Monday, February 16, 2009

More fake artillery findings by Sri Lankan Army

For the third time this month the Sri Lankan army has released fake reports that they seized LTTE artillery pieces. This latest report is unique in that, after being exposed on the previous cases, this time they went so far as to fake the photographs as well.

At first the Defence.lk website showed the following two photographs in an article titled "Two LTTE 130mm artillery barrels found - Puthukkudyiruppu west":



The only mistake about these photos is that they were both taken in 2007. After this had been exposed, Defence.lk subsequently updated their webpage with a caption under the photos admitting these photos were taken in 2007 and were not the actual photos of the artillery "barrels" seized today in the Vanni.

The other official Sri Lankan army website, army.lk, had their own doctored photos as "proof" of the find. The fact that they would go so far as to make fake photographs is really hilarious. Below are their version of the photographs:



Of the three photos they provided, two of the photos they give only in tiny thumbnail format. Once you have seen them, you can understand why they want to keep them so small. It's basically a photo of some old cement sacks, with who knows what inside. The third photo, which is the only large photo they provide, clearly shows its a staged photo. Please click on the photo to see the full screen version, so you can see the details up close:


What this photo shows is that a heavy digging machine was used to dig out this hole BEFORE the artillery barrel was placed in it. The army claims to have discovered this artillery weapon AFTER searching and digging for it, but the pattern and marks in the dug hole clearly show it was the other way around. This hole was first dug and then the item was placed into the hole.

1) Why is the hole perfectly lined up with the artillery barrel? If the item had been buried and camouflaged, there is no way the Sri Lankan army would have randomly dug a hole in perfect alignment with the artillery barrel. This clearly shows the hole was dug first, and then the artillery piece was lowered into the hole afterwards.

2) Note the firmness and consistency of the earth, it is clear that this earth was dug out one time. It is a freshly dug hole, not a redug hole.

3) Note that there is no dirt UNDER the artillery barrel, but there is dirt on TOP of the artillery barrel. This clearly shows they placed the artillery barrel in the hole and then chipped off the sides so the dirt would fall on top of it. As you can see in the photos, the sides NEXT to the artillerly barrel no longer have the teeth marks from the heavy digger, as they were chipped off to fill a little dirt on top of the artillery barrel, but all other places have very clear and visible teeth marks.

4) Note the teeth marks caused by the heavy digger. Again they are perfectly in line with the artillerly barrel, and they begin exactly where the artillery barrel begins. An amazing coincidence.

I think anyone who sees the photo honestly will admit it clearly is a staged photograph. The Sri Lankan army has been criticized recently for not providing photographic proof of their claims. As a result they instructed their soldiers to "make" proof for the propaganda stories they release.

Why is it that none of these artillery guns have anything except barrels? Do the LTTE fighters carry these around on their backs, and fire them while holding them with their arms? The obvious answer is it is alot easier to find a 4 inch pipe that looks like an artillery "barrel", then it is to fake an entire artillery gun. As far as we know these may even be toilet pipes. Knowing the Sri Lankan army, I wouldn't doubt them doing that at all.

We should also remember that on January 29th, when the government claimed to have recovered a 152 mm artillery gun, they also claimed it had been buried (though one website had an alternate version, that it was "disassembled for transport"). In that article they showed this photo, claiming this is what they recovered:


Later the REAL photo of what they found was discovered, and it was neither an artillery gun, nor were there any signs it had been buried:


Go ahead and click on this picture, so you can really laugh as you see the detail. Both claims, that it had been buried and recovered, as well as the claim that it had been dissembled for transport, are clearly lies. Having been caught in that case, the Sri Lankan army wanted to "prove" this latest find was actually "buried" and discovered by their soldiers. But it is clear from the pictures that it is just another propaganda lie from the government.

The government needs fresh news every day to keep the country's morale high. If the offensive starts to stall, and there are not "new" developments daily, people will start to realize they have been cheated. So we can expect many startling "discoveries" in the coming days as the offensive fails to move forward.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

you are exposing not only their propaganda but also the stupidness.

make sure the article stays as it is in the sla's website, they may reedit to add the following tothe text :
'LTTE left in a hurry leaving the artillery peace exposed which made the sla to find it easily'

Anonymous said...

Great job exposing lies and deception of the Rasist Sinhala Government and it's goons.Keep up the good work bro,

Malindra said...

I want to hear the story of Tamil Teelam - Part IV - How the LTTE conquered Mars!!!!

I'm sure it will be every bit as good as the Thamil PEE-lam stories, I, II and III :)

Anonymous said...

If you have the weapons then use them bitch! - If you have destroyed the 59th div why not continue to fight??? I mean ONLY 6 more divisions to destroy. Why the fuck are you running for your sad little sorry lives??? Every time you ran the promise was "oh yeah we'll recapture it next week".... WHEN does next week come assholes?? We're waiting... we're sick of waiting for your little games. Come man.. let's get in on.. let's get this war over with so EVERRYONE (thamil, sinhalese, muslim, burger and others) can live in peace. Why the wait? Why the running? It's fucking on like the donky kong.

Stand & fight like men. Don't send little 12 year old children to blow themselves up. If you're REAL mean with backbones you will not resort to these cowardly acts. Bring your ONE t-55 tank. Bring your lilttle heavy weapons. We'll see who'll prevail. Let's finish this shit ones and for all.

If we loose, we'll leave Sri lanka - all of it will be yours. If you loose, get the FUCK out out our country. We'll keep the innocent tamil people. They can & will be productive citizens like they've always been. As for you TERRORIST, get the FUCK out of our country. You hear me?

Editor: "Badrinath" said...

55,000 soldiers scared to enter a battlefield against only 500 LTTE fighters, and resorting to carpet bombing of civilians so you don't have to fight hand to hand, and you want to speak about fighting like men?

The facts are you haven't been able to defeat the LTTE and end this war for 25 years, and you won't do it now either. Even if PTK is over ran, you still won't end the war because you have created thousands of future freedom fighters through your carpet bombing of civilians.

You occupied the east of the country two years ago, but still bomb blasts are occurring every week, and your soldiers are dying. Learn to give up your hate and negotiate an end to this war so there can be peace.

Bhairav said...

What happened to wanni siege map at defence.lk? You the goons everyday update the map that all your rapist forces are about to conquer the remaining territory of 100 km*km, now for few weeks, your map is not moving at all except few hundreds bodies of SLA are moving into Colombo for every other day. Reliable Colombo news say, 400s of SLA bodies are brought to Colombo yesterday.

Bhairav said...

Badrinath,

Give us some insight from your perspective that we Tamils can expect from LTTE in military standpoint- the roadmap for the future recovery of lost Wanni land.

Anonymous said...

HE HE this is like an advertisment...

Anonymous said...

Guys, defence.lk has updated the 130mm arty pictures. Have a look. It sure looks like a fake artillery piece planted by SLA :-) What a moron!!

Anonymous said...

@ Badrinath:

55,000 soldiers will descend on PTK like white on rice as soon as civilians move out. We want to kill terrorists like YOU, not innocent thamil civilians. Let them go asswipes!! Why do you shoot at fleeing civilians (I'm not saying this UN is!!) - Let them leave the war zone, then'll we'll see what happens. ALL of your terrorists friends will be ANIHILATED, every single one of them. Ones that slip through to the civilian population will be screened. Ever heard of WHITE vans & GONI BILLAS?!?

I will assure you, not one terrorist will be alive in about another 2-3 years. THEN, we will implement a political solution so Thamils can self rule within a UNITED Sri Lanka. Thamils will have their OWN police force and the power to collect taxes from their provinces(s), much like the United States system. If there are Sinhalese who disagrees with this, they will be dealt with severely. The country can not afford to have another ASSWIPE, FAT BASTARD Prabhakan.

Sri Lankan people of ALL ethnicites are equal, no one is better or worse than any other ethnicity. SL people deserve a shot at a good life. They deserve it. They have suffered enough for 30 years.

BUT YOU will not be part of this country imagine. YOU need to get the FUCK out of our country. Go to India... Go England... I don't give a fuck what happens to you.

BTW, SL army (army that belongs to ALL of its' people) does not OCCUPY anything. You occupy when you invade someone else's country. Whatever the fuck gave you the idea we're occupying??? How the fuck does one invade one's own country? Ww're only exercising our right to FREEDOM, SL people's way of life. Your jealous becuase YOU in your so called PEELAM has NONE of the freedoms we experience in the rest of the county. You are bunch of jealous, impotent THUGS who think you can do whatever you want. Well guess what, YOU CAN'T!!!!

Anonymous said...

So Badrinath you accept that PTK will fall soon ha.....you're fast running out of storeis to keep the morale up

Anonymous said...

Ado dumbass....yes yes...59, 53, 57, 58 all wiped out...Eelam around the corner. My source right within 59D who is a 593 brigade commander confirms the capture of 1 full 130mm today and another partial unit. Two things, I didn't just stumble on it. SLA captured a fuel bunker which was located long a civilian group. The civilians pointed out the areas were their was hectic activity. Though only 2 guns were recovered...civilians claim that there are 4 'large artillary' pieces located in the area.

Also regarding 59D. Division is being repositioned to guard Mullitivue and the lagoon bund. 591 is in Mullativue, while 593 is in positions south west and south of lagoon. 592 is being geared for a very very special mission...your battleplanners can also guess...once I heard it was obvious why the Safe Zone was shifted and 592 repositioned.

Nesan said...

Anonyomous...Ur should think before you spit out shits after shit! What makes you think we don't enjoy freedom in o ur lands? Will you and all ur other sinhales morons stop speaking on behalf of us??? who the fuck are you are to say whether we don't enjoy freedoms? If you lion-brained morons truly belive this, would ur gov't be ever willing to hold a referendum on the North-EAst to allow the TAmils decide their own destinY?? NOOOOOOOOO..U will shit through ur filthy mouths at this thought!

Anonymous said...

GUYS DONT FORGET THAT PULLI GIRL IS BEING EXTRA DEFENSIVE....

DONT FORGET THAT SRI LANKA ARMY HAS NO NEED TO PUBLISH THESE PHOTOS AT ALL AND HE HE DIGGING UP A HOLE JUST TO PROVE THAT THEY HAVE LOCATED ARTIS.... CMON.... NOW DONT YOU THINK THAT THERE IS NOT NEED FOR THAT AS RAISING THE SRI LANKAN FLAG IN KILLINOCHCHI AND MULATIV AGAIN WAS PROOF ENOUGH THAT THE SRI LANKANS HAVE REGAINED CONTROL OF THE RIGHTFUL SRI LANKAN TERRITORY...

GUYS... PULLI GIRL IS TRYING TO BE TOO DEFENSIVE AS HE OBVIOUSLY NEEDS TO CONVINCE THE TAMIL DIASPORA TO SUPPORT LTTE and TO KEEP THE FUNDS FLOWING IN :)

Anonymous said...

ALSO GUYS DONT FORGET THAT THE ARMY HAS LOCATED THESE AS THEY HAD FOUND OTHER FUEL BARRELS AND ARTI BURRIED THE SAME WAY AND ALSO THE AREA THAT IT WAS BURIED WAS CLEARLY IDENTIFIABLE... SO THE ARMY HAD NO PROBLEM IN THE EXACT DIMENSIONS AND THEN THEY HAD USED NORMAL TOOLS TO CHIP OFF THE SIDES AND ALSO HAD CAREFULLY DUG IT TO BE CAUTIOUS

Anonymous said...

NESAN.... DONT FORGET THAT THERE IS NO LAND FOR TAMILS ONLY :) AND EVEN THE NORTH AND EAST IS FOR MUSLIMS, TAMILS and EVREYBODY :) SO NO SIMPLETON ITS NOT ANY PLACE FOR AN AUTONOMY :)

Anonymous said...

ALSO GUYS DONT FORGET :) DOES PULLI GIRL EVER MENTION THAT LTTE HAS GAINED TERRITORY :) HE HEHE HE HE HE HE EH EH.... NOPE ;) SO LET HIM COMMENT ON STUPID PHOTOS AND LOSSES... ALL OF US CAN GO NEXT YEAR TO THESE PLACES AND BUY SOME LANDS AND PLANT A FEW TREES ON TOP OF THESE BURIAL GROUNDS FOR DEAD CATS :)

Nesan said...

Anonymous..once more, why are u creating assumptions purported to come from us? Who ever told you that North-East belongs to TAmils ONLY?? U either don't know the nuances of propaganada or deliberately hiding it. The lie that the North-east belongs to Tamils only has been preached ever by the SL govt to maintain hatred from the Sinhalese masses ever since the Tamils started to agitate for homeland on the basis that Tamils make up a MAJORITY in those areas and they consider this area as their HOMELAND. In no time or any record shows that Tigers or any Tamil leaders claiming that North-east belongs to Tamils only. It is the sinhalese who is fostering the view that the whole island belongs to them and if not for this, there would be no war.

Anonymous said...

Wonder why SLA wants to make fake news while they have achieve this much of victories.

Anonymous said...

Nesan... my dear "believed to be learnered" collegue.... your the one who jumped into conclusions illusioning that I mentioned that North and East is only for Tamils.... if you stop to ponder and make use of your thinking tool if you have it in your possession you would see that it has never been based on Majority nor will it ever be possible as some areas have been majority muslims as you might have read in your history books and in the census done prior to the terrorists taking the people as a defence tool... but did you forget that you cannot isolate one area and call it MAJORITY :) as the country as a whole is MAJORITY singhala thus it should and will be reflected every where in the country :)

Mate... no offence but if it werent for terrorists we could have had a President who may have been from a Minority :) as in the case of Obama :) if the African Americans had fought for a seperate state he he he..... we would have had President obama of the divided states of America :) so my dear friend.... we need to live in harmony and respect all religions and races and know that it should be MAJORITY RULES, MINORITY RIGHTS and INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM :) e.g. where there is a conflict of interests then the Majority should have a bigger say but not the whole say :) but wont this be something which will never come up as whether we are Tamils, Singhala or Muslim or Budhists, Hindus or Catholics we dont practice any thing conflicting but depends on the individual who pracvtices it :) but i pray that there wont be any further racial or religious devides because of ppl like Praba or other extremists individuals....

frackster said...

yo badrinath...
we have created 1000's of future cats...good for us !!! history will repeat itself ( yes 1st we will have our asses kicked and then you know what happens )while our sons enjoy banging the needed and ensure the survival of the race..ur fricking cunts can start the 5th eelam war so they can bang the fricking ground like his brother before him and his father before him...s

Anonymous said...

See guys SOOSAI is reverse PSCHYCOLOGY as SOOSAI had thought that by hiding in a big mansion he might mislead the Army into thinking that he is not hiding there.... so intelligence sources were right and exactly the very reason why thw backhoe came to the rescue moments after and unfortunately SLAF is unable to confirm the kill as SOOSAI may have been carried away with severe wounds.... what they say is thet SOOSAI might be PRALYSED and PRABA HAS ALREADY FLED WITH HIS FAMILY and dont want the LTTE to know that he abandoned them.... but if Praba has missed his flight ;) he might still be hiding in some rat hole :)

Anonymous said...

GUYS did you realize that LTTE has no more work to do as they are trapped in wanni and all they have is a few computers which TNA donated and are sitting in the toilets analysing the photos taken by the SLA so when Praba reads it from Toilet Nadu praba will think that his lil pussy cats have hidden the artis well he he he.... oh boy dont know if the grease on the arti is after it was supposed to be used UP PRABAS ASSS WITH A 150 mm

Fun said...

50,000 Sinhala Veerayas for 700 child soldiers and 200,000 civilians (mostly women and children). Ratio 1:4. Only updating the area in defence.lk (kakkusu)

Nesan said...

Anonymous...Yes, u are the majority in Sri Lanka in NUMBERS. That doesnt give u the right to oppress the minority. This is about oppression and discrimination. It is this that drives any minority group or any group who is oppressed for that matter to claim independence from the oppressor...Ur twisting the logic that we are claiming North east as our land just b/c we are majority. NO! It seems like many Sinhalese like u still seemed to have no clue why the Tamils are fighting. Very sad...By ur logic, we are actually majority if we consider the Tamil Nadu. So, be careful when using twisted logic! U should read some history materials on how countries form and what drives them as main factor.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry about these thumbnail photos. There is a full video on the recovery of the artillery gun.

Anonymous said...

@ Nesan....

UMMM the last time I check Thamil Nadu was not part of Sri Lanka. I'm confused? Please clarify?

Anonymous said...

Badrinath,

it appears that ur a fucking liar and a cheap asshole. Have u seen this yet : http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20090217_03

Now say ARMY buried one of their own and claim to be LTTP's one. Hurry up, before someone else become smarter than u..!!

Nesan: So, ur bigger in TN and what is got to do with SL? Ur still a lonely sukkillya in SL and TN tamils don't give a shit about low-class sukkilliyas in SL noth and east....moron