1) Failure of the SLA to locate TAF air assets.
For a number of months, the SLA regular units, Commando units and SF units have been scouring the jungles of the Wanni looking for TAF fighter jets and ground equipment. SLAF manned and unmanned surveillance flights have also been trying to locate the TAF assets. So far, the SLDF has failed miserably in locating TAF Zlins, PC-7s and ground handling equipment. The SLDF has managed to locate a few dummy air strips but have not managed to find any significant TAF assets. EFT can confirm that these TAF assets are hidden away in secret locations beyond the reach of the SLDF. TAF has carried out several successful bombing missions targeting Sri Lankan military and economic targets without suffering a single hull loss. The TAF has been the bane of SLAF’s existence.
2) Development plans for the North East
The Defense Secretary is expected to talk about several infrastructure development projects for the NE. Tamil Eelam economic advisors have informed us that these projects are doomed for failure due to dwindling treasury coffers, aid cuts from donor countries, and prevailing economic conditions. The Sri Lankan economy is on the brink of collapse with the Rupee set to deflate to unprecedented levels against the US Dollar.
3) Appeal to civilians to vacate Tamil Eelam
The Defense Secretary will make a heartfelt appeal to the Tamil Eelam civilians trapped by the SLA offensive to come to GoSL administered areas. All our sources indicate that the civilians have vowed to stay on in LTTE administered areas where they are safe from SLA harassment and intimidation. The civilians prefer to live under the rule of the LTTE than the hegemony of the Singhala state.
4) Residents to register with www.citizens.lk
The Defense Secretary is set to announce the implementation of the controversial citizen registration portal. The GoSL has decreed that all residents of Sri Lanka including those of Tamil Eelam must register with MOD administered portal. Political analysts describe the measure as unconstitutional and a gross violation of human rights. The portal is chiefly aimed at registering the details and whereabouts of Tamil civilians. Tamil civilians who are not registered or those that cannot prove a reason for their stay are expected to face severe harassment, arrest and / or arbitrary detention. The timing of this announcement is set to further upset Tamils who are observing Pongkal Day.
We urge our readers to boycott listening to the address by the Defense Secretary and request that they instead listen to the following song.
Once again, we wish our readers a Happy Pongkal.