Sunday, May 3, 2009

Chemical weapons used by Sri Lanka against Tamil civilians in no fire zone


( A civilian victim of Sri Lankan chemical weapons in the no fire zone.)

Recent reports indicate the Sri Lankan army has begun using chemical weapons against highly congested civilian areas within the no fire zone. With just 11 days left before the Indian elections conclude, Sri Lanka is under intense pressure to finish off the war or face a possible Indian intervention after the elections. In response, Sri Lanka has been transporting large numbers of gas masks to the front lines, and has begun deploying chemical weapons through artillery.

Chemical weapons were extensively used around April 1st, during a siege on Anandapuram, but after that attack, the government returned to using standard explosive munitions. This week's return to using chemical weapons appears to be in response to a failed amphibious assault carried out by the Sri Lankan navy in which there are rumors that LTTE submarines may have intercepted troop transport vehicles attempting to land in the no fire zone.

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Roy Muller said...

Sri Lanka does not possesss chemical weapons and they are provided by India. The internatioanl deadline for India to dispose its chemical weapons is 28 April MAy 2009. Now India is disposing its chemical weapon on Tamil civilians.

[INDIA 28 April 2009 Deadline for India to destroy declared chemical weapons stockpiles]

http://www.newsahead.com/preview/2009/04/28/india-28-april-2009-deadline-for-india-to-destroy-chemical-weapons-stockpiles/index.php

Editor: "Badrinath" said...

Read this report from front lines.

http://www.watoday.com.au/world/rubble-broken-bodies-litter-battlefield-20090504-arum.html

"One soldier, a shy 20-year-old called Vishra Tuksharan, said he had lost many friends during the army's final push to defeat the Tigers.

"I'm happy to be alive," he said.

Another soldier on guard near the conflict zone, Athula, said he had lost "most of his friends".

While we were waiting at a military helipad not far from the lagoon, a battered green army ambulance arrived carrying soldiers wounded in battle. Two casualties were stretched out on uncomfortable-looking benches in the back.

One soldier, who had lost the lower part of his left leg and sustained serious injuries to both eyes, was taken by stretcher from the ambulance and put on the ground, awaiting transport out.

A sheet attached to his arm said he had experienced a "traumatic amputation". Blood seeped through the gauze that covered his face. He was quickly bundled back into the ambulance and taken away when cameras were trained on him."

wijayapala said...

For better or worse, Tamils in Lanka back LTTERanjitha GunasekaranFirst Published : 03 May 2009 03:03:00 AM ISTLast Updated : 03 May 2009 08:42:36 AM ISTCOLOMBO: “I told those LTTE boys that one day I would tell the world what they were doing,” Manjula (name changed) a distraught Tamil woman in her 50s told The New Indian Express. Having escaped from the No-Fire Zone last Thursday, she witnessed the LTTE’s capture of some 600 teenagers who were hiding in a Vailagnarmadam church last month.

“People had gathered there to hide from the army shelling, and also from the Tigers who were trying to recruit youngsters. But one day the Tigers arrived in 12 vehicles, firing their guns in the air, and forcibly took away around 600 girls and boys who had been hiding in the church. They were screaming and crying, but we were helpless,” she said.

“I have lived in both Jaffna and the Wanni. The Tigers have never behaved like this. But in the past few months they have beaten people and fired at them even as they were escaping,” she said. “Imagine the pain of mothers who have given their children up to the Tigers in recent times.”

However, Manjula says she saw some of the captured teenagers again. “When people moved towards army-controlled areas after April 19, I saw several of those youngsters. The Tigers weren’t able to control so many of them, so several slipped away, the boys tonsured, the girls covering their heads to hide their chopped locks. They merged with the masses escaping the NFZ,” she said.

Several Tamils still admire the LTTE. “Prabhakaran is the only man who stood up for us. Only he is willing to lay down his life for this cause,” an elderly Tamil said.

There is praise for the Tigers’ administrative and fighting skills. “They had everything when they were running the northern areas of Sri Lanka — schools, hospitals, post offices, even a Meteorological department!” one Tamil from Jaffna exclaimed.

He added that the Sri Lankan government had even taken a page from the LTTE’s book by “naming streets after soldiers, caring for the soldiers’ families, and even using the Tigers’ military tactics.”

Several Tamils also defend the LTTE’s raison d’etre. Killing rival Tamil leaders, assassinating politicians and telling Tamils to boycott the presidential elections are mistakes made by the LTTE, but “they didn’t start out this way,” is a common refrain.

Even Manjula, who witnessed the Tigers’ worst during four months in the NFZ, said there were also acts of kindness towards civilians trapped in the NFZ. “The food ship hadn’t come in for one month and people had nothing to eat. The Tigers prepared ragi kanji (porridge) for us,” she said.

“Every day you saw queues for the ‘kanji’. They also gave families passes to leave by the Red Cross ship even if only one member was injured.” “And you know what? They will never catch Prabhakaran,” she says, an element of pride peeking out from beneath her anger at the LTTE chief.

Laptop Kumara Ramawickrama said...

{"One soldier, a shy 20-year-old called Vishra Tuksharan, said he had lost many friends during the army's final push to defeat the Tigers.

"I'm happy to be alive," he said.}

By now, Vishra must have attained Nirvana. Unemployed Sinhala thugs went to Vanni and most of them attained Nirvana.

FreedomFighter said...

Sri Lanka’s propaganda war hits crescendo (FTc,om)

By Joe Leahy in Pudumathalan, Sri Lanka

Published: May 3 2009 17:21 | Last updated: May 3 2009 17:21

The road that bridges the lagoon separating the mainland from a coastal strip housing the last stronghold of Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger insurgents looks like a rubbish tip.

Clothes and aid packets lie everywhere, discarded by the more than 100,000 refugees who fled through here from rebel-held territory during fierce fighting two weeks ago.


“It’s two-three kilometres in this direction,” says Major General Jagath Dias, commander of the Sri Lankan army’s 57 Division, pointing to the new front line with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam rebels across the lagoon in northern Sri Lanka.

Asked how long it will take to defeat the Tamil rebels trapped in an area of beach, jungle and swamp about six kilometres long, he says: “A couple of days. It would only be a couple of hours if the civilians were not there, confidently, I can tell you that.”

As Sri Lanka’s 25-year civil war reaches its endgame, so too the fierce propaganda war that has accompanied the conflict is reaching its crescendo.

Faced with defeat, the LTTE has been accused of forcibly herding the population of its former northern territories into the conflict zone.

The military estimates that since January about 185,000 people have escaped the area, leaving up to 20,000 civilians in the rebel held zone, according to the government, or at least 50,000, according to the United Nations.

Mr Prabhakaran has proven an expert tactician on both the military and diplomatic fronts since the war began in 1983.

In recent weeks, Sri Lanka has hosted a flurry of diplomatic visits from the UK, France and India, with most officials calling for a ceasefire to allow the civilians to escape.

While Colombo is quick to brush off the west’s appeals, the Sinhalese nationalist government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa is more responsive to India, the regional superpower.

With a national election under way, India’s ruling Congress party is worried that reports of mass casualties among civilians in Sri Lanka could cost it support in Tamil Nadu. This large southern state has close ethnic links with the Tamils of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan officials say concern about Indian sensibilities led to an enigmatic statement from Colombo last Monday that government “combat operations have reached their conclusion”.

The government later clarified that it would continue fighting but without using air strikes, shelling or heavy machine guns, though it had been insisting for weeks that this was already the case.

The statement drew a sceptical response from aid workers. UN estimates leaked last month claim that 6,500 civilians have died in the latest phase of the conflict and another 14,000 have been wounded.

People familiar with conditions in the LTTE zone say about 100 civilians are being killed in the area every day and insist the shelling continues. Things have got “much worse” in the past 48 hours, said one person familiar with the matter yesterday.

The government rebuts such estimates, saying they are based on unreliable LTTE-influenced witness in the war zone. It also rejects UN satellite images leaked last week that purport to show shell marks that have appeared in the no-fire zone in recent days.

On a tightly controlled military organised press trip over the weekend, Major General Dias Brigadier and his colleague Shavendra Silva, commander of 58 Division, which is besieging the LTTE zone, said they had ceased shelling.

Brigadier Silva insisted that the LTTE was firing on its own territory in an attempt to generate a humanitarian crisis.

“We have seen the LTTE taking their hardware behind and firing on the same [civilian] areas to put the blame on the army,” the brigadier said.

“Now that you have been here, you could see what sort of action is happening here,” he told journalists.

Later, as the media was waiting to leave the front by helicopter, journalists could hear the occasional distant thump of an explosion. An ambulance raced up to the helipad carrying a wounded soldier on a stretcher who had just lost his foot on a landmine and whose face was invisible under bandages.

A soldier guarding the helipad said he had been fighting the LTTE for 19 years. For him, the war is not a propaganda game. “Most of my friends have been killed,” he said.

Tharaka Hewamana said...

So what is the evidence believe him as civilian? Your word! Get lost ass-hole. This is tiger who is half roasted in PTK. You get taste of your own phosphorous arty heads. Hope you like it.

Bhairav said...

From The Times
May 4, 2009
Des Browne makes first visit to Sri Lanka since dispute with leaders
Jeremy Page, South Asia Correspondent

Des Browne, the former Defence Secretary, arrives in Sri Lanka today on his first visit since its government rejected his appointment as special representative to the Indian Ocean island in February.

Sri Lanka has refused to allow Mr Browne to visit in his new role to press international calls for a ceasefire with the Tamil Tiger rebels and for aid agencies to be given access to the 50,000 civilians the United Nations estimates are still on the frontline.

It has permitted Mr Browne to visit as part of a cross-party British parliamentary delegation to meet Sri Lankan officials and visit camps where an estimated 170,000 civilians, mostly ethnic Tamils, are being held and screened after fleeing the fighting.

The other members of the delegation, which will be in Sri Lanka for two days, are John Bercow (C); Malcolm Bruce (Lib Dem); Edward McGrady (SDLP), and Mohammed Sarwar (Lab).
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“We intend to see for ourselves just how serious the humanitarian situation is,” Mr Bercow told The Times before leaving. “We regard ourselves as friends of Sri Lanka.”

Relations between Britain and Sri Lanka have soured dramatically since Downing Street appointed Mr Browne and began to express concerns in public about civilians stuck on, or fleeing, the front line.

David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, returned empty-handed from Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital, last week after a joint mission with Bernard Kouchner, the French Foreign Minister, to appeal for a ceasefire.

Mr Miliband also had a heated exchange with Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the Defence Secretary, who is also the President’s brother, over reports that the army was still shelling civilians on the front line.

Sri Lanka says that a ceasefire would allow the Tigers to regroup and rearm, and accuses Britain and other Western countries of undermining its efforts to finish a 26-year civil war that has killed more than 70,000 people.

A statement on the Defence Ministry website yesterday lashed out at Western governments for threatening to penalise Sri Lanka by blocking the $1.9 billion (1.2 billion) emergency IMF loan it applied for in March.

“Ironically, these so-called human rights champs tried to justify their claims saying that they were doing it for the safety of civilians, held at hostage by terrorists in island’s North,” the statement said.

“Moreover, they put a number of ridiculous demands on the Sri Lanka Government, such as offering amnesty to the terrorists, allowing a third party to rescue the terrorist leaders, go for a ceasefire, etc. Never did history unmask the hypocrisy and the sanctimony of the Western powers than their behaviour towards Sri Lanka during recent times.”

However, Mahinda Samarasinghe, the Human Rights Minister, suggested later that the Government was considering an amnesty for Tigers who surrendered.

Mr Samarasinghe, who is due to meet the parliamentary delegation, said that officials from the Attorney-General’s department were studying the legal basis for a possible pardon but a final decision had not been made. He said that any such offer would not be open to Velupillai Prabhakaran, the rebels’ leader.

The Tigers wrote an open letter to the British and French foreign ministers urging them to help to negotiate an immediate ceasefire.

A pro-rebel website, Tamilnet, accused the army on Saturday of killing 64 civilians in a shell attack on a makeshift hospital in the 2.8 sq mile (7.2 sq km) strip of northeastern coastline where it has pinned down the Tigers. The army has denied that.

The Tigers have been fighting since 1983 for an independent homeland for Sri Lanka’s ethnic Tamil minority to protect them against discrimination at the hands of the ethnic Sinhalese majority. The Tigers are banned as a terrorist organisation by the United States, the EU and India.

Bhairav said...

scumbag and the drama king, Mr.Kolaignar, has scripted another drama as he is seriously ill to lure sympathy votes.

Please someone stone him alive.

Bhairav said...

கடற்படையின் இரு நீரூந்து விசைப்படகுகள் கடற்புலிகளால் தாக்கியழிப்பு: முல்லை கடலில் அதிகாலை கடும் சமர்
[திங்கட்கிழமை, 04 மே 2009, 07:11 மு.ப ஈழம்] [வவுனியாவிலிருந்து த.சுகுணன்]
முல்லைத்தீவு கடற்பரப்பில் இருந்து முள்ளிவாய்க்கால் பகுதியில் உள்ள மக்கள் வாழும் இடங்களை நோக்கி எறிகணைத் தாக்குதல்களை நடத்திக்கொண்டிருந்த சிறிலங்கா கடற்படையினரின் றொக்கட் ஆட்டிலறிகளைப் பொருத்திய இரண்டு நீரூந்து விசைப்படகுகள் இன்று அதிகாலை கடற்புலிகளால் தாக்கி அழிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது.

இது தொடர்பாக விடுதலைப் புலிகளின் வன்னி சமர் - கட்டளைப் பீடத்தை மேற்கோள் காட்டி 'புதினம்' செய்தியாளர் அங்கிருந்து தெரிவித்துள்ளதாவது:

முள்ளிவாய்க்கால் பகுதியில் தரையிறக்கத்தை மேற்கொள்ளும் நோக்கத்துடன் அரோப் படகுகளில் பெருமளவு இராணுவத்தினர் கடற்பகுதியில் தயாராக வைக்கப்பட்டிருந்த நிலையில், இந்த இரண்டு நீரூந்து விசைப்படகுகளும் கரையை நோக்கி தொடர்ச்சியாகவும் செறிவாகவும் எறிகணைத் தாக்குதல்களை நடத்திக்கொண்டிருந்தன.

இந்நிலையில் கடற்புலிகள் இதற்கு எதிரான தாக்குதலைத் தொடுத்ததையடுத்து இன்று திங்கட்கிழமை அதிகாலை வேளையில் முல்லைத்தீவு கடற்பரப்பில் கடும் சமர் இரு தரப்பினருக்கும் இடையில் வெடித்தது.

கடற்படையினரின் நீரூந்து விசைப்படகுகளில் 107 மில்லி மீற்றர் ஆட்டிலெறிகள் பொருத்தப்பட்டிருந்தன. இவற்றைப் பயன்படுத்தியே முள்ளிவாய்க்கால் பகுதியில் மக்கள் வாழும் பகுதிகளை நோக்கி கடற்படையினர் சரமாரியான தாக்குதலை நடத்திக்கொண்டிருந்தனர்.

இதற்கு எதிராக கடற்புலிகள் இன்று அதிகாலை திடீர்த் தாக்குதல் ஒன்றை நடத்தினர். இதில் இரண்டு கடற்படை நீரூந்து விசைப்படகுகளும் தாக்கி அழிக்கப்பட்டு அந்த இடத்திலேயே மூழ்கியது. இதனால் இன்று காலை மேற்கொண்ட தரையிறக்க முயற்சியை கடற்படையினர் கைவிட்டுப் பின்வாங்கியுள்ளனர்.

கடற்படையினரின் இரண்டு விசைப்படகுகளிலும் இருந்த கடற்படையினரின் எண்ணிக்கை தொடர்பாகவோ கொல்லப்பட்ட படையினரின் எண்ணிக்கை தொடர்பாகவே உடனடியாகத் தகவல்கள் எதுவும் கிடைக்கவில்லை.

கடந்த திங்கட்கிழமை அதிகாலை தொடக்கம் முள்ளிவாய்க்கால் பகுதியில் தரையிறக்கம் ஒன்றை மேற்கொள்வதற்கான கடுமையான முயற்சிகளை கடற்படையினர் தொடர்ச்சியாக மேற்கொண்டு வருகின்ற போதிலும், கடற் புலிகளின் கடுமையான எதிர்த்தாக்குதல்களால் அவை முறியடிக்கப்பட்டுவருகின்றன.

கடந்த வெள்ளிக்கிழமையும் இப்பகுதியில் கடற்படையினரின் படகு ஒன்று மூழ்கடிக்கப்பட்டதில் 12 கடற்படையினர் கொல்லப்பட்டனர்.

இந்நிலையில் மேலும் இரண்டு கடற்படைப் படகுகள் இன்று மூழ்கடிக்கப்பட்டிருப்பது சிறிலங்கா கடற்படையினருக்குப் பெரும் பின்னடைவாகவே இருக்கும் எனத் தெரிவிக்கப்படுகின்றது.

tharu22 said...

Peelam supporters joining the group.."Biggest Loosers"
lol

VelupillaiP. said...

Adeeeeeey... pulikal

VelupillaiP. said...

where did you get this photo from.
even i cant find such a good one

VelupillaiP. said...

see all this monkey army roasting

VelupillaiP. said...

still i dont have the guts to face upto my makings pulikal.
I am lonely pulikal can you come here and comfort me please

VelupillaiP. said...

Ooooooooooooh baaby i like tamil backsides

VelupillaiP. said...

i want to bring you all that is in my heart
i want to give you my everything
but i’ve failed you so many times
how can i stand here before you
when i begin to steal what only belongs to you
i am able to bring you nothing that isn’t already yours
i am so ashamed of what i ever called my own
take what i have, take these broken remains
what can i give you that you don’t already deserve
you laid down your life when i refused to give mine

VelupillaiP. said...

my wildest dream will come true the day i go behind poddu

VelupillaiP. said...

i love you pulikal i love you

you make me scream in my dreams

Oooooooooooh baby

Roy Muller said...

Police have detained four Tamil nationalists including Ramakrishnan, over the truck torching incident.

I suggest, Tamils should financailly support these nationalists and their families affected by Indian brutal oppression and crackdown.

Roy Muller said...

200 gas masks were transported by the SLA to Vadduvakal
Sunday, 03 May 2009 14:40

[Video Attached] The Sri Lankan Forces facing stiff resistance from LTTE and having suffered many casualties these few days are resorting for a major onslaught, ignoring all the plea of international communitiy and the UN warning.

Sri Lankan Army during the weekend has been engaged in heavy deployment of its troops close to the safe zone in an attempt for a major onslaught in the coming days, reports from safe zone said on Sunday. It is feared all kinds of heavy weapons, including banned weapons are ready for deployment on the safe zone, the report said.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka's president and the Commander-in-Chief Mahinda Rajapaksa denied the use of heavy weapons in safe zone and said Saturday that it is to the media to believe him or not. "We say no, it means no" he said.

Reports quoting sources close to the LTTE said that around 200 gas masks were transported by the SLA to Vadduvakal, creating a fear of extensive use of chemical weapons on civilians in their planned onslaught, which defence say as the final.

The already devastrated civilians send SOS to outside panicking the worst to come on them.

Lalith Kuruwita said...

LTTE now plans to commit mass murder. They have approximately 12,000 civilians all in explosive wired tents surrounded by Prabhakarans main bunker complex in Vellamullivaikal south east. There is a small lagoon between the land and main lagoon. This region was heavily bombed by our air force about 3 days ago for almost 10 hours. VP may be dead as most of his cadre, but even if there is anyone left they will not let us find the truth. They are trying to take 12,000 civilians with them to the grave.

We will try to put up UAV for monitoring but flying over that 2 mile area is not possible 24 hours.

ashokkumar2103 said...

K.Ramakrishnan is a staunch Dravidar Kazhagam activist from his younger days (Seventies). Later he left the parent body due to differences with k.Veeramani's leadership and moved on to 'Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam'. He is one of the strongest sympathizer of Eelam struggle (LTTE) from its inception. He is from Coimbatore.

Another major leader of PDK is Kolathur Mani, who hails from Salem district.

Attack on military convoy took place both at Salem and Coimbatore. Place of attack was a major national high way, NH 47 which connects Bangalore- Hosur- Krishnagiri - Salem- Erode - Coimbatore - Palakkaku (Kerala).

As per IG's statement, cases have been booked against more than 500 people at Coimbatore alone, which means atleast so many people were involved.

Press appears to have been informed in advance but Police and intelligence departments did not have a clue about the incident in advance!

PDK was supported by MDMK cadres in both the places.

ashokkumar2103 said...

Jayalalitha has been very much pleased with the response she got from the diaspora Tamils.

Jaya TV reported in detail all the letters she received from various countries and Tamil forums.

She herself read out a few of the letters in the public meeting held at Coimbatore.

She declared that, ''world Tamils have kept full confidence in me that I would get them Tamil Eelam. They beleive that once I tell them so, I would fulfil it, come what may.

I have promised them that I would send the Indian army and help them to attain Eelam if the next central government is formed with my support.

To keep up that promise, I need to win in all the 40 seats.

Will you vote for me and make me win, so that I can keep up my words given to world Tamils?''

S. Ramadoss said in another meeeting:

'' In Eelam issue, if myself and Vaiko were acting at 100 km per hour speed, Jayalalitha has started speeding up at 200 kms per hour and overtaken us.''

So far so good.

Hope things happen as they say.

Let us wish that our 'boys' manage the front there till suitable situation develops here and among other countries.

ashokkumar2103 said...

Badrinath,

I request you arrange that more and more diaspora Tamils keep communicating to Jayalalitha through phone, fax, E mail and letters, as it seems to be working in our favour.

Unosat pictures were repeatedly shown in NDTV also.

Pierre said...

So the chemical attack has struck just one person in a congested NFZ. It looks more like a LTTE deserter tortured by Pottu's gangsters. Show at least another few who were struck by chemical weapons. A bit like pictures of hospital shelling without any shrapnel marks on walls. You are fooling yourselves.

Pierre said...

Read somewhere about malnutrition. Saw yesterday the LTTE cadres in civvies who were later bumped off by the army. They didn't look underfed. Possibly they have eaten all the stuff sent for the civilians. That's how they look after and liberate the beloved tamil civilians.

Lalith Kuruwita said...

LTTE takes heavy beating, troops capture earthbund - Mullaittivu
The 58 and the 53 Divisions cleared their paths towards the remaining five km stretch of the No Fire Zone after 53 Division stormed another heavily fortified earthbund built across the Paranthan-Mullaittivu, A-35 road following close quarter fighting that continued for long in the early hours of yesterday (Apr 3).

The 53 Division which is operating in the narrow land stretch between the Nanthikadal lagoon and the A-35 road captured this earth bund which is located South of the key junction that links the A-35 road with the Puthumatalan -Mullaittivu road.

Earlier on Saturday the 58 and the 53 Division troops captured the key junction that links the Puthumatalan-Mullaitivu and Paranthan-Mullaittivu roads North of Vellamullivaikkal. According to senior military officials, during yesterday's battle to capture the heavily fortified earthbund LTTE made desperate attempts to hold onto it bringing reinforcements to the earth bund from a number of Tiger vehicles.

"The LTTE suffered heavily during this battle that ended with the troops capturing this heavily fortified earthbund by the early hours of yesterday braving the heavy mine fields of the LTTE," the official added. It has also been reported that senior Tiger leader Thamilendi who was in charge of the heavy weapons of the LTTE was also killed during this battle.

With the 53 Division moving into the Puthumatalan - Mullaitivu junction the 58 Division under the command of Brigadier Shavendra Silva is now operating in the beach front of the No Fire Zone East of the A-35 road whilst 53 Division under the command of Major General Kamal Gunaratne is advancing towards the south between the Nanthikadal lagoon and the A-35 road.

"The LTTE is now trapped in a five km stretch of land along with the civilians and the troops are slowly but steadily advancing to that terrain amidst all obstacles posed by the LTTE," military officials added.

Lalith Kuruwita said...

'Let the civilians leave', Akashi urges from LTTE
We hope that even now the LTTE will change its attitude and let the IDPs in areas it still holds move to other areas, as several thousands of others had already done, Japan's special envoy for Peace Building, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction in Sri Lanka Yasushi Akashi told a media briefing in Colombo on Saturday(April 2).

"It is heartwarming that people from the South of Sri Lanka, most of them Sinhalese, are collecting goods and money for the internally displaced people from the north. I hope this spirit of harmony and friendship will prevail in the future," he said.

One of the major tragedies that led to the breakdown of the peace process in Sri Lanka was the LTTE's failure to attend the Tokyo Conference in 2003, for which it was invited, and which produced the Tokyo Declaration, which was a road map to peace in the country, he said.

Commenting on conditions in the IDP transit centres, where he said they could be better, but for the sudden influx of several thousands within two weeks.

The media briefing was held at the end of a busy schedule during which Akashi had a two and half hour meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa, where the focus of discussion was the humanitarian conditions regarding the IDPs and the government's military operations against the LTTE to eradiate terrorism.

Akashi who had visited major IDP facility, said he was impressed by the commitment and dedicated efforts of the leaders of the relief operations to help ease the conditions of the people, and the good coordination and cooperation between the government departments and officials and the UN, UNHCR, UNICEF and other relief agencies.

There were vocational training facilities already in place, education was provided to children, and some of the IDPs had even planted vegetable plots around their shelters.

He was pleased that President Rajapaksa had attached great importance to the position that the solution to the problem in Sri Lanka was not military but political, and was firmly committed to ensuring that all the people of the country could live together in friendship and harmony.

Answering questions on reports of heavy armed attacks in the No Fire Zone, he said there were such reports, "but I do not know from where the firing was coming. There was no way of establishing the veracity of the various reports received."

He expressed hope that the government will remain faithful to its policy of restraint and zero tolerance of casualties, and in keeping with its statement of April 27, restrict military action to self-defence and absolutely necessary action for humanitarian reasons.

Questioned on conditions for Japanese bilateral aid to Sri Lanka if the current humanitarian military operations continue, Akashi said the Japanese policy on country aid was based on certain criteria for each country, for longer term development, although the situation could be reviewed in the future if the necessity arose for such review.

With regard to the Co-Chairs, he said Japan did not agree with the view of the other Co-Chair members that economic assistance should be linked to success in the peace process.

"Problems caused by the misjudgment of leaders, should not be used to punish the people," he said. Responding to another question whether Japan disagreed with the Western position on the need for a ceasefire or cessation of hostilities in Sri Lanka, he said the two matters had different political connotations, and he was not certain whether was any such commonly agreed western position on the issue.

He said the Japanese Cabinet had last week decided to give US$ 4 million as aid to Sri Lanka specifically for non-food, water supply and other needs of the IDPs.

He had been assured by President Rajapaksa that 80 percent of the present IDPs would be resettled in "by end December this year and there were constraints" with regard to the progress of de-mining operations, and the need to conform to international standards on resettlement, to which Sri Lanka was committed.

Lalith Kuruwita said...

Hi ashokkumar2103

Good dream !!!

J'latha will be Chief Minister but not the military commander of India.

She cannot send Indian Army to SL.

All those TN politicians are Big Jockers.

Lalith Kuruwita said...

Hi ashokkumar2103

If TN is so excited about Eelam, why cannot they make eelam in India. India got 70 million Tamils.

If they cannot start in India, how can they make in SL as SL got only few thousand Eelam supporters mut millions against it.

Editor: "Badrinath" said...

Note that both 58th and 53rd division are required to move together down a 1 kilometer wide area. That tells you something about the strength of both divisions.

m.q.k said...

ashok....what will happen to those 500 people cases booked?

Editor: "Badrinath" said...

["what will happen to those 500 people cases booked?"]

1) Only 15 have actually been arrested.

2) They won't disappear in custody like in Sri Lanka.

3) Elections will probably decide what happens to them (length of arrest).

Nilambare said...

Badri,

It seems tigers have done a bad job in removing his shirt. Where is his gun? Is it damaged too from teh chemical?. Can't be. It must be a really strong chemical.

What is this group called? Makkal Podail or whatever..

CriMeWatCh said...

Badrinath U are caught Nude!!

We did not circulate the document- UN Colombo



The UN office in Colombo, in a statement released today says it did not circulate the controversial document containing casualty figures of civilians in the Wanni to the diplomatic corps in Sri Lanka. The government had disputed the figures last week.

In the statement the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator said it had received a number of queries regarding casualty figures that began circulating in the media ten days ago.

The UN Under-Secretary General John Holmes has clarified since that these figures were drawn from an internal working document which is based on information that cannot be fully, reliably, and independently assessed, because of limits on access to civilians in the combat zone.

The overall view of the UN on any particular situation comes from statements by the Secretary General or other senior UN figures, who have regularly recorded their concerns about the high toll fighting over the last three months has taken on civilian lives.



The United Nations in Sri Lanka remains fully committed to supporting the Sri Lankan government to meet its responsibility to protect civilians in this conflict, and for the provision of humanitarian assistance to those displaced, the statement said.


Daily mirror.
lol

Roy Muller said...

m.q.k said...
[ashok....what will happen to those 500 people cases booked?]

India is a freaking balless country, if they had conduct peaceful protest, India will imprison and punish them. Feeding them with lauki (bottle gourd curry) e.g Seeman. If they indulge in terrorism e.g Kasab, India's balls will shrink and it will pamper and treat them like VIPs, feeding them chicken tandoori.

What did the hunger strikes , self immolations, human chains and other peaceful protests achieve so far ? Now, watch how India balls will drop.

Lalith Kuruwita said...

BREAKING NEWS-

KARAYAMULIWAIKKAL UNDER SLA!!!!


-Rupawahini news headlines

Lalith Kuruwita said...

Hi Roy

Any of those hunger strikes , self immolations, human chains and other peaceful protests did not address the cause.

The real cause was LTTE is holding ciillian as a human shield.

Did these any protesters ask LTTE to release the civillians?

IC now undestand the real cause. That is why they do not ask SLGO to stop the war.

Even British & France ministers asked LTTE to release civillians. Te truth of All LTTE terrorists supporters like you propaganda are now releaved and IC is not supporting LTTE.

IC now know actually LTTE is genociding Tamils in the Wanni and SLGO is fighting with LTTE to release them.

Lalith Kuruwita said...

AT LEAST fifteen overseas based Tiger terrorists, their proxies or supporters who have been for the last 1-2 weeks blocking Canadian highways and public places disturbing peace in TORONTO, OTTAWA and ONTARIO have now been arrested by the Canadian Police, bringing the string of LTTE provoked protests to an apparent abrupt end.

Thousands of LTTE backed youngsters of the third generation who knew nothing about what was on in Sri Lanka were made to protest in the streets talking of the “genocide” of Tamils. Some of them were herded to wage assaults on Sri Lanka’s Consular General’s office and demonstrate in front of Parliament Hill, US embassy, UN organization and a few more public places in the past fortnight.

Continuing the delusion, inhibited by Tigers waving Eelam flags sat on TORONTO and ONTARIO highways during rush hours turning the entire traffic system into a chaos and annoying the general Canadian public for a few days. Federal Police and administrative authorities meanwhile maintained the cost for provision of security to those Tamil demonstrators has already cost Canadian tax payer some Ca Dollars 900,000 in the past few days.

Police finally cracked the whip and started cracking down highway-blocking protesters beginning last Wednesday (29). As a result, over fifteen young men were taken into Police custody. They are to be prosecuted for mischief and disturbance of peace, the sources said.

Lalith Kuruwita said...

Hi All Eelamist

You need to start hunger strikes , self immolations, human chains and other peaceful protests against Canadian Governement to get those LTTE supporters released.

Canada decided enough is enough. Now they are arraesting peelamists blocking roads.

Lalith Kuruwita said...

All Peelamists are hiding now.

Lalith Kuruwita said...

Munta Kiyanne

" PAYYA HANGAN ETA DEKEN KELINA UN KIYALA "

Ranil Wickramasinghe
Lakshman Kiriella
Ravi Karunanayake
Vajira Abeywardena
Jayalath Jayawardena
Mangala Samaraweera
Rauf Hakeem
Wickramabahu Karunaratne
Kumar Rupasinghe
Jehan Perera
Sunanda Deshapriya
Sunila Abegunasekara
Mano Ganeshan
R Sampanthan
K Sivajilingam
G.K. Ponnambalam
other TNA sakkiliyas
Duleep Chikera
Pakiyasothi Saravanamuttu
Rohan Edirisinghe
Mithra Fernando
Tisaranee Gunasekera
Priyath Liyanage
Rayappu Joseph
Rosy Senanayake
Sonali Samarasinghe
Nimalka Fernando
Sirithunga Jayasuriya
Dayasiri Jayasekara
Iqbal Athas
Lal Kantha
Anura Kumara
Malik Samarawickrama
Lalith Kothalawala
S.B. Dissanayake
Brian Seneviratne
Sisira Jayasuriya
Johnston Fernando
Ranath Premalal Kumarasinghe

Roy Muller said...

Lalith Kuruwita said...

[The real cause was LTTE is holding ciillian as a human shield.

Did these any protesters ask LTTE to release the civillians?

IC now undestand the real cause. That is why they do not ask SLGO to stop the war.]

Are you inside the so called NFZ or are you showing early symptoms of the swine flu ?

Nilambare said...

Hey Lalith,

Finally Canada got into action. What is teh source of this?

1. In Australia a lot of talkback radio hosts are bitterly complaining about these so-called non-stop protests and the lack of police action. Police are saying that natural attrition will wear these thugs out as there are no toilets (they will shit anywhere anyway).

2. In Frace they have already arrested a big number and French are filthy with these LTTP terror supporters blocking their daily lives

3. In Canberra, people are asking why they are not condeming LTTE as not a single banner is against LTTE, it being a terrorist organisation. They are puzzeld. Australian PM has refused to comment and he has apperently been well briefed on the SL issue.

Here we go. LTTP supporters will show the whole world who they really are... Let the show go on..

ashokkumar2103 said...

mqk,

Both the government and the army are trying to downplay the incident.

As it appears, the establishment is not likely to go severely against them because this is election time.

If it goes to the courts, many embarassing questions will have to be answered like why the protest took place?, where the consignments were going etc...

Almost the entire lawyer community is with the Eelam people, so they will be taken care.

Already, the government had to cut a sorry figure in the arrest of Seeman, Kolathur Mani and Nanjil Sampath (MDMK) under National Security Act. All have been released by court orders.

The public sentiments are with the Eelam people. So any strong action against these people means that much less votes to the DMK- Congress combine.

As Badrinath had pointed out, only police cases have been filed against them.

If more publicity is given to this incident, more damage to the image of the government.

It will also attract more youngsters to join the ranks.

Once the regime change occurs, cases against them will be diluted.

ashokkumar2103 said...

mqk,

Cases have been booked against 20 army personnel also for attacking civilians with weapons and iron rods.

Revenge said...

Stupid animals eat their own vomit (reading own government 'news') and come here to crap. Some animal retards run here when the heat gets too hot for them from their own type (e.g. wijapalalala, runs here everytime his animal buddies beat him up in the GoSL blogs).

Bottom line you stupid baboon tooth worshiping animals is that the protests are going strong and with no interference from authorities. Stupid animal lalithkurafcuk is posting some days old news about the 15 arrested for behaving like Sinhalese animals, I wouldn't even be surprised if they were Karuna plants, there are a few of them everywhere, asslickers on GoSL payroll.

Despite that more massive protests are on the way and legitimate democratic authorities do not stand in their way, unlike the animal 'paradise' run by thugs and bald headed morons and pedophiles in saffron robes where a journalist can't even report the truth without being killed.

Get stuffed aninmals you are showing the world everyday why the ONLY answer to you animals was another set of animals like the LTTE. This is what the world is learning day by day, they cannot spell it out BUT everyone knows why the Tamils created the LTTE now. Only animals can deal with animals.

m.q.k said...

thanks ashok.. the good news is seeman is back to kick cogress ass...

ranuka said...

The LTTE supporters abroad have been reduced to a bunch of clowns who are nothing more than a public nuisance.

Most average citizens in Lodon, Toronto, Paris are sick and tired of these noisy and dirty protests. The resounding comment from them is "for these people to go back to where they came from and not to bring their problem here".

The support shown from local politicians is nothing more than vote grabbing tactics. These politicians have understood that the Tamil vote is easy and cheap to get as most are uneducated with no life skills and lives mostly on welfare.

ashokkumar2103 said...

mqk,

Requirement is 272 seats.

BJP and its allies like Shivsena, Akali Dal, Janata Dal United are likely to get around 180-190 seats.(NDA)

Jayalalitha and Mayawathi may join them with 60-65 seats.

Balance should be made up with other parties like Telugu Desam ...

If BJP and allies cross 200 seats, formation of the government will be a cake walk.

CPI and CPM will never join the BJP combine.

After the results, they may take a week or two to form the government.

So till the end of May, the status quo should be maintained in the war front without much civilian casualities.

srilanka will try to complete the current operations much before that.

Time should not run out.

m.q.k said...

ashok but bjp doesn't agree to send army to lanka

khanthas said...

Ashok, could Jaya win all seats in TN ?

m.q.k said...

It is indeed true that UNP government was playing a safe card to keep the Unitary state and SLFP like any street thug, went strait.

I suspect this may be the Agenda set by the LTTE leader himself, knowing that within his life span, fighting to achieve the Eelam is not possible and have to find a way.

Here are some of the points to support this Hypothesis

1) First, he set the stage to show the world, Mahinda Rajapakse is a leader of the Sinhala People and only Sinhala people elected him ( by enforced boycott)

2) Knowing Ranil Wickramasinge will set the stage for some half hearted deals which will be backed by the Co-chairs, Prabhakaran (VP) has set the agenda on a different course, that is elect a war president and show the world that Sinhala government will use all it mighty powers to subjugate the Eelam people.

3) There was an analysis by the LTTE's intelligence wing that nearly 10000 people will die if I when LTTE to capture the Peninsula. Knowing this 10000 would be fall on their head, I suspect, LTTE has set the stage for 10000 of collateral damage ( which the GoSL has fall in to the trap)

4) When the Tamil Diaspora was not interested ( not much compare to the current wave of support) and doing their own affairs, with the Western governments banned LTTE, they couldn't have wiped up so much support for Eelam and Tamil Nation by just fighting a conventional war like Operation Unceasing waves. LTTE need a different course, a different and more rapid results.

5) The western governments have made up their mind for " UNITED SRILANKA" few months ago are now thinking of a Two nation theory. One good example is Obama's white house.

6) A mass support for Separate Eelam demand could not have been achieved from Tamilnadu if not for the Stupid GoSL's war agenda.

In essence, The Eelam project approved by the Tamils in 1977 general Election ( the last known election that has no corruption or interference from any political parties) and reinstated by the Tamils in 2004 election ( to some extent marred by violence) have been on a rapid course otherwise world have been on the back burner.

We never had

A more united Diaspora be it Pro- LTTE or Anti-LTTE
A mass support after MGR from Tamilnadu
An indirect support from may Western Diplomats and some countries.

What we need here is a formation of Strong political body sans LTTE as the name LTTE as long as banned in many countries will push the west away from the Eelam project.

The GOAL is EELAM, not LTTE's survival, as they will in the future ( crushing LTTE is a farce as no guerilla organizations have ever been crushed fully as long as the root cause remains the same)be part of the government of Eelam.

I hope the organizers of the Canadian Rally on Tuesday will take a note of this.

There is no question LTTE is the only organization fighting for the Eelam, but I certainly think, some of the actions would have been avoided in the past ( May be my wishful thinking as all are retrospect analysis)
Posted by: Nam

tn thamilz said...

In the last few days, there is a sharp decline in no. of civilian casualties reported in the tamil media (except the hospital attack). In Aljeera interview (right after hospital attack), LTTE spokeman said there were about 200+ civilian death on that day but all our news outlet focused on the hospital death only. Is the artillery attack on civilian has been reduced due to the close proximity of the war (would be great)?

m.q.k, BJP won't send army to lanka either to support the single cells or to help the tamils. If Jaya becomes a deputy PM (there is a chance if she gets all 23 and PMK, MDMK, VCK supports here), there is a remote chance that she might send IA to help tamils. But all are remote. For Jaya to become deputy PM or PM, she need help from congress (BJP said they won't support 3rd front) and congress won't agree to send army against single cells. Let us wait and see how it turns out. 9 more days for the final phase and 9+3 more days to get the election result.

ashokkumar, where did you see that the 20 army personals are also charged? I got the same feeling when I saw the video. Army don't have the rights to come out with lathi and guns and start attacking the civilians. They can do it only after being requested by the state government. Army personal also acted like a thugs in this case.

tn thamilz said...

Got it.. It is reported in Dinamani and DailyThanthi (the 2 papers that I checked).

20 ராணுவ வீரர்கள் மீது வழக்கு:சம்பவ இடத்தில் நிலைமை கட்டுக்கடங்காமல் போனதால் அங்கு வந்த ராணுவ வீரர்கள், வேடிக்கை பார்த்த பொதுமக்களையும், செய்தி சேகரிக்கச் சென்ற பத்திரிகையாளர்களையும் இரும்புத் தடியால் தாக்கினர்.

இது குறித்து அவர்கள் கொடுத்த புகாரின்பேரில் சூலூர் போலீஸôர் 20 ராணுவ வீரர்கள் மீது சட்ட விரோதமாகக் கூடுதல், தாக்கி ரத்தக் காயம் ஏற்படுத்துதல் உள்பட 3 பிரிவுகளின்கீழ் வழக்குப் பதிவு செய்துள்ளனர்.

tn thamilz said...

Note the word "சட்ட விரோதமாகக் கூடுதல்". As I said, they don't have the rights to come with lathi and gun (DailyThanthi reported "Aayuthangal Vaithiruthal" as one of the charges) without being requested by the government. Good to see that the TN police has the backbone to put them in their place. Well, this is what you will get if you go head to head with TN police ;) I am proud of TN police for taking a stand with their tamil brothers.

tn thamilz said...

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Earlier, a diplomat of a Permanent Five member told Inner City Press, when asked why Sri Lanka was not even a footnote on the month's program of work, that "a footnote might not be necessary, watch this space." And so for a moment it seemed possible, if not likely, that Ban was invoking Article 99 of the UN Charter and putting it on the Council's agenda.
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Article 99

The Secretary-General may bring to the attention of the Security Council any matter which in his opinion may threaten the maintenance of international peace and security.

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It is possible that the current British attempt could be the last attempt before Ban invokes Article 99 to put the agenda formally in security council. Who was that "diplomat of a Permanent Five member", I wonder.. Inner city press won;t be asking China's or Russians since every one knows where they stand...

Roy Muller said...

UN briefing on Lanka 4/5/09 on use of heavy weapons in NFZ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUCQ2VarpXY&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eyarl%2Ecom%2Fforum3%2Findex%2Ephp%3Fs%3Dff94a3fddcaefdeae915be7888f105cd%26showtopic%3D57708&feature=player_embedded

tn thamilz said...

what did she say at the end about the satellite images? She just mumbled..

Nilambare said...

Fresh from the Sydney Morning Herald
No place for a child ... (left) Young fighters oKill or be killed: 11-year-olds forced to fight for Tamil Tigers
Matt Wade, May 5, 2009


IT IS hard to imagine Christine* in combat. But the diminutive 14-year-old with a cheeky smile and dancing eyes knows how to handle a Kalashnikov and detonate grenades.

A Tamil speaker from northern Sri Lanka, Christine says she was abducted by Tamil Tiger cadres in March and forced to undergo military training. She performed drills using dummy weapons in preparation for battle and, as with many female recruits, her hair was cut short.

"I was full of fear when they came and took me," she said. "I was crying every day."

Sri Lankan commanders on the battle front say they are encountering more and more children as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) try desperately to stave off defeat. The rebels are trapped on a 4.5-kilometre strip of land on the north-eastern coast of the island.

Major-General Jagath Dias, the commander of the Sri Lankan Army's 57th Division, said his men had been fighting girls as young as 11.

"It's very difficult [to shoot at children] but when someone has a weapon and is firing it at you, it doesn't matter what age, you have to shoot."

His colleague, Brigadier Shavendra Silva, the commander of the army's 58th division fighting on the front line, said "most of" the Tiger cadres captured since April 23 were aged between 11 and 18.

"There were many young girls aged 13 and 14. All of them had short hair," the brigadier said.

"They don't have the numbers of fighters they need so they conscript civilians forcefully."

Sri Lankan officials involved in the rehabilitation of children affected by the war say they have identified about 400 child combatants from among the tens of thousands of civilians who have fled the fighting since April 20.

Officials from UNICEF, the UN's child welfare agency, are also deeply concerned about the apparent rise in the number of child combatants being recruited by the Tigers.

A UNICEF spokesman in Sri Lanka, James Elder, said child combatants bear deep psychological scars. Even those spared from combat lost precious years that cannot be replaced.

"Child soldiers in Sri Lanka live in a theatre of violence and suffering," he said.

"Many in this current conflict may be thrown into the front line at a time of fierce fighting where they can be killed or maimed. Instead of hope, fear defines their childhood. Their recruitment is intolerable."

The Tigers have a long tradition of recruiting child soldiers. UNICEF has recorded more than 6000 cases of children recruited between 2003 and the end of last year.

Christine was saved from the front line by her mother, who managed to smuggle her out of the Tigers' camp about 17 days after she was forcibly conscripted.

But her ordeal wasn't over. She ended up in a refugee camp in the town of Vavuniya where her short hair raised suspicions that she had been with the Tigers. She confessed about her rebel training and was again separated from her family, this time by Sri Lankan authorities.

Christine is one of 58 child combatants who arrived at the protective accommodation and rehabilitation centre in the Kegalle district in the early hours of Friday morning. Here children and young women forced into combat by the Tigers undertake a rehabilitation program.

The arrival of this big group at the camp run by the Sri Lankan Government and UNICEF supports the accounts that the Tigers have committed more children to the front line in recent months.

Soon after arriving at the centre 20 girls, aged between 14 and 18, sat around a large table speaking to a UNICEF social worker about their experience. Some said they were given just seven days training before being sent into combat against well-equipped and battle-hardened Sri Lankan troops.

Many asked if they could be put in touch with their parents, now in crowded refugee camps across northern Sri Lanka. Deepa, dressed in a frayed olive shirt and skirt, had a heavy limp thanks to a leg injury sustained as she fled. Like Christine, she was also vetted because of her short hair.

"Please let my father know I am safe here," she asked the social worker.

Kala, 28, has been at the rehabilitation centre for three months. In 2007 Tiger cadres came to her home near Kilinochchi and demanded that her brother become a fighter. Kala said she would go instead so he could finish his schooling.

"If I didn't join, my family would have been punished," she said.

Kala was taught to use an AK47 and handle explosives during a month of combat training. The trainees were shown motivational videos and were instructed to commit suicide rather than face capture.

Last November Kala was sent into battle. She wore a blue checked shirt commonly worn by junior Tiger cadres and was given a machine-gun and grenades.

The inexperienced groups of fighters she was with were drawn into a fire fight with Sri Lankan soldiers. "They surrounded us," she said.

Kala sustained a serious shrapnel injury to her arm after a grenade exploded in her bunker. Two girls with Kala obeyed instructions and blew themselves up with grenades rather than be captured. But Kala decided to surrender. "I wanted to live," she said.

*Names have been changed

Roy Muller said...

from defnce wire
Nilambare post and response by Moshe Dyan - Moshe's words must be engraved in stone for all to remember

Nilambrae - in future SL leaders MUST take this into account whenever they do something. bcos strengthening SL, developing SL is DIRECTLY against the interests of tamil elam.

MD- the GOLDEN RULE - tamil elam & sri lanka: one MUST die for the other to survive

Roy Muller said...

Pro Tamil protesters torch Army trucks in Coimbatore - Zeenews video

http://www.zeenews.com/video/showvideo2424.html

Upul said...

something big seems to be happening behind close doors by US, UK and France. I am not sure what it means.... this maybe related to the indefinite postponment of the human chain protest in toronto set for Tuesday.

Upul said...

TVI in Canada did confirm that 2 newly fitted heavy ships with long range cannons were sunk off the coast of nfz. but they didn't confirm the fate of troop carriers.

Bhairav said...

upul,

Can you elaborate further on this - what US,UK and Franch are doing behind the screen?

All I can think they will try to evacuate all the people who trapped in war zone through their navies.

Bhairav said...

TVI feeds off from Tamilnet and Puthinam.

Nilambare said...

[Upul said...
something big seems to be happening behind close doors by US, UK and France. I am not sure what it means....]

You know what it means? Canadians had enough of this die-ass-poras. They have not given teh permission to shit all over Cananda again. Yes they HAVE HAD ENOUGH. They have asked you to go back to where you come from.

Upul said...

The most reliable source that I have on this indicates, it will be officially raised at the security council (imminent). at that point if china or russia vetos, then unilateral action by the west might take place.

Upul said...

limited military action, equivalent to a NATO bombing raid may also not be off the cards. SLAF air defence is crude and an air attack by UK, France, or US will pose little danger their own pilots.

wijayapala said...

Dear Revenge,

"Stupid animals eat their own vomit (reading own government 'news') and come here to crap."

Don't be so angry- it is so sad to see Eelamoids getting spastic. I am a 100% converted Eelamoid and I am totally on your side. Now I too worship photos of Thalaivar and wave LTTE flags around in my spare time.

m.g.k. has presented an intriguing point how the LTTE had actually planned out this current situation entirely to regain diaspora and international support by exposing the moda bandas as genocidal maniacs. In other words he is saying that the LTTE had more or less put the civilians in this situation to make this point. What an excellent analysis. Moda bandas are going to get their lesson soon right?

Upul said...

an air raid like that maybe imminent if any one of these three countries feels the situation is destablizing the region and poses a real danger to the rest of world - increased instability in the future.

Britain has already made the statement that the shit lankan conflict is destablizing the region and is threat to the rest of the world. so the correct words and pretext has been set.

Bhairav said...

By the time UN security council makes a move that, in my opinion, would be hardly any satisfactory move to Tamils, another 5,000 innocent Tamils will be massacred by SLA.

Nilambare said...

[Upul said...
an air raid like that maybe imminent if any one of these three countries ]
U-Fool
This is one of the most helarious things I have ever heard. It shows you are really U-Fool. One thing is missing in your commentary though.. i.e. what is the international community going to do with your supreme leader?

Will he be accepted by IC as the most peace-loving, innocent, humanitian person you can ever find?. Will his interpol warrant be withdrawn? These are the real qiestions that you and your group need to discuss uegently. Please do that, no more time left.

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Bhairav said...

[limited military action, equivalent to a NATO bombing raid may also not be off the cards. SLAF air defence is crude and an air attack by UK, France, or US will pose little danger their own pilots.]

Military intervention by West is totally off the book. Latest UN satellite pictures indicate that West can force MR and his goons to go for some political solutions, otherwise they will be prosecuted for war crimes. As you know, MR portray himself as greatest war-time president for Sinhala coolies, so he will gamble on this, and give green light on further killings of innocent Tamils.

My money is on the results of Indian elections that might change the course of action dramatically.

VelupillaiP. said...

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i share my dreams and loneliness with you

VelupillaiP. said...

Adeeeey Badrinath..............

tn thamilz said...

If BJP comes to power, expect all hell break lose from IC (read western countries) on sorri lanka and it's thug and co. Siglescells think China is solution to all their external problems. But what they didn't realize is China's reliance is going to cost them really big. Let us think for a moment (Singlecells exempted)


Why do you think Western countries especially Briton and US didn't take stern action against sorrilanka after all the crap talk the government ministers including "defense secratary" aka 7/11 coolie made? Do you guys think it is the china or Russia that keeps the US and Briton away from sorri lanka? All you need to do is ask milosevic and look at slovakia (kosovo), zimbabwe (bad mouthed briton) and indonesia (east timor). They why the western powers hesitate on sorrians? Well, one word "India". Western powers (read US) need India to contain China. They very well aware that the current phase of war is conducted at the behest of Sonia (using the disposable single cells). So, they couldn't do anything up until now.

% India used it's external intelligence agencies (they have extensive network to monitor Islamic orgs) to contain LTTE's arms shipment. What I heard is, LTTE had hard time sending shipment to lanka in the past 2 years.

# India used it's spy satellite to map the entire norther area of lanka. This helped the sorrians immensely (saw any article from an army personal sometime back). How do you think sorriens went into the vanni jungle this time?

% Used it's expertize in insurgency handling. Sikh insurgency was contained and so is the Kashmir (only the foreign mercenary operate in Kashmir now). NE is also contained. So, they provide all the expertize, along with battlefield help from US and UK (earlier)

* Used it's good office in US and UK to ward of any pressure directed at Sorri lanka.

mahindha morons didn't realize all these help provided by Sonia and thinking they can take on the west. If Sonia government is thrown out in this election....

Upul said...

it won't be full fledged intervention, say a bombing raid or two.

VelupillaiP. said...

In this cold hearted lonely corner of indian ocean dark and super dangerous(adeey pulikal i feel like Rajni):/>?

I solemnly declare, I Velupillai Prabhakaran from the Great Hero land Velvediturai, is big biiiiiig military genious, bigger than alexander cesar hanible rommel etc etc...

tn thamilz said...

Upal Wrote: The most reliable source that I have on this indicates, it will be officially raised at the security council (imminent).


Upal, if you read today's inner city press report (quoted in my earlier post), you can see that something is surely brewing. if china and russia block it, Ban can invoke article 99.

Bhairav said...

You guys heard about the story of Daya master that he will be given Parliament Post by GoSL. No wonder, Sinhala coolies are on their heads now.

Upul said...

the good thing that happened was that the British and French FM were deeply humiliated by Gotabaya's talk. Gota claimed Britain and France had blood on their hands and worse. His attitude was war like towards these two ministers... that certainly stirred some action I think.

Bhairav said...

I would say GoSL was bit worried after their attack on the makeshift hospital in war zone that caused in killings of many innocent Tamil lives, otherwise, why do they come up with flurry of whining that West's only interest is protect the LTTE etc. They simply want to downplay their war crimes by coming up with counter-arguments to legitimatize their actions. At one point, you have to answer for the loss of innocent lives.

Upul said...

news sources are claiming the protest was postponed in order to get an assesment from canadian minister visiting shit lanka.

VelupillaiP. said...

Listen to me

In this cold hearted lonely corner of indian ocean dark and super dangerous(poddu is behind me):/>?

I solemnly declare, I Velupillai Prabhakaran from the Great Hero land Velvediturai, is big biiiiiig military genious, bigger than alexander cesar hanible rommel etc etc...

m.q.k said...

Upul...

if u checkout the recent innerpress news. It indicates thing will get worse not better since Russia has taken over this month. At least with mexico there were some informal discussion.. Only after indian election result we might expect some good fortune...

VelupillaiP. said...

Dont hurt me poddu...

Adeeeeey pulikal tell him not to hurt me too much

Nilambare said...

[Upul said...
the good thing that happened was that the British and French FM were deeply humiliated by Gotabaya's talk..]

Yes Yes Yes brother. And did you see after that those two foreign ministers publicly said that Prabakaran is not a terrorist and their main mission was to save him. Contratry to what evryone say, they could not tag him as a terrorist.

They also said, that they would not favour any solution without saving and later involving Prabakaran. He is the leader people (even themselves) look up to, they agreed.

They finish up by saying that they will raise the matter along those lines in the Security Council first to stop the thousands of protests around the world and second, to have peace in SL.

That's why there is no a SINGLE banner among the diaspora protests condeming Prabakaran, they said. After all, he must not be a bad man, they agreed before flying out of SL.

VelupillaiP. said...

I like tamil backsides
poddu likes my backside
funny....

m.q.k said...

Upul said...

news sources are claiming the protest was postponed in order to get an assesment from canadian minister visiting shit lanka.

The lady who visited lanka is a japanese origin and she only thing she did was...
1. give aid money to shit lanka
2. assures lanka that action will be taken on tiger supporters in canada

Bhairav said...

The Glove and Mail-
Tamil protest postponed as Oda visits Sri Lanka

KATE HAMMER and CAMPBELL CLARK AND JOSH WINGROVE

Globe and Mail Update

May 4, 2009 at 11:17 PM EDT

Another massive Tamil protest that had been set to stretch across much of Toronto's downtown core was “temporarily postponed” late Monday night, with organizers saying they were satisfied with steps being taken to broker a ceasefire in the long-running Sri Lankan civil war.

Organizers had planned to form a human chain – their third this year, and only a week after a similar protest closed University Avenue – to raise awareness about the escalating conflict and to encourage Canadian and U.S. leaders to press the government of Sri Lanka to stop the fighting.

Their protests appear to have had some effect, as International Co-operation Minister Bev Oda visited the Sri Lankan capital, Columbo, Monday, pledging $3-million in human aid and calling for an end to the fighting.

Satisfied that the Canadian government was paying more attention to the plight of Tamils caught amidst the fighting, Toronto's organizers called off their protest.
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“I don't think anyone wanted to cause any inconvenience to the Canadian public. The awareness is out there, and the outpouring of support is coming in,” said Senthan Nada, a spokesperson for the Coalition to Stop the War in Sri Lanka. “Collectively our committee decided there's no immediate need to have a large gathering ... the committee is allowing the time for all these [Canadian] initiatives to take place.”

The Canadian aid will provide food, medicine and shelter through independent organizations such as the Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders. But the Sri Lankan government rebuffed Canada's calls for a ceasefire and appeared set to press ahead with its military offensive to wipe out the Tamil Tigers, giving no sign in meetings with Ms. Oda that it will pause the fight.

Ms. Oda met with Sri Lanka's President and Foreign Affairs minister, calling for a ceasefire and “full and unhindered” access for aid workers to the tiny “no-fire” zone, where 50,000 civilians are trapped alongside Tiger rebels.

But she emerged believing that Sri Lanka's government fully intends to ignore the world's appeals and try to defeat the Tigers decisively.

“They listened to it politely. They weren't willing to comment on the ceasefire request,” she told Canadian reporters in a conference call.

Since 1983, a civil war between the separatist Tamil Tigers and the Sri Lankan army has claimed 70,000 lives. Violence in the country escalated recently, and the UN has estimated that 6,500 people have been killed in the fighting since late January.

Upul said...

why do these single cellie jokers gather here in this site ?

it boggles me. they can't seem to win arguments nor convinces us, so whats the point expect being a nuisance.

Bhairav said...

Oops..The Globe and Mail.

Upul said...

here is the link to the globe and mail article, bhairav just referred to:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090504.wtamils05/BNStory/National/home

tn thamilz said...

I don't think the protest is called off just because Oda visited sorri lanka. She reached lanka on Monday morning, so the organizers must have already got the information much earlier than tonight. Besides, he/she didn't do much. Doesn't add up..

Upul said...

tn_tamilz, you are rights, its absolute bull shit, we would cow down with nothing being done by canada.

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Upul said...

one good thing though is that canada is not giving the paltry $3 million directly to shit lanka government, instead its being channeled through red cross and other ngos.

tn thamilz said...

Upul, The one delegation that we really need to watch is the all party British delegation.

Oda was there for only a day (monday) and already the report reached that the trip is a failure. So, it is hard to believe that the org. cancelled it now (at the last minute after hearing the failure) is because Oda talked to the ministers. If that is the case, London protesters would have packed their bags long ago.

tn thamilz said...

SL rejects Canadian call for a truce

http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?2b34OXd4a32f5Aee4d4YOo6ca0ac4BP34d3LTmA3e0dg0Mmece03cYdJ0cc3vlYAde

Upul said...

our tamil community leaders are so gullible...

Upul said...

there is also fears there will be election in Canada shortly so government hear might be starting electioneer positioning and hence make some behind the scenes promises.

Bhairav said...

comment on the G & M
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It's sad but true that any foreign diplomats' visiting to Sri Lanka will only fatten the war criminals' wallet by pledging aid money that will directly go into bank accounts of former 7/11 cashier and now sectary of defense, Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksha, president of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksha, instead of helping out the needy ones of internally displaced people from the war zone in Sri Lanka. So far, Government forces have killed at least 8,000 innocent Tamils and wounding another 20.000 people with its indiscriminate shelling, and aerial bombardment since January this year. Why foreign government won't give the aid money for internally displaced people through aid organizations instead of giving directly into hands of war criminals?

Without ceasefire, you will see another Sudan type genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka.

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ashokkumar2103 said...

mqk,

Sending the Indian army directly to intervene in srillanka is the ultimate step, but the objective can be achieved even without resorting to it.

It is a well known fact that srilanka could progress this far in the war only due to the military support given by India. Once it is withdrawn, that itself will weaken GOSL.

Diplomatic and economic pressure itself will work to a great extent.

Clandestine support to the Tigers will become a possibility.

If Tamilnadu is opened up, that itself will be very useful for the Tigers logistically.

Once the international community realizes India's changed position, their efforts in taking up effective steps against the genocide will gain momentum. India was the stumbling block all these days.

China will not get involved in a big way except verbal protests and military supplies to srilanka. They will not engage against India militarily that too for the sake of srilanka. Even logitically, srilanka is very far from China.

Pakistan has enough problems of its own.

BJP is capable of taking strong action. They tested nuclear bomb explosion within a few months (2 months if my memory is correct) of assuming power in the past, that too among terrible internatioanl opposition. Even America didn't have a clue that it is going to happen.

(Yesterday, Nepali Maoists have complained that India is meddling in their internal affairs and supporting the Nepali army chief and the President. China ofcourse is supporting the Maoists. BJP used to be very close to the erstwhile monarchy and if they come to power, they will definitely work against the Maoists. Because still they regret the demise of the only 'Hindu state' that existed in the world.)

Indian said...

//m.q.k said what will happen to those 500 people cases booked?//
20 have been arrested so far under non-baillable offences including Ramakrishnan.
I heard already army clearly EXPLAINED to the detainee's that they were returning from routine training session.
Apparently this EXPLANATION could have happened at Neelambur bypass itself had the convoy that was blocked by Ramakrishnan not been the ones carrying logistics(Camping materials \ logistics \ Dummy weapons used in training etc)

The convoy carrying the soldiers in full was behind and TN police pleaded them to take a detour.
Anycase,no legal action will be taken until elections are over and as it is since its non-baillable it has to be attended by sessions court.They have not yet been produced in court till now-dont think they will be until elections are over.Until then Army will meet them and give them EXPLANATIONS.

May13th evening,they might get more EXPLANATIONS from the Police personnel as well.

Cases have been filed against the army personnel who came to the spot on 2 vehicles as well.However,enquiry will be done by the army as is usual with any case involving army personnel

m.q.k said...

ashok....even if tamilnadu open up for tigers...bjp is against tigers...navy will stil stop them...whats ur view

Indian said...

JJ becoming PM \ Dy-PM is highly unlikely.She cant do so without support from Congress.Normally the 3rd Front associates itself with the Congress and not the BJP.
However this time around,the Congress has clearly mentioned that it will prefer to sit in opposition if its not in a position to form Govt.

They are confident that they can come back to power again and thats not without reason.Indications are that in AP they are expecting to do well.
Traditionally cinestar's party (TDP in AP and ADMK in TN) have their huge vote base in regional base and also with Women.

As JJ learnt crudely in last assembly elections in TN,Vijayakanth ate into this vote base.Cine stars easily attract regional and women vote bank.Unfortunately for JJ in TN and for Naidu in AP,it means Vijayakanth and Chiru will cut into the anti-Ruling party votes which helps the Congress.

In TN,I still believe people wont vote on Srilankan issue.Remember when we had similar cries in TN in 1989 General Election,when the current SLA was replaced by IPKF and with Bofors fever spreading across entire India,it was TN which bailed out the Congress.They swept all 30 and their partner ADMK won the remaining 10.

I dont mean to say they will win 40 this time too.But what I am trying to say is they wont cast their votes based on Srilankan issue.

People here in TN are carefull observes.Only 45 days ago JJ said "When there is war,there will be civilian casualties as well".Also their partner PMK was in the Govt until Feb end \ March.So these parties shedding crocodile tears for Eelam issue wont cut into.

Moreover,even if Congress takes a beating in TN and does well elsewhere to emerge as the single largest party,it will PMK which will switch over to Congress first.Ramadoss will take JJ along too.They with Congress together can topple the DMK govt in State and have say in Centre as well.The Congress knows this too and thats why it didnt bother much about the cry made by these parties in TN.

Indian said...

m.q.k ,
Congress or BJP the situation doesnt change an inch for Tigers.The foriegn policies of the Governments are mostly based on the information they receive from their premier intell agencies.

In India's case,RAW is dead against the LTTE and there wont be any change even if BJP comes to power.

But what I anticipate is the lull in the operations by SLDF right now will hold only until May13th evening.I expect them to launch a full fledged assault starting from May13th and continuing until 4 days atlease.Results will be out in India by 16th and who forms the next Govt will be known only in another 2 days.

Formally the next Govt should be sworn in before May28th as per the protocall.In this 15 days time,the SLDF will throw whatever they can,throwing the kitchen sink,as they call it.It will be the toughest test for Tigers.

m.q.k said...

Will Tigers Hold on Till 16th May? Who thinks so?
My view is they will hold on much more longer than that....

Indian said...

MGK,
Considering the area of operations is very small and full of civilians,yes it might be possible for Tiger's to hold on beyond 16th.
But what I am saying is,if by any chance a unfriendly Govt takes over in India -if the 3rd front kichdi parties come to power,though its highly unlikely,I am just claiming hypoethically,
I am sure the GoSL will launch an all out assault not bothering about the casualties - to the civilians and also to their own side.In such a event,know one can predict the outcome

ashokkumar2103 said...

Khanths,

ADMK front is expected to sweep the polls. They should get a minimum of 30 seats.

They may get more also, but accurate prediction is not possible as the contest is multi cornered in all the constituencies.

Vijayakanth will be the major factor in splitting anti DMK- Congress votes.

Though people are agitated over Eelam genocide, they are confused about how far these parties are reliable.

For example Thirumavalavan and PMK are fighting against each other. Both are known to be Eelam supporters.

PMK was negoitiating with both Congress and ADMK for an alliance till the end and finally went with ADMK.

Jayalaitha has started supporting Eelam only recently.

Though anger against congress is widespread, people know that there is no guarantee that after the elections either ADMK or PMK will not support Congress to form the government.

So for us it is important that

- ADMK front gets maximum seats in Tamilnadu.

- BJP led NDA gets around 200 seats all over India.

Indian said...

ashok kumar,
well said.Atleast someone thinks sanely about TN people mentality about this elections.
Though I will vote for Congresss,I want your predictions to come true,albiet only the first part.

-ADMK front getting maximum seats in TN
-Congress emerging as single largest party

Tired on Karunanidhi who doesnt take any action whatsoever agaisnt trouble makers.JJ in helm would have been so different in the current context.Apart from passing a resolution in Assembly she wont do much.Remember,till date she has not changed her stance on the Tigers.

ashokkumar2103 said...

mqk,

L.K.Advani had addressed a public meeting along with Vaiko in New Delhi, protesting against the Tamil's genocide.

Tamilnadu unit of the BJP is also in support of the Eelam Tamils.

BJP's major ally, Bal Thackrey of Shiv sena, is an open admirer of the LTTE.

Many hardcore BJP members view this conflict as Hindus, Christians vs Buddhists.

So, when BJP forms a government with Tamilnadu M.P.'s support, they will not go against the LTTE, but definitely against the GOSL. Naval blockade will be removed within a few days. Other supportive measures for the Tamils will start.

ashokkumar2103 said...

mqk,

Only election results will be announced on 16th.

It will be a hung verdict with neither BJP nor Congress party getting a majority.

Then the largest party capable of getting additional support to reach 272 mark will start its moves.

Parties willing to support it will start bargaining for their pound of flesh.

Once the 'deals' are over, the government will be formed.

So,it may take upto May last week for the formation to be completed.

Nilambare said...

Dangerous development, but worth a read.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?sectionName=HomePage&id=be17d191-ff6f-4e23-98a0-e267a0ec969d&Headline=A+visceral+mistake

m.q.k said...

not good

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdBSWg7EIUE

khanthas said...

Thanks Ashok, you may be right. As far as I can see, there is no massive upraising in TN supportive of suffering Eelam Tamils even after eleven self-immolations

ashokkumar2103 said...

Changing political alliances is done by all parties and we have got used to it.

But Jayalalitha is known for her stubborness and does not change her view point so easily. She is very adamant and highly egoistic.

As she has openly declared that she has made a promise to the world Tamils and going to keep it up, come what may, I strongly beleive that she will not leave, till something was done.

At the present juncture, supporting Eelam formation and supporting Tigers are both one and the same.

ashokkumar2103 said...

Khanthas,

Even we feel bad that the reaction of our people in Tamilnadu is muted.

Atleast now there are some signs of life...

Vivek said...

Ashok,
There are reasons for that. When Muthukumar died, there was widespread reaction. Then came the lawyers protest. To caontain the protest MK has done lot of stage managed activities.

Students were doing protests and the Govt. immediately closed the colleges. So, Govt. has played a very vital role in terms of containing the protests. The cinema directors and actors were threatened by arresting Seeman. More over, today without SUN TV's comments, the movies may fail in the box office. So, the actors are not ready to take the Govt. head on.

But the people are buring inside. Weher ever you go, people are talking about it. This will really reflect in the elections. There was a survey done by Loyolo college - Prof. Rajanayagam which was not yet released. Normally he is a supporter of DMK and his surverys used to reflect that. This time around the survey gives totally a different pic and so not yet released.

Always the last 10 days is crucial for the elections. This time around, if MK is alive, DMK and allies are going to get defeated with a big marging. But if MK dies in the hospital, then they will win. That is the only thing which can make a difference. For instance, my family itself is a DMK family. But my father and mother are saying they are not going to vote for Congress - in my constituency - this time. We have never voted for ADMK but this time yes we are going to vote for ADMK.

Only due to these facts, MK and family is throwing money to all most all the voters. Rs.1000 is a big amount as in TN the people can get the rice from the Ration shops for Rs.1/ per kg and the groceries for Rs.50/. So, this 1000 rupees is a bigger chunk of money and a family can live with that money for 2 months. (I am taking only the grocery bills - for poor people its a big money). But even then except some constituencies the DMK fornt will lose. they may win in the following .
1. Chennai -central,
2. Arni
3. Madurai
4. Nilgiris - tough fight on the cards - MDMK has the edge
5. Kadalur
6. pondicherry
7. Tanjore
8. Nagapattinam-very tough fight

all the other constituencies the DMK front will lose.

But JJ will play a vital role in the next government. Lets see.

m.q.k said...
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m.q.k said...

FROM DEFENCE LANKA...THEY ARE NO 1 LIARS....GOOD AT GIVING EXCUSE...HEHEHE

OBAMA KNOWS ABOUT SHIT LANKA...

RECENT STATEMENTS FROM USA POINTS OUT THAT...

SHIT LANKA TRYING TO DO COVER UP...
Reference to Thissanayagam
Possibly, President Obama had been misinformed by the officials to include the name of Thissanayagam in his statement on World Freedom Day (May 3).

Sadly, the statement was made at a time his (Tissanayagam's) high court trial is proceeding where the prosecution has closed its case after leading the evidence of twelve witnesses and the defence is leading the evidence presently.

In an admissible confession, accuse Thisssnayagam had admitted his links with the LTTE. The confession was admitted in evidence at the court trial. There was material that showed his close links to Siwaram alias Tharaki one time editor of Tamilnet.

Thissanayagam was associated with several opinion making publications of the LTTE organization and was part of their propaganda outfit and was instrumental in securing funding for LTTE publication. He has also links with prominent personalities of the LTTE.

The process by which Thissanayagam was brought to trial shows it was attended to with out any delay. This was possible because of the nature of the evidence against the accuse.

Thissanayagam was arrested on - 07th March, 2008

Thissanayagam was indicted by the Attorney General on - 11th August, 2008

High Court trail commenced on - 09th September, 2008

The indictment is filed on the satisfaction of the Attorney General that there is sufficient evidence to indict an accuse. As the dateline revealed the accuse had been swiftly brought to trial.

It is likely the advisers to President Obama had not disclosed to him the evidence against the accuse and the swift manner in which he was brought to trial and the strength of the evidence against the accuse.

If these facts were made known to President Obama, he may not have included the name of Thissanayagam.

Reference to Thissanayagam
Possibly, President Obama had been misinformed by the officials to include the name of Thissanayagam in his statement on World Freedom Day (May 3).

Sadly, the statement was made at a time his (Tissanayagam's) high court trial is proceeding where the prosecution has closed its case after leading the evidence of twelve witnesses and the defence is leading the evidence presently.

In an admissible confession, accuse Thisssnayagam had admitted his links with the LTTE. The confession was admitted in evidence at the court trial. There was material that showed his close links to Siwaram alias Tharaki one time editor of Tamilnet.

Thissanayagam was associated with several opinion making publications of the LTTE organization and was part of their propaganda outfit and was instrumental in securing funding for LTTE publication. He has also links with prominent personalities of the LTTE.

The process by which Thissanayagam was brought to trial shows it was attended to with out any delay. This was possible because of the nature of the evidence against the accuse.

Thissanayagam was arrested on - 07th March, 2008

Thissanayagam was indicted by the Attorney General on - 11th August, 2008

High Court trail commenced on - 09th September, 2008

The indictment is filed on the satisfaction of the Attorney General that there is sufficient evidence to indict an accuse. As the dateline revealed the accuse had been swiftly brought to trial.

It is likely the advisers to President Obama had not disclosed to him the evidence against the accuse and the swift manner in which he was brought to trial and the strength of the evidence against the accuse.

If these facts were made known to President Obama, he may not have included the name of Thissanayagam.
SRI LANKA,

YOU CANT FOOL OBAMA...

ONLY SINHALA MODAYA WILL FALL FOR THE TRAP....

Indian said...

Vivek,
Some constituencies are facing a 4 way fight as well.

For example if you consider Nagercoil we have DMK combine vs ADMK combine vs Vijayakanth vs BJP.

Likewise,if we consider the Kongu belt,we have 4 way fights too.RSS is strong in this belt and BJP will definitely get some votes.Vijayakanth's caste people are present in siezable number's and hence he too would spoil the party.Kongu munnetra peravai has put up contestants in this belt hence they will surely split votes.MDMK votes in this belt look split post Kannappan's exit.No one can predict who will benifit due to this split.

Nilambare said...

m.g.k,

The existence of people like you make the miliatry campaign really worth. You need to be shut up at any cost. Keep saying shit Lanka and you are actually helping the military campaign day by day by justifying it. Keep going.

ashokkumar2103 said...

Vivek,

Your assesment is correct. M.K. is trying all the tricks in his script:

- 'fast till ceasefire'

- Bus fare reduction

- hospitalization

As election approaches you can expect many more dramas.

You should appreciates his 'will' power even at his age to stick to power at any cost.

He did not even bother about loosing his 'Thamizhna thalaivar' title for the sake of power even at the cost of Eelam Tamil's genocide.

His heroic battle with Dayanidhi Maran demanding 'proper compensation for the Sun TV shares surrendered' will be remembered for a long time.

By hospitalization,

- he may be trying to create sympathy

- trying to avoid sharing dias with sonia, who is a liability in Tamilnadu.

ashokkumar2103 said...

Nadesan had a telephonic conversation with Sri Ravishankar and requested him to arrange for a ceasefire according to Tamilwin.

FreedomFighter said...

OMG! take a look at this!

Don't Kill Civilians

khanthas said...

Ashok, Vivek thank you for giving updates and assessments on the current electoral situation in TN. I am not minimizing the “thamil unerchi” (Tamilness feeling) in TN.

But I have one important question to you. If the central govt. now or later imposes Hindi to TN, will the nowadays TN Tamils led by Kolaignar ( Anna is no more there !) will ever fight back ?


In my opinion, such enforcement is not a remote possibility. My feeling is that India’ adamant military and financial helps to Sri-lanka in crushing Eelam Tamils’ aspiration is also to subdue any Tamilness feeling in TN. The Indian agenda may be the “uniformization” of the country in its quest to become a Power. If Tigers are destroyed (?), the TN Tamils will be also on the loosing end in long term.

m.q.k said...

Nilambare ...
[You need to be shut up at any cost. Keep saying shit Lanka and you are actually helping the military campaign day by day by justifying it. Keep going.]
WHY DONT U SEND YOUR SHIT LANKA WHITE VAN HERE...FUCKER...

SHIT LANKA KILLED THEIR OWN SINHALESE SUNDAY LEADER REPORTER..


FOR YOUR INFO...

SHIT LANKA...

SHIT LANKA...

SHIT LANKA...
SHIT LANKA...
SHIT LANKA...
SHIT LANKA...
SHIT LANKA...
SHIT LANKA...
SHIT LANKA...

FUCK OFF...

m.q.k said...

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS IF ANYONE SPEAK AGAINST SHIT LANKADozens of journalists-including myself-have been forced to flee Sri Lanka. I have no doubt that should I return to Sri Lanka, my remaining days would be few indeed.

Other journalists have been threatened personally by the president or his brothers, three of whom he has elevated to high public office. Indeed, on 11 January 2006 Lasantha too, was personally threatened by President Rajapaksa.

The free Sri Lanka in which I was born no longer exists. Our country has entered a Dark Age characterized by tyranny and state-sponsored terror, where the government publicly, cynically and unapologetically equates democratic dissent to treason. The sinister white van in which the state abducts its perceived enemies including journalists, many of them never to be seen again, has become a symbol of untold dread. Yet, we need to remember that violence against journalists is only the tip of the iceberg. Tens of thousands of ordinary Sri Lankan civilians-men, women, children, and the aged-have been herded into concentration camps where they are held against their will. There they languish in the most horrible of conditions, trapped behind barbed-wire fences and beneath the radar of a world which, perhaps rightly, is more concerned with the arguably greater tragedies unfolding in places such as Darfur.

http://www.alertnet.org/db/blogs/3159/2009/04/5-095557-1.htm

FreedomFighter said...

do not click the post from fake FredomFighter.

ashokkumar2103 said...

Khanthas,

Now most of the Indians have understood the utility of English as a link language especially after the IT revolution and globalization. Even ordinary people, if affordable, prefer to send their children to English medium schools.

In fact you can hear pure Tamil being spoken only from an Eelam Tamilian and not anywhere in Tamilnadu. So much is the English craze.

Only politicians try to whip up the frenzy often. But, Hindi imposition does not seem to be in their prime agenda now.

The centre has enough problems at its hands. Terrorism is the main agenda: Kashmir, North East, Chattisgarh- Andhra- Maharashtra- Madhya Pradesh belt naxalite domination... They cannot afford another divisive issue.

Another major advantage is that there is no big all India party which can win majority of seats on its own.

Both BJP or congress are not capable of winning more than 150- 160 seats against the majority mark of 272.

As they are badly in need of the support of regional parties to survive, they cannot dictate terms.

Karunanidhi could not use this weakness because, his own party is in a minority in the Tamilnadu assembly and surviving with the congress support.

If at all imposition of Hindi takes place sometime in the future, Tamilnadu will not accept it and fight against it.

As you have rightly pointed out Tigers should be the protectors of Tamils, all Tamils.

ashokkumar2103 said...

Khanthas,

You should observe one more thing:

When Tigers were at their peak, controlling the north and east, running their own government, not much support was there in Tamilnadu.

Still Rajiv's ghost was haunting them.

But now, when they are in problem, Tamils are facing genocide, people have changed over night. They did not bother about 'terrorism trade mark' or 'banned organiztion threat'.

NDTV survey said that 66.6% of the people, support the Tigers.

Thaan aadavittalum, than sadhai aadum...

FreedomFighter said...

Well, as you can see currently Eelam is the 2nd largest state in the world. And soon it'll be a big threat to Vatican.

what a waste! After 33 years(since 1976) gain nothing but big fat pussy pig. Lol!

khanthas said...

Ok Ashok thanks again for your well-reasoned writings. Hope my best something good will come out from this election to those Tamils suffering without food, children are dying. Others are dying without medical treatment if they are not directly hit from bombs. Sometimes, I cannot stop thinking if Gandhi was mis-born in India.

Lalith Kuruwita said...

m.g.k. got the same pain as of VP's asshole

Look at his wordings

{m.q.k said...

Nilambare ...
[You need to be shut up at any cost. Keep saying shit Lanka and you are actually helping the military campaign day by day by justifying it. Keep going.]
WHY DONT U SEND YOUR SHIT LANKA WHITE VAN HERE...FUCKER...

SHIT LANKA KILLED THEIR OWN SINHALESE SUNDAY LEADER REPORTER..


FOR YOUR INFO...

SHIT LANKA...

SHIT LANKA...

SHIT LANKA...
SHIT LANKA...
SHIT LANKA...
SHIT LANKA...
SHIT LANKA...
SHIT LANKA...
SHIT LANKA...

FUCK OFF...}

m.q.k said...

“IS it Sri Lanka or Ethiopia?” THIS IS SHIT LANKA That was the spontaneous reaction of a Western journalist, who was part of a 49-member team of foreign and local journalists on a visit to the no-fire zone (NFZ) in northern Sri Lanka, as he spotted a group of emaciated and visibly ill Tamil civilians walking gingerly towards the military checkpoint at Puthumathalan.

The journalists were on a military-conducted trip four days after the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) breached the three-kilometre-long earthen wall-cum-bund built by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to halt the advance of the troops and prevent civilians from escaping from the NFZ.

The breaking of the three-metre-high embankment in the early hours of April 20 resulted in a flow of 1.15 lakh civilians into government-controlled territory over the next six days. It began as a trickle but turned into a flood within hours and grew into an avalanche over the next four days. On the day the media team visited the area, more than 1.05 lakh people had crossed into government-controlled territory.

A sense of disbelief and shock was writ large on the faces of those trudging in as also the military personnel entrusted with the task of ushering them in after a preliminary screening. With three suspected cadre of the LTTE blowing themselves up amid the early groups of fleeing civilians, to take a chance in executing what came to be dubbed as the “world’s largest-ever rescue mission” would have meant courting death.

The people of northern Sri Lanka are among the toughest communities in the world and dignity of life is of supreme importance to them. The harsh weather conditions under which they eke out their livelihood, coupled with more than two decades of conflict, have earned them the distinction of being a hardy “race”.

Looking at the ghostly images emerging from the NFZ under a blistering afternoon sun on April 24, one wondered if they were the same people. The instant reaction of the Western journalist did not seem misplaced.


Of those pouring in from the NFZ were shrunk and sick old men and women with little children clinging to them. Barefooted and empty-handed, they could hardly walk. As the reporters and photojournalists descended on them looking for sound bites and photo opportunities, they appeared dazed and bewildered. Presumably, they had not had a decent meal in weeks if not months. Living under the constant fear of death for nearly two years, they looked like walking corpses.

m.q.k said...

Lalith KuruHOLE...STUCK UR HEAD INTO MR ASSHOLE...

Bhairav said...
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m.q.k said...

Open letter to IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn about loan to Sri Lanka

REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS

http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=31207

khanthas said...

Tamilnet: « LTTE calls on IC to support Diaspora actions to deliver humanitarian aid »

Diaspora Tamils should tell the shameless IC and UN who let people die of starvation: If you cannot deliver, help us at least to deliver, we will look after our people.. .

Simon said...

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/chandradavid/blog/2009/05/04/a_paradise_turned_into_kingdom_of_vultures

Vivek said...

Indian, Khanthas & ashok,
As far as the elections are concerned, Yes there is a 3 or 4 way fight in 3 or 4 constituencies like, Nagercoil, virudhunagar & pollachi and to an extent in tiruppur.
But Nagercoil will fall in for Communists.
Pollachi - The Kongu munetra peravai is the party of Goundars. The goundar elders have always voted for Congress - and this time it will have a effect on congress definitely as they are trying to show their solidarity. This is the same case in Tiruppur too.
In Nagercoil again, Austin may get some votes for Vijaykanth's MDMK but its not a threat. Ma.Fa.Pandiarajan in Virudhunager is throwing lot of money and he has got good reputation also. But Vaiko is the VIP candidate there and you can see the influence of Vaiko across the belt.

Vijaykanth belongs to Gavara Naidu and Vaiko is a Kamma Naidu. But even among the Naidus, both the leasders do not command much influence like Ramdoss commands with Vanniyars. Vaiko has a better respect among Naidus as he is well educated and has a clean image as most of the Naidus in the state are very well educated.

Coming to the issue of Hindi, even if Hindi is imposed, nobody is going to take it up very seriously today. There are many reasons for that. One people feel that Hindi may be a good language to communicate with North Indians. But the necessity is going down day by day as people in North India are also able to speak English fluently. So, in the next 10 years, English would be the link lanuguage within India also whereas mother tongue would be the language for pleasure(Aanma thripthi) and communication within the state.

What Ashok said was absolutely right now.
Thaan aadavittalum, than sadhai aadum...

tn thamilz said...

In the last few days, I was worrying about news black out or lack of news about civilian deaths in the NFZ. I am really puzzled why mainstream Eelam tamil media like Tamilnet/puthinam didn't release any casuality figure. Today, saw this news. 2000 deaths in 15 hours?????? Didn't tamilnet made a huge cry about 1000 deaths when SLA launched attack on NFZ earlier? Why silent now? Are they purposely blocking the news now for some reason?


http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?2b24OXd4a32f5Aee4d4YOo6ca0ac4BP34d3LTmA3e0dC0Mmyce03cYdJ0cc3vlYAde


Nearly 2,000 Tamil civilians were killed in the attacks, including aerial bombings, carried out by the Sri Lankan army during the last 15 hours in places like Mullaivaikkal, Otraipanaiyadi, Valaiyargund and Irattaivaikkal, alleged P Nedumaran, president, Tamil Nationalist Movement, here on Sunday.

There were bodies everywhere, he said, and added that 1.5 lakh Tamil civilians were trapped in the war zone without food or medicine. He wanted the United Nations to intervene to feed those people and see to it that their medical needs were met.

Bhairav said...

Tamilz, I couldn't verify the 2000 deaths in the NFZ.

FreedomFighter said...

Here is new report by Ch4 of the camps in wani.

Ch4 report Wani camp are expoused here.

wijayapala said...

Hi m.q.k.

"With three suspected cadre of the LTTE blowing themselves up amid the early groups of fleeing civilians, to take a chance in executing what came to be dubbed as the “world’s largest-ever rescue mission” would have meant courting death"

Why are you spreading anti-LTTE propaganda here??? We all know that the LTTE has never harmed any Tamil civilians.

wijayapala said...

Dear ashokkumar2103,

"Many hardcore BJP members view this conflict as Hindus, Christians vs Buddhists."

The problem is that the BJP views Christians, and not Buddhists as its primary enemy. BJP also knows that LTTE is a secular organization, not Hindu.

wijayapala said...

"So, when BJP forms a government with Tamilnadu M.P.'s support, they will not go against the LTTE, but definitely against the GOSL."

The problem is that the LTTE won't survive by the time the election is finished. Therefore it will make no difference whatsoever who wins the election. Either way the war will be over.

Haven't you noticed that none of the Sinhala "patriots" on DW and elsewhere are concerned at all about the Indian elections??? Do you think it is simply because they are "moda bandas?"

After the LTTE is finished, I have no problem if India pressures SL to be fair to the Tamils. With the LTTE gone, the Sinhalese will have to think about the welfare of the country beyond defeating terrorism.

wijayapala said...

Dear tn thamilz,

"Nearly 2,000 Tamil civilians were killed in the attacks, including aerial bombings, carried out by the Sri Lankan army during the last 15 hours in places like Mullaivaikkal, Otraipanaiyadi, Valaiyargund and Irattaivaikkal, alleged P Nedumaran, president, Tamil Nationalist Movement, here on Sunday."

Nedumaran got his facts all wrong. Not 2000 Tamils in 15 hours but 2000000 Tamils in 15 min. were killed by SLAF genocidal carpet-bombing using US-provided B-52 bombers. Tonight the SLAF is planning on dropping an atomic bomb to follow up the chemical weapons.

Tamilnet hasn't reported this because it has sold out to the GoSL. Even Bhairav has become a eddappan by claiming he has not heard this news.

Roy Muller said...

Kothalur Mani's recent interview

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Yzp2M0jL4I&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eyarl%2Ecom%2Fforum3%2Findex%2Ephp%3Fs%3D9ae3807602071570868009fe87821690%26showtopic%3D57763&feature=player_embedded

Nilambare said...

wijayapala,

Well said Bro. No point in arguing with these idiots. They do not understand a thing. When the time comes (not long, mind you), they will have a big shock. Then again, there are other stories for them to go on.

I heard, in Sydney yesterday in a shopping centre, some protesters were arrested and be produced before court for distrupting public and disobeying law enforcement officers.

people are now really sick of these non-stop protests, particularly, when they do not metion anything about the terrorist group who is responsible for the whole plight of innocent civilians.

People of these countries are not stupid (yesterday's front page article of Sydney Morning Herald, with photos, must have added some icing on the cake).

It all happening ..

m.q.k said...

Inner City Press referred him to the bombing from the air, civilians trapped, as they are in internment camps even outside the conflict zone.

"I've got no doubt this is an R2P case," Evans answered, calling it the "most alarming... atrocity crime we've seen in years."
http://www.innercitypress.com/un1may4srilanka050509.html

Lalith Kuruwita said...

LTTE attacks fleeing civilians at Vellamullivaikkal
LTTE terrorists have launched indiscriminate small arms fire attacks at hostages who were desperately fleeing the LTTE terror grip on 15 fishing boats early this morning (May 5).

An LTTE second line leader one identified as Seelambu has ordered to assault at the civilians, beating them severely and throwing the out-board motors to sea. The rest of the people were taken custody and reportedly detained in LTTE torture cells at Mullivaikkal, military said citing intercepted LTTE communication channels.

According to intercepted transmission, a few civilians have succumbed to injuries and many others sustained severe injuries.

Lalith Kuruwita said...

From Sydney Morning Herald

IT IS hard to imagine Christine* in combat. But the diminutive 14-year-old with a cheeky smile and dancing eyes knows how to handle a Kalashnikov and detonate grenades.

A Tamil speaker from northern Sri Lanka, Christine says she was abducted by Tamil Tiger cadres in March and forced to undergo military training. She performed drills using dummy weapons in preparation for battle and, as with many female recruits, her hair was cut short.

"I was full of fear when they came and took me," she said. "I was crying every day."

Sri Lankan commanders on the battle front say they are encountering more and more children as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) try desperately to stave off defeat. The rebels are trapped on a 4.5-kilometre strip of land on the north-eastern coast of the island.

Major-General Jagath Dias, the commander of the Sri Lankan Army's 57th Division, said his men had been fighting girls as young as 11.

"It's very difficult [to shoot at children] but when someone has a weapon and is firing it at you, it doesn't matter what age, you have to shoot."

His colleague, Brigadier Shavendra Silva, the commander of the army's 58th division fighting on the front line, said "most of" the Tiger cadres captured since April 23 were aged between 11 and 18.

"There were many young girls aged 13 and 14. All of them had short hair," the brigadier said.

"They don't have the numbers of fighters they need so they conscript civilians forcefully."

Sri Lankan officials involved in the rehabilitation of children affected by the war say they have identified about 400 child combatants from among the tens of thousands of civilians who have fled the fighting since April 20.

Officials from UNICEF, the UN's child welfare agency, are also deeply concerned about the apparent rise in the number of child combatants being recruited by the Tigers.

A UNICEF spokesman in Sri Lanka, James Elder, said child combatants bear deep psychological scars. Even those spared from combat lost precious years that cannot be replaced. Continued...

"

Lalith Kuruwita said...

"khanthas"

Yes look at how LTTE looks after your people.

Read Sydney Morning Herald article.

LTTE recruits by force 11 years kids.

Lalith Kuruwita said...

M.G.K.

What is your future plan? Because you do not like SHIT LANKA & there is no EELAM either?

Lalith Kuruwita said...

Canada U turned.

"'Canada won't support LTTE terrorists' says Minister Oda
Canadian International Cooperation Minister Beverly J. Oda Monday(May 4) said the Canadian Government will not provide any support for the pro LTTE elements operating on its soil. She arrived in Sri Lanka for a one day official visit at the invitation of Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama.

Addressing the media after a meeting with Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama, Oda said the Canadian Government has identified these elements and they will be severely dealt with according to law of the country. "Canada proscribed the LTTE as a terrorist organisation in 2006 and that policy decision remains unchanged," she said.

The Canadian Minister expressed her satisfaction over the facilities provided to the civilians who sought the government's protection.

She welcomed the Government moves to reunify families stranded by terrorist atrocities and resettlement of civilians in their original places of residence. VShe promised to consider the request by the Foreign Minister for Canadian assistance to support infrastructure development and mine clearance activities in the North. She said Canadian assistance to Sri Lanka will continue uninterrupted. VForeign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama said the Sri Lankan Government appreciates the counter terrorism measures taken by Canada proscribing in 2006 one of the most ruthless terrorist outfits in the world. .

The Foreign Minister said the discussion with the Canadian Minister focussed on a wide range of issues including humanitarian assistance to the civilians who fled the uncleared areas.

Minister Bogollagama gave detailed developments that led to the escape of more than 200,000 civilians from the clutches of the LTTE into the cleared areas.

He reiterated the Government's commitment to protect the lives of innocent civilians in the No Fire Zone.

The Foreign Minister stressed that the pause in fighting was used by the LTTE to strengthen its fortifications in the No Fire Zone.

The Minister gave a detailed account on how IDPs are registered in the presence of UNHCR officials at welfare camps. He educated the Canadian Minister of the assistance provided by the Government for the displaced civilians.

"Canada was informed that Sri Lanka has full potential to handle the humanitarian issue. ", the Minister said.

He said the Government has already planned to resettle 80% of displaced families in the Mannar, Kilinochchi and Mullaittivu districts within this year.

"Canada and Sri Lanka have been sharing strong relations for decades. The locomotive engines provided by the Canadian Government under the Colombo Plan are still on the track, he said. He said that Canada is one of the first countries that came to the assistance of Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the tsunami and the Canadian assistance helped restore the livelihood of people affected by the tsunami.

Sri Lankans recall with gratitude the assistance provided by the Canadian Government to Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the tsunami.
"

Bhairav said...

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/06/world/asia/06lanka.html?em

KAKINADA, India — Fleeing the bitter end of a quarter-century-long war, the refugees turned to a boat. It was first a shelter from artillery shells, then a frail craft to safety. Finally, it became a coffin.


Mathalan was shelled often, despite being a “no-fire zone.”

The boat was adrift on the Indian Ocean for nine days. Jaya Niranjana’s 3-year-old daughter died. M. Yesudas lost his father, sister, nephew, brothers, and uncle — six in all. An 8-month-old baby, Kuberan, survived only because his mother somehow managed to breastfeed him until just hours before she died.

By the time these refugees fleeing the war in Sri Lanka reached Indian shores last Wednesday, 10 of the 21 original travelers had died or jumped overboard. They had nothing to eat and only saltwater to drink. The scorching sun beat down on their heads. Diarrhea struck. The first child died on April 24, then the others. S. Indira Meenan, 25, recalled it in halting English: “One by one. Dead babies, children. No food, no drink.”

“Twenty-fourth, dead; 25th; 26th,” he went on. “One by one. Dead.”

This is the story of their boat, and their country’s civil war, seemingly endless even as the Sri Lankan government closes in on the last stronghold of the separatist Tamil Tiger rebels, the L.T.T.E., short for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

The government has trapped the remaining rebel force in a four-mile strip of territory in the northeast corner of Sri Lanka. Pressing its final assault, the government has rebuffed heavy international pressure to suspend the war for the sake of an estimated 50,000 civilians trapped in rebel territory and a no-fire zone between the forces.

In the dead of night, the boat left the sandy spit of land where fighting raged. Its captain had apparently steered the vessel far out into the sea, in an effort to evade the fighting, and then lost his way.

He had promised his passengers a journey of nine hours to the closest point on the Indian coast, about 100 miles, far shorter than the distance from Miami to Havana.

But the boat’s outboard motor gave out after a few hours. By Day 9, the captain jumped into the sea — whether from guilt or delirium, no one will ever know.

The testimony of these refugees in an Indian government hospital is a rare glimpse into Sri Lanka’s war zone; the government bars journalists and most aid workers from anywhere near there. It is also a measure of the desperation of its survivors, the latest among an estimated 100,000 Sri Lankan Tamils who have taken refuge in India over the past 20 years.

These refugees said they did not want to be quarantined in a Sri Lankan-government-controlled camp, where tens of thousands of displaced ethnic Tamils have fled in recent weeks.

Instead, they took the risky journey across the water. They considered themselves lucky. Unlike many others, they had a boat, a motor and kerosene for fuel.

For two months, their boat, a fiberglass vessel no more than 20 feet long, first served as a bunker on the last bit of coast in Mullaittivu district on the northeastern corner of the island. The boat belonged to Mr. Yesudas. He and his relatives had dug it into the ground, covered it with palm tree trunks for a roof, and hid inside when artillery shells rained down.

The area, a village called Mathalan, had been designated by the Sri Lankan government as a “no-fire zone.” But the refugees said in separate interviews that it was shelled every day, sometimes so much that they had to relieve themselves in buckets rather than venture outside the boat-bunker.

On one side of the sandy spit was the sea. On the other stood the front line of the Tamil Tigers, exchanging artillery fire with the Sri Lankan Army across a narrow lagoon. Those shells landed in the no-fire zone. For nearly two months, according to United Nations estimates, more than 150,000 civilians, including these refugees, were trapped inside. About 50,000 remain there now, the United Nations estimates. It has repeatedly pressed the Tamil Tigers to let their people go, and the government to stop firing on civilians. Both sides rebuffed those calls, denying the charges.

On April 20, the refugees said, they witnessed the most intense fighting. The army that day broke through a mud embankment that shielded a portion of the last rebel-held spit of coast, allowing tens of thousands of civilians to flee into government-held territory. The Tamil Tigers said later that 1,000 civilians had been killed as the military advanced. The military, for its part, released satellite images that showed rebel fighters firing on civilians trying to flee.

The refugees here recalled that both sides shelled indiscriminately that day, and that those among them who hid in their bunkers had no time to count the dead.

About 1 a.m., after the shelling had stopped, they dug out the boat from under the sand and quietly took it out into the sea. Had the Tamil Tigers detected them trying to escape, Mr. Yesudas said flatly, they would have shot at the boat. “If we didn’t get out that day, we wouldn’t have gotten out at all.”

wijayapala said...

"Had the Tamil Tigers detected them trying to escape, Mr. Yesudas said flatly, they would have shot at the boat. “If we didn’t get out that day, we wouldn’t have gotten out at all.”"

Bhairav you eddappan, LTTE has never fired on civilians. Also, Tamil civilians have no reason at all to flee because the LTTE is protecting them and treating them very well. You are a disgusting traitor and a tool of the Sinhala regime.

Nilambare said...

What's happening? the press is full of these stories: Enjoy.

1. Fed up, Indian diplomats want Tamil protesters moved
http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/world-news/fed-up-indian-diplomats-want-tamil-protesters-moved_100188795.html

2. Tamils reap what they sowed
http://www.nationalpost.com/story.html?id=1566206

3.Tamils' double-loss: Losing the war in Sri Lanka, losing influence in Ottawa

http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/05/04/jonathan-kay-on-tamils-double-loss-losing-the-war-in-sri-lanka-losing-influence-in-ottawa.aspx

Bhairav said...

WP,

You Sinhala barbarians bomb the safe zone day and night, what can these innocent civilians do? Obviously they do not want to go into the government controlled area, so they take the hard way. In that misery, you fish something to add value for your political affiliation.

Get a life, you moron. I care less about whether i'm traitor or not, all i care now is REVENGE. When the payback time comes, we sure talk about collateral damage what you talk here.

Bhairav said...

The so called "collateral damage" certainly won't stop here. For the war crimes against Tamils, not only MR and his brothers, but also their family members will pay the price.

Lets see, how long you Sinhala barbarians can drink the Tamil blood!!!

Roy Muller said...

NDTV - LTTE factor in Tamilnadu

http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/new/Ndtv-Show-Special.aspx?ID=83#VPlay

Nilambare said...

Bhairav,
Prabakaran shouldn't be tried for war crimes because..........???

khanthas said...

Something New ?

"U.N. calls for cease-fire and asks GOSL to stop using heavy weapons...."

Diaspora's voice being heard ..

m.q.k said...

khanthas...thats the usual UN statement of humantarian pause which has been issued every month... that the best they could do..

khanthas said...

Daily Mirror is getting some courage after long time:
“Millions with hysteric war mentality will eat the battle even if there is no bread ….

Koththa Mali’s days are numbered to the pleasure of educated LNP devil dancers on Tamil blood…

khanthas said...

True mgk,I was only looking at the headlines but the text inside AP report confirms what you say..

khanthas said...

Ashok, Vivek ...

"Thaan aadavittalum, than sadhai aadum..."

Apparently, it starts working. I hear that Sonia cancels her trip to TN, ..

m.q.k said...
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m.q.k said...

http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/sonia-puts-off-election-rallies-in-chennai-puducherry/60621/on

sonia not coming....

m.q.k said...

http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/05/05/the-first-independent-video-report-from-sri-lankan-detention-camps-for-displaced-tamils.aspx


INDEPENDENT PROOF OF ABUSES IN PRISON CAMP

Roy Muller said...

Good, Tamil land is out of bounds for the Italian mafia bitch. Watch, a good comedy on Karunanidhi's fasting by Jaya TV

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyaWOX2D6aw

Veeran said...

Kalaigar would not like to be associated with Sonia at this stage since that will screw up his dedicated tamil voters.

Sonia has just escaped a shoe attack in chennai.

donsar said...

brothers,

There are some interesting pictures about our leader's past. Nice photos.Check this out,

http://defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20090506_10

Alpha said...

Kolaignar is planing for a live telecast from his DEATH BED to create sympathy among voters, he is engineering a sympathy, he would faint while he speaks to viewers, he should not succeed in this drama , there should be some counter measures....

FreedomFighter said...

Hey guys, finally we have something to cheer up...

Mahinda RajaFUCKsa Exposed

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ashokkumar2103 said...

Khanthas,

- Karunanidhi wanted to avoid being with Sonia and preferred hospitalization

- Rahul Gandhi spoke that there are hardly any differences with AIADMK and it is a like minded party for the Congress

- Sonia gandhi cancelled her visit to Tamilnadu

Because the writting in the wall is very clear.

If karunanidhi had resigned 2 months back protesting against the Tamil's genocide,

- He could have saved thousands of Tamil lives.

- he would have won the elections with thumping majority.

Now Congress is ready to desert DMK and started wooing ADMK.

ashokkumar2103 said...

'The week' opinion survey last month had predicted 234 seats for Congress front and 24 for ADMK front in Tamilnadu.

Latest Times of India survey says that Congress front will get only 195 seats and ADMK front 26 seats.

Congress front 195 seats (Cong 152)

BJP front 187 seats (BJP 145)

Third front 51 seats plus left 38 seats: 111.

ADMK front 26 seats (left's 4 seats included)

Others 50 ( SP 22, RJD plus LJP 6, BJD 8, Praja Rajyam 4 and small parties, independents)

Total seats: 543.

Majority mark: 272.

In Tamilnadu & Pondy:

ADMK front: 26

DMK front: 11

BJP: 1

Others: 2.

Indian said...

ashokumar,
This is what I have been saying for a month atleast now.
Though I will vote for Congress,I prefer JJ to sweep all 40 and Congress to finish as single largest party.
Then we have Congress Govt at Centre and change of government in TN as well.

That would be bad news for Tiger supporter's in TN

FreedomFighter said...

Fake freedom fighter is back with fake url..
He must have got hurt by me some how. Thats we he keep using my name.

khanthas said...

Ashok,

As things turn out Kolaignar is becoming history.
However, will Jeya change her stand on Eelam Tamils if Congress woos her ?

ashokkumar2103 said...

Third front:

BSP (Mayawathi): 28

TDP, TRS (Chandra babu Naidu): 20

JDS (Deve Gowda): 3.

FreedomFighter said...

What the opinion poll is sugesting is it going to close call.

CF - 195 BJB 187. If this not close nothing will be. since its too close CF might even even beaten by 1 seat. I do not ming waiting until 16 may to see the result.


Because we tamils know that LTTE is there to fighte for eelam regardelsss of external factors.
The tamils around the world will support it allways.

Indian said...

khanthas,
Ofcourse with political realignment she will change tune.

Check this out
http://www.hindu.com/2009/01/18/stories/2009011855730800.htm

This was 3 months back.She's singing a different tune now and for sure she will sing different tune if the situation is conducive on May16th
CHENNAI: Accusing the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eeelam of using the Tamils as a shield in the war against the Sri Lankan army, AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa rejected the argument that the outfit was the sole representative of the Tamils. “The killing of the innocent Tamils can be avoided if the LTTE allows them safe passage,” she told reporters at the party headquarters here on Saturday. She argued that the Sri Lankan army’s intention was not to kill the Tamils.

“But the killing of innocents is inevitable in a war. No country is an exception.”

She even took exception to the usage, ‘Eelam Tamils,’ saying it could not be used since there was no separate Eelam. Instead, she preferred the word, ‘Sri Lankan Tamils.’

As for the demand for India’s intervention to ensure a ceasefire, Ms. Jayalalithaa said there was a limit to how far one country could interfere in the internal affairs of another country.

Indian said...

Ashok kumar,
Arent opinion polls banned since the commencement of first phase polls?
So it means,the ones you give now were taken prior to that.
Can you please provide the links from where you got those opinion poll results?

FreedomFighter said...

Also you need to look closley at aliance of the newspaper which ia publishing these opinion polls.

I saw the NDTV dicussion i can sense how biassed tv presenter him self is.

'The week' seems to very biased as well.

ashokkumar2103 said...

Khanthas,

We can Jayalalitha to stick to her position. She has many drawbacks. But she is not known to compromise from her position so easily.As I said earlier, she is very adamant and highly egoistic. Now she is very much pleased with the diaspora's response to her.

She will definitely make the centre to dance to her tunes. In that she will be ruthless.

As you can see the picture, nobody can form the government without her support.

Especially BJP needs her more desparately as both Left and SP will not support them.

Even if Congress woos her, she is not likely to give up her promise to Eelam Tamils. She will make Congress to yield to her. No other go for them.

She will become soft towards Tigers too. Both 'forming Eelam' and 'supporting Tigers' are one and the same. Doesn't she know that majority of Eelam Tamils support LTTE?

FreedomFighter said...

But my bet is on BJP

2004 UPA NDA

Seats won 218 181
Seat change +104 -89

2009

BJP will come back to power, with large swing of seats back to NDA. AIDMAK group will win 30+ seats and support NDA to form the next govenment.

Indian said...

FF,
That scenario is highly unlikely.The problem with BJP is,in some states they cant even open their account.
Ofcourse Congress too gets naught in some,but BJP gets so in more number of states.

BJP whenever it did well,northern states contributed to its numbers.They never were able to penetrate in South.Finally when they managed to do well in Karnataka in south,anti incumbency is hitting them hard in North and they are loosing seats there.

Even now,they will return a naught in TN,Kerala,Andhra and mostly in Orrisa as well.These states alone account to close to 124 seats.Remember they are without allies in these 124 seats.

Places were they are traditionaly strong like MP,Rajasthan,Gujarat,Chattisgarh the Congress too will get seats.Congress will improve its tally in these states except Gujarat.

Again in another big state WestBengal BJP is without partners.They will return a naught there as well.It has 40 odd seats and Congress with TMC is expected to garner close to 15 seats there.

Whoever wins from TN will go with the party having more number of seats in Centre.

JJ is egoistic agreed.But she changes her stance faster than anyone else can imagine.For example you can take her stance on Sethu plan and also now on Srilankan issue.

Congress and ADMK have been the natural allies.It was compulsion which pushed DMK with Congress.Now that their existance is embarassing,it will change again.JJ will return as CM in state as well as ADMK+Congress+PMK have well more than 117 in TN

ashokkumar2103 said...

Indian,

Even I was surprised to see the survey.

But it is latest and third round of survey.

It was quoted even in Makkal TV news.

It is published in today's 'Times of India.'

But I contradict your views on Jaya. She stuck to her anti Eelam atand for almost 2 decades.

Only now she has changed her stand after getting to know the reality og genocide.

Cho Ramaswamy, known anti LTTE and her close friend had remarked that after meeting Sri Ravishankar and viewing the CD given by him, she became very emotional.

I strongly beleive that she would keep up her promise to the Eelam Tamils.

Otherwise, I agree that she has all the weaknesses of a regular politician.

ashokkumar2103 said...

Freedom fighter,

Both the surveys have been published by pro congress media only.

m.q.k said...

anyone think the defence photo propaganda of VP could change tamil people mindset...

Roy Muller said...

ashokkumar2103 said...
[Cho Ramaswamy, known anti LTTE and her close friend had remarked that after meeting Sri Ravishankar and viewing the CD given by him, she became very emotional.]

Spot on .. Sri Sri is the main reason for JJ's drastic U turn, i.e after watching his video. Sri Sri is cautious with his comments, not to agitate Sinhala Nazis since he has to cont'd his humanitarian services.

ashokkumar2103 said...

The fact is that we don't have a true all India party, which is represented in all the states.

The grand old party, Congress has steadily lost its base over the years and on 'descending phase'.

BJP on the other hand is growing but slowly. It is ascending.

As things stand now, both cannot form government without 40 - 50 % outside support.

Roy Muller said...

m.g.k, those photo, video2 propaganda are only meant for Sinhalas and Indians consumption. Even their latest video footage supposedly taken from a dead LTTE cadre is so lame ...

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