Saturday, 14 February 2009

Breaking News - LTTE's desperate cries for attention in front of Downing Street

EFT correspondent from London reports that a former citizen of the defunct Republic of Tamil Eelam tried to set himself ablaze to highlight the purported "suffering" and "genocide" of Wanni civilians. A group of pro GoSL supporters SLAT - UK (Sri Lankans Againts Terrorism) were demonstrating in front of Downing Street when a young member of a small group of LTTE supporters who were counter demonstrating attempted an act of self immolation, the Tamil youth doused himself in what appeared to be kerosene and ignited himself, two policemen who were observing the peaceful SLAT protest jumped to the rescue of the youth and put out the fire. EFT correspondent who was on the scene reports that the policemen were slightly injured in the incident and the youth who was largely unharmed was rushed off to hospital in an ambulance. The correspondent further reports that crowd support from the British public to the SLAT protesters brought traffic to a standstill in Whitehall.

The SLAT protesters who numbered about 700 were gathered to expose the myth of genocide and false propaganda that is being spread by misguided and ill informed pro LTTE Tamil Diaspora. EFT correspondent reports that SLAT-UK presented a letter to British Prime Minister - Gordon Brown - which urged the UK Government not to be taken in by Tiger propaganda and requested them to respect the sovereignty of Sri Lanka.


EFT has reliably learned that disbanded foreign service agents of the LTTE have ordered acts of self immolation from at least one diaspora member in their respective countries. EFT suspects that the youth who today attempted suicide is a member of the "Black Tigers" recently sent abroad to commit an act of self immolation in a public place. The suicide act puts the British public in grave danger, and after the acts of July the 7th, we expect the British Anti Terrorism police to fully investigate this incident.

EFT brings exclusive pictures of the protest and two photos of the youth being transferred onto an ambulance:


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16 comments:

JWick said...

Poor die-arse-pora Tamils. Can't even SELF-GENOCIDE!

Sujeewa Kokawala said...

Mahen;

Simply keep going

Lalith said...

Well Done our UK Sri Lankans.

perein said...

Wow... wow ... wow...
LTTE loosers started to play in London too !!!...

Thank you for the (all most live) coverage Mahen. Let's prove that we all Sri Lankan can end the terror and live together.

Keep up the good work Sri Lankans.

NOLTTE=Peace said...

Met Police should investigate this self-immolation attempt as well as the one happened in Geneva.

It seems like the LTTE is behind these acts.

Met Police should get into the bottom of this whole menace that is being put on to naive Tamil diaspora by LTTE and Tamilnet.

Editor: "Badrinath" said...

"Soosai resurrects from the dead for the seventh time"

http://puligal.blogspot.com/2009/02/soosai-resurrects-from-dead-for-seventh.html

Editor: "Badrinath" said...

59th division wiped out; 6 divisions stalled; "Operation Kiss of Death" in planning

http://puligal.blogspot.com/2009/02/59th-division-wiped-out-6-divisions.html

Rover said...

Hey Mahen,

Here is something to help your effort with.

Death by Fire

Navindran said...

You know whats sad mahen, I exposed you from the very start. Its so sad that as desperate as you try you sorrowful attempts at the occupation of eelam is failing.

How many of those comming to the blog are going to get retrenched or are retrenched. Soon the Sri Lankans will be beaten and kicked out from the countries liked england by the locals like the english. Then you will know how the people of eelam feel.

Navindran said...

JWick, you people are the poor dispora whose money is getting squandered.

Massive retrenchments are comming and i will see how your government will feed you when your dispora returns since the economy has now collapsed.

Why is the rupee hitting life lows. Imagine once the Sing Dollar was 1 dollar to 2 rupees, today its 1 dollar to 75 rupees.
Monday, February 16, 2009
1 US Dollar = 114.126 Sri Lanka Rupee

Editor: "Badrinath" said...

"Sri Lankan navy cordon proves ineffective"

http://puligal.blogspot.com/

Mahen said...

Navindran,

Yes Sir, you are right, the Sri Lankan economy is going to collapse! We will starve to death, we are like the Sahara desert, no rains, no fertile lands, no paddy fields, no lakes, no rivers, no experienced agricultural work force and we were never called the granary of the East.

Thanks for your warning, I have sent a note to Ajith Nivaard Cabraal about your economic predictions.

4C said...

it's me 4C,

Thanks mahen.

Editor: "Badrinath" said...

"Defence.lk confirms 59th division wiped out"

http://puligal.blogspot.com/

Navindran said...

Mahen why your Sri Lankans have no shame and act like people from Eelam. I mean its already bad that you are known as the land of the maids in Saudi Arabia. Your women get beaten and raped and you live off their earnings. You children are trafficked in your country for child sex.

You go and check with your so called central banker who lies through his teeth on the economy. Its stupid dispora like you who keep sri lanka going. I got news for you baby, the money is drying up.

I mean only a real loser like you will use my name to rebut your own comments to make you look authentic. As desperate and as pathethic as you are, My advice get a girlfriend and trying to act normal. I mean blogging on valentines day. Even if you are gay find yourself a sugar daddy like so many sri lankan children in colombo. The government of Sri Lanka knows that so many foreigners come for sex tourism and yet turn a blind eye to it.

Your armed forces are so distant from reality that in Hati they do not see it as any wrong to have sex with children.

You country is in spiral collapse. Its that way because of its politicians. If you really believe your country will survive then you should go to Sri Lanka. At least the british exchaquerer had the guts to admit that the UK is close to bankruptcy. Its economy has collapsed.

Even the mini which is so popular all over the world will seek over 500 workers retrenched.

You know whats the best part your people as well as the eelam people think that you are a joke. You are so shameless and pathethic. I mean at least have integrity. You said the previous post was your last post and now you blog again. Why do people from your country behave so cheaply.

Navindran said...

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/12/world/middleeast/12dubai.html

Laid-Off Foreigners Flee as Dubai Spirals Down
By ROBERT F. WORTH
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Sofia, a 34-year-old Frenchwoman, moved here a year ago to take a job in advertising, so confident about Dubai’s fast-growing economy that she bought an apartment for almost $300,000 with a 15-year mortgage.

Now, like many of the foreign workers who make up 90 percent of the population here, she has been laid off and faces the prospect of being forced to leave this Persian Gulf city — or worse.

“I’m really scared of what could happen, because I bought property here,” said Sofia, who asked that her last name be withheld because she is still hunting for a new job. “If I can’t pay it off, I was told I could end up in debtors’ prison.”

With Dubai’s economy in free fall, newspapers have reported that more than 3,000 cars sit abandoned in the parking lot at the Dubai Airport, left by fleeing, debt-ridden foreigners (who could in fact be imprisoned if they failed to pay their bills). Some are said to have maxed-out credit cards inside and notes of apology taped to the windshield.

The government says the real number is much lower. But the stories contain at least a grain of truth: jobless people here lose their work visas and then must leave the country within a month. That in turn reduces spending, creates housing vacancies and lowers real estate prices, in a downward spiral that has left parts of Dubai — once hailed as the economic superpower of the Middle East — looking like a ghost town.

No one knows how bad things have become, though it is clear that tens of thousands have left, real estate prices have crashed and scores of Dubai’s major construction projects have been suspended or canceled. But with the government unwilling to provide data, rumors are bound to flourish, damaging confidence and further undermining the economy.

Instead of moving toward greater transparency, the emirates seem to be moving in the other direction. A new draft media law would make it a crime to damage the country’s reputation or economy, punishable by fines of up to 1 million dirhams (about $272,000). Some say it is already having a chilling effect on reporting about the crisis.

Last month, local newspapers reported that Dubai was canceling 1,500 work visas every day, citing unnamed government officials. Asked about the number, Humaid bin Dimas, a spokesman for Dubai’s Labor Ministry, said he would not confirm or deny it and refused to comment further. Some say the true figure is much higher.

“At the moment there is a readiness to believe the worst,” said Simon Williams, HSBC bank’s chief economist in Dubai. “And the limits on data make it difficult to counter the rumors.”

Some things are clear: real estate prices, which rose dramatically during Dubai’s six-year boom, have dropped 30 percent or more over the past two or three months in some parts of the city. Last week, Moody’s Investor’s Service announced that it might downgrade its ratings on six of Dubai’s most prominent state-owned companies, citing a deterioration in the economic outlook. So many used luxury cars are for sale , they are sometimes sold for 40 percent less than the asking price two months ago, car dealers say. Dubai’s roads, usually thick with traffic at this time of year, are now mostly clear.

Some analysts say the crisis is likely to have long-lasting effects on the seven-member emirates federation, where Dubai has long played rebellious younger brother to oil-rich and more conservative Abu Dhabi. Dubai officials, swallowing their pride, have made clear that they would be open to a bailout, but so far Abu Dhabi has offered assistance only to its own banks.

“Why is Abu Dhabi allowing its neighbor to have its international reputation trashed, when it could bail out Dubai’s banks and restore confidence?” said Christopher M. Davidson, who predicted the current crisis in “Dubai: The Vulnerability of Success,” a book published last year. “Perhaps the plan is to centralize the U.A.E.” under Abu Dhabi’s control, he mused, in a move that would sharply curtail Dubai’s independence and perhaps change its signature freewheeling style.

For many foreigners, Dubai had seemed at first to be a refuge, relatively insulated from the panic that began hitting the rest of the world last autumn. The Persian Gulf is cushioned by vast oil and gas wealth, and some who lost jobs in New York and London began applying here.

But Dubai, unlike Abu Dhabi or nearby Qatar and Saudi Arabia, does not have its own oil, and had built its reputation on real estate, finance and tourism. Now, many expatriates here talk about Dubai as though it were a con game all along. Lurid rumors spread quickly: the Palm Jumeira, an artificial island that is one of this city’s trademark developments, is said to be sinking, and when you turn the faucets in the hotels built atop it, only cockroaches come out.

“Is it going to get better? They tell you that, but I don’t know what to believe anymore,” said Sofia, who still hopes to find a job before her time runs out. “People are really panicking quickly.”

Hamza Thiab, a 27-year-old Iraqi who moved here from Baghdad in 2005, lost his job with an engineering firm six weeks ago. He has until the end of February to find a job, or he must leave. “I’ve been looking for a new job for three months, and I’ve only had two interviews,” he said. “Before, you used to open up the papers here and see dozens of jobs. The minimum for a civil engineer with four years’ experience used to be 15,000 dirhams a month. Now, the maximum you’ll get is 8,000,” or about $2,000.

Mr. Thiab was sitting in a Costa Coffee Shop in the Ibn Battuta mall, where most of the customers seemed to be single men sitting alone, dolefully drinking coffee at midday. If he fails to find a job, he will have to go to Jordan, where he has family members — Iraq is still too dangerous, he says — though the situation is no better there. Before that, he will have to borrow money from his father to pay off the more than $12,000 he still owes on a bank loan for his Honda Civic. Iraqi friends bought fancier cars and are now, with no job, struggling to sell them.

“Before, so many of us were living a good life here,” Mr. Thiab said. “Now we cannot pay our loans. We are all just sleeping, smoking, drinking coffee and having headaches because of the situation.”

A New York Times employee in Dubai contributed reporting.