Wednesday, 25 March 2009

High security prevents it again !!

EFT Colombo correspondent reports that the recently captured head of LTTE Colombo Intelligence has confessed that there were some plans to hijack a passenger plane from Katunayake and launch a 9/11 type attack on Colombo economic and military targets.

However due to intense security searches carried out by SLAF and Airport security the LTTE failed to make this a reality.

17 comments:

Navindran said...

DO I NEED TO SAY ANYTHING MORE. THE WAR IS OVER BECAUSE YOUR ECONOMY HAS COLLAPSED. I THINK MAHINDHA MAMA SHOULD TALK TO THE ARMY BEFORE THEY COUP. GET YOUR SISTERS READY FOR THE ARMY BOYS RAMPAGE!!!

Sri Lanka to Discuss Political Settlement With Tamil Parties
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By Paul Tighe

March 25 (Bloomberg) -- Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa invited Tamil political parties to discuss a settlement to separatist demands, as the army says it is on the brink of defeating the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

Rajapaksa invited Tamil and Muslim parties currently in parliament and those represented previously in the assembly to a meeting tomorrow, the government said on its Web site.

“The military campaign against the LTTE has reached a decisive phase and there is considerable interest in the government’s moves to activate the political process for a resolution of the ethnic conflict,” the government said.

The LTTE has been fighting for a separate Tamil homeland in the north and east of the nation for 26 years. The army has driven the Tamil Tigers from their main bases in the north since January and says the rebels now hold only 24 square kilometers (9.3 square miles) of land near the northeastern port of Mullaitivu.

An All Party Representative Committee has drawn up plans for both devolution and sharing of power with the local administrations in Tamil-dominated areas in the north and east.

The plan is based on a 1987 constitutional amendment that arose from an accord with India. The LTTE rejected the amendment in 1988, saying the proposal was meaningless because the national parliament retained the power to rule on matters allocated to provincial authorities.

Tamil Referendum

The LTTE will respect any outcome of a referendum on an independent Tamil state as long as Tamils are allowed to return to their homes in the north and east of the country, B. Nadesan, the head of the group’s political wing, said in an interview with the U.K.’s Sunday Times newspaper published at the weekend.

Rajapaksa “has been consistent in stating that he does not believe in imposing any political solution, but would be interested in knowing the views of all political parties for the purpose of arriving at a consensus on any set of proposals,” the government said on its Web site.

The Tamil National Alliance, the largest Tamil group in parliament, holding 22 seats in the 225-member body, is among those invited by Rajapaksa, the government said. TNA leaders are meeting to decide whether to attend, the Island newspaper reported yesterday, citing unidentified party members.

Soldiers are fighting the Tamil Tigers around Puthukkudiyiruppu near Mullaitivu where the LTTE is “now cornered” and “facing its end-game,” the Defense Ministry said on its Web site.

Truce Talks

Rajapaksa’s government has rejected holding any cease-fire talks with the LTTE, saying it wants the group’s unconditional surrender. It accuses the Tamil Tigers of holding between 75,000 and 120,000 civilians in the conflict zone.

Nadesan, in his interview, called for a cease-fire to allow supplies to reach civilians. Tamils are being subjected to “genocidal warfare” through non-stop artillery shelling and aerial attacks that are killing civilians, he said.

The government says more than 51,000 people have fled into government-controlled areas since January.

Sri Lanka’s army is continuing to shell areas declared a “no fire zone,” Human Rights Watch said yesterday.

“We receive reports of civilians being killed and wounded daily in the ‘no fire’ zone, while the Sri Lankan government continues to deny the attacks,” Brad Adams, the New York-based group’s Asia director, said. “The Tamil Tigers’ use of civilians as human shields adds to the bloodshed.”

The situation in the north is being distorted by unsubstantiated reports, the Defense Ministry said on its Web site yesterday.

Tamils made up 11.9 percent of Sri Lanka’s population of 20 million and the Sinhalese almost 74 percent, according to a census from 2001.

More than 70,000 people have been killed in the conflict with the LTTE, which is designated a terrorist organization by the U.S., the European Union and India.

To contact the reporter on this story: Paul Tighe in Sydney at ptighe@bloomberg.net.

Navindran said...

I GUESS YOU SUCK SOMEBODY COCK REAL HARD BECAUSE YOUR KNOW MORE THEN EVEN THE MILITARY INTELIGENCE.

osza said...

Navinran said

"I GUESS YOU SUCK SOMEBODY COCK REAL HARD BECAUSE YOUR KNOW MORE THEN EVEN THE MILITARY INTELIGENCE."

You should try the same thing with a good economist because you dont know shit about economic.

Navindran said...

Its actually should be of eelam orign, not a smart sri lankan like you.

Rampant Rulersby Tisaranee Gunasekara
A progeny of Mahinda Chintana, the Lankaputhra Bank, will be bailed out by the Treasury to the tune of Rs. 400 million, to make up for the (irrecoverable) loan it gave to another Mahinda Chintana progeny, Mihin Air. That transaction is symptomatic of the financial thinking and praxis of the Rajapakse administration. But the government is not the sole culprit. The Auditor General is on record expressing his dissatisfaction with the parliament for failing to act on his 2007 Report which criticised several major institutions including the Finance Ministry and the Armed Forces for malpractices. (According to an Island report, the parliament is busy seeking prime real estate to build ‘a state of the art’ housing complex – for parliamentarians).

Under the Rajapakses, there is a steady erosion of the line of demarcation between the state and the ruling family; consequently dumping scarce public funds into the financial black hole that is Mihin Air, simply because it is the President’s brainchild and bears his name, is in no way remarkable. Equally unremarkable is the resounding silence of the gargantuan cabinet. But the inability of the Opposition (particularly the UNP and the JVP) to deal with these wanton abuses, even after they have been detailed by the Auditor General in an official report, is inexplicable and unforgivable. Even the COPE, which had an ‘hour of glorious life’ under the able chairmanship of Wijedasa Rajapakse, has degenerated into silence.

Denial is the leitmotiv of Rajapakse Rule. Sri Lanka is compelled to seek IMF assistance because the regime ignored the signs of a financial scissors crisis, and spent lavishly money it did not have (Mihin Air was and is a noted guzzler). When reputed international organisations warned about the dangers ahead, the Governor of the Central Bank, instead of lending an ear, resorted to verbal fisticuffs. Until recently the government was boasting of the miraculous properties of Mahinda Chintana which made Sri Lanka immune to the global financial plague. Today the same regime has gone back to the IMF in the guise of a supplicant, while telling the public that the IMF offered a loan, unconditionally. It is almost as if the government believes, and wants us to believe, that Sri Lanka is taking an IMF loan, as a favour to the IMF.

Non sequiturs


Where does propaganda end and delusion begin? Take the antithetical reports by the Presidential Secretariat and the US State Department of the first telephone conversation between President Rajapakse and Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton. According to the state department Ms. Clinton called to express ‘deep concern over the deteriorating conditions and increasing loss of life’ in the war zone; she stated ‘that the Sri Lankan Army should not fire into the civilian areas of the conflict zone’, called for a ‘political solution to the ongoing conflict’ and urged Colombo ‘to give international humanitarian relief organisations full access to the conflict area and displaced persons camps, including screening centres’. But according to Presidential Secretariat the conversation was just ‘warm and cordial’; Ms. Clinton ‘appreciated the assurances given by Secretary Defence that civilians should not be subjected to any attacks by the military’ and ‘acknowledged that Sri Lanka is now on the verge of defeating terrorism, and that this presented a great opportunity to restore peace, leading to reconstruction and rehabilitating of the country’. Must propaganda be this puerile?

"Children and their families caught in the conflict zone are at risk of dying from disease and malnutrition" according to a statement by UNICEF Executive Director Ann Veneman (BBC – 18.3.2009). The casus belli of the current politico-propaganda offensive against Sri Lanka is this worsening plight of the trapped civilians. With no civilians dying in the crossfire, and of hunger and sickness, there will be no outcry in Tamilnadu, or EU resolutions. The UN Human Rights Commissioner would not be talking about war crimes and the world will permit Sri Lanka and the LTTE to fight it out any which way they can. Indian and international concern will be on the conditions of the displaced, the needs of reconstruction and the shape of a political solution.

So what is the government doing to deprive the Tigers’ of this monstrous advantage? According to ‘The Hindu’ Sri Lanka has refused offers by India and the US to help evacuate the trapped civilians, as stated by Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama to the visiting British Shadow Secretary Liam Fox. Why? Mr. Bogollagama "cited the LTTE’s fierce resistance in releasing the people as the reason for the inability of his government to consider the offers" (The Hindu – 16.3.2009). The government turning down international offers of help because it believes the LTTE would not cooperate - does that make sense? Wouldn’t it have been better and smarter to accede to international requests, leaving it to the Tigers to either accept or turn down the US or India or the UN? At the least the Tamils and the international community would have known that the Lankan state went the extra mile to save the trapped civilians.

Sakvithi Ranasinghe and Lalith Kotelawala are both accused of the same crime; but Lalith Kotelawala’s conduct is more outrageous, precisely because he is Lalith Kotelawala, honour-bound to act differently from the Sakvithi Ranasinghes of this world. The Lankan state, precisely because it is a legitimate and a democratic entity, cannot use the crimes of the Tigers to justify its own sins of omission and commission. According to the website, Transcurrents, the number of civilian casualties in Pothumaththalan hospital in the first 10 days of March was 964, with 95% of them coming from ‘safe areas’. But as far as the government is concerned there are no civilian casualties, other than the ones caused by the LTTE. Is it logical to claim that the only danger faced by the trapped civilians is being conscripted, injured or killed by the Tigers? Is it reasonable to aver that the civilians are not plagued by hunger and sickness or killed and injured by our shelling?

Denial did not make the economic crisis go away. Denial cannot resolve the humanitarian crisis in the Vanni either. When people (especially children) continue to die in increasing numbers, the government which denies this tragedy begins to look as heartless as the LTTE that is holding them hostage. The only way out is to publicly accept some international offer of help, thus placing the ball in the LTTE’s court. Instead some Rajapakse allies are accusing the UN of conspiring against Sri Lanka and threatening to surround UN offices. What is the root cause of this suicidal extremism which prevents Sri Lanka from doing the decent, rational and wise thing? Why is Sri Lanka so manifestly unable to translate her military victories into political successes?

Tigers and Tamils

From Indo-Lanka Accord onwards, the LTTE has been the main impediment to a negotiated peace and a political solution to the ethnic problem; had Mr. Pirapaharan been a little less intransigent, the war could have ended if not in 1987, definitely in 1989 or 1994 or 2002. The other impediment to a peaceful resolution of the conflict, Sinhala supremacism, was not dominant within the polity or society during this period and it was Tiger maximalism which kept the country and the Tamils locked in a war benefiting neither.

Today, though the LTTE is being trounced militarily, Sinhala supremacism is in ascendance within the state and society. Sinhala supremacists do not distinguish between Tigers, Tamil separatists or Tamil nationalists, any more than they make a distinction between separate, federal or quasi-federal. For them any departure from the unitary state is akin to separation. When it comes to a political solution they are as intransigent and as maximalist as the Tigers. They want to defeat the LTTE without making any concessions to the Tamils and with no quarters given to the civilians caught in the middle; they also see a diabolical conspiracy in any expression of international concern about the Lankan conflict (Sinhala supremacists have their own version of Huntington’s ‘Clash of civilisation’ theory and a rendition of history premised on it). They believe that peace can come only after Tamils have learnt their place in a Sinhala ruled Sri Lanka. These ideas are being articulated not by political delinquents on the lunatic fringe but by powerful personages and influential entities such as the Army Commander and the JHU.

A failure to understand the difference between the Tigers and non-Tiger Tamil separatists would lead to the monumental error of responding to them identically rather than differently. The Tigers must be defeated militarily (because Vellupillai Pirapaharan will not settle for nothing but jure Eelam) while non-Tiger Tamil separatists have to be neutralised politically and Tamil nationalists who do not subscribe to separatism accommodated with a generous political solution to the ethnic problem. The absence of such a nuanced approach will weaken non-separatist Tamil nationalists who want to live in a united Sri Lanka and strengthen the separatists of every variety.

Sinhala supremacists believe that since all Tigers are Tamil separatists and all Tamil separatists are Tamil nationalists, the obverse is also true - that all Tamil nationalists are Tamil separatists and all Tamil separatists are Tigers. This fallacy is the root cause of the regime’s indifference to the fate of the civilian Tamils caught in the war zone and its determination to incarcerate displaced Tamils in ‘camps’ for an indefinite period of time. Does this fallacy also play a role in the arbitrary manner in which the regime deals with media personnel accused of being ‘Tiger supporters’? When a journalist from Australia’s SBC TV asked about the purported arrest of Sudar Oli editor, N Vidyadaran, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse responded with an (now increasingly characteristic) outburst: "He is involved in the recent air attacks. I’m telling you if you try to give a cover up for that person you have the blood in your hands… He is a terrorist. He is responsible for coordinating air attacks in Colombo. He is a terrorist. We have arrested him and it is the right thing to do. We will take legal action against him" (Hunting the Tigers – Dateline).

Arresting Mr. Vidyatharan legally and taking legal action against him are unexceptionable; what was exceptionable was the manner of his arrest; that he was forcibly taken away in a white van and initially even the police denied arresting him. Such methods are both wrong and counterproductive, but perhaps inevitable, if the regime (or those within it with real power) fails to differentiate between Tigers, Tamil separatists or Tamil nationalists, lump all under the category ‘terrorist’.

The LTTE needs to erase the lines of demarcation between itself, Tamil separatists or Tamil nationalists; it wants the regime to apply the terrorist label to all dissenting Tamils. That is the path to isolate Sri Lanka internationally and set Tamilnadu ablaze. Tragically the Rajapaskes are playing along with this Tiger plan. When the normally anti-LTTE Jayalalitha Jeyaram demands Indian intervention to stop the Lankan war and expresses support for a separate Tamil state in Sri Lanka, when the BJP pledges that ‘if voted to power, the Advani-led NDA government would take firm steps to end the war in Sri Lanka and start talks" (India Express Buzz – 13.3.2009), they are responding to a sea change in Tamilnadu public opinion. By failing to make maximum concessions to non-Tiger Tamils (while waging war against the LTTE), the regime is providing a powerful fillip for Tamilnadu to evolve as a rear base for the LTTE in particular and Tamil separatism in general, once again. Perhaps a government in thrall to Sinhala supremacism cannot but be a part of the problem and perpetuate it.

osza said...

eealam origin???

Beg you pardon but where is eelam located?

Deshal said...

LTTE is the problem, not the solution

LTTE supporters say that Sri Lankan Tamils were victims of majority Sinhalese rule. According to them, the Sinhalese rulers have been oppressing Tamils to enrich the Sinhalese majority. But is it actually the case? If that is the case, Sinhalese majority has to be better off than the Tamils and other nationalities. However, everyone knows that this is not the case. For instance, take city of Colombo. Only 36% of the citizens in Colombo city are Sinhalese. There are rich Sinhalese as well as Tamils alike, living, doing businesses, learning and carrying on with their daily activities in Colombo and suburbs. Anybody can purchase land, build houses, carry on with business etc. On the other hand, there are poor Sinhalese and Tamils alike as well. If it is a situation such as only rich Sinhalese and poor Tamils exist in the country, one can clearly establish that Sinhalese has been exploiting Tamils and enriching themselves while the successive Sri Lankan governments were facilitating this. However, the case is different. There are quite a number of rich Tamils as I pointed out as well as Sinhalese. So has these Sri Lankan governments really been so pro Sinhalese? I don’t think so.

Majority of the Sri Lankan Tamils as well as Sinhalese are poor. Successive governments have not done enough to bring the poverty levels down while developing the country. Problems are common to Sinhalese as well as Tamils. Life was becoming harder for both races, not only to Tamils.

So why it is only Tamils are fighting? That’s the misconception they were fed with by the Tamil politicians while Sinhalese politicians also propagated lies to retain their power. No, the governments were not pro Sinhalese. They were not pro people, irrespective of they are Sinhalese or Tamil. That’s the problem. But Tamil politicians spun a cocoon around a common problem, of course with a bit of help from power hungry Sinhalese politicians. Separating Tamils and Sinhalese makes it difficult for the nation to take a strong stance against corrupted politicians. So LTTE was created as a result of this North-South political pact to keep the politicians and supporters (Sinhalese and Tamils) rich while rest of the country poor.

So LTTE is a part of the problem and not at all the solution. However, today, the ground reality is changing. People in the South as wells as North are slowly understanding the truth. The political leadership of the country is fighting head to head with nation’s old political strategy of ruling Sinhalese and Tamils separate and using this as the excuse not to develop the country, South as well as North. Even though we are yet to see how the future would unfold, destroying synthetic separatist forces is a step in the right direction. LTTE is not only Tamils. It is proven that it has the support of Sinhalese, Tamil, Muslim, Norway, American, English etc., who need to keep the evil separatist thinking alive. So LTTE is not natural manifestation as a result of Sinhalese exploiting Tamils. It is synthesized by Sinhalese and Tamil politicians who want to rule a weaker nation. What better way to avoid accountability and responsibility than this?

By defeating LTTE, we defeat the total Sinhalese and Tamil political order who intended to use country's resources to benefit themselves without developing the country. We destroy forces who gained benefits from Sinhalese and Tamils being separated. We destroy all the excuses which the politicians can give in the future to keep the corruption alive. We destroy the results of political paradigm of separating Sinhalese and Tamils for one’s own economic benefits.

sri said...

EFT i dunno if its true or not

but thanks for the warning

I will make sure to avoid any stop over in SL, a failed STATE

Ranil said...

ha ha ha
look at this old faggot economist cum defence expert Navindran!
FIDIOT has really lost it :)
ha ha ha
well donkey..guess what...you fcukheads are getting whacked and going down the peelam toilet...
your wish for sl economy to fail hasn't really worked sadly...
true there are difficulties but the whole world is suffering and for us to be in this situ and still fight you mofos is enough evidence about the will of our people to wipe out you fidiots...
enjoy the coming months little man :)
i'm so happy that you will live to see the end of your mighty LTTE and fake peelam dream

I'm not Bhairav said...

Sri, good decision mate. I heard they are conducting checks at the airport to identify the terrorist supporters who have been pumping money to LTTE.

Being Nobody said...

Ranil,

look at this old faggot economist cum defence expert Navindran!

Don't call our most esteemed prof a faggot economist. He is neither an economist nor a defense expert if he is a faggot.

Hee heee hee ..am i making my self clear to you?

mahen,
Prof.Navindran seem to be your biggest fan. He never forgets to post here as soon as he sees your update.

Navindran said...

HELP HELP EVEN ASIAN TRIBUNE IS SAYING THE SRI LANKAN ECONOMY HAS COLLAPSED. AS YOU KNOW ALL SOURCES THAT STATE THE COLLAPSE OF SRI LANKAN ECONOMY IS FALSE. ONLY I FIND THE PRO LTTE ARTICLES LIKE REUTERS AND OTHER AGENCIES BEYOND THE REACH OF MAHINDHA WHITE VAN. HENCE NO THREAT FROM WHITE VAN THEN THEY ARE LIES. ASIAN TRIBUNE IS NOW WHITE VAN MATERIAL. THE AUTHOUR MUST BE OF EELAM ORIGIN MASQUARADING AS A SRI LANKAN.

http://www.asiantribune.com/?q=node/16328
Colombo, 26 March, (Asiantribune.com): The Government of Sri Lanka is desperate to overcome a huge financial crisis and have been seeking Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) for quite sometimes and in this regard the government has been proclaiming that these investors are facilitated to set up their businesses without any hindrances once the formalities are met

MasterOfAll said...

Navindran,

Where do you live. It is not only in Sri Lanka that the economy has collapsed. It has happened in all around the world. I think you better wake up from that dream mate! Don't act like RAJINIKANTH the worlds most ugliest and dummest actor.

Navindran said...

ONE BIG FAT LIE. ALL PROBLEMS IN SRI LANKA IS BECAUSE OF LTTE. IN ONE SWIPE OF HIS MAGIC WAND HE CAN MAKE ALL OF SRI LANKA'S PROBLEM DISSAPPEAR. ADMINISTRATION CHANGE THE MANAGEMENT BECAUSE FOR EACH NEW ADMINISTRATION THE OLD WAS PRO LTTE.

LIARS, LOOK IN SRI LANKAN ONLY ONE DIVINE AND TALENTED FAMILY EXISTS. TIME FOR DEFENCEWIRE AND STOOGES TO SEND DEATH SQUADS. NEED TO KILL THEM ALL. I FORGOT ALL NEWS AGAINST MAHINDHA IS PRO LTTE. LBO JOINS THE CLUB.

Sri Lanka state enterprises a big burden: minister


March 25, 2009 (LBO) - Sri Lankan state enterprises come begging to the Treasury for money to pay staff salaries, instead of making profits and contributing to national development, a senior government minister said.


"One of the strange functions as the minister of finance in Sri Lanka is to handout checks at the end of the month to workers of 100 odd corporations that can't make the money to pay the salaries of these people," said Sarath Amunugama, a former finance minister and current deputy finance minister said.
"The treasury does not get anything, this is unacceptable."

Sri Lanka has powerful state trade unions which have propagated a philosophy that prevents re-structuring and privatization of state enterprises, despite running massive losses and giving poor service to the public.

In 2007, the Sri Lanka Transport Board, a state bus service got 3,654 million rupees as current subsidies and was slated to receive 4,936 million last year. Its capital subsidy was 2,610 million rupees in 2007 and a provisional 2,767 million in 2008.

Sri Lanka Railways, which has also resisted re-structuring, with the help of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna, a Marxist-nationalist party, lost 4,767 million rupees in 2007 up from 4,311 million rupees in 2006, according to official data.

The two transport utilities are overstaffed and are also used to give subsidized travel to other state workers. Sri Lanka is reputed to have one of the biggest per capita state worker ratios in the world.

Amunugama was speaking at a South Asian state auditors' conference held in Colombo.

"The SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation) as a regional grouping has the worst track record for badly managed public companies," minister Amunugama said.

"State owned corporations take money without giving anything back to the treasury. This is unacceptable."

He said in countries like China, surpluses from state corporations are used to finance capital expenditure and their managers held accountable.

"In China if the Chairman could not give profits to the treasury every year he was kicked out and if they consistently went on not giving that (profits), that particular institution was shut down," Amunugama said.

"In Sri Lanka the treasury is called upon to pay these public corporations."

In Sri Lanka the post of chairman of a state enterprise is usually given as a political favour and entire boards sacked when a new administration takes over.

The products and services of state enterprises are usually under-priced under political pressure to win votes and losses financed from state bank loans for some time and then with straight treasury handouts.

The treasury also has to bailout state banks with people's money after the loan goes bad.

osza said...

Navindran has made a point to not to response to any questions thrown to him because he cannot substantiate anything he says. All the economics he knows is to copy paste what others have said.

Deshal said...

Hi Navindran,

You are probably right. Sri Lankan economy has collapsed.This is due to the fact Sri Lanka exports only tea, garments, food items and stuff, which are quite non essentials to daily life in Europe, Asia and US.

However exports from ThamilEelam are stable. In fact growing even amidst of the cricis as they export essentials for life. They are involved in drug distribution, weapon smuggleing, providing weapon technology to terrorists in other parts of the world,human trafficking for sex and other trades etc.

I guess Sri Lanka should also get involved in such businesses to trive like you in (imaginary)ThamilEelam do.

Please advice us as to which of these are more profitable. We, people of Sri Lanka will take your (idiotic) advice.

Thanks in advance!

Navindran said...

Quite Funny on Pakistan Police. Reminds me of the senior sri lankan army officer hiding under and umberella while his men was drenched.

http://scanzin.blogspot.com/2009/03/mho-no-wonder-srilankan-cricketers-got.html

osza said...

Navindran said,

"Quite Funny on Pakistan Police. Reminds me of the senior sri lankan army officer hiding under and umberella while his men was drenched.

http://scanzin.blogspot.com/2009/03/mho-no-wonder-srilankan-cricketers-got.html"

Doesnt it remind you of Prabakaran enjoying life even having swimming pools when poor tamil kids are forcefully sent to front lines to become cannon fodder?

Or better still doesnt it remind you of yourself, cock sucking in Singapore while your brothers are dying out there?