agree. But why these innocent Tamils (shyam, Bhairav, X-File, Crimewatch, Thiru, Peccko, tata, etc.) can't understand this and change their mind to save the remaining Tamils lives??

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  138. B#1,

    I don't think they are ltte. This kind of people are worthless even to ltte (may be good to send as brainwashed suicide bombers).

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  139. Moshe Dyan

    "from defence.lk 'Security Forces poised to regain Mullaittiuvu, capture Prabhakaran' says Army Chief"

    Moshe WHY OUR GENERAL WANT TO CATCH A LIVING DEAD AS HE SAID FEW MONTHS AGO ? WHAT IS THE CURRENT STATEMENT STANDS FOR?IS THERE ANY POLITICAL IMPORTANCE ON IT? I MEAN IS THIS A POSTER FOR THE UP COMING ELECTIONS?

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  140. B#1 said...

    "Bungu,Yes I agree. But why these innocent Tamils (shyam, Bhairav, X-File, Crimewatch, Thiru, Peccko, tata, etc.)"

    B#1 PLS NOTE :- MAMA BUTHAAGAMATA KARU KARANA BOWTHAYAK.

    THAMUSE WAGE SUTHANTA PUKA DENA JATHIYAK NEME HARIDA MATHALKA THIYAGANDA.

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  141. X-File,

    Umakku paithiyamo? Ethayume puriyawillai. Neer Karu Jayasooriyawa illati Karuna Amman paththiya solgireer? Sariyaan Kulappama Irukkiradhu..

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  142. Guys,

    General Fonseka's latest assesment is strikingly encouraging. It reminds me of a similar scenario in a European bunker line, in Berlin, at the end of the second World War.

    The rabble rouser - Adolf Hitler - started shaking like a fish taken out of water. He did mistrust his genearals; his orders were erratic and sometimes ludicrous; the day dreaming reached new heights that bordered on the fringes of lunacy; shouting, screaming, then sweating profusely when nothing worked was very common in his vicinity;

    Prabhe is a man who is not short of adjectives: ruthless, maniacal, ambitious, chauvinistic, cunning, violent, you name it.

    However, I have never heard even any his most loyal followers using the word brave, as a way of describing this warrior.

    I think his behaviour in the coming months sums of what he had been committing during the past three decades - collective suicide.

    I can't wait to see what his epitaph reads.

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  143. Bit quiet on the north front. excpt SLA attacks. Is it a silance bofer the strome ?

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  144. B#1

    Yako Mawa gawanne nethuwama inna berida?. ai oi mage puke hema thissema angilla gala gandai kiyanne?.

    Publish ur stupidity as much as u can.

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  145. Can anyone tell me why SLAF did not bomb EP yet?? And what is strategically importance of EP?

    Thanks

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  146. B#1

    As far as I know there is nothing to bomb in EP. LTTE is not maintaining a base at EP. Its important to SLA to ensure the security of Jaffna. EP is the gateway to Jaffna

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  147. B#1

    EP is a thin land passage which connect Jaffna peninsula to main land. If you hold it, you control all the land routes to Jaffna

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  148. Pakka-Lanka said...
    “Re: Mannar naval base attack - There are several pointers to show that this is purely a publicity stunt and has no significant military advantage whatsoever”.

    BBC Sinhala have carried the Mannar naval base attack as their main story for the last 24 hrs. Even tamilnut has moved on to another topic. This is what you get when you ask a low paid ex nurse to manage a news service.

    U&D_K!

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  149. B#1 said...

    "Can anyone tell me why SLAF did not bomb EP yet? And what is strategically importance of EP?"

    Thamuse oka General.Vimal Weerawansa gawa aapang.

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  150. B#1 said...

    "Can anyone tell me why SLAF did not bomb EP yet? And what is strategically importance of EP?"

    ai thamuseta badu mela mathida? thawa wedi karanda onatha? is thenakata bomba thandakiyanne modaya.

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  151. Oil excavation to India – agreement to be signed on 30th!
    Cairn India Ltd. that has won a tender to excavate oil in the waters of Sri Lanka will sign the relevant agreement on the 30th of this month.
    The government called for tenders for 3 of the 8 sites along the sea coast near Mannar that have been identified as containing oil. Three companies had presented tenders for one site and all three companies were Indian companies.

    However, tenders received for two sites were inadequate and the government has decided to keep these two sites open. Cairn India Ltd. won the tender for the site that received tenders. As such, government of Sri Lanka has granted Cairn India Ltd. Block SL 2007-01-001 in offshore in Mannar basin in North West Sri Lanka and covers approximately 3,400 Km in water depths of 200 meters to 1800 meters.

    Cairn India is a branch of Cairn Energy Plc, a crude oil and natural gas exploration and production firm listed in the market of London stock exchange.

    IF LTTE ABLE TO ATTACK SMALL NAVY CAMPS IN MANNAR HOW & WHO GIVE SECURITY TO THESE OIL EXPLORATION WORKS IN MANNAR BASIN?

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  153. SAN..

    "LTTE ABLE TO ATTACK SMALL NAVY CAMPS"

    U r there this is not a small project
    we will provide our full security + indian security.

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  154. Rayan thanks for your information.
    and i found a image of
    Site of the Elephant Pass Military Complex

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cerno/1398292930/

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  155. X-File,

    "provide our full security + indian security."

    ..Why do you want others helps to protect your own Ass...??

    ...Did your Papa get next door person's help to take you out from your Mother's pussy..?

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  156. No_mess,

    Well observed.

    I don't think he is a low paid worker any more. I think the LTTE has made sure of that.

    Somehow I don't think it's just LTTE filthy lucre that bent him to sell his mother. He must have had a negative experience at the hand of the GOSL sometime in the past. I wonder what happened in his past to PL (or someone emotionally close to him) for him to be such a deshadrohi para sunakaya. Did his dad miss a job promotion because of a political appointment? Quite possible. Was he carrying a chip on his shoulder against Sri Lanka when the LTTE saw an opportunity to use him? Probable. Most honest Sri Lankans have been dealt with badly by their country but rarely one stoops to the level of betraying their country. This unpatriotic individual must be ashamed of himself! Honestly...

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  157. Look if the booty that the LTTE captured is true all we need is the bases to be warned of an attack then then attack can be repelled.

    For instance the LAW could have taken out some of the boats before they landed. But it was dark I hear you say but if they had a spotlight (however that makes a good target) that is negated. The light and heavy machine guns if placed strategically could have inflicted heavy casualites but we could only manage 4 kills.

    To me it seems like the navy is waiting for the LTTE to attack in the middle of the day. They should be on high alert at night.

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  158. Guys,

    The theatre of war is hotting up on many fronts. And the battered nation awaits the outcome that is long-over-due with a nail-biting anxiety; it is not for celebrations, but for breathing a long sigh of relief; it is going to be over, at last.

    When a nation is at war, keeping up its morale, heads the list of priorities. During the second world war that battered Europeans, war songs, war movies were designed to glue people together during adversities. It did work and the older European folks bear testimony to its success.

    A section of our politicians in the opposition are accused of blatant betrayal against their motherland. The accusers got their point.

    However, there is another way to look at this spectacle.

    Can't they be entertaining us by stealth, during the troubled days?

    I am resigned to accept the latter.

    Mangala has come up with a very ingenious way to expand the membership of his faction of the SLFP - the digital membership card, the first of that kind in history of politics, not only in Sri Lanka, but in the world, in my opinion.

    With the introduction of this device, he implies the potential stampede that exits to get the membership of this elite group of SLFP. It is not easy; nor is it possible for any one to hack into its database for manipulation, steal members or sex change. Because it is digital.

    Mangala is not a man to mess with. By going digital - '0's and '1's - he implies just that: it is black or white; now or never; Ranil or Prabha; good or evil; day or night; sex or celibacy. He may add more in the coming days, as the political temperature rises, but strictly sticking to his digital mode - all come in pairs.

    His comrade, Ranil, also grabbed a few headlines recently, for telling the wrong thing at the right time and vice versa.

    At least, in this respect, both Mangala and Ranil show that they have something in common.

    I notice Ranil dozing off in recent meetings. This is something he inherited from his uncle and mentor, late J R Jayawardena, who brought him into politics, in the first place.

    The Indian media collectively used to call him the Old Fox in politics, because of the way he got India involved in the conflict, with no exit strtegy in sight. The Indians call it the great trap.

    I think it is rather unfair. He was always potrayed as a ruthless and cunning politician. He was neither.

    He was a natural politician - modest, simple and calm. He was neither vicious nor vindictive. His miraculous escape - without a scratch - during a grenade attack in Parliament, despite being the main target and peaceful death in the old age, just reflect the motives he had been harbouring. Most of our politicians did not go to grave along that path. Even politics revolves around Newton's third law of motion - every action has an equal and opposite reaction, in short.

    JRJ was an excellent public speaker, when he chose English as the medium. His sense of humour did not have a match; the knowledge that he acquired in reading, was amazingly rich.

    However, if he spoke in Sinhala, it was a disaster; those who have forgotten this great man, can get a taste of how it was like, by asking Dr Mervin Silva to lay his hands upon a piano!

    Folks, you may wonder why I brought this man - late JRJ - into the scene, during whose reign, the Tigers multiplied by the thousand.

    Pleae wait till I prove my point.

    The late JRJ used to doze off in meetings, exactly the way Ranil does now. In fact, in the case of JRJ, he was pretending that he was asleep, because he was fed up with the garbage that was dropped into his ears by those who were around him. He reached the highest office in the land and his next goal was Nirwana, not to promote his subordinates into powerful positions.

    I think Ranil is emulating JRJ who was his political mentor, after all.

    As a practising Buddhist, JRJ made it clear what his ultimate goal was - Nirwana.

    However, his disciple, Ranil, has a problem; he has not been unequivocal about his religious bearings. Some say he is Christian; some say he is Buddhist. His critics may even say that he is Hindu; there is some news about him being at a pooja in India.

    I think Ranil's religion is politics and his the religion of politics calls for following all the major religions. Late president, Premadas practised this to devasting effect, until he got blown up.

    Our deities who rule over the skies are rivals, despite their holiness, beauty and luck. So, to appease all of them is a challenge, unless you choose your religion as politics.

    Ranil leads and Mangala follows suit while Chandrika follows in saree, in pursuit of that great goal. The is Srilankan politics has reached new heights.

    This is pure entertainment, folks, during the war.

    May they long live!

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  159. Defence.lk headline reads ” 'Security Forces poised to regain Mullaittiuvu, capture Prabhakaran' says Army Chief”

    I believe Prabakaran will be captured alive soon (unless he escapes to India). But whenever he gets caught he would be caught ALIVE, not dead. Because, he is too much of a coward to take his own life. Those who advocate suicide to others to achieve selfish personal agendas rarely have the bottle to do it themselves. The best he would ever do is to force a close terrorist henchman to kill him to save embarrassment to himself and the LTTE but he won’t do what Hitler did; never. The only thing the sun god has in common with the sun is that they are both big & YELLOW!

    The suicide capsule he wears around his neck is full of Glaxo glucose – the greedy pig.

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  160. X-FILE..

    You are supposed to leave this Blogg.

    You are completely useless.

    WRONG Person
    in the WRONG Blogg
    in the WRONG Time.

    I really feel sorry for you.
    Just leave this Blogg. (Be brave.. Just cross the line..)

    Thank you for your understanding.
    Tamil Brother

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  161. Qrious,

    Superb. You always increase the value of this blog.

    I challenge you on one thing.
    "If Ranil is the present President in the Country, he will get much more International support than what Mr MR get now for the present military campaign"

    [Im not a UNP supporter and i always hate this She-Male Ranil, but its very interesting to know what is your opinion on this?]

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  162. Explosives dump destroyed by jets

    Air Force jets destroyed an explosives dump and ammunitions manufacturing complex of the LTTE in Pudukuduirrippu in Mullaitivu a short while ago, the air force said.

    Way to go....

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  163. Sri Lanka Army has been increasing deployment of fresh troops along the Forward Defence Lines with the supply of military hardware.

    Says Tamilnut

    SO id the army going to push through the FDL or getting ready for Attack by the LTTE?

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  164. SLA deployment beefed up in Jaffna
    [TamilNet, Thursday, 12 June 2008, 11:16 GMT]

    Seems a big push on the way. Mannar, Vavuniya & Mulative fronts also very silent in past 3 days

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  165. firerain,

    "So what weaponary do you want to give them?"

    I'm not sure about what you are asking but I assume it's about commandos? Commandos and special forces use a wide variety of weapons to suit their mission, and the weapons used are changed according to the situation they are going to encounter. They are adept at using all kinds of weapons from sniper rifles to knives. Look at the pictures of our SF people in Vakarai and the Commandos in Thoppigala. They have assault rifles, machine guns, LAW's, RPG's (thermobaric RPG's as well) sniper rifles, submachine guns, grenade launchers etc. but more than the weapon it's the skill of the user that's important. If you give an M4 and an anti-tank missile to a new recruit from the LTTE baby brigade, (or any other unit at that) he doesn't become a commando. What's the use of advanced and specialized weapons if the user is not skilled or trained in using them?

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  166. tamilnut reports the jaffna troops build-up as a defensive measure quoting GA chandrasiri.

    it reports more troops have been trasported from other areas to jaffna in the past 24 hours.

    hopefully SLAF will provide air support DURING the operations.

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  167. I think we are giving unnecessary attention to this sea tiger attack. That’s what LTTE exactly want. Make a big sound and get the attention. This is just a drama for get some dollars from Diaspora. Actually what they gain ? They have lost 4 of so called ‘Special commandos’ . They loot some weapons, oky compare it with what they lost in recent weeks.

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  168. Way to go to put these ignorant bureaucrats into perspective,

    http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20080612_02

    "Foreign Secretary expresses displeasure to UN Resident Coordinator

    Foreign Secretary Dr Palitha Kohona called in Mr Amin Awad, the acting UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today (11 June 2008), to express the Government's serious concerns on the statement made by Sir John Holmes, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs on 29 May 2008 on the recent wave of bomb attacks by the LTTE targeting innocent civilians using public transport in Sri Lanka.

    It was pointed out that neither the statement of Sir John nor the reported remarks of Mr Neil Buhne, the UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka had identified the perpetrator of the series of the massacres. The killing of civilians was condemned only in general terms, which conveyed to the uninformed that the Government of Sri Lanka was somehow responsible for such attacks.

    The Foreign Secretary informed to Mr Awad that it is incomprehensible that the UN which conh condemned at the highest level the killing of Kaushalyan, a terrorist leader, found it difficult to condemn the LTTE for its deliberate and targeted bomb attacks, which have claimed the lives of dozens of innocent civilians.

    Courtesy: Ministry of Foreign Affairs"

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  169. [EC condemns LTTE terrorism and reiterates support for Sri Lanka's sovereignty
    - News report]

    Once upon time, there was a 'diplomatic' delegation from a great 'Tamil' liberation organization... having discussions with EC... on how to bring a 'Swiss-style' solution to Sri Lanka!

    Any result?... Where are the delegates now? What happened?

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  170. Tigers are giving ultimatum to the families in Wanni that every family should give one person to them when those families have more than one kid. Two of my cousin sisters are hiding away from LTTE, both are 19 and 21. Some are trying to fasten up their marriages so that they can avoid the LTTE, but LTTE asked every temple priest to inform them first before any marriage ceremony happens. Things are starting to get heat up in Wanni as enemy is closing in.

    In my opinion, LTTE should avoid any forceful recruitment of women. Yes, for our survival, we have to make any drastic decisions.

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  171. ['Our regret is that the Indian policy makers are viewing (the) Tamil people's struggle through the lens of their country's political warfare,' K.V. Balakumaran, a senior member of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), told an Australian Tamil radio.

    ]


    Come on Bala... don't deceive us anymore... admit that Indians used LTTE as a 'pig's paw', stop Sri Lanka becoming a little Singapore. The rest is history.

    Sure, you have reasons to be mad at Indians... but then your fat pig was too easy!

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  172. DearB#1,

    Thank you for the compliments;

    I challenge you on one thing.
    "If Ranil is the present President in the Country, he will get much more International support than what Mr MR get now for the present military campaign"


    I disagree with you, mate. Remember, the lack of military support, especially by the west, actually originated when the UNP was in power in eighties, especially with the blessings of India. Ranil was a senior minister then and the relationship with India was the worst since Genesis, I suppose. We were both diplomatically and militarily impotent at the time.

    Contrary to the popular belief, MR has international support. He is welcome everwhere: sometimes as the chief guest of a renowened military academty; address global audiences;

    Today, I see a photograhs of a visiting US defence delegation with General Fonseka. They are not here to dictate terms on us; they are here to exchange strategies, folks. Isn't that a recognition that the so-called international community silently admire MR's mode of action, in rooting out terrorism. I am sure, these powerful nations will turn to us for tips and hints in combating terrorism, when they reach the end of the tether of conventional warfare.

    Even on economic front, Ranil & Co did not excel well, in my opinion: they just liberalized everthing that include the state security. It is not clever stuff, isn't it?

    You let anything happen in the name of free market. It brought dividends when the global economic outlook was good. But during gloomy times, it doesn't work.

    When his government was kicked out by Chandrika, there was no gloabal outcry. It shows how effective Ranil was. He was just a stick in the mud. Some western leaders like them because the very stick is ideal to make things muddier. That is all.

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  173. [Tigers are giving ultimatum to the families in Wanni that every family should give one person to them when those families have more than one kid.]

    Oh yes... Surely forcefully recruited folks would be formidable in fighting the SLDF!

    Well I thought that our great brigades as Paithian brigare, SK (Soothu Keelium) brigade etc. would be quite enough to chase away the 'poor' sinhala village boys off our homeland!

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  174. Bhairav said,

    Two of my cousin sisters are hiding away from LTTE, both are 19 and 21. Some are trying to fasten up their marriages so that they can avoid the LTTE, but LTTE asked every temple priest to inform them first before any marriage ceremony happens. Things are starting to get heat up in Wanni as enemy is closing in.

    I am with you mate; so are my thoughts are feelings.

    I feel really sorry for your two cousins.

    At the same time, shedding tears is of no help either.

    I have a plan for them, if you permit, me to carry out.

    I am quite happy to be a matchmaker and won't charge a cent for my services.

    The potential groom is no stranger here - our dear brother OAO Asithri

    Think about this humanitarian gesture and drop a line. Pain is pain whether it is Tamil or Singhalese.

    By the way, you take care of yourself; you have to be alive before extending it towards others.

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  175. Bhairav,

    "Two of my cousin sisters are hiding away from LTTE, both are 19 and 21. Some are trying to fasten up their marriages so that they can avoid the LTTE, but LTTE asked every temple priest to inform them first before any marriage ceremony happens. Things are starting to get heat up in Wanni as enemy is closing in"

    I feel really sorry about this man..

    But I cant comprehend this


    "Things are starting to get heat up in Wanni as enemy is closing in"


    Who is your enemy in this case?

    Ok, knowing that you are the same old brainwashed idiot lets talk something productive here. What do you think about the proposal made by our bro Qrious.

    No doubt its good for your health to make peace with Asithri at least by agreeing to something like this isn’t it ?

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  177. 5 men abducted in Colombo and surroundings .... Ellalan force have to consider on this issue abducting tamils have kill some bastards in colombo to stop this action against tamils

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  178. All you Sinhalese can help Tamil tremendously by withdrawing your troops from the Tamil homeland of NE. You still can maintain the soverignity of SL while allowing Tamils administrate themselves in NE.

    No one stop you from marrying Tamil girls. If you breath good, the chances of marrying any ethnic group woman are high.

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  179. shyam,

    "Ellalan force have to consider on this issue abducting tamils have kill some bastards in colombo to stop this action against tamils"

    You moron, killing more will encourage the government to carry out more search operations and intensify their efforts to catch your glorious 'ellalan force' which will in turn lead to more abductions. Terrorism is not an answer to anything, use that pea sized brain of yours. Maybe you've been watching too many action movies?

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  180. [Ellalan force have to consider on this issue abducting tamils have kill some bastards in colombo to stop this action against tamils]

    Any MF Tamil or whatever...... associated with LTTE pigs will be collected by an air-conditined white van... and sent to seabed marked with 'Elaam'... with a concrete slab firmly ties to the neck.

    On our soil... we can easily match or exceed the terror of the pig-ass you worship.

    Don't cry 'foul' when we play fair... in LTTE's own game... and magically bring winnings.

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  181. bhairav,

    "No one stop you from marrying Tamil girls. If you breath good, the chances of marrying any ethnic group woman are high."

    Huh???? objectives of the war changed or something? is the SLA now fighting to marry tamil girls instead of for the sovereignty of the country?

    As to your that other suggestion, maybe you should think the other way round and realize that if sun goat stopped this war, then everybody will have peace.

    Maybe you too should use your brain?

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  182. Yov guys search operations isn't a problem for tamils...killing and abduction is the biggest issue nowerdays...

    You guys barks like a dog when a sihala got killed by the bomb ..but keep your mouth and ass holes shut when a tamil get kill or abducted ....

    Ellalan guys waiting for a breaking news .... Do your best until the Vedhdha gov supporters feel the pain and realize

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  183. bahirav,

    "Tigers are giving ultimatum to the families in Wanni that every family should give one person to them when those families have more than one kid. Two of my cousin sisters are hiding away from LTTE, both are 19 and 21. Some are trying to fasten up their marriages so that they can avoid the LTTE, but LTTE asked every temple priest to inform them first before any marriage ceremony happens. Things are starting to get heat up in Wanni as enemy is closing in.

    In my opinion, LTTE should avoid any forceful recruitment of women. Yes, for our survival, we have to make any drastic decisions."



    Even though we don't see eye to eye in lots of things, I feel your pain of taking somebody away against the free will. It is very sad that they want to marry early to somebody just to get off the LTTE list. What are the other alternatives they have? Can they come to the south with the parents (I know, it is easier said than done). Regardless of your own personal views, coming to south may be their best bet. The people in the south have leaped forward from 1983 and we welcome and respect anybody who wants to co-exist peacefully. Do they have anybody in Canada, US, UK, Australia, NZ to support them on temporary basis to live in the south? Regardless of our personal opinions, my thoughts are with you and your cousins in this difficult moment. After all, we all are human.

    Cheers!

    Sam

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  184. Gringo said...;

    Yov.. if anyone have connection with LTTE then use your Police to play by rules ..ask them to use the Police vans and Uniformed cops to do their duty ... Why are you people using the White vans .....?

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  185. Shyam,

    How come you sound violent? I thought you are one of us but in the opposite camp.

    Calm down mate; it is LTTE that abducts people for its army.

    Look what happened to brother Bhairav.

    I am waiting for OAO Asithri's consent to help his cousins.

    Let's be cooperative with each other; it is war.

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  186. Guys,

    I just got the news that some hardcore savages have gone south to cause some mayhem. The vulnerable towns are Colombo and its suburbs, Galle, Kandy and Matara.

    Please spread the word asking your dear and near ones to take care of themselves and then send the message by text, email or any other means.

    There is an urgent need for this; it is better to be safe than sorry.

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  187. Calm down mate; it is LTTE that abducts people for its army.

    Don't you people shameless to say this ..LTTE abducting in colombo for his own Army ...ask you UNP leader and others...

    its useless to explain it to you people .... Ok mates ..SLDF and VEDHDHA gov is responsible for the Bomb blasts in your country ok ... encourage them to do more ok ...

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  188. shyam,

    It's no use setting your own pants on fire and then blaming others for not stopping you. That's the kind of thing you're doing right now. Stop typing for a minute and look at the rubbish you are posting here. Is it any good to anyone, at least to you?

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  190. *** SITUATION MAP ***


    anybody has a more current map of the situation ?

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  191. Crotia's Euro qualifying round perfomances were no fluke as they dominate Germans on first half of the match today.

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  192. Sam Perera said:
    "...What are the other alternatives they have? Can they come to the south with the parents (I know, it is easier said than done)...."

    So the white vans can abduct them and use them to first bolster gota's fat swiss account and then return their bodies back to the LTTE through ICRC claiming them to be dead LTTE fighters???
    You are pushing your luck too much.

    Becoming a martyr by fighting for LTTE is much better than dying in the hands of this murderous regime which is now certain if a young Tamil travelled to the South. Atleast the former will be honourable and remembered by millions of Tamils around the world for hunderds of years to come whereas dying at the hands of Gota is not something that one would be very proud of.

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  193. Peccko,
    Well said mate.
    You have correctly identified the real problem.
    That is, either way, innocent tamils lose.
    That's why we need to finish this war asap.

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  194. who's fault is that? Ha that no tamils from the north can come and stay without proper reson.

    This is a circle, LTTE brought it to this point. No matter what happened tamils were allowed come and work in the south but LTTE brought Terror with them now you cant blame the SLDF while its trying to stop them.

    No point arguing.. guess all you keyboard warriors can do is live safe and put those innocent lifes in danger then talk like ur the ones who are fighting.

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  195. [This is a circle, LTTE brought it to this point. No matter what happened tamils were allowed come and work in the south ]

    That's the grievance I have.

    I have all the $$$ and other resources to invest in Mulathivu and Killi... but I cannot go there.... While all my rich 'Tamil' (Sri Lankans) buy real estate at alarming rate in Colombo and run successful businesses from.. home-made papadams to International business empires...

    Why is this discrimination?

    Why ... God... why... why cannot I invest in the places I love in my country?

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  196. [Things are starting to get heat up in Wanni as enemy is closing in..]

    LTTE die-ass-pora has an issue identifying who the true enemy is -a democratically elected (that means representation from all the peoples of Sri Lanka) government or pathetic bunch of terrorists who are led by a brain screwed (by watching too much blood spitting Tamil movies) barbarian. The brain screwed barbarian took three generations of Tamils to the stone-age, and sent thousands of them into the next-life to abroad as refugees, because of his peanut size tribal brain could not understand what it takes to live and let live. This enemy of all the ethnicities who live in Sri Lanka including the Tamils, Sinhalese, Muslims etc, destroyed whole livelihoods, butchered anyone who opposed his tribal thinking, engaged in mass genocide. He abducted anyone he saw as fit to carry a gun. He made more damage to the Tamils over the last 30 years than to Sinhalese. He destroyed the democratic means that Tamils had to develop the North and the East.

    If you would look at the East now, you can see that all the ethnicities are coming together without the barbarian. Tamils in the South live in harmony with Sinhalese and the others. The issues are created in the South by only the brain-washed LTTE goons. They should get the white van for the safety of peace loving Tamils, Sinhalese and the others.

    Sri Lankan security forces are fighting for everyone's peace. It is not only for Sinhalese.

    Every democracy has weaknesses. People have to learn to overcome them peacefully. Killing people is not the answer to solve issues. When there is no LTTE there would be peace.

    Yes Asithri, Sri Lanka would be a heaven without the LTTE tribalism.

    I agree!

    NOLTTE=Heaven

    Tamils should at least now understand who their true enemy is and help the government to rescue them from this enemy.

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  198. [Tamils should at least now understand who their true enemy is and help the government to rescue them from this enemy.]

    We have made enough sacrifices and we won't quit now until we reach our target.

    Powerful western military could not defeat the Taliban and Alqaida in Afghanistan and Iraq and how could SLDF defeat LTTE? SLN can not secure sea lines while SLAF sprays its resources without any real targets. To hold onto Wanni mainland, SLA needs another 100,000 men which is impossible given the budget they get now. Even if they get another 100k+ new recruits in their forces, the chances of controlling the insurgencies are nil. We will back to square one again. Only wise men can understand the real situation now. You can not defeat LTTE militarily.

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