Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Explosion in Mount Lavinia

A small explosion has occurred in mount Lavinia a short while ago. The cause of the blast is suspected to be and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) being set off. The blast has occurred in close proximity of the railway tracks beside De Seram road in Mount Lavinia.

There are no casualties however the rail tracks have been slightly damaged.

41 comments:

  1. then it should be Underworld Gang... Proud Srilanka...

    Lolssss

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  2. ova karan ne minis su baya karan na

    another scare tactic

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  3. Blogger Ninja said...

    Divesionary tactic?

    September 10, 2008 8:23 PM

    good point

    it could be that they are up to something tonight

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  4. they will now probly. start to targeting infrastructure targets and civil transportation

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  5. Blast in Railway Track tageting Passenger Train in Mount Lavinia
    No one was hurt.. The blast caused no damage!

    Rathingnawak Pathukarala ??!

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  6. "Derana" Showed the Place of the Blast.

    Not even effective as the earlier Attempt where the Rail line damaged. Only a piece of the Concrete is destroyed.

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  7. DefenceNet,
    exactly how many indian radars are deployed at vuniya AFBase?

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  8. "More SLankan students at chinese universities"-Chinese foreign minister.
    Music to my ears!!!!..way to go SLanka!!..way to go..!!..

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  9. Moshe and Nemesis

    to reopen an old discussion thread,
    ltte's counterstrikes though there have been many, have not been as effective as they were. they would in the yeteryears cut through SLA defences and deliver devastating strikes but now even with as many as 18 have not been able tobreak through army defences.

    is it that the army is more adept and prepared for these and has more effective leadership or is it that the ltte doesn't have the cadres and wherewithall for effective strikes? is the loss of people like karuna being felt?

    DN, can i pose this question to you as well

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  10. //"More SLankan students at chinese universities"-Chinese foreign minister.
    Music to my ears!!!!..way to go SLanka!!..way to go..!!..//

    Not music to my ears. This is thanks to JVP. If we allow private universites this will be other way around: Chineese students in Sri Lankan universities.

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  11. BTW, discussions of trenches has forgotten. Despite LTTE jokers asking for pictures and damages we better discuss;

    1. Possible counter attacks
    2. Use of human sheild
    3. Possible reactions from IC to removal of NGOs
    4. Passing/bypassing trenches
    5. Possible targets out side NE
    6. Rising insugerncy in east
    7. TAF next step etc

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  12. Moshe,

    In a previous thread u asked about detection times of previous takaran attacks....

    hope the below article from Nightfox will be useful, pls chk.

    http://www.lankanewspapers.com/news/2008/9/31906_space.html

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  13. Exposed journalists:
    http://www.thebottomline.lk/2008/09/10/defence_col.htm

    ^^
    That bottom line article made me laugh. It looks like a compilation of stories taken from different sources put together by a child:

    DefenceWire (2/9/08):
    "SLA Artillery batteries fire incessantly on this FDL day and night. Each Battery has 12 howitzers and gunnery crews operating on them continuously."

    BL (10/09/08):
    "SLA artillery batteries fire incessantly on this FDL, day and night. Each battery has 12 howitzers and gunnery crews operating continuously."


    Defencenet (9/9/08):
    "Special Forces (SF) units of the Sri Lanka Army have now been deployed in the are to hunt down any remaining tigers who managed to infiltrate the FDL last night."

    BL (10/9/08): "The Special Forces have now been deployed in the area, to hunt down any remaining Tigers, who managed to infiltrate the defence lines that night."

    And the list goes on lol

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  14. www.army.lk has had way too much traffic since vavuniya incident and has gone over its bandwidth limit. totally unprofessional.

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  15. Exactly a week ago we were at a hotel close to this explosion where on the sea side of the track has a children’s play ground and several drinking dingy bars, not properly lit at night except for one or two restaurants with a disco. This place and the beach seem to be very active with people, that included families with children, even at late night. Could be diversion of some sort by members of the underworld giving tigers a helping hand.

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  16. mboi

    Have you ever seen a site under construction?

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  17. Boys and Girls and anyone in between - nothing wrong being in between anyway : ))

    2 things I noticed recently:

    * Frequent use of word “Modaya” against Sinhalese by Tamil LTTE supporters.

    * Frequent use of term “Tamil Home Land” by Tamil LTTE supporters.

    Tamil LTTE supporters’ use these terms trying to get few points (some of it is utter BS) across. But if u think backward or “out of the square” then it is time for a hypothetical…

    As most of the Tamil LTTE supporters claims, before King Vijaya 505 BC. establish Sinhala monarchy on this fair Island called “pearl of Indian ocean” Tamils were running the joint and having a “smoke & a pancake” in their home land.

    I am not sure when Tamil LTTE supporters claim to have a Tamil home land that it is only the north and east of the Island or the whole Island. I am a very giving person so I’ll give u the whole Island. and so

    Hypothetical: Tamils were running the joint before Vijaya crash their party with few of his friends who had few too many to drink.

    So, when Vijaya and the boys sail in to Mannar port on this beautiful day the so called Intelligent Tamils who were running this joint but:

    1) Failed to identified the threat pose by Vijaya and the boys whom had a moderate views and a sporty life style : ))
    2) Failed to kick a bunch of boofe-heads out of their home land
    3) Could not protect the best looking women on the Island ( Kuweni ) getting knocked-up by a hunk Vijaya
    4) Didn’t had enough fire power to kill a gang of 800 or less
    5) Vijaya and the gang of boofe-heads out-smart so called genius Tamil race
    6) Vijaya and the gang of 800 bunk down and fought with few (10?? Or 15??) millions of Tamils and won the land
    7) When out-smarted, so called smart Tamils failed to negotiate or offer a solution
    8) So called Tamil warriors failed to fought back to win their land back
    9) Failed to negotiates with their cousins in Tamilnadu to come and help them to kick Vijaya and boys out
    10) Failed to produce a beautiful enough women to get Vijaya to marry after he divorce his first wife so lost the last chance to protect the crown.

    For the next 2000 years (until English crashed the party), Sinhala people:

    • had their “ smoke & Pancakes”
    • knocked-up few “Miss world” from India
    • went to Thailand for a quick massage
    • Did “Ding-a-Dong” with Chinese
    • Smoked best from Afghanistan,
    • Rode Iranian horse and bet for the winners,
    • Had a drink with Roman emperors and olive oiled skinned hoties,
    • share a laugh with funny people from Russia,
    • rap few songs with African home-boys,
    • talked philosophy with Greeks after few drinks,
    • swooped architectures with Egypt and bet they had a crack @ Cleopatra,
    • built massive swimming pools and relaxed with Europeans

    and ofcoz looked after and developed the beautiful country too!

    So called brilliant Tamils lost the plot and whingh for next 2000 years??? and sabotaged the development of this beautiful county every time they could with the help of equally retarded cousins from Tamilnadu???????

    So, who are the real modayas??????

    And honestly speaking Tamil Ellam/Ezam/ or Meepasanam a bunch of retarded scums and no way Sri Lankans going to loose their land to MODA LTTE ponnayas!

    So, MODA LTTE/Eelam/Eezam and MODA DI-ASS –PORA the only way to survive and develop is to join Sri Lankans and move forward.

    AmmaGahai


    P.S. Tamil Ellam/Ezam/ or Meepasanam : This is only a “Hypothetical” and u never ran the joint. So, snap out of ur wet dream before u have an orgasm.

    Any “Tight Ars@” reply with-out sense of humor will be dismissed just like Eelam

    bandara: pls don’t try to fill blanks but try coming up with an original (bet u can’t) so better try finding that “open pit toilet”

    Even though u guys didn’t care about MasterCard and VISA commercial rights pls respect my “copy rights” on this piece.

    If u guys felt like I rub salt to ur wounds pls donate some money to “Tsunami Fund”. VP need money as he began up-grading a flying Tuk-Tuk with Gold plated toilets, massage seats, personal bar with “Kassippu on the tap” and have employed few Buxom Blondies from Norway for his planed escape to Africa.

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  18. skywalker,

    thanks mate.

    shan & nemesis,
    in my humble opinion the BIGGEST reason for LACK of tiger attacks and INEFFECTIVENESS of their few attacks is MAINLY due to SLDFs holding the UPPER HAND. this is a collective product of a series of CONNECTED military wins, politics, diplomacy, CONSISTENCY and CONGRUENCE in operations. deterrence is also a part of it.

    it is said that the BIGGEST weapon of terrorists is TERROR and the moment that is "taken care of" (to a reasonable extent) they are on a lower gear.

    even in a few defeats we should NEVER let our "UPPER HAND" advantage slip.

    second reason is "counter terrorism operations" in the south. tigers call it "white van op.s". peace in the south is THE KEY to SUCCESSES in the north.

    thrid is SLDFs continued sueriority over tigers in almost all the battles in land, sea and air. this includes tiger ships, weapons transport, harvesting many tigers (than b4), depriving them the East, west coast, increased skill levels and mix of SLDFs, MORE equipment/fire power, better leadership........

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  19. amma gahai,
    That's truly LMAO!!!! :)

    Meepasanam !!!! ha ha ...

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  20. AmmaG

    [And honestly speaking Tamil Ellam/Ezam/ or Meepasanam a bunch of retarded scums and no way Sri Lankans going to loose their land to MODA LTTE ponnayas!]

    Outstanding...truly...makes even humble OaOA blush!

    Love it...keep 'em coming bro...

    LMSSAO!!!

    OaO Asithri

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  21. Amma Gahai/Gahawi,

    I saw your post earlier in DW, and did not comment and waited to see what others would say, knowing that it is a master-piece.

    Great work man.. keep them coming!!!!

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  22. AmmaG

    [Failed to identified the threat pose by Vijaya and the boys whom had a moderate views and a sporty life style : ))]

    Yep, especially on the sporty lifestyle, I heard Vijaya and his boys even wore T-shirts with the slogan “Copulation for Salvation” when they went on that first rather boisterous picnic all over our dear Thambapani…and that I believe had something to do with the indigenous hotties (who up to that point had had to settle for mere "meagre offerings") opening up in more ways than one…!

    LMSSAO!!!

    OaO Asithri

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  23. Vavuniya base is back to 100% normalcy and it is business as usual I was told today...looks like the filthy LTTE mother-doers certainly picked the short end of the stick this time!

    Thank you MOD for publishing pics of the dead carcasses of the filthy bastards/bitches...if not, none in the LTTE Tamil Diaspora would have believed a single word from your side and would have continued to live in idiot's-bliss after having swallowed hook, line and sinker that TamilNut gave them!

    According to my anti-LTTE Tamil sources, the pictures have certainly raised deep sorrow and also doubts in the minds of many in the Tamil Diaspora...albeit not necessarily to the degree that they are about to abandon the LTTE, but nevertheless, more of a deep-reservation and questioning attitude is now beginning to emerge against the LTTE I am told.

    OaO Asithri

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  24. OK got to run...got to go for my pongu-thamil dance practice...today we are going to practice the "Don't Cry for me Vavuniya" dance.

    LMSSAO!!!

    OaO Asithri

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  25. Boys: Thank you..Thank you …Thank you….. No photos pls!!! : ))

    Wijayapala: was not meant for ya

    Navindran: mate, u r the funniest!!!!

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  26. Tamilnut cries about Cordon and Search Operations and about "Youth".

    "Youth" is an LTTE code-word for their operatives.


    "Cordon and Search Operations" are one of the most effective ways of deterring terrorist activities.

    SLDF doing a good job (it has its faults i.e if you have a National ID Card you are NOT a Terrorist kind of things), but still whatever done is good.

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  27. Vavuniya raid : By B. Raman
    [Wednesday, 2008-09-10 21:26:12]
    The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), which is increasingly under pressure due to a war of attrition waged against it by the Sri Lankan Armed Forces in the areas controlled by it in the Northern Province, launched a surprise land-cum-air attack on a vital military complex of the armed forces at Vavuniya, about 260 kms North of Colombo, in the early hours of September 9,2008. Even after allowing for the usual exaggeration by the spokesmen of the Armed Forces in projecting the progress made by them, it is evident from independent reports that the LTTE has been forced to fight a defensive battle to retain the territory under its control and to prevent a weakening of its conventional capability due to the loss of its weapons holdings during the battle and its inability to replenish them through smuggling from abroad. While the morale of the LTTE's experienced officers and cadres remains high, it has not been able to reverse the tide of the battle against the armed forces. Even its wing responsible for mounting acts of terrorism in Sinhalese territory has been facing difficulty in mounting spectacular terrorist strikes due to a shortage of cadres trained in suicide terrorism and low stocks of explosives. While the Army's oft-repeated hopes of being able to defeat the LTTE decisively on the ground by the end of this year seem over-optimistic, the tide of the war continues to be in favour of the army. There are two questions involved---- defeating the LTTE conventionally and destroying its capability for continuing its struggle for Tamil Eelam through acts of terrorism. The achievement of both these objectives will depend upon a critical weakening of the morale and motivation of the LTTE officers and cadres, leading to increasing desertions and splits in the organisation. There are no signs of such a weakening of the morale and motivation. Despite the repeated and ruthless use of air strikes against the LTTE by the Sri Lankan Air Force (SLAF) and despite the vast superiority in numbers and equipment of the armed forces due to regular flow of supplies from Pakistan, China, Israel and even India, the LTTE has been fighting doggedly, inflicting increasingly heavy casualties on the Army, which is not admitted by the Government. Thus, the attrition is on both sides. The only advantage enjoyed by the Army is that it is able to make good the attrition through material procured from Pakistan, China, Israel and India with money given by Iran, whereas the LTTE has not been able to make good the attrition. The continuing strong morale and motivation of the LTTE officers and cadres and their ability to take the armed forces by surprise became once again evident from the spectacular and audacious attack jointly mounted by the planes, the artillery and suicide commandoes of the LTTE on the Vavuniya military complex, which co-ordinates the operations of the Armed Forces against the LTTE. It was as spectacular and audacious as a similar attack on an SLAF base at Anuradhapura in October last year and as well-planned and well-executed. The operation, which lasted about three hours, started with a sustained artillery attack in the dead of night followed by bombing by two aircraft ( Zlin 143 )of the LTTE and this was followed by the infiltration of the complex by 10 suicide commandoes (Black Tigers), five of them women. All of them died during the attack, but not before killing 11 personnel of the security forces and badly damaging the equipment kept in the complex, including an Indra radar supplied by India. Among those injured were two Indian radar technicians. It is not clear whether they had been permanently attached to the radar station or come there on a short visit to do the periodic maintenance of the radar. The injuries sustained by the two Indian technicians were not life threatening, but required initial hospitalisation at Colombo. While the LTTE has stated that both its aircraft returned safely to base, the SLAF has claimed that one of its fighter planes (F-7s) ,which had taken off from the Katunayake airfield near Colombo on gettng information of the approach of the LTTE planes ,managed to chase one of them as they were returning to their base after the bombing and shot it down over the skies in the LTTE-controlled Mullaittivu area. However, the SLAF spokesman ( Squadron Leader Sanjaya Adhikari ) admitted that it had no video coverage of this engagement in proof of its claim. As it did after the Anuradhapura raid of last year, the SLAF has tried to project the LTTE raid as a fiasco, which failed in its objective. However, independent reports say that as had happened in the past, the SLAF was once again taken by surprise and was slow to react. The LTTE aircraft managed to drop their load of bombs in the vicinity of the radar station and flee from the scene without being intercepted by the SLAF planes. While the Air Force version of the incident claimed that the Indian-supplied radar did not suffer any damage, the version given by the Sri Lankan Navy in its web site did admit some damage to the radar, but it claimed that it was slight. A web blog run by the Sri Lanka Naval Intelligence said: “ Reports indicated that the radar system was slightly damaged after a bomb fell close to it. Two Indian nationals operating the radar system were injured in the blast.” The two LTTE aircraft were over the complex for about six minutes. During this period, any SLAF aircraft taking off from Katunayake could not have reached Vavuniya and intercepted the LTTE aircraft. While the Sri Lankan Armed Forces repeatedly exaggerate their successes and play down their losses, the LTTE generally gives a factual account of the battles. Even if it did badly in the battles, it does not try to cover up its failures. This is one of the reasons for the high credibility enjoyed by the LTTE's statements in the eyes of its cadres, the Tamil population and diaspora abroad. The LTTE version of the Vavuniya operation has more credibility than the version put out by the Sri Lankan Armed Forces. Even if it is established that the radar has been severely damaged, if not destroyed, this should not affect the on-going ground operations of the Sri Lankan Army. The mastery of the skies enjoyed by the SLAF during day time ensures that the LTTE planes could not pose a threat to the troops engaged in battle. The absence of a radar would not also affect the punitive air strikes made repeatedly by the SLAF on LTTE-held positions. The successful Vavuniya raid would be a morale-booster for the LTTE cadres, but would not turn the tide of the battle against the armed forces. (10-9-08) (The writer is Additional Secretary (retd), Cabinet Secretariat, Govt. of India, New Delhi, and, presently, Director, Institute For Topical Studies, Chennai. E-Mail: seventyone2@gmail.com )

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  28. to :Amma Gahai/Gahawi
    friend lets forget about your old philosophy
    old phiolosophy of yours is garbage everything u said is almost right but u faild to tell the real reason of the vijyas vitory first of all he hit the key strategic point [place] of the island when he arive plus that time islanders never had a enemy so their armies are dispanded, your king viyaya came to seek shelter in island and then betrayed the welcoming ancient tamils, tamil tigers strategic point is vanni if u have the vanni you win, like if we get the colombo or hit your major strategic places you loose, this is how the battles calculates not by killing the millions, that one never happend because even the mighty empire of rome had to fell when the Rome got sieged, they couldve survived using their Capua, OR carthage[New under the rome] or jerusalem they felt because they got hit int he main place ;), western empire of rome felled simply like that to barbarians
    anyways i hope you understand why tamils lost to the viyaya

    im not here to bashing you guys just try to explain what is happening in out side, many medias have been controled by Srilankan gov so even the singala people cant read the real news that happening in their own land. so please understand the facts and real incindents happening in srilanka, not some biased version of the stories

    even the Singala urumaya , or other parties put the bomb , tigers get the blame, please solve that in your home first then come to the neibours business thank you


    tigers would never born if their is no senaa najake or bandara najake family lived, or ruled we couldve been brothers studying in peradaniya universities

    from now on im not gonna post harmfull in this blogs by i will continuesly posting what is happening in our country ;)

    i hope you all aggree on that :)

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  29. bandara: u dumb ars@! old philosophy ??? lol it was a hypothetical!!
    Come out of ur wet dream first! Ancient tamils??? I can c why ur so dumb! No enemy? Ha ha ha Ur king Vijaya ??? LMAOF!! I don’t have a king and I don’t kneel in front of anyone! Rome?? Do u know where it is? Lol

    “tamil tigers strategic point??? It is in between their legs hanging low!!! Ha ha ha

    Go back to school before try becoming my friend! F…ing tight Ars@!!!

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  30. //top ltte leader confirmed killed...information is trickling...no need for excitement but something surely happned...An SF exclusive...// -specialforce(LNP)

    Based on my experiance with this guy most probably either poddu amman has left the place few mins ago or he was there few meters away.

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  31. lol no wonder sharp always state that you all simply singala rascists wow , Amma Gahai/Gahawi you simply point out that by your mouth!!!
    thank you
    this is all i want from you and you gave it to us
    why all these singalaese people are so dumb to understand that they are on the trap!, when the enemy play by rule they dont foolow by the rule and play that against them, instead you people simple ignore the rules and go against it and get the lose!
    i hope you don't understand this one because you are simply another Singala Dumb shit.

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  32. Sri Lanka: Tamil Tigers fighting a defensive battleSep 11, 2008, 00:37 Digg this story! The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, which is increasingly under pressure due to a war of attrition waged against it by the Sri Lankan Armed Forces in the areas controlled by it in the Northern Province, launched a surprise land-cum-air attack on a vital military complex of the armed forces at Vavuniya, about 260 km North of Colombo, in the early hours of September 9. Even after allowing for the usual exaggeration by the spokesmen of the Armed Forces in projecting the progress made by them, it is evident from independent reports that the LTTE [Images] has been forced to fight a defensive battle to retain the territory under its control and to prevent a weakening of its conventional capability due to the loss of its weapons holdings during the battle and its inability to replenish them through smuggling from abroad. While the morale of the LTTE's experienced officers and cadres remains high, it has not been able to reverse the tide of the battle against the armed forces. Even its wing responsible for mounting acts of terrorism in Sinhalese territory has been facing a difficulty in mounting spectacular terrorist strikes due to a shortage of cadres trained in suicide terrorism and low stocks of explosives. While the Army's oft-repeated hopes of being able to defeat the LTTE decisively on the ground by the end of this year seem over-optimistic, the tide of the war continues to be in favour of the army. There are two questions involved -- defeating the LTTE conventionally, and destroying its capability for continuing its struggle for Tamil Eelam through acts of terrorism. The achievement of both these objectives will depend upon a critical weakening of the morale and motivation of the LTTE officers and cadres, leading to increasing desertions and splits in the organisation. There are no signs of such a weakening of morale and motivation. Despite the repeated and ruthless use of air strikes against the LTTE by the Sri Lankan Air Force and despite the vast superiority in numbers and equipment of the armed forces due to regular flow of supplies from Pakistan, China, Israel and even India, the LTTE has been fighting doggedly, inflicting increasingly heavy casualties on the Army, which is not admitted by the government. Thus, the attrition is on both sides. The only advantage enjoyed by the Army is that it is able to make good the attrition through material procured from Pakistan, China, Israel and India with money given by Iran, whereas the LTTE has not been able to make good the attrition. The continuing strong morale and motivation of the LTTE officers and cadres and their ability to take the armed forces by surprise became once again evident from the spectacular and audacious attack jointly mounted by the planes, artillery and suicide commandoes of the LTTE on the Vavuniya military complex, which co-ordinates the operations of the Armed Forces against the LTTE. It was as spectacular and audacious as a similar attack on an SLAF base at Anuradhapura in October last year and as well-planned and well-executed. The operation, which lasted about three hours, started with a sustained artillery attack in the dead of night followed by bombing by two aircraft (Zlin 143) of the LTTE and this was followed by the infiltration of the complex by 10 suicide commandoes (Black Tigers), five of them women. All of them died during the attack, but not before killing 11 security personnel and badly damaging the equipment kept in the complex, including an Indra radar supplied by India. Among those injured were two Indian radar technicians. It is not clear whether they had been permanently attached to the radar station or come there on a short visit to do the periodic maintenance of the radar. The injuries sustained by the two Indian technicians were not life threatening, but required initial hospitalisation at Colombo. While the LTTE has stated that both its aircraft returned safely to base, the SLAF has claimed that one of its fighter planes (F-7s), which had taken off from the Katunayake airfield near Colombo on getting information of the approach of the LTTE planes, managed to chase one of them as they were returning to their base after the bombing and shot it down over the skies in the LTTE-controlled Mullaittivu area. However, the SLAF spokesman (Squadron Leader Sanjaya Adhikari) admitted that it had no video coverage of this engagement in proof of its claim. As it did after the Anuradhapura raid of last year, the SLAF has tried to project the LTTE raid as a fiasco which failed in its objective. However, independent reports say that as had happened in the past, the SLAF was once again taken by surprise and was slow to react. The LTTE aircraft managed to drop their load of bombs in the vicinity of the radar station and flee from the scene without being intercepted by the SLAF planes. While the Air Force version of the incident claimed that the Indian-supplied radar did not suffer any damage, the version given by the Sri Lanka [Images]n Navy in its web site did admit some damage to the radar, but it claimed that it was slight. A blog run by the Sri Lanka Naval Intelligence said: 'Reports indicated that the radar system was slightly damaged after a bomb fell close to it. Two Indian nationals operating the radar system were injured in the blast.' The two LTTE aircraft were over the complex for about six minutes. During this period, any SLAF aircraft taking off from Katunayake could not have reached Vavuniya and intercepted the LTTE aircraft. While the Sri Lankan Armed Forces repeatedly exaggerate their successes and play down their losses, the LTTE generally gives a factual account of the battles. Even if it did badly in the battles, it does not try to cover up its failures. This is one of the reasons for the high credibility enjoyed by the LTTE's statements in the eyes of its cadres, the Tamil population and diaspora abroad. The LTTE version of the Vavuniya operation has more credibility than the version put out by the Sri Lankan Armed Forces. Even if it is established that the radar has been severely damaged, if not destroyed, this should not affect the ongoing ground operations of the Sri Lankan Army. The mastery of the skies enjoyed by the SLAF during day time ensures that the LTTE planes do not pose a threat to the troops engaged in battle. The absence of a radar would not also affect the punitive air strikes made repeatedly by the SLAF on LTTE-held positions. The successful Vavuniya raid would be a morale-booster for the LTTE cadres, but would not turn the tide of the battle against the armed forces. (The writer is additional secretary (retired), Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India, New Delhi [Images] and, presently, Director, Institute for Topical Studies, Chennai. E-mail: seventyone2@gmail.com)

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  33. bandara

    You are wondering abt the intellectual abilities of the Sinhalese, all the while forgetting that your own moronic maginitude is what's on display.

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  34. ..and Bandara, stop being ashamed of being who you are..

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  35. http://groundzerolanka.blogspot.com/

    IQBAL ATHAS AND HIS RECENT WORK....

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