Sunday, October 19, 2008

Fighting rages south of Kilinochchi

Heavy fighting erupted between the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) today and yesterday when SLA forces moved further into LTTE territory south west of Kilinochchi. Troops from the 57 division have captured large parts of the LTTE built earth bund at Akkarayankulam, overrunning 19 bunkers in the process. Meanwhile 58 division units were able to gain control of Vennerikulam region, including the Vennerikulam tank, amidst heavy LTTE resistance today. However fighting is still going on in north east of Vennerikulam and Adampanmoddai where small groups of LTTE fighters are still at large.  On the Mullaithivu front the 59 division units at Andankulam captured a 100m stretch of land ahead of their FDL.

Both parties have suffered heavy casualties in the renewed rounds of fighting with nearly 30 SLA soldiers being killed and around 140 being wounded in the past two days alone. Although the LTTE has not issued any official statement on casualties, their casualty figures are much higher as per intelligence reports. Similar bloody battles are expected as troops now seem to be mounting a full scale advance on de facto LTTE capital, Kilinochchi. 

Meanwhile there is still no confirmation on whether Cheliyan was killed in the LRRP attack last week. What is confirmed is that a senior LTTE leader was killed along with two other cadres. No precise intel has been gathered on the identity of the senior leader so far.

139 comments:

  1. thanks for the latest updates

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  2. Explosion in a CTB bus in Pettah. No casualties reported as there were no passengers inside the bus when bomb went off.

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  3. They would have aimed pssengers who comes in the morning.

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  4. Thanks DN for the update.
    Know you are busy, can we try to get some news every other day if possible.

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  5. Everyone needs to do what we can to stop India from intervening in this war. LTTE's propaganda machine is becoming more and more effective and the Tamil Nadu politicians are acting up big time (see today's papers in Sri Lanka) .. if India intervenes again then every life lost (on both sides and most importantly of any civilians caught in the cross-fire) would be for nothing. Blog, write, shout, protest .. do whatever you can to prevent it.

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  6. sanjeeva weerawarna,

    Our message should be that "LTTE terrorists supporters in Tamilnadu should stay away from internal matters of Sri Lanka." We must maintain our friendship with everybody in India except for LTTE terror supporters.

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  7. Sanjiva,
    Fully agree with Sam.You have to look at what india has actually done for us in terms of training the police etc.Dont jump to conclusions based on comments in newspapers.After this is over we have a lot to do...against this LTTE supporting di-ass-phora and also how some high-ups in the police force happened to make so much money in the past and immigrate..loads of questions to ask and prosecute people..
    DefenceNet,
    Many thanks for the info."Theruwan
    saranai" to ALL our brave troops who are doing a wonderful job under dreadful conditions.we will always be so very proud of you and NEVER FORGET.

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  8. We have lost a lot of brave sons of SLanka during the past few days.There is also another aspect to this:They died after flushing out and forcing these LTTE buffoons to confront them.I prefer if the LTTE cadres actualy surrendered because this is not their war...However when you face these LTTE fellows who are armed to the teeth you have seconds to decide and basically no time to think.

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  9. //Indian federal model insufficient to Sri Lanka, says senior leader of CPI

    Unlike India, which has a multitude of ethnicities, the Sri Lankan question is confined only to two identities, Sinhalese and Tamils. Legacies of struggle and military situation have made a contextual difference in Sri Lanka. Therefore the Indian federal model is insufficient to Sri Lanka. It should be higher than that, perhaps a confederation having constitutional guarantees, preventing one unit militarily interfering with the other, said C. Mahendran, senior leader of the Tamil Nadu unit of the Communist Party of India, in a recent interview to TamilNet.//

    It is surprising to see a communist leader proposing 'solutions' to another country.

    (When vaiko say this it is not a surprise as he is a well known tamil racist and he survives on racism. But a communist leader supposed to think in line of 'classes' not in line of 'races'.)

    There are number of wars/ fighting all over the world. Indian tamilnadu politicians do not propose 'solutions', protest or demand intervention from center for any other fighting in this world. Reason is they happans in out of India. But they protest, propose and demand things for SL. Reason is they are tamil and part of SL people are tamil. Thus the main reason for tamiznadu politicians to worry about SL is thier tamilness or tamil racism. And it is such that it can overides 'communism' of a communist tamiz leader.

    The true and main reason for SL conflict is tamil racism no matter what other factors are. Tamilnadu intervention is a very clear proof you can see it right now.

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  10. First, who scarified for our motherland may all them attain nibbana !

    Regarding the Indian involvement we must be careful about what we said …we must always be against racist Tamil Nadu Tamil chauvinism and not the Indian government who help us in this juncture. We should not forget Tamil population in India only 5% and general public in India do not give a sh** about Tamil politics ….
    However as a whole (PA, UNP, JVP, EPDP, JHU, etc) we all must be against the Tamil Nadu intervention of this nature to protect VP the terorist.

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  11. //we must always be against racist Tamil Nadu Tamil chauvinism and not the Indian government who help us in this juncture.//

    Exactly. And I think our political parties JVP/JHU etc should condemn tamilnadu racist politicians, their cunning, unfair and bankrupt tactics and not the center who is in the middle of SL and TN.

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  12. DefenceNet,
    About troop injuries..how many are walking wounded and are the majority of injuries due to mines and IED's etc

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  13. Another Classic Diplomatic Failure

    Our so-called diplomatic bores once again proved that they are useless, even in a country which shares our culture on an equal wavelength with a mutually beneficial history of thousands years.

    It is a relief that India bashing did not get into full swing, despite the obvious provocations by the politically impotent clowns like Vaiko and Nedumaran with the fluctuating blessings from the old fox, Karunanidhi.

    India exists as a country, only on a geographical scale. It is infact a union of nations who don't necessarily see eye-to-eye on many issues. Most of the time, they are rivals for various reasons.

    For instance, one of the pressing issue for southern states is the scarcity of water. So, the southern states are not getting on very well with this issue. Karnataka and Tamilnadu are at loggerheads over a certain river. Southerners feel they are being looked down on by the Northerners based on their skin colour. Northerners, on the other hand, feel that the southerners, especially Dravidians, are hell bent on breaking up the country.

    As this is the case, we have to distinguish between Indian people and the politicians with a short life span in active politics.

    If we approach Indians without our own prejudice, they are the most amiable people we can find in the sub continet, even if they are from the state of Tamilnadu.

    This is where our diplomats get things wrong. They could have taken steps to improve on the relations between our government and the that of various states, instead of stubbornly focussing on the central government, which, in practice, has very little control over things.

    Our Buddhist pilgrims go in their thousands to the state of Bihar every year. Some Indian folks in Bodh Gaya even talk fluent Sinhalese. Yet, the relationship between the state government and that of ours is pretty dismal. It is the same with Kerala which is almost like our countryside in terms of landscape, food and culture.

    If we took steps in that directions, we could have diluted the influence of Karunanidhi to some extent with their blessings. We focus too much on centre at the expense of real players - the state governments. Kaurnanidhi can't win all of them over.

    Our diplomats who were obsessed with the protocol chose to live in cities to appease their vested interests in the name of rendering service and the events in the past few days show they are as surprised as we, the mortal folks, are in the face of events.

    The only man who can be classified as down-to-earth pragmatist, is the Muslim deputy commissioner who heads the diplomatic mission in Chennai. He has been active in the state promoting our interests. When a fisherman from Negombo was shot dead he just exploded on hearing it and responded accordingly. The rest are just useless bureaucrats who are good at nothing.

    There is an issue brewing in the diplomatic circles about merging the overseas service and SLA. That is about their careers and perks. We don't care even if the former just cease to exist. They have failed us again and again.

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  14. "Indian federal model insufficient to Sri Lanka, says senior leader of CPI"

    fantastic.

    now they want SL to move FURTHER from the 13 amendment, all political packages combined PLUS EVEN GO BEYOD INDIA'S FEDERAL MODEL!!!!

    wow!!

    i recon that the SL govt should IMMEDIATELY STOP this political solutions bullshit UNTIL the war is over.

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  15. Whether we like it or not India is and will continue to be a factor in our political calculations always. We need to be sensitive to thier concerns if we are to be successful in handling them to our benefit.

    The present govt has proven itself capable of dealing with external agendas better than most others previous. Given the set of dynamis, all of which add weight in favor of the SLG's ground position, a little empathy for the Emperor in New Delhi won't cost us much.

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  16. India understands quite well that even if overt military offensives were curtailed, the covert ops and wars by proxy (thru other militant groups operating in LTTE areas) can continue and thus lead to a more protracted problem for India as well.

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  17. Grious

    I don't know where you get 'amiable' South Indians from.. Perhaps in the Indian stores you visit either in India or elsewhere? I've travelled extensively in the region (T'nadu, Kerala and Andra) and found the average Indian to be crude, loud and difficult to deal with in most circumstances.
    Most of them smell bad too :)

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  18. TS,

    Quite contrary to what you think, I have associated many South Indians from the states of Tamilnadu, Andra, Kerela, and Karnataka. Just like any part of the world, humanity is beautiful in its own way. Whether we like it or not, there are many South Indians in Sri Lanka, including Tamils, assimilated to the Sinhala culture. This is a moment we need the support of all right thinking Indians. Lets set aside our personal ill wills and unite against LTTE terrorists.

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  19. tamils first need to realize that no matter what, Sri Lanka (language=sinhalese) is the country of the Sinhalese, just like Italy is the country of the italians(language= Italian),etc. But no one says that if you are tamil,american,indian, that you cannot live in sri lanka. If you are born in sri lanka, you are SRI LANKAN and hopefully they will learn to speak sinhalese. A country is beautiful with different people, but the minority must not demand undue thingsfrom the majority as Fonseka has said!There is not a single country in the world where the minority will rule the majority!!!!! PERIOD!

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  20. SL needs to focus more on decapitation strikes.

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  21. Moshe, TS, Perein

    Once SLA breaks a fortification and moves forward they move fast just as 58 has moved ahead and taken Vennerikulam area after breaking through the bund cum trenchline at Akkarayankulam

    Just the same with Viddataltivu, Tunnukkai/Mallavi they moved miles ahead soon after gaining control of these strategic areas.

    So when we talk of little action/no news there seems to be a lot of strategic moves happening. Isn't this planning and Command at it's best.

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  22. Shan,

    good pick, again.

    come to think of it, yes indeed. LTTE seems to be too dependant on trenches. but until SLA moves further beyond and have a reasonable distance (1 km???) to the trenchline, i won't count my chickens. LTTE can counter attack and we cannot make tactical withdrawels (the REAL kind). in almost all LTTE successes recently, most SLA casualties occured around trenches. remember???

    i'm getting worried that there were no SLAF jet attacks since the 16th.

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  23. I watched the Indian news yesterday. Lot of South Indian actors and actress were scolding SL President Rajapakse using filthy words.

    These bloody actors don't know how many problems Tamils have in India.

    In south India more than 80% peoples are madayans. They don't have a brain to think even. Few people like karunanidhi are bit intelligent. Always they act dramas and cheat the innocent people.

    ---
    Actor (actress??) Vijekanth is almost like our one shot. :)

    _______

    Because of this South Indians recent developments, lot of UNP supporters changed their mind and started to support the present military campaign against LTTE.

    At the end of the day all the benefits goes to MR.

    :)

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  24. Moshe

    looks like moving a reasonable distance beyond trenchline has been considered, 58 has moved to vannerikulam and that's much more than a km.

    Seems the only option for LTTE is to delay the SLA march and hope/pray for international/indian intervetion to save them. so the trenches are the only option.

    53 and 55 are threatening to break out of the northern front with ltte puling out cadres to strengthen killi AA.

    re jet attacks, looks like the indian factor here.

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  25. The Hindu
    Dismiss DMK government: Swamy

    Special Correspondent


    NEW DELHI: Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy has urged the Centre to dismiss the DMK regime in Tamil Nadu as it was indulging in “anti-national” activities through its “support” to the banned Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) by asking India to intervene to halt attacks against the militants in Lanka.

    It was “unacceptable” that the DMK was trying to destabilise the UPA government on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue and its chief M. Karunanidhi’s concern for the sufferings of Tamils there was “bogus.”

    Dr. Swamy, who was talking to journalists here on Sunday, wondered how Sonia Gandhi, wife of the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, who was assassinated by the LTTE, was supporting the moves of Mr. Karunanidhi.

    He alleged that 25 senior LTTE cadres, who sustained injuries in the ongoing battle in Sri Lanka, had sneaked into Tamil Nadu for treatment and three of them were admitted to a medical college hospital in Vellore.

    He claimed that the UPA government had withdrawn the reservation of seats in professional courses for the children of Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu, which was there since 1988. He challenged Mr. Karunanidhi to fight for the reintroduction of the reservation if he really had concern for the Sri Lankan Tamils.

    The Janata Party would contest the Assembly elections in all the Six States where polls were announced and it would try to have alliance with parties with “similar ideology and political agenda,” which included the BJP.

    Dr. Swamy also wanted removal of Finance Minister P. Chidambaram for failing to control inflation and the current crisis in the markets. The bad economics of Mr. Chidambaram was responsible for all the economic sufferings of the people in the country, he said.

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  26. Daily Mirror

    Fortnight period is not a deadline: DMK leader


    Chennai (PTI): Seeking to bring down the political temperature over the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, Union Minister and DMK leader T.R. Baalu on Saturday said the fortnight period given by parties in Tamil Nadu was not a ‘deadline’ nor aimed at giving trouble to the Manmohan Singh Ministry.
    Baalu, a confidant of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK patron M. Karunanidhi, said the 14-day period announced after an all-party meet on October 14 was "not a deadline". "We are not pressurising the Centre. We are conveying our problem, our mental agony. Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi is expecting some results within that time", he told reporters on the sidelines of a function here.

    The all-party meeting here had decided that MPs from Tamil Nadu would quit if the Centre did not take any action to stop the Sri Lankan Army's offensive in the North.

    "The decision to ask the MPs was not DMK's alone but the decision of parties which had attended the meeting", he said.

    Asked whether he was satisfied with the decision of DMK MPs to submit their resignation letters to Karunanidhi, he said there was no question of satisfaction or dissatisfaction.

    "We are the disciplined soldiers of Karunanidhi. His words are like mantras to us. We have only carried out his instructions", Baalu said.

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  28. The post by "Defencewire" is by an impostor.

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  29. defencewire,
    O.K mate.will wait.tea/lunch break?..need someone to confer with ok ok i am here.i dont have very much time..going for BNatyum class.have a kitkat have a break

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  30. "looks like moving a reasonable distance beyond trenchline has been considered, 58 has moved to vannerikulam and that's much more than a km."

    LOL!

    yes. 58 mostly bypassed the trenchline defences but 57 pierced through it. so the disadvantages (of getting trapped on the otherside) affect 57 not 58.

    interstingly 57 may not be a safer distance away still.

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  31. The ugly spectale of cannabilism in the 'civilized' world; this is the second reported incidence in Europe; it happened in Geramany, two years ago.

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  32. PRO-LTTE ELEMENTS HIJACK FILM WORLD RALLY

    here it is..

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  33. Defencenet team

    58 is 10 km's beyond Nachchikuda, wich means they can be supported with fire power from the big guns Arti and MBRL fire from Jaffna.

    does it have any significance, or are the ones with 58 sufficient?

    what do you think the effect on troops is when the troops in Jaffna can hear the sounds of the 58 battles and vice verca - does it add to the already high morale and make raring to go join their collegaues

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  34. Enjoy

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=uSHtcua-KmA

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  35. Shan

    When u say 10km beyond Nachikuda, u mean 10km North of N'kuda? That's almost Poonaryn mate!

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  36. katch

    sorry 8km's north of n'chikuda

    defence.lk in it's post on 17th says Troops encircle Nachchikuda "...Troops of Task Force 1 this morning (Oct 17) cut-off Mannar- Poonaryn (A-32) road at 8 Km north of Nachchikudha..'

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  37. We hear Karuna’s contact named pillan or silan is having talks wit Tamil nadu ministers along with some Tamil MPs from SL to do some deal with the tigers.Gosl must take precautions and be aware of it.

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  38. Folks...

    Every sober Sri Lankan should know by now that the Toilet Nadu politicians have been using our stupid so-called 'Tamil' Leaders to score political gain at every opportunity. The irony however is that, Nagalingam, the snake-charmer in Kilinochchi and the likes of him... never had ANY SAY in that!

    Those politicians also know very well that Sri Lankans aren't a bunch of fools...

    So what we, as proud, no-nonsense, patriotic Sri Lankans can do TANGIBLY at this crucial juncture?

    Two things.

    a) Openly support our brave president and the government. Avoid partisan politics, put extra effort at government offices, hold all strikes, be extra vigilant for bombs, and volunteer to help the police etc. (This basically strengthens the hand of government and SLDF... in order to find 'that' solution we all yearn for. To outsiders, these actions also display our unity.)

    Doing ‘nothing’ at this time is wholly UNSRILANKAN!

    Remember folks... we wasted too much (precious) time in identifying who, why, when, where and what these LTTE low-lives are.

    b) Support our valiant SLDF troops and their excellent welfare programs. Soldiers' hour of need is NOW.... NOW... AND NOW. (Sorry... tomorrow could be too late or too little.)

    Be assured... Injuns ain't fools either... Gate-crashing at our party this time would be costlier this time... whatever the angle one uses to look.

    We have spectacular 'plans' in place… for anyone's misadventure on Motherlanka!

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  39. Indian alarm as major Sri Lankan battle looms

    LINK

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  40. GOSL must use every effort, use every resource at hand to support the war effort and bring this war to a successful conclusion and evict the terrorists from the land or longer this war drags on greater the chances of our big brother India will be forced to get involved. I am sure India too wants this to happen as the Tamil Nacho factor is now coming to play in support of the terrorists. I hope Gotabay’s trip to Pakistan will bring some more help from that country to finish this off soon.

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  41. //Is this the level of BBC editng its onw article its justifies that DN has listed BBC in pro-LTTE category.. LOL//

    I think it is importent to list BBC as pro-LTTE. If you know some media is pro-LTTE then the way you make conclusions based on the info given by that media will not be same as if you know the media is 'unbiased' or 'pro-SL'.

    Some people probably due to hundreds of years of british rule and the obediance they had to british still worship BBC. Some outside veiwers might think BBC as neutral source. But it is clear BBC is pro-LTTE, anti-SL, anti-sinhala and anti-buddhist. Thus it is importent to list it as pro-LTTE so no one get misled.

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  42. http://tinyurl.com/6ge2pm

    Look at the last bit of the video of the MPs playing with the baby, they aren't putting on a show, they genuinely care.

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  43. Listing of BBC as pro LTTE is very good move.

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  44. Troops of the 59th Division have taken control of another LTTE terrorist camp located in the Mullaitivu forest.
    http://www.itn.lk/news_04_20081020.html

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  45. Defnet,given past experiencs w/ Indian Pols.Now it seems we are knocking on devil door in Kili, will the govt. have the mileage to fight to the finish ? I sure hope so because, this mess cant go on forever in Wanni.My kudos to the SLA forces for kicking the ltte butt.

    Do you really think the Tamil Nadu pols will help the ltte bigwigs escape ? I hope SLA gets them all 6feet under !

    Can you give more info on the Muhamalai attck last week ? Is it really possible to punch thru the lines towars Epass ?

    Thanks mate !

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  46. SLA sufferings a lot due to heavy raining

    http://www.tamilwin.com/view.php?2eegE9hhe0bd77pOu32edd60jV32cc4nnLWW24d44uWnZccb331HQ00cd40YQG7Dbb000Fh2EEae

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  47. //Indian federal model insufficient to Sri Lanka, says senior leader of CPI

    These LTTE impotents think they own Sri Lanka. who the fuck are they to decide what to do and what not to do...? We do the decision making...you south Indians stay out of this...!!! This is NOT Tamil Nadu...This is Sri Lanka...!!!

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  48. shyam da coolie said...

    SLA sufferings a lot due to heavy raining

    oooh...yeah...LTTE is not suffering...!!! they are having a great time out there...!!!

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  49. Poor India

    Gota Goes to - Russia - Agree to provide support for SL

    Gota goes to Pakistan - Already supports

    Gota will go to China - Already gives support

    How about Iran - May be able to collect few nuclear war heads

    Indian Opposition pressure mounting due to India US nuclear deal

    Everybody waiting to stop india's economy, & if India inteferes to lanka it's an oppotunity for Kashnire Rebels/Chinese Tibets and also may be russians start attacking india

    Who care's about Tamil Nadu; even other states of India call them a Biscope /Or Cellolite state

    They hate Tamil Nadu:::::

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  50. samm,

    did gota go to china lately or is he planning to go there soon?

    mayilravana posted in DW from a discussion forim in india. apparently TN has the same FCUKING problem as some tamils had in SL. hindi is not regarded as the national language in TN it seems.

    in 1987 JRJ should have opted to have HINDI as a national language NOT tamil!!! that way SL could have got all the other indian states behind it and SCREWW TN. LOL!!!

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  51. karuna-nidi will become a farce and probably lose the election. then LPPE will send a suicide case to greet him.

    he must be the biggest shitter in the pants these days. 'oka me dawas wala wasikiliyaka wenna one padinchiya'

    MR/GR are giving the finger to every a$$hole that gets in the way.

    way to go!!!

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  52. Victory against LTTE delayed by concern over civilains: Rajapaksa

    LINK

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  53. India steps in, sends relief supplies to Lankan Tamils

    LINK

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  54. DMK's resignation drama may backfire
    21 Oct, 2008, 0345 hrs IST, ET Bureau


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    NEW DELHI: The DMK has painted itself into a corner on the Sri Lankan issue. Having set the Centre a October 29 deadline to ensure a cease-fire betwe
    en Sri Lankan armed forces and LTTE in that country, DMK could now experience a major crisis of credibility.

    Though it has threatened to get its MPs resign from Parliament over the Sri Lankan issue if the Centre does not sufficiently influence the situation in the neighbourhood by end-October, ground realities make this next to impossible. Mr Karunanidhi is already showing signs of tempering his position. He has welcomed a statement made by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh where he called for a peaceful political settlement to the crisis in the island nation.

    The DMK’s difficulty in taking any dire step stems from insufficient numbers in the 234-member Tamil Nadu assembly. To survive in power, the DMK with 96 MLAs needs the Congress support. It cannot afford to call a mid-term assembly polls on the Sri Lankan issue.

    Many political watchers are describing DMK’s whipping up of the Sri Lankan Tamil issue as a diversionary tactic in view of the massive power cuts in the state. Many parts of Tamil Nadu, with the exception of Chennai, are experiencing eight hours power cut a day or more. Also, the Sri Lankan issue, which is brought up by Tamil parties regularly before elections, has a limited popular appeal as evidenced by the fact that these very parties forget it until the next round of polls.

    The Centre, for its part, is making all the right noises about concern for the welfare of ethnic Tamils in Sri Lanka, who according to DMK and other Tamil parties are innocent victims of the attacks on LTTE. However, India’s hands are tied on the question of any real intervention in Sri Lankan affairs.

    Sri Lanka has shown no signs of discontinuing with its current offensive against LTTE or reducing the intensity of the attacks. The statement made by Sri Lankan defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to a TV channel that the LTTE is on the verge of defeat and therefore it is getting Indian politicians to pressure the Sri Lankan government to intervene, might complicate matters further for the Congress-led Centre.

    DMK’s move to get its MPs from both Houses of Parliament (15 Lok Sabha and 4 Rajya Sabha) to hand over symbolic resignation letters to party chief M Karunanidhi looks set to fizzle out. When this happens, the Opposition ADMK will claim that it was justified in dubbing the resignation episode a fraud. ADMK chief Ms Jayalalithaa had dared chief minister Karunanidhi to step down and asked him to get all his MLAs to resign if he is really concerned about the condition of ethnic Tamils in Sri Lanka.

    Interestingly, it is only DMK which has stuck its neck out to meet the resolution of an all-party meeting in Chennai which had said all 40 Lok Sabha MPs, from Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, would resign if India did not intervene to ensure cease-fire in Sri Lanka. The Congress, which also backed the resolution of the all-party meeting, clearly distanced itself from the resignation threat.

    “We follow whatever is decided by the Indian National Congress. So far we have not offered our resignations,” Congress spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP Jayanti Natarajan said on Monday. PMK too has not taken any further steps on the resignation threat. As things stand, DMK stands to lose face on the Sri Lankan episode in the run-up to the coming Lok Sabha polls.

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  55. Rajapaksa opposes ceasefire with LTTE

    LINK

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  56. ‘LTTE may lose legitimacy and land’
    Josy Joseph
    Tuesday, October 21, 2008 03:59 IST


    But violence will continue, say sources in the intelligence establishment

    NEW DELHI: Even if the Sri Lankan military overruns the rebel capital of Kilinochchi, it would only “disperse the (LTTE) problem” and wouldn’t be the end of a quarter-century-old civil war in the island nation, believe Indian security establishment.

    According to sources involved in assessing and analysing Sri Lanka’s civil war, a military takeover of Kilinochchi would only disperse the LTTE into smaller guerrilla groups. The immediate result could be a wave of suicide attacks in major cities like Colombo, and on high-value targets, they fear. A senior intelligence source says, Sri Lanka will “enter a more turbulent period.”

    However, another senior source in the security establishment says, once LTTE is denied territorial dominance, it will change tactics and resort to more suicide attacks and other such acts. This is visible in the eastern province, which the LTTE lost after the Karuna faction split from them in 2004. Political assassinations and other acts of violence by LTTE continues in the eastern province, despite the TMVP (Thamil Makkal Viduthalai Puligal) — the political party led by Karuna, a former senior LTTE member — coming to power there.

    A step up in targeted attacks, or suicide attacks would only further complicate the situation. “The military offensive definitely robs LTTE of some legitimacy, but that doesn’t end the violence,” says an analyst within the security establishment.

    Indian security establishment also do not completely buy into the claims of Sri Lanka defence ministry that they are just a couple of kilometers away from Kilinochchi. They believe that the Sri Lankan forces are facing resistance and may not overrun the rebel capital so easily.

    Sources also say there has been no increase in the number of refugees flowing into Tamil Nadu despite the onslaught of violence in recent months. The number of those returning to Sri Lanka from the refugee camps in Tamil Nadu has also not dropped, say sources. “LTTE wouldn’t let the civilians leave the island,” says one source, pointing that the civilian presence provides them a shield as well as the semblance of being a legitimate representative of Tamil people.
    j_josy@dnaindia.net

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  57. Ranabimen 20/10/2008

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?
    v=8_I3z9c6GkQ

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  58. Lanka says Mukherjee can clarify humanitarian position himself

    LINK

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  59. Please visit who live in London (UK)
    THE IMPACT OF TERRORISM ON OUR DEMOCRACY!


    http://www.sesatha.co.uk
    /Events/20081022_Photography_Exhibition/index.htm

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  60. India hasn’t demanded halting war against LTTE: Rajapaksa

    LINK

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  61. Thanks to stubborn Rajapakses there are going to be thousands of new fighters who will come from Tamilnadu to join our freedom struggle.
    Good times ahead! ;-)

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  62. Just a little look at the history....
    When Tamilnadu was split in to chera, chola and pandya kingdoms, the Sinhala kingdoms were always friendly with the Pandya kingdoms. Whenever Pandyas had trouble with cholas they were helped by the Sinhala kings. Similarly, when ever the Pandyas were in trouble they were helped by the Sinhala kings. This was due to a few marriages the Pandyas and the Sinhalas. Ironically, the present Madurai Tamils who are the descendants of Pandyas are the ones who are vehemently opposing the acts of the present Srilankan Government. I suppose they have had enough and more trouble in their lives because of the marriages with the Sinhala 'royalty'! :)
    Now that the Thamizhs all around the world are united, soon we shall see the dawn of Thamizh Eezham

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  63. Peccko the "Pako",

    Keep digging.. .Digg hard... me and boss want few more dreamers like you.
    I'll get rich as well as can enjoy the luxury while people like you are live. Stay safe Pako.

    Hi..hi..He..he..

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  64. Pottu,
    There is a 'pottu' guy working with Douglas Devananda too.
    Your words precisely reflect Dougie Devananda's own pottu's line of thought!

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  65. Sri Lanka needs to go for replacing petrol with sugar cane ethanol as soon as possible.

    Our annual fuel bill is $2 billion. This is tough for a small developing country like Lanka. If we can reduce or eliminate this cost, we can continue the war to eradicate the LTTE without further financial constraints. We can carry out war for a longer span of time because we have more money at hand.

    All we need to do is plant sugar cane in 65,000 hectares. This will produce enough ethanol to replace petrol in Lanka per year, every year.

    So in other words, 65,000 hectares is the only thing that stands between lanka and fuel independance.

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  66. If Sri Lanka is going for sugar cane ethanol, we must to get the Brazil involved.

    They are the masters of sugar cane ethanol. They will help us plant the right varieties of sugar canes in the right type of soils to produce more ethanol per hectare.

    If we do this right, we could be able to produce 780 million litres of ethanol per year from 65,000 hectares instead of the projected 370 million litres per year. Imagine that!!

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  67. Sri Lanka pushes war ahead despite Indian pressure

    LINK

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  68. this posting is not on defence but right now, almost everything is indirectly connected to the war & defence.

    GoldenEagle,

    Interesting thoughts on Ethanol but in my opinion, using apprx 1% of the land area of Sri Lanka ( based on your calculations )to produce ethanol would do more harm than good.

    Since the oil crisis in 1973, Brazil has been perfecting the art of producing Sugar cane & ethanol but here we only have a very poor record - not being negative here but its gonna take lot of money, time and effort even if we import their technology. Imagine the negative impact it will have on the environment ?

    In 2007, a company called IMS Holdings tried to plant 23,000 hectares of sugar cane in SL to establish a 25 Megahertz power plant and a 10 million liter ethanol plant but Central Environment Authority rejected their proposal because the land they requested covered lot of endemic plants in and some of them were already in the red list classified as threatened and endangered - can we find a 65,000 ha piece of land that will not harm the environment ?

    ( Later IMS came up with a new proposal with an out-grower supply model to overcome the objections of pressure groups )

    Further, our Sugar cane yeild per hectare which is approx 55 t/ha on average( Sevenagala & Pelwatte ) is much lower than Brazil ( Based on statistics published by CB & SC Research ) and all our past attempts have been very bad or failures (due to many reasons including changing climatic conditions)and this yield will systematically reduce over time with the deterioration of soil fertility - use of fertilizers for a large area of land will only lead to chemical pollution. GM plants would be a solution but i think they are still in labs.

    We also have to consider the amount of labor requirement for such a large scale project but still the most important factor is the effects on environment.

    Considering all this, I think it is not viable for us to go for such a project to save forex for the war machine (this war will not last that long anyway ) when there are so many other ways to save forex, improving the refinery facility alone will save us a lot. Imagine how much we can save if we can stop rice and sugar imports ?

    This is completely out of my knowledge area but from what i have seen and read, I would like to suggest few things that may reduce our fuel consumption,

    1. Improve the road system - not the normal overnight jobs but from widening the roads to highways to many other options available and minimize the congestion, this will significantly reduce the fuel consumption and increase productivity - Colombo - Matara high way will be ready by 2011, Colombo - Kandy is underway there are many many other projects but we will need more.

    2. Impose mandatory testing for road worthiness for all the vehicles and take out the ones that are "unproductive" - I know what you are thinking, but practically it can be done and we have already taken the first step.

    3. Improve public transport system - not the normal "intercity bus service" but a proper service that people would really make use of. This will reduce the private vehicles coming in to the city and also further reduce the road traffic - National Transport Commission has already called for proposals for "CityLiner coach service", target is to reduce the number of cars entering the Colombo City, which attracts most number of private vehicles

    4. Improve the train system and make the people use more public transport than private vehicles - charge the cost + margin instead of current subsidies rates and make it a profitable business and privatize (properly) to further improve efficency. I just don't understand why we are not developing this from where the Brits left.

    5. Much of the fuel is used for electricity generation, we need to change that without harming the environment, coal power is going back in time !! - I think we should look in to more environment friendly "greener" sources which are more suitable to Sri Lanka such as solar and wind power. Small scale hydro power projects can also help if they can be set up with minimum damage to the environment.

    6. We have a good river and a canal system in the western province connecting many cities, govt should do a feasibility to test the viability of using them, it wouldn't cost much !

    7. Change the tax structure for private vehicles

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  69. Protigers are threatening (to kill?) Subramaniam Swamy. Find the link below: http://www.tamilcanadian.com/news/
    index.php?action=comments&id=6744
    ----------------------------------
    'Vivek from Canada on Oct 21, 2008 3:46:20 GMT

    It’s time to send the Indian foreign policy-advisor on a long-leave.'
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  70. 14 dead in bomb blast in northeast India
    http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5g1EJ74kM9IO7ZAkOHew0XVLTlxTw

    Bad news for the LTTE. India can hardly demonstrate to its many terrorist separatists that, yes, terrorism do work, if you use enough bombs and terrorism, then you will be rewarded with a separate state.

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  71. Anti-terrorist exhibition in UK highlights Tiger atrocities

    LINK

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  72. Goldeneagle

    I am uncertain whether Ethanol can replace gasoline in a standard motor vehicle. Does it require any changes?

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  73. Can someone explain why the heck do we let former pro ltte RAW agents into the country ? huh ? I know we are not that stupid folks !

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  74. reo mag forever

    "Since the oil crisis in 1973, Brazil has been perfecting the art of producing Sugar cane & ethanol but here we only have a very poor record - not being negative here but its gonna take lot of money, time and effort even if we import their technology. Imagine the negative impact it will have on the environment?"
    -----------------------------------
    We have poor record because we did not try it the right way. You are right in that it will take some money to get this ethanol thing started but compared to our annual cost of importing fuel its nothing.
    A $400 million dollar investment over 4-5 years is what we are looking at. Compared to the $2 billion annual fuel bill, it ain't so bad is it?

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  75. reo mag forever

    "can we find a 65,000 ha piece of land that will not harm the environment?"
    -----------------------------------

    According to the government estimates we have about 1.6(about 25% of the country) million hectares of marginal and degraded farmland available. We can use these lands.

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  76. reo mag forever

    " Further, our Sugar cane yeild per hectare which is approx 55 t/ha on average( Sevenagala & Pelwatte ) is much lower than Brazil ( Based on statistics published by CB & SC Research ) and all our past attempts have been very bad or failures (due to many reasons including changing climatic conditions)and this yield will systematically reduce over time with the deterioration of soil fertility - use of fertilizers for a large area of land will only lead to chemical pollution. GM plants would be a solution but i think they are still in labs."
    -----------------------------------

    There are two reasons that our sugar cane yields are low. Back then 30 years ago when Brazil started their ethanol program, they suffered the same problem.

    How did they fix it? There are two reasons, first they started to developed and planted the right varieties of sugar cane on the right types of receptive soils. This increased the average sugar cane yield.

    Second, they let their sugar cane fields go through a dry season every year. The dry season is important because the sugar cane stalks will mature during this season, thereby increasing the sugar yield. Too much rain will prevent the sugar cane stalks from maturing properly, hence narrower stalks and lower yields.

    Most of Brazil's sugar cane is grown in a state/province called Sao Paulo. Sao Paulo only gets about 1200mm of rain fall every year, most of that falls on the wet season. Almost all of Brazil's sugar cane is rain fed not irrigated. The dry zone in lanka also gets about 1200mm of rainfall per year.

    The Brazilians tackle the problem of land degradation, by using the "bagasse" that is the fibrous left-over of the sugar canes after the ethanol extracting process, as fertilizer.

    This use of the bagasse as a green fertilizer passes alot of the nutrients that is used up when sugar cane is grown back to the earth. Bagasse is also burned to generate electricity of run the ethanol mills, plus it can also be used to make paper, paper plates etc...

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  77. reo mag forver

    "We also have to consider the amount of labor requirement for such a large scale project but still the most important factor is the effects on environment."
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    The larbor requirements can be a problem. But 50 sugar cane harvesting machines from Australia can solve that problem.

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  78. reo mag forever

    "Imagine how much we can save if we can stop rice and sugar imports?"
    -----------------------------------

    Did you know that we grow sugar cane in 15,000 hectares, and it only cover 10% of the country's sugar consumption?

    We import the other 90% of the required sugar. We need to plant another 135,000 hectares of sugar cane to cover all of our annual sugar consumption. Compared to this only 65,000 hectares are needed to replace all the annual petrol consumption with ethanol.

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  79. Tropicalstorm

    Yes, the vehicles need to be modified because of the corrosive nature of ethanol.

    This modification will cost about $250 dollars per car. And there are about 1.5 million vehicles that run petrol(not diesel) in the country.

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  80. A Documentary about the Sinhala Only state terrorism ...

    http://www.tamilwin.com/view.php?2eIWnp00bHj0W2edQG7r3bch9EW4d4E2h3cc27pO3d420QH2b02nLW3e

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  81. UPDATE: Tiger Suicide Attack Hits 2 Merchant Ships -Sri Lanka


    (Updates with details of second vessel attacked, quotes, background)

    COLOMBO (AFP)--Tamil Tiger rebels carried out a suicide attack against two merchant ships off northern Sri Lanka's Jaffna peninsula Wednesday, the defense ministry said.

    The number of casualties wasn't immediately clear.

    The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, or LTTE, targeted the MV Ruhuna and MV Nimalawa just outside the port of Kankesanthurai on the northern edge of the peninsula, the ministry said in a statement.

    Jaffna is controlled by the government, but cut off from the rest of the island by LTTE-held territory and supplied entirely by ship or plane.

    "The attack is viewed as another cowardly attempt by the terrorists to deny essential supplies to the civilians living in war-affected areas," the statement said.

    Defense sources said initial reports suggested that one ship was sinking, and that there was fighting between naval troops and a unit of Tamil Tiger rebels.

    An earlier report had said one vessel sank after being rammed by an explosive- laden boat.

    A defense official said naval reinforcements had been rushed to the area.

    The attack came as the military kept up a major ground offensive against the Tigers in northern Sri Lanka.

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  82. Tamil Rebels Target Sri Lankan ships loaded with military hardware
    [Wednesday, 2008-10-22 03:07:36]
    Tamil Tiger rebels carried out a suicide attack on two Sri Lankan ships off the northern Jaffna peninsula early today.
    The vessels beleived to be carrying supplies to military in the north, where the military is attacking the remaining bases of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
    LTTE rebels rammed an explosives-laden boat into one of the vessels outside the port of Kankasanthurai, sinking it, Agence France-Presse reported, citing an unidentified defense official. A second vessel also came under attack and damaged very badly.

    IS THAT?

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  83. Goldeneagle,

    "We have poor record because we did not try it the right way."

    Following are the key reasons for the failures

    1. Deteriorating "sugar cane" yeild - not the sugar yeild ! ( some were explained in my previous post such as deteriorating fertility, unsuitable soil conditions and changing climatic patterns - do we have solutions for these that will not create new problems ?) I have discussed this further in detail below

    2. All the previous attempt from Kanthale to Hinguara were just expensive, inefficient and unproductive projects based on the out dated concept of substituting imports through domestic industries to save forex but projects went wrong because the planners did not take the suitability of the industry in to consideration before venturing in and also due to poor understanding of simple monetary economics !

    We can not just look at the total import figure and pick the industries ( that other countries have become successful ) to venture in without at least considering the geography, economy and the comparative advantages of the country. For instance, Brazil has a total land area of 8,511,965 sq km but ours is only 65,610 sq km - I'll discuss this later with more stats.

    "it will take some money to get this ethanol thing started but compared to our annual cost of importing fuel its nothing.
    A $400 million dollar investment over 4-5 years is what we are looking at. Compared to the $2 billion annual fuel bill, it ain't so bad is it?"

    Previously, your main argument to have sugar cane --> Ethanol was

    a. to continue the war to eradicate the LTTE without further financial constraints.

    b. to carry out war for a longer span of time

    Right now, the government does not have "some money" to invest "$400 million dollars" on just one project such as this which has been a failures in the past - No investor would want to put in money unless government takes the tab. Can you remember how difficult it was for the government to secure the USD 500 Mn bond issue with HSBC ? and the interest rate ?

    The other issue is the environment factor - what would be the cost ? I dont have statistics for that - Im not saying that Ethanol is not an answer, it a very good answer but large scale production in Sri Lanka is just not practical.


    "According to the government estimates we have about 1.6(about 25% of the country) million hectares of marginal and degraded farmland available. We can use these lands."

    25% of the land are of Sr Lanka is available for farming ?? You need to disclose the source !!

    According to industry statistics published on Annual world ethanol production by Renewable Fuels Association, Brazil has over 48,000 sq km of land in use for sugar cane but that is only 0.5% of the total land area - even with that they have many environmental and social issues - how bad would it be if we use 25% of land ?


    According to CB statistics, available total land area left is approx 14% and we already have permanent crops covering approx 15%. Deforestation, soil erosion, threat to the wildlife populations by poaching, commercial agriculture and urbanization are already at alarming levels - Do you know how many people die from elephant attacks ? I do not think we can afford to allocate another "25%" of the land area for one commercial agriculture project.


    "There are two reasons that our sugar cane yields are low. Back then 30 years ago when Brazil started their ethanol program, they suffered the same problem."

    and the two reasons

    As i explained in my previous post and in this post, the main question reamis the same, is this practical and viable considering all the implications ? Can we allocate this much of land for one project which has proven to be unproductive unless fertilizer and chemicals are used ? Do we have funds/reserves ? when we have so many other more greener and suitable options ?

    The second method you have explained is about increasing the "sugar yield" but we are discussing about increasing the "Sugar cane yeild". They are two different issues.


    "Most of Brazil's sugar cane is grown in a state/province called Sao Paulo. Sao Paulo only gets about 1200mm of rain fall every year, most of that falls on the wet season. Almost all of Brazil's sugar cane is rain fed not irrigated. The dry zone in lanka also gets about 1200mm of rainfall per year."

    Previously mentioned IMS Holdings project targeted Uva province with the required weather, soil conditions and elevation and i explained why it was rejected. Practically, where in Sri Lanka are you proposing to allocate a land with less impact on the environment and the biodiversity ?

    "The Brazilians tackle the problem of land degradation, by using the "bagasse" that is the fibrous left-over of the sugar canes after the ethanol extracting process, as fertilizer This use of the bagasse as a green fertilizer passes alot of the nutrients that is used up when sugar cane is grown back to the earth. Bagasse is also burned to generate electricity of run the ethanol mills, plus it can also be used to make paper, paper plates etc"

    Total Bagasse output from sugar cane crushing is approx 30% of the input - as you have rightly said it has many uses, but you can not have all that with the same residue - it will be enough for either fertilizer, fuel ( maybe to support the facility ) or other uses but not for everything. So again - you need to weigh in all the factors together before concluding.


    "Did you know that we grow sugar cane in 15,000 hectares, and it only cover 10% of the country's sugar consumption?"

    Did you know that we spent little over USD 1 Billion in 2007 just to import food items Sugar Wheat and Rice ?

    "We import the other 90% of the required sugar. We need to plant another 135,000 hectares of sugar cane to cover all of our annual sugar consumption. Compared to this only 65,000 hectares are needed to replace all the annual petrol consumption with ethanol."

    World has moved on from this type of thinking of being self sufficient. Countries are now working on their comparative advantages to create competitive advantage over other countries and gain/create surplus over their trade balances. We spend billions of rupees to import motor vehicles, why don't we manufacture them here ? Why don't we make our own textiles in Sri Lanka and save USD 1.6 billion we spend on importing them ?

    We can not go back to 1971 and start producing everything we need, we have over 90% literacy rate and so many educated people - we should be working on making use of them and moving to knowledge based ventures and service industries that can bring in more forex with more yeild. Destroying the environment ( what is left of it) and trying to save forex through a concept that has worked in Latin America or Australia may not be the right solution, we need to look in to the big picture. We can have another discussion on saving forex if you like - but in a different blog !

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  84. Golderneagle
    25% of the land is the correct figure to have this sugar plantation if we are to make any use for the country. I think we have sufficient rain but unlike the Kanthale this has to be controlled by a private firm that is already in this bussines.I remember the way the Kanthale plantations were run. It was badly run and it was over staffed by political cronies who spent time in their quarters or out side the plantation. According to the Brazilin person who did a feasibility studies he found that the climatic conditions are fine but the water resources had to be better organized. Initial investment will be high but the dividends will increase as year past with better management.

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  85. reo mag forever

    "Previously, your main argument to have sugar cane --> Ethanol was

    a. to continue the war to eradicate the LTTE without further financial constraints.

    b. to carry out war for a longer span of time

    Right now, the government does not have "some money" to invest "$400 million dollars" on just one project such as this which has been a failures in the past - No investor would want to put in money unless government takes the tab. Can you remember how difficult it was for the government to secure the USD 500 Mn bond issue with HSBC ? and the interest rate?"
    -----------------------------------

    I never said that the one and ONLY reason we need to sugar cane ethanol is because of the war. It will benefit us in the long term economically if we don't have to rely on the volatile regions for energy.

    Of the estimated $400 million, about $150 million is to plant the sugar cane fields, the rest is for the ethanol mills. $400 million over 4 is better than $2 billion year.

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  86. reo mag forever

    "25% of the land are of Sr Lanka is available for farming ?? You need to disclose the source !!"
    -----------------------------------

    source #1

    "http://www.bioenergysrilanka.org
    /www/files/beasl/beasl_agm_2008
    _press_release.pdf"

    source #2

    "http://www.nri.org/projects/
    biomass/conference_papers/the_
    biomass_energy_sector_in_sri_lanka.pdf"

    Source #3

    "http://www.kanabona.com/kanabona
    /?q=dendro_beasl_agm_2008
    _keynote_extracts"

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  87. reo mag forever

    "The second method you have explained is about increasing the "sugar yield" but we are discussing about increasing the "Sugar cane yeild". They are two different issues."
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    That was my mistake. In my previous all my "sugar cane yields" is actually for sugar yields. You know just the sucrose content etc, not the stalks.

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  88. reo mag forver

    "Total Bagasse output from sugar cane crushing is approx 30% of the input - as you have rightly said it has many uses, but you can not have all that with the same residue - it will be enough for either fertilizer, fuel ( maybe to support the facility ) or other uses but not for everything. So again - you need to weigh in all the factors together before concluding."
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    Yeah, so how about using it for fertilizer alone.

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  89. reo mag forever

    In the 1970's when the Brazilians started their ethanol program, had only 10 varieties of sugar cane, and the average ethanol yield per hectare was 2000 litres.

    Today the same fields are producing 6000-7000 litres of ethanol per hectare.

    This is because there are over 550 varieties of sugar cane as a result of selected breeding overtime. Some of these sugar cane varieties are designed to produce a lot of ethanol, others to thrive on poor soil, others to survive severe drought, etc etc etc...

    About 20 of the almost 600 varieties, are the mainstay of the highly productive Brazilian ethanol program.

    **** The dry zone of Lanka(75% of the island) is more suitable to grow sugar cane, than the wet zone. Too much rain is not good, thats the reason why the Brazilians don't grow sugar cane anywhere near the amazon forest. ****

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  90. How did Tamils come to Lanka?

    by Ilaya Seran Senguttuwan

    Minister Champika Ranawake – that wise man of the JHU who appears to have a superior opinion on almost everything under the sun - is reported to have said last week “Tamils came here after being chased away by the Moguls in South India .”

    This is pretty thick stuff and a new one from Ranawake. His Chintanaya mentor Nalin de Silva gives another twist when he says the Tamils first came to Jaffna 400 years ago with the Dutch for Tobacco cultivation.

    There will be many more gems from the Minister in the future as there were in the past. Mr Ranawake must re-hash his studies in Indian history and get to learn pronto the furthest Moghul presence reached the South was no more than today’s Andra Pradesh and Karnataka – both non-Tamil States.

    It is well known Ranawake owes his position in government inter alia for spewing racial and religious hatred over a period of time. Unless the President restrains him this reincarnation of KMP Rajaratne, RG Senanayake and Cyril Mathew can cause incalculable harm to the country - as Mathew did.

    I am reminded here of what Disraeli had to say of Gladstone in their days “He is inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity.”

    Yesterday, a popular Tamil daily here quoted popular Indian academic and Tamil Poet Shri Vairamuthu as follows - on the occasion when leading figures in the film Industry in Tamilnadu took to the streets in sympathy with the large number of suffering Tamils civilians in the Wanni -

    “The ancient Tamil was born on the sacred earth that is part of what is now called Sri Lanka . Today in the soil of his birth unarmed men, women, children are killed by the thousands from the ground, the sea and the air mostly by deadly automatic weapons. Thousands have perished thus while the Indian government has watched helplessly. Bombs are rained on them indiscriminately. For sometime now every effort is made to remove him (Tamil) from his original soil. What is Sri Lanka now is part of the lost landmass of Lemuria that went under a massive quake of the sea in times long past. There is historical evidence to this. There is going to be an election in Sri Lanka next year. The Buddhist Sinhala supremacists there are convinced if conditions are created to remove the Lankan Tamil by then the Sinhalese will win handsomely and the menace of the Tamil will be overcome for all time. This is what has been happening there for some years now although the Rajapakse government tries to fool the world with all kinds of mis-information. We Indians cannot stand and watch innocent Tamils killed in this cruel manner”

    I am only quoting what poet Vairamuthu is reported to have said – without comment. Clearly, there is a fear what is now happening in the Lankan Tamil areas is a planned effort to decimate Tamils from Lankan soil. This is why the militant organizations here gained emotional support from Tamilnadu - Prabhakaran not excluded - to offer resistance against this alleged genocide.

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  91. puli

    No one really cares how the Tamils came to be anywhere, as long as they are capable of decent co existance with others. I've seen how you guys cook up theories, wank on them and end up believing in your own imagined story many times over. There was even a nice old Doc in my area who started by claiming the 'Three kings' were Tamils and then gradually progressed to claim Adam was a Tamil. You guys have no future because you are genetically fcked up, the majority, if not all.

    There's going to be a day after the end of this war. How you guys deal with that day will be upto your people. We will deal with it any which way.

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  92. This is a fantastic blog and I have added you to my link list. Keep up the good work!

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