Tuesday, 17 February 2009

High Profile Meeting

There will be a high profile meeting held among top EFT members at an undisclosed location in Colombo later today.
We will bring some breaking news after that meeting.

Stay tune.

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Velavan Master said...

I am waiting.. can hardly breath with the excitement.

Lalith said...

Last Chance!!

Last Chance!!!!

Last Chance!!!!!!

Lalith's opinion poll.

Who will catch the Fat Pig

1 59
2 58
3 57
4 53
5 55
6 TF2
7 TF3
8 TF4
9 TF8
10 Other Division
11 Escape
12 Suiside

Please make a selection in the Lalith's Opinion Poll.

I am collecting the names.

The winner will be annouced in two weeks

Lalith said...

The following program explains the current war.

WHILE ( area held by LTTP > 0 AND number_of_LTTP_carders > 0)

1 LTTP stay with Civillian
2 Fire at SLA
3 SLA responses
4 Civillian & some LTTP get killed & injured
5 Dispora supporters & TamilNut publish no of casualties in the web & news papers
6 TN jockers & other LTTP supportes in other countries start agitating by protesting, fasting & other crap and asking for Ceasefire
7 International Community & India ignore
8 SLGO ignores, MR/GR/SF ignore & continue to attack LTTP and defeat
9 LTTP withdraws with Civillians (By force)
10 SLA takes over the town/areas
11 Mahen & Peter write stories about tactical withdrawals
12 Dispora supporters believe in tactical withdrawal and keep the dream alive
13 We read Mahen & Peter blogs and laugh from the ASS

Jump_to_sea() OR self_immolation() OR swallow_cn()

Lalith said...

{{{cj said...

Urgent! Troops enter western and southern parts of PTK this morning, reports lankan radio minutes ago!!!!!}}}

They found CJ's left ball!!!

Lalith said...

{{{Rebels killing civilians who flee Sri Lanka war zone: UN
Feb 16 (AFP) Tamil Tiger guerrillas have prevented tens of thousands of civilians from leaving Sri Lanka's war zone and those trying to escape have been "shot and sometimes killed," the United Nations said Monday. The Tiger soldiers are holding non-combatants in the small patch of jungle in the north of the island where the rebels have been cornered by government forces. "A growing number of people trying to leave have been shot and sometimes killed," more..
'India will intervene if LTTE lays down arms'
Feb 16 (PTI) Putting the onus on the LTTE for halting the Sri Lankan military offensive in the north of the island nation, Home Minister P Chidambaram has said if the outfit laid down arms, India would intervene and arrange for a negotiated settlement to the vexed ethnic issue. "Our (Congress) policy is clear. LTTE is an armed militant group. They must announce that they are willing to lay down arms and are prepared for talks. Simultaneously, the Sri Lankan Government should suspend its military offensive," more..

British police charge man, reportedly Tamil, with arson
Feb 16 (AFP) British police have charged a man with arson and affray after he reportedly tried to set himself on fire outside Prime Minister Gordon Brown's Downing Street offices, they said on Sunday. Sivsubarmazam Logeswaran, 41, of Gloucestershire in western England, is due in court on Monday "charged with arson with intent to endanger life and affray following an incident at Downing Street" in London on Saturday. more..
Rupee at all-time low on dollar demand
Feb 16 (Reuters) Rupee hit a new all-time low on Monday on importer demand for dollars despite some state ban protection, while shares edged up in thin trade on select blue chips. The rupee closed at 114.30/114.35, down from Monday's close of 114.10/20, on demand for dollers to settle import bills, currency dealers said. Four analysts from four banks Reuters spoke to said two state banks intervened in the market at various levels, to keep the rupee steady. more..

'We did not know where to run'
Feb 16 (IRIN) Life started changing in April 2008 for Kanagavel, a 40-year-old Tamil living in Kilinochchi District, who worked as a driver in a government department, when the Vanni became the latest battlefield between Sri Lankan government forces and the LTTE. The Vanni is an area encompassing the two districts of Kilonochchi and Mulaithivu and parts of Mannar and Vavunya districts in the north. more..
25 years of civil war in Sri Lanka may see an end
Feb 16 (RT) As wars go, the one that has gripped this island country in South Asia has rarely been at the foreground of the World's attention. Supporters of human rights have been rightly outraged recently by regimes in Burma, Zimbabwe and Sudan, but Sri Lanka rarely gets a mention. Now, having already claimed the lives of over 70,000 and displaced more than 200,000 people, the conflict looks as though it is entering its final, violent phase. more..

Red Cross evacuates 400 from war zone
Feb 16 (AFP) The Red Cross evacuated Monday a ferry load of 400 civilians wounded in fighting between the Sri Lankan army and Tamil Tiger rebels. The injured and their accompanying relatives were shipped out of the conflict zone in the northeast of the island and taken for "further medical treatment," ICRC spokeswoman Sarasi Wijeratne said. The ICRC carried out similar sea evacuations twice last week, bringing 745 wounded from Puttumattalan to the government-controlled northeastern seaport town of Trincomalee. more..
'Sri Lanka needs prompt coherent action to survive global slump'
Feb 16 (LBO) Sri Lanka needs "prompt and coherent" policy action to counter a global slump which was slowing demand for exports and making it difficult for the government and private firms to borrow abroad, a top think tank has said. "It is essential that prompt and coherent policy action is taken in order to address the challenges that will be faced in the coming months," the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), a semi-government think tank, said. more..

Tourist arrivals fall 32-pct in January
Feb 16 (LBO) Foreign visitors to Sri Lanka plunged 32.4 percent in January 2009 to 38,468 compared with the same month last year, the island's tourist promotion office said, with a global economic crisis depressing leisure travel. Arrivals from Western Europe, a key generating market that is crucial to keep coastal resorts in jam, fell 25.2 percent to 15,674. The UK generated 15 percent less visitors at 6,599, Germany 4,674 and the Netherlands 40 percent less at 1,214. more..
Probe Hashan’s charges
Feb 16 (DM) Former Sri Lanka cricket captain Hashan Tillekaratne in a hard-hitting statement against the current administration of the sport, if there was one, charged that senior members in the team were at work and that it was extremly difficult for aspiring players to make it to the national team. His remarks came a day after Sri Lanka screwed up a possible chance of beating world champions India in the country’s inaugural Twenty-20 match and more..

SB heads for record preference count
Feb 16 (DM) UNP National Organiser S.B. Dissanayake said last night that he was heading for a record percentage of preferential votes gained by any candidate at an election. Speaking to Daily Mirror by phone from Kandy, Mr. Dissanayake said that of the preference votes counted by that time, he had more than 78 percent of preferences from the total number of votes polled by the UNP in the Kandy district. more..
President wins 'referendum' on war
Feb 16 (Island) That the government would score a crushing victory over the UNP and the JVP at Saturday's PC polls was a foregone conclusion. If there was a person who refused to come to terms with that electoral reality, it was UNP’s Central Province Chief Ministerial candidate S. B. Dissanayake. He put on a bold face and bragged that even if President Mahinda Rajapaksa were to contest for the chief ministerial post in the Central Province, the UNP would still win. more..

Govt. bags Central PC, leads in NWP, where results are suspended
Feb 16 (Island) The ruling UPFA comfortably secured the Central Province winning 11 out of 13 electorates and won the North Western Province in all but name in Saturday’s elections widely considered a referendum on President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s war on LTTE terror. The final results in the NWP have not yet been announced due to the cancellation of results at one polling station in Puttalam. more..
Paying homage to an icon in the education arena
Feb 16 (DN) “The Third World countries need not permit their own past or the image of the industrialised countries to dominate their vision. Let them formulate for themselves a vision for a better future that is achievable and let them be free in all directions.” (From Education in the Third World:Some Reflections” by Prof. J.E. Jayasuriya.) Since the author voiced that worthy wish much water has flown under Lanka’s bridges. And he himself is no more. more..

Government policies endorsed
Feb 16 (DN) Politicians and civil society representatives attributed the UPFA’s victory at the North Western and Central Provincial Council election to the Government’s vibrant and dynamic policies. They hailed President Mahinda Rajapaksa for saving the country from the precipice of division and creating a society for all citizens to live in peace. Ven. Elle Gunawansa Thera yesterday said the people have placed unwavering confidence in President Rajapaksa who is dedicated to eradicate the LTTE and unite the country under one flag. more..
Boston Globe should apologize to Sri Lankan people
Feb 16 (MoD) As the communication facilities of LTTE terrorists fell in the Wanni when Sri Lankan troops marched in, the Tigers found a savoir to broadcast their hatred propaganda. The Boston Globe has gladly stepped in to fill the void. The Op-ed column "Genocide in Sri Lanka" by Bruce Fein in the Globe on Sunday, February 15, is a clear example of the paper's new-found affection for the most ruthless terrorist organization in the world. more..

Demonstration in front of Danish Parliament to urge LTTE to release the Tamil civilians
Feb 16 (AT) Sri Lankans in Denmark and the friends of Sri Lanka, are to demonstrate in front of Danish Parliament in Copenhagen on the coming Friday, 20th February to urge for the Security and Freedom of the Tamil civilians. Paul Sommer one of the organizers of the demonstration when speaking to Asian Tribune said Sri Lankans in Denmark and friends of Sri Lanka, urges all parties to the conflict in Sri Lanka to ensure more..
Most wounded 'civilians'
Feb 16 (BBC) The health minister of the eastern province says that most injured brought to hospitals in Trincomalee from the war torn north are civilians. Minister MLAM Hisbullah, told BBC Sandeshaya that the majority of those transferred by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) from LTTE held territory are civilians caught in "shell, artillery and mortar" attacks. more..

ENDLF’s appeal for India’s intervention
Feb 16 (AT) In an appeal addressed to India’s Home Minister P. Chidamparam, Eelam National Democratic Liberation Front (ENDLF) has urged for the immediate Indian intervention to save over a quarter million Tamils trapped in the ongoing fighting in Northern Sri Lanka. The appeal addressed by G Gnanasekaran, President of India based Eelam National Democratic Liberation Front said that you may be aware that our party is one of the two Eelam Tamil liberation organisations which accepted the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord and more..
CIMA appoints Sri Lankan Divisional Consultative Group
Feb 16 (AT) Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) has appointed a local Consultative Group to advise on the affairs of its Sri Lankan Division during the period of suspension of the Divisional Council. The Consultative Group will suggest appropriate arrangements for restoring an elected Divisional representative body, and will be providing a focal point for advice to CIMA on its members and student support in the region. more..

Pax Sinhala?
Feb 16 (AT) A Sinhala supremacist war cannot but result in a Sinhala peace, imposed on a defeated Tamil populace. A Sinhala supremacist war cannot end in a just political solution for the North East; instead the Tamil areas of the two provinces will be handed over to tame Tamil warlords and their Lankan military minders, to guard and guide, to control and subdue. A Sinhala supremacist war can unite Sri Lanka geographically, the same way she was one and indivisible from 1956 till the mid 1980’s, more..
Colombo resolves not to relent on ceasefire
Feb 16 (AA) Even as its troops are pushing hard to "clear" those remaining 150-odd sq kms of Tiger territory, Sri Lankan government must now battle a new adversary opening up a fresh flank of attack, non-military though. There is growing disaffection among those who matter in the government that a potent international lobby is fast evolving to halt the soldier’s march just when an end appeared in sight to this 30-year-old bloody war that has consumed over 75,000 lives so far. more..

Kingdom offers aid to Lankan charity
Feb 16 (AN) The Kingdom has donated SR75,000 to the Islamic Center for the Physically Handicapped (ICPH) in Sri Lanka. Saudi Ambassador in Colombo Abdulaziz Al-Jammaz handed the check to ICPH Director Jiffry Haniffa at a simple function held at the Saudi mission in Colombo. The handing over was also attended by Omar Hashim, director of the Independent Television Network and adviser to the IPCH. more..
Situation report (Feb 16) by SLA
Feb 16 (SLA) TWO 130 mm artillery gun plus one arty barrel of the LTTE were found by 53 Division troops commanded by Brigadier KAMAL GOONARATNE this morning (16) from the general area west of PUTHUKUDIYIRUPPU. Those barrels had been applied with grease and wrapped in polythene when the troops of 5 VIR (Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment) operating under the 533 Brigade found them buried in a 7" X 9" pit by terrorists before they had fled the area in the wake of troops’ advance. more..

UNP vows to carry on ‘peoples’ struggle
Feb 16 (SAMN) Despite its defeat at Saturday’s election, the UNP vowed yesterday to carry forward it struggle for people’s rights, democracy and the alleviation of the suffering of the masses. Issuing a statement, UNP General Secretary MP Tissa Attanayake said that the government, which was suppressing media freedom, had started an increasingly dangerous trend by killing Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickramatunga and attacking Rivira Editor Upali Tennakoon, more..
CMEV welcomes Polls Chief’s action
Feb 16 (SAMN) The Centre from Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) Sunday welcomed the Elections Chief’s decision to annual the polling. The following is the full text of the CMEV statement: "CMEV notes the decision of the Commissioner of Elections to declare the results of No 47 polling station at P/Nayakkaarcchenai Tamil Vidyalaya null and void and to re-poll in that station. The decision was on account of confirmed malpractices. more..

President to meet Tamil parties
Feb 16 (SAMN) In a surprise move President Mahinda Rajapaksa, disarming his critics in India, has decided to call a meeting of TNA, TULF , EPDP, CWC and other Tamil political parties of Sri Lanka on 'democracy' road map for the 'liberated areas'. The meeting will take place in about a week and may coincide with the army virtually liquidating the Tigers in their very Wanni stronghold. more..
Air Force destroys 3 suicide boats
Feb 16 (SAMN) Sri Lankan fighter jets pounded LTTE attack craft, sinking two and destroying another, even as advancing troops killed six Tamil Tigers in fierce clashes in the embattled north, the army said on Sunday. Air Force MiG-27 fighter jets launched precision air strikes at identified LTTE attack craft sinking two, while destroying another in the north of the Mullaittivu lagoon, Air Force spokesperson Wing Commander Janaka Nanayakkara said. more..

Signs of the Times
Feb 16 (PISL) Yet another splendid example of the misuse of the English language emerged last week with an article in the Times headlined 'Barbed wire villages raise fears of refugee concentration camps'. The first line of the article was in the passive voice - 'Sri Lanka was accused yesterday of planning concentration camps to hold 200,000 ethnic Tamil refugees from its northeastern conflict zone for up to three years - and seeking funding for the project from Britain.' more..
Centre urged to ensure safety of Tamils in Sri Lanka
Feb 16 (Hindu) Two Tamil organisations here staged a protest urging the Government to ensure the safety of Tamils in Sri Lanka. Over 2,000 members of the Bangalore Tamil Sangam and the youth wing of the International Tamil People Organisation (ITPO) took out a rally from R.B.A.N.M.S. grounds to the Chinnaswamy Stadium, here on Sunday. They later submitted a memorandum to the Governor, who assured them of forwarding it to President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. more..

'People have endorsed military victories, not the moves by the govt'
Feb 16 (LT) People have used their votes to approve the victories of the Security Forces but not the sinister moves of the government says Information Secretary of the JVP Vijithe Herath. Mr. Herath said the government conducted its election campaign highlighting the victories achieved by the Security Forces. They didn’t have anything to say about any development in the two provincial councils. more..
Triumph of the motherland - President
Feb 16 (GDI) The election victory of the UPFA at the Central and North Western Provincial Council Election is a triumph of all those who love the Motherland, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a statement issued yesterday on the outcome of the polls. “This is an election in which the victor is the nation. It is a defeat suffered by internal and external forces that tried to devalue the victories achieved by the war heroes. more..

Security forces, public servants to benefit from new Pensions Act
Feb 16 (GDI) In a generous gesture towards the armed forces, police personnel, and the public servants, Widows and Orphans’ Pensions Act will be amended soon, in a rare initiative taken by the Public Administration and Deputy Finance Minister Sarath Amunugama. With the new amendments on table, siblings of the employees will be entitled to draw a full salary in case they were killed or disabled while on duty. This will continue until such time the employee would have the age of 55. more..
Enhancing spoken English skills of teachers
Feb 16 (GDI) Education Minister Susil Premajayantha highlighted the Government's decision of declaring the year 2009 as `English and IT'and said the Education Ministry has implemented several programs to improve the spoken English skills of nearly 60 per cent English teachers in Government schools to fulfil this objective. He said that improving the spoken English skills of teachers is a must at this juncture for the teachers and their pupils who will greatly benefit by this Presidential Task Force program. more..

Internationalising the Internal Crisis
Feb 16 (LG) ‘Today, there are more nations and governments that are ready to acknowledge the oft-repeated Sri Lankan Government charge that the LTTE has been using Tamil civilians as ‘human shields’ than they had done ever before. There are also more institutions the world over that are ready to wait out an LTTE version – or that of the Government – before passing a verdict . For every charge of the Sencholai kind, there is one like the Vishwamadu suicide-strike. Human lives have become human shields and ‘HR brands’. more..
Prabhakaran's project of separate Tamil state is militarily crushed
Feb 16 (TC) A smiling Valentine was there for the UPFA on 14th February. Elections for the Central and Wayamba (North-West) provincial councils brought a clear victory in both provinces, with Kurunegala district in Wayamba showing how much the Sinhala war psyche works for the Rajapaksa regime. War for the Sinhala people had been won and over. But for analysts, it is not yet. Ashok Mehta, a retired Indian Army General who has served in Sri Lanka , told Al Jazeera after the suicide attack in Visvamadu on 09th Monday, more..

'Impossible to defend consolidation of Sinhala chauvinism'
Feb 16 (TC) In a recent essay in the Economic and Political Weekly, the political scientist Neil DeVotta quotes a Sri Lankan Government Minister as saying: ‘The Sinhalese are the only organic race of Sri Lanka. Other communities are all visitors to the country, whose arrival was never challenged out of the compassion of the Buddhists. But they must not take this compassion for granted. The Muslims are here because our kings let them trade here and the Tamils because they were allowed to take refuge when the Moguls were invading them in India. more..
With the apparent defeat of the LTTE 1976 Vaddukodai resolution laid to eternal rest
Feb 16 (TC) The military thrust against the LTTE and thereby weakening them, has certainly offered fresh options to the moderate Tamil political parties in Sri Lanka. The Tamil parties have two options. Either join hands together or work separately but with a view to aiming at a common goal – to achieve a substantial political solution to the Tamil minority. With the apparent defeat of the LTTE, it is no secret that even the Vaddukodai resolution of 1976 is laid to eternal rest. more..

}}}{{{Rebels killing civilians who flee Sri Lanka war zone: UN
Feb 16 (AFP) Tamil Tiger guerrillas have prevented tens of thousands of civilians from leaving Sri Lanka's war zone and those trying to escape have been "shot and sometimes killed," the United Nations said Monday. The Tiger soldiers are holding non-combatants in the small patch of jungle in the north of the island where the rebels have been cornered by government forces. "A growing number of people trying to leave have been shot and sometimes killed," more..
'India will intervene if LTTE lays down arms'
Feb 16 (PTI) Putting the onus on the LTTE for halting the Sri Lankan military offensive in the north of the island nation, Home Minister P Chidambaram has said if the outfit laid down arms, India would intervene and arrange for a negotiated settlement to the vexed ethnic issue. "Our (Congress) policy is clear. LTTE is an armed militant group. They must announce that they are willing to lay down arms and are prepared for talks. Simultaneously, the Sri Lankan Government should suspend its military offensive," more..

British police charge man, reportedly Tamil, with arson
Feb 16 (AFP) British police have charged a man with arson and affray after he reportedly tried to set himself on fire outside Prime Minister Gordon Brown's Downing Street offices, they said on Sunday. Sivsubarmazam Logeswaran, 41, of Gloucestershire in western England, is due in court on Monday "charged with arson with intent to endanger life and affray following an incident at Downing Street" in London on Saturday. more..
Rupee at all-time low on dollar demand
Feb 16 (Reuters) Rupee hit a new all-time low on Monday on importer demand for dollars despite some state ban protection, while shares edged up in thin trade on select blue chips. The rupee closed at 114.30/114.35, down from Monday's close of 114.10/20, on demand for dollers to settle import bills, currency dealers said. Four analysts from four banks Reuters spoke to said two state banks intervened in the market at various levels, to keep the rupee steady. more..

'We did not know where to run'
Feb 16 (IRIN) Life started changing in April 2008 for Kanagavel, a 40-year-old Tamil living in Kilinochchi District, who worked as a driver in a government department, when the Vanni became the latest battlefield between Sri Lankan government forces and the LTTE. The Vanni is an area encompassing the two districts of Kilonochchi and Mulaithivu and parts of Mannar and Vavunya districts in the north. more..
25 years of civil war in Sri Lanka may see an end
Feb 16 (RT) As wars go, the one that has gripped this island country in South Asia has rarely been at the foreground of the World's attention. Supporters of human rights have been rightly outraged recently by regimes in Burma, Zimbabwe and Sudan, but Sri Lanka rarely gets a mention. Now, having already claimed the lives of over 70,000 and displaced more than 200,000 people, the conflict looks as though it is entering its final, violent phase. more..

Red Cross evacuates 400 from war zone
Feb 16 (AFP) The Red Cross evacuated Monday a ferry load of 400 civilians wounded in fighting between the Sri Lankan army and Tamil Tiger rebels. The injured and their accompanying relatives were shipped out of the conflict zone in the northeast of the island and taken for "further medical treatment," ICRC spokeswoman Sarasi Wijeratne said. The ICRC carried out similar sea evacuations twice last week, bringing 745 wounded from Puttumattalan to the government-controlled northeastern seaport town of Trincomalee. more..
'Sri Lanka needs prompt coherent action to survive global slump'
Feb 16 (LBO) Sri Lanka needs "prompt and coherent" policy action to counter a global slump which was slowing demand for exports and making it difficult for the government and private firms to borrow abroad, a top think tank has said. "It is essential that prompt and coherent policy action is taken in order to address the challenges that will be faced in the coming months," the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), a semi-government think tank, said. more..

Tourist arrivals fall 32-pct in January
Feb 16 (LBO) Foreign visitors to Sri Lanka plunged 32.4 percent in January 2009 to 38,468 compared with the same month last year, the island's tourist promotion office said, with a global economic crisis depressing leisure travel. Arrivals from Western Europe, a key generating market that is crucial to keep coastal resorts in jam, fell 25.2 percent to 15,674. The UK generated 15 percent less visitors at 6,599, Germany 4,674 and the Netherlands 40 percent less at 1,214. more..
Probe Hashan’s charges
Feb 16 (DM) Former Sri Lanka cricket captain Hashan Tillekaratne in a hard-hitting statement against the current administration of the sport, if there was one, charged that senior members in the team were at work and that it was extremly difficult for aspiring players to make it to the national team. His remarks came a day after Sri Lanka screwed up a possible chance of beating world champions India in the country’s inaugural Twenty-20 match and more..

SB heads for record preference count
Feb 16 (DM) UNP National Organiser S.B. Dissanayake said last night that he was heading for a record percentage of preferential votes gained by any candidate at an election. Speaking to Daily Mirror by phone from Kandy, Mr. Dissanayake said that of the preference votes counted by that time, he had more than 78 percent of preferences from the total number of votes polled by the UNP in the Kandy district. more..
President wins 'referendum' on war
Feb 16 (Island) That the government would score a crushing victory over the UNP and the JVP at Saturday's PC polls was a foregone conclusion. If there was a person who refused to come to terms with that electoral reality, it was UNP’s Central Province Chief Ministerial candidate S. B. Dissanayake. He put on a bold face and bragged that even if President Mahinda Rajapaksa were to contest for the chief ministerial post in the Central Province, the UNP would still win. more..

Govt. bags Central PC, leads in NWP, where results are suspended
Feb 16 (Island) The ruling UPFA comfortably secured the Central Province winning 11 out of 13 electorates and won the North Western Province in all but name in Saturday’s elections widely considered a referendum on President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s war on LTTE terror. The final results in the NWP have not yet been announced due to the cancellation of results at one polling station in Puttalam. more..
Paying homage to an icon in the education arena
Feb 16 (DN) “The Third World countries need not permit their own past or the image of the industrialised countries to dominate their vision. Let them formulate for themselves a vision for a better future that is achievable and let them be free in all directions.” (From Education in the Third World:Some Reflections” by Prof. J.E. Jayasuriya.) Since the author voiced that worthy wish much water has flown under Lanka’s bridges. And he himself is no more. more..

Government policies endorsed
Feb 16 (DN) Politicians and civil society representatives attributed the UPFA’s victory at the North Western and Central Provincial Council election to the Government’s vibrant and dynamic policies. They hailed President Mahinda Rajapaksa for saving the country from the precipice of division and creating a society for all citizens to live in peace. Ven. Elle Gunawansa Thera yesterday said the people have placed unwavering confidence in President Rajapaksa who is dedicated to eradicate the LTTE and unite the country under one flag. more..
Boston Globe should apologize to Sri Lankan people
Feb 16 (MoD) As the communication facilities of LTTE terrorists fell in the Wanni when Sri Lankan troops marched in, the Tigers found a savoir to broadcast their hatred propaganda. The Boston Globe has gladly stepped in to fill the void. The Op-ed column "Genocide in Sri Lanka" by Bruce Fein in the Globe on Sunday, February 15, is a clear example of the paper's new-found affection for the most ruthless terrorist organization in the world. more..

Demonstration in front of Danish Parliament to urge LTTE to release the Tamil civilians
Feb 16 (AT) Sri Lankans in Denmark and the friends of Sri Lanka, are to demonstrate in front of Danish Parliament in Copenhagen on the coming Friday, 20th February to urge for the Security and Freedom of the Tamil civilians. Paul Sommer one of the organizers of the demonstration when speaking to Asian Tribune said Sri Lankans in Denmark and friends of Sri Lanka, urges all parties to the conflict in Sri Lanka to ensure more..
Most wounded 'civilians'
Feb 16 (BBC) The health minister of the eastern province says that most injured brought to hospitals in Trincomalee from the war torn north are civilians. Minister MLAM Hisbullah, told BBC Sandeshaya that the majority of those transferred by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) from LTTE held territory are civilians caught in "shell, artillery and mortar" attacks. more..

ENDLF’s appeal for India’s intervention
Feb 16 (AT) In an appeal addressed to India’s Home Minister P. Chidamparam, Eelam National Democratic Liberation Front (ENDLF) has urged for the immediate Indian intervention to save over a quarter million Tamils trapped in the ongoing fighting in Northern Sri Lanka. The appeal addressed by G Gnanasekaran, President of India based Eelam National Democratic Liberation Front said that you may be aware that our party is one of the two Eelam Tamil liberation organisations which accepted the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord and more..
CIMA appoints Sri Lankan Divisional Consultative Group
Feb 16 (AT) Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) has appointed a local Consultative Group to advise on the affairs of its Sri Lankan Division during the period of suspension of the Divisional Council. The Consultative Group will suggest appropriate arrangements for restoring an elected Divisional representative body, and will be providing a focal point for advice to CIMA on its members and student support in the region. more..

Pax Sinhala?
Feb 16 (AT) A Sinhala supremacist war cannot but result in a Sinhala peace, imposed on a defeated Tamil populace. A Sinhala supremacist war cannot end in a just political solution for the North East; instead the Tamil areas of the two provinces will be handed over to tame Tamil warlords and their Lankan military minders, to guard and guide, to control and subdue. A Sinhala supremacist war can unite Sri Lanka geographically, the same way she was one and indivisible from 1956 till the mid 1980’s, more..
Colombo resolves not to relent on ceasefire
Feb 16 (AA) Even as its troops are pushing hard to "clear" those remaining 150-odd sq kms of Tiger territory, Sri Lankan government must now battle a new adversary opening up a fresh flank of attack, non-military though. There is growing disaffection among those who matter in the government that a potent international lobby is fast evolving to halt the soldier’s march just when an end appeared in sight to this 30-year-old bloody war that has consumed over 75,000 lives so far. more..

Kingdom offers aid to Lankan charity
Feb 16 (AN) The Kingdom has donated SR75,000 to the Islamic Center for the Physically Handicapped (ICPH) in Sri Lanka. Saudi Ambassador in Colombo Abdulaziz Al-Jammaz handed the check to ICPH Director Jiffry Haniffa at a simple function held at the Saudi mission in Colombo. The handing over was also attended by Omar Hashim, director of the Independent Television Network and adviser to the IPCH. more..
Situation report (Feb 16) by SLA
Feb 16 (SLA) TWO 130 mm artillery gun plus one arty barrel of the LTTE were found by 53 Division troops commanded by Brigadier KAMAL GOONARATNE this morning (16) from the general area west of PUTHUKUDIYIRUPPU. Those barrels had been applied with grease and wrapped in polythene when the troops of 5 VIR (Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment) operating under the 533 Brigade found them buried in a 7" X 9" pit by terrorists before they had fled the area in the wake of troops’ advance. more..

UNP vows to carry on ‘peoples’ struggle
Feb 16 (SAMN) Despite its defeat at Saturday’s election, the UNP vowed yesterday to carry forward it struggle for people’s rights, democracy and the alleviation of the suffering of the masses. Issuing a statement, UNP General Secretary MP Tissa Attanayake said that the government, which was suppressing media freedom, had started an increasingly dangerous trend by killing Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickramatunga and attacking Rivira Editor Upali Tennakoon, more..
CMEV welcomes Polls Chief’s action
Feb 16 (SAMN) The Centre from Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) Sunday welcomed the Elections Chief’s decision to annual the polling. The following is the full text of the CMEV statement: "CMEV notes the decision of the Commissioner of Elections to declare the results of No 47 polling station at P/Nayakkaarcchenai Tamil Vidyalaya null and void and to re-poll in that station. The decision was on account of confirmed malpractices. more..

President to meet Tamil parties
Feb 16 (SAMN) In a surprise move President Mahinda Rajapaksa, disarming his critics in India, has decided to call a meeting of TNA, TULF , EPDP, CWC and other Tamil political parties of Sri Lanka on 'democracy' road map for the 'liberated areas'. The meeting will take place in about a week and may coincide with the army virtually liquidating the Tigers in their very Wanni stronghold. more..
Air Force destroys 3 suicide boats
Feb 16 (SAMN) Sri Lankan fighter jets pounded LTTE attack craft, sinking two and destroying another, even as advancing troops killed six Tamil Tigers in fierce clashes in the embattled north, the army said on Sunday. Air Force MiG-27 fighter jets launched precision air strikes at identified LTTE attack craft sinking two, while destroying another in the north of the Mullaittivu lagoon, Air Force spokesperson Wing Commander Janaka Nanayakkara said. more..

Signs of the Times
Feb 16 (PISL) Yet another splendid example of the misuse of the English language emerged last week with an article in the Times headlined 'Barbed wire villages raise fears of refugee concentration camps'. The first line of the article was in the passive voice - 'Sri Lanka was accused yesterday of planning concentration camps to hold 200,000 ethnic Tamil refugees from its northeastern conflict zone for up to three years - and seeking funding for the project from Britain.' more..
Centre urged to ensure safety of Tamils in Sri Lanka
Feb 16 (Hindu) Two Tamil organisations here staged a protest urging the Government to ensure the safety of Tamils in Sri Lanka. Over 2,000 members of the Bangalore Tamil Sangam and the youth wing of the International Tamil People Organisation (ITPO) took out a rally from R.B.A.N.M.S. grounds to the Chinnaswamy Stadium, here on Sunday. They later submitted a memorandum to the Governor, who assured them of forwarding it to President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. more..

'People have endorsed military victories, not the moves by the govt'
Feb 16 (LT) People have used their votes to approve the victories of the Security Forces but not the sinister moves of the government says Information Secretary of the JVP Vijithe Herath. Mr. Herath said the government conducted its election campaign highlighting the victories achieved by the Security Forces. They didn’t have anything to say about any development in the two provincial councils. more..
Triumph of the motherland - President
Feb 16 (GDI) The election victory of the UPFA at the Central and North Western Provincial Council Election is a triumph of all those who love the Motherland, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a statement issued yesterday on the outcome of the polls. “This is an election in which the victor is the nation. It is a defeat suffered by internal and external forces that tried to devalue the victories achieved by the war heroes. more..

Security forces, public servants to benefit from new Pensions Act
Feb 16 (GDI) In a generous gesture towards the armed forces, police personnel, and the public servants, Widows and Orphans’ Pensions Act will be amended soon, in a rare initiative taken by the Public Administration and Deputy Finance Minister Sarath Amunugama. With the new amendments on table, siblings of the employees will be entitled to draw a full salary in case they were killed or disabled while on duty. This will continue until such time the employee would have the age of 55. more..
Enhancing spoken English skills of teachers
Feb 16 (GDI) Education Minister Susil Premajayantha highlighted the Government's decision of declaring the year 2009 as `English and IT'and said the Education Ministry has implemented several programs to improve the spoken English skills of nearly 60 per cent English teachers in Government schools to fulfil this objective. He said that improving the spoken English skills of teachers is a must at this juncture for the teachers and their pupils who will greatly benefit by this Presidential Task Force program. more..

Internationalising the Internal Crisis
Feb 16 (LG) ‘Today, there are more nations and governments that are ready to acknowledge the oft-repeated Sri Lankan Government charge that the LTTE has been using Tamil civilians as ‘human shields’ than they had done ever before. There are also more institutions the world over that are ready to wait out an LTTE version – or that of the Government – before passing a verdict . For every charge of the Sencholai kind, there is one like the Vishwamadu suicide-strike. Human lives have become human shields and ‘HR brands’. more..
Prabhakaran's project of separate Tamil state is militarily crushed
Feb 16 (TC) A smiling Valentine was there for the UPFA on 14th February. Elections for the Central and Wayamba (North-West) provincial councils brought a clear victory in both provinces, with Kurunegala district in Wayamba showing how much the Sinhala war psyche works for the Rajapaksa regime. War for the Sinhala people had been won and over. But for analysts, it is not yet. Ashok Mehta, a retired Indian Army General who has served in Sri Lanka , told Al Jazeera after the suicide attack in Visvamadu on 09th Monday, more..

'Impossible to defend consolidation of Sinhala chauvinism'
Feb 16 (TC) In a recent essay in the Economic and Political Weekly, the political scientist Neil DeVotta quotes a Sri Lankan Government Minister as saying: ‘The Sinhalese are the only organic race of Sri Lanka. Other communities are all visitors to the country, whose arrival was never challenged out of the compassion of the Buddhists. But they must not take this compassion for granted. The Muslims are here because our kings let them trade here and the Tamils because they were allowed to take refuge when the Moguls were invading them in India. more..
With the apparent defeat of the LTTE 1976 Vaddukodai resolution laid to eternal rest
Feb 16 (TC) The military thrust against the LTTE and thereby weakening them, has certainly offered fresh options to the moderate Tamil political parties in Sri Lanka. The Tamil parties have two options. Either join hands together or work separately but with a view to aiming at a common goal – to achieve a substantial political solution to the Tamil minority. With the apparent defeat of the LTTE, it is no secret that even the Vaddukodai resolution of 1976 is laid to eternal rest. more..

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Udaya said...

the purpose of the meeting is to send essential foods to the trapped civilians in the LTTE cntrl area by sea

JWick said...

In Colombo??
Beware of White Vans!

Lalith said...

{{{JWick said...
In Colombo??
Beware of White Vans!

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White vans also operate in Wanni.

Velavan Master said...

Okay yar! What happended at this tremendously-important meeting?

Navindran said...

Velavan Master, Mahen is actually going to be at a session for gays. Its the out cum of that members that will be reported. Its for the first time that he can jerk off as he is in company of like minded people.

Its a secret location because in Sri Lanka and Eelam they hate faggots like him. Is mahindha mama and Gota in attendance.

You really have no shame.

Pierre said...

Perhaps in the parliament complex. We know who the EFT high profile people are.

Velavan Master said...

Thanks Navindran anna.
What happened with Obama? Why is he banning Tamil Foundation? Isn't he Vaiko's best friend?

Also, when is the Sri Lankan economy going to collapse?

out_sider said...

Lalith said...

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santhush said...

February 18, 2009 at 7.00 p.m - Channel 28 (Los Angeles)
Tavis talks with Sri Lanka Foreign Secretary Dr. Palitha Kohona.
In '07, Dr. Palitha Kohona was appointed Foreign Secretary for the government of Sri Lanka, which is home to Asia's longest-running civil war. He previously helmed the government's Peace Secretariat and was chief of the U.N. Treaty Section, the largest of the organization's Office of Legal Affairs divisions. He was also with Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Kohona is an attorney and holds a doctorate from the U.K.'s Cambridge University. He has dual citizenship in Sri Lanka and Australia.
Check this site.
http://www.pbs.org/kcet/tavissmiley/archive/200902/20090218.html
For your local timings and channels please visit the link below.
http://www.pbs.org/kcet/tavissmiley/broadcast/
KCET- PBS Channel 28 the program will air at 7.00-7.30PM (Pacific Time) please check with PBS for your local timings.
Repeat at 11.00-11.30PM (Pacific Time)

Please forward this information to all your friends Thank you.

Navindran said...

How many of you losers are going to get retrenched soon.

DoDo i thought tamilnet and all other sources are punnaku. Hence all are lies right. Wrong because you know your government lies, your armed forces lie and defencewire, defencenet lie. I cannot imagine the defencenet still places ellanforce as a Pro LTTE when he is a Sri Lankan plain and simple.

His masquarade as many in the blogs have tried before are just shining examples of Sri Lankans in such distrust of your government and news agencies that you need the people of eelam origin to say something for you to trust the news.

This itself is the biggest and most humuliating defeat you have put upon yourselves.

Velavan Master said...

Navindran,
What happened with Obama? Why is he banning Tamil Foundation? Isn't he Vaiko's best friend?

Also, when is the Sri Lankan economy going to collapse?

Lalith said...

Who cares LTTP these days? Still only few Tamilians like Navindran farts for LTTP. All the rest are now avoiding to open their mouth for LTTP.

Look at Karunanidhi or Jayalalitha. They are no more there for LTTP.

LTTP has proven to the world that they are the most ruthless terorist organisation in the world. LTTP has destroyed more Tamilian than any other organisation in the world.

Lalith said...

{{{section of the advocates in Tamilnadu have been taking law in their hands and behaving in the most unseemly manner possible (disrupting the functioning of courts and holding up traffic on roads in the name of showing solidarity for the Sri Lankan Tamils) for long.

Today, their actions crossed all manner of acceptance and plumbed new lows as they hurled eggs on Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy inside a chamber of High Court, when Justice K Chandru and P K Mishra, as part of a Division Bench, were hearing his (Swamy) in the Chidambaram Natarajar temple issue.
Apart from rabid pro-LTTE words, the virulent gang of advocates were decidedly nasty by hurling casteist invectives on Swamy and others gathered.

Such a shameful behaviour from a section of the advocates left the two Justices fuming as they told the State government to provide security for Swamy and ensure that such events aren’t repeated.

On a day of tumult and tension, Subramaniam Swamy, who is seeking to implead himself in the case relating to the government take over of the control of the Chidambaram Natarajar temple, was arguing in front of Mishra and Chandru.

Suddenly, around 20 advocates, barged into the chamber where the hearing of the case was on, and started raising slogans on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue. When the words were reaching a fever pitch, a few of those who stormed in, materialised eggs from their pockets and hurled them on the stunned Swamy. The missiles hit Swamy on his arms and body, leaving him totally stupefied.
By the time his own team of advocates and others could hem around him, the damage had been done. Those who tried to reason out with the loutish group of egg-hurling advocates, among who were some women too, were drowned with casteist vitriol.

Apparently, in the melee, a senior police official who tried to ensure some order was also jostled and pushed around.As the disgraceful incident happened inside the chamber, Swamy’s own security men (CRPF) couldn’t be around to provide safety.

The rowdyish group of advocates, who were still in a sloganeering mode, were removed out by the police. A shaken Swamy was later shepherded to near the Judges’ seat and provided a place. Later, the Janata Party leader who had gathered his wits by then, appealed to the Judges to direct the State government to take action.

The Judges, who had made strong observations on the incident, ordered that Swamy be provided full security by the State government. The hearing in the case was adjourned for tomorrow.

Later talking to reporters, Swamy said that the attack on him inside the court chamber was a reflection of the deteriorating law and order situation in the State. ‘Support for the LTTE is different from democratic means of protest. The rights and respect of local Tamils should not be destroyed under the guise of support for the Lankan Tamils,’ he said.}}}



See LTTE disaporra has already started in TN. If it is like at the beginning in TN, what would be after 25 years. These LTTPiers would destroye half of TN tamilians like they have done in SL.

Tamilnadu Tamilian,

beware of this!!!

If you support today this terrorists, your next few generations will suffer.

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