Tuesday, 7 April 2009

LTTE Demonstrations in London - Banned LTTE flag flying in Westminster

According to the Metropolitan Police in the UK, there had been around 2,000 Tamil protestors on London’s Westminster Bridge overnight; men, women and children. The Met Police say it is an illegal protest as no prior notification was issued to relevant authorities by the protestors nor any permission granted.

Since Westminster Bridge is a gateway joining several major arteries to the city centre, some access roads had to be closed to divert vehicular traffic causing disruptions in the city centre during London’s busy morning rush hour.

In the early hours of the morning the police started to order crowds to move on. They had to use mild force to move some stubborn protestors from the bridge where they were causing traffic chaos by this illegal protest. Some of the protesters had to be carried away to a more manageable position on Westminster Square in order to open the access roads. This is when the protest turned somewhat violent. It is believed that one person jumped from the bridge in to river Thames in an attempt to self immolate. There is now confirmation of this claim by a spokesman for the Met Police. The Police and River Guards are investigating.

A majority of protestors have now dispersed, only around 200-300 remain within a police barricade on Parliament Square. They are expected to disperse despite their threats to be there until a ceasefire is put in place. They claim the British Government has done little to stop the “Genocide” in Sri Lanka. They are still contending vociferously with the police as this post goes for publication. Many flags of the banned terrorist organisation are waving freely in front of British Houses of Parliament. Judging by Live TV pictures, the younger male protestors are intimidating and bordering on violent behavoiur. Some men were restrained by forcing them on to the ground by the police.

A Met Police spokesman confirmed to the BBC News Channel a few minutes ago that because of the women and children involved, the police have been following a soft approach. However, they will now inform the crowds the demonstration is "in violation of the law" and warn if they do not disperse within a given time frame they will be arrested.

Pro-terrorist MP Simon Hughes appeared on BBC NEWS TV Channel with his usual blurb.

A Tamil woman protestor was interviewed LIVE by the BBC channel who spoke so shoddily the BBC interviewer had to remove the microphone away from her when she started talking irrelevant nonsense (as far as we could make it, it was something about getting the Met Police drunk!). This woman was an embarrassment to Tamils (or to any intelligent community). This underscores the calibre of Tamil Diaspora who attend this type of pro-LTTE demonstrations and challenges the very basis of their nonsensical protests.

Much disruption to daily life and costs to the British tax payer has been caused as a result of this illegal activity. The City of Westminster had to deploy a special team to remove all the rubbish left by the Tamil protesters overnight, hitting the pockets of council tax payers of the area.

We will publish updates as and when available.

EFT – Westminster Correspondent

58 comments:

perein said...

This is a very good example of how LTTE started to distrub day to day life in western countries.
Wonder how much of tax payers money has gone towards security of these events.

Mahen said...

Our Westminster Correspondent says that the Italy earth quake story is the main news story of the hour and the Tamil protests is a small sub story. Not much attention is attracted by this story in the UK as it is overshadowed by the earth quake story.

Mango said...

More bad timing for the Eelam Struggle

The Italian earthquake and the North Korean rocket test firing has dominated the news agenda -- rather than the London Eelamtard demos.

But see how indulgent the UK authorities are towards the Eelamist demonstrators.

Compare and contrast:

In 2005, a British woman was arrested after reading out names of soldiers killed in Iraq at central London's Cenotaph, which is stone's throw from Parliament Square.

In 2009, thousands of (mainly) Labour party aligned LTTE supporters are allowed to hold an illegal demonstration for an entire day.

Sujeewa Kokawala said...

As I said, River Thames can bear this... even if they all jumped in.

One of my Sydney friends [Sydney correspondant :)] said that Sydney Pussycat campaign was regarded as an aborigine protest by Sydney mass.

Once again what we saw in Westminster is the fact that these homo dravidians are unable, unaware and way too arrogant to follow common procedures set up by others - the world in common. This protest is a good example for the proceedings in Sri Lanka in past century or so.

I hope British have woken up. They have messed their own country by having this kind of people there. Pig-headed, angry, biased, arrogant, and ruthless.

If the first world nations keep on ignoring this threat from the inhuman elements today, they are walking into the same mine pit that SL did in 80s. If they try to take cheap political advantage over these inhuman elements, they should see where it ended up in SL by ignoring them.

First world these are things to ponder for you.

Charan said...

Mahen.

Congradulations for taking Peelamists for a ride in Puligal. I am one of the few who read your post in EFT after the creation of Puligal.

Good Work.

Puran Appu said...

UN calls for pause in Sri Lanka's civil war

By SCOTT McDONALD, Associated Press Writer Scott Mcdonald, Associated Press Writer – 1 hr 10 mins ago

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – A U.N. human rights official called Tuesday for a pause in Sri Lanka's civil war and urged the Tamil Tiger rebels to allow tens of thousands of trapped civilians to flee the fighting.

The civilians are in a precarious position because they are huddled in a narrow "no-fire" zone on the island's northeast coast where the rebels are holed up after a series of military defeats at the hands of government troops.

More than 100,000 civilians are trapped and their lives are more at risk now that the rebels — the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam — have been pushed into the zone, said Walter Kaelin, the representative of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the human rights of internally displaced persons.

"I urgently repeat my call to the LTTE to allow all civilians under its control to leave this zone and to seek safety elsewhere," Kaelin said in a statement at the end of a four-day visit to Sri Lanka.

He called for a pause in the fighting "to allow civilians to leave and humanitarian actors to provide life-saving relief to the remaining population," he said.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has repeatedly ruled out a cease-fire, saying that would allow the rebels to rearm and regroup, but the government has said it would continue to pause fighting — as it has done in the past — when is sees that civilians are on the move and in danger.

Rajapaksa has called on the rebels to surrender to ensure the safety of the civilians.

Kaelin called on the government to "scrupulously respect" the "no-fire" zone. The rebels have accused the military of shelling the zone, which the government denies. The zone measures just 7.7 square miles (20 square kilometers).

A string of victories by government forces has now pushed the rebels — who at their height controlled one-third of Sri Lanka — into the "no-fire" zone, which was declared by the government earlier this year as a place for civilians to shelter from the fighting.

Army chief Lt. Gen. Sarath Fonseka said he expected an exodus of trapped civilians "at any moment."

He was quoted as saying on a military Web site that a considerable number of middle-ranking Tiger leaders had been killed and the rebel group was "virtually paralyzed, unable to sustain (a) military onslaught."

The military has accused the rebels of building fortifications in the "no-fire" zone in preparation for a final showdown in a civil war that has spanned 25 years. The government has not said how it plans to flush out the remaining militants.

Sujeewa Kokawala said...

A closer look into the DM photos . Just have a look in the last pic.

See the fear in the eyes of that tiny girl. These inhuman elements use their children as objects in the political campaigns, just like they use them as cannon fodder in SL.

For heaven's sake children. Leave them out. They did nothing to be there other than being born to ruthless inhuman parents or shameless community.

Puran Appu said...

Sri Lanka troops dig in ahead of final onslaught

COLOMBO (AFP) – Sri Lankan troops Tuesday consolidated their hold on newly captured territory ahead of a planned offensive to free civilians trapped in the island's war zone, military officials said.

Security forces are preparing to advance into the last patch of land where the Tamil Tiger rebel fighters have been surrounded along with tens of thousands of civilians.

The military Monday said it had recovered the bodies of 525 rebels killed in four days of fighting at Puthukkudiriruppu township, which came under the security forces' control Sunday.

"We are carrying out search operations and have found a large haul of weapons and hiding places," military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara said.

He said the military would move to rescue the civilians caught in a government designated "safe zone" of 20 square kilometres (eight square miles).

The Tigers "continue to use civilians as a human shield and attack security forces from the safe zone," Nanayakkara said. Sporadic clashes were reported from the region Tuesday.

Army chief Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka told US ambassador Robert Blake that he believed Tamil Tiger leader Velupillai Prabhakaran may still be in the area.

An "exodus of trapped civilians could be expected at any moment," Fonseka told Blake, according to an army statement.

Charan said...

Mahen,

Nicely done article on useage of chemical weapons on Peelam Warriors. It has got the attention of all the peelam lovers.

Great dose of Punaku :)

Puran Appu said...

Sujeewa Kokawala said...
A closer look into the DM photos . Just have a look in the last pic.


I saw it too mate. Too bad.

Mahen said...

Mango,

Good analysis. Talk about double standards!

But to put things into perspective the British police did nothing when a bunch of protesters held an illegal rally againts returning soliders from Afghanistan in Luton. The British deserve their "Poms" tag.

And ladies, I hear that ship carrying humanitarian supplies from the UK is going to dock in international waters off the eastern coast of Sri Lanka. The grand plan is to use this as an escape vessel for the fat pig and his remaining cronies. Humanitarian supplies my ass!

Charan said...

The rise and fall of P'karan
[The Island editorial]

Prabhakaran's thirty-four-year-old killing spree has taken him nowhere. He began dreaming of Eelam in the early 1970s and cut his teeth on violence in 1975 by murdering the Jaffna Mayor Alfred Duraiappah in cold blood. But, today like Ozymandias' empire, nothing remains of Prabhakaran's 'separate state'. His Eelam project has manifestly come a cropper. Worse, he is shamelessly hiding behind innocent men, women and children and driving his cadres to suicide so that he could live another day or two.

It is a supreme irony that the man who rejected out of hand President Chandrika Kumaratunga's offer of the entire Northern Province for a period of ten years without any elections in 1994 and went on to claim that he had established a de facto separate state has been reduced to a fugitive turned refugee dying many times before his death.

Not a single square inch of land is now under his control!

No country could have made a better contribution to the world's war on terror than Sri Lanka. Her model military campaign has brought 'the world's most ruthless terrorist organisation' to its knees. This little country has, in her small way, demonstrated to the world that terrorism is not so intractable as it is made out to be and it can be effectively neutralized militarily to create an environment for causes of a conflict to be eliminated politically.

This war would have been over months ago if the armed forces had smashed through the LTTE bastions unleashing hell all around with no concern for civilians' safety and welfare. Troops, to their credit, went out of their way risking as they did their life and limb to minimize collateral damage and to carry out humanitarian operations sapping their energy.

The armed forces won't march on the no-fire zone, which is, in fact, a misnomer as the LTTE is launching attacks from that area. Prabhakaran may get a breather there but he must be prepared for the inevitable. The army has proved since the Mavil Aru battle (2006) that it knows more than one way to skin a cat!

Neither Prabhakaran nor his propaganda hirelings can bluff his combatants any longer. The beleaguered cadres know it's curtains. During the past 72 hours or so, the army has recovered over 450 bodies of hardcore Tigers including several 'commanders'. These facts cannot be hidden from the remaining fighters. Prabhakaran is very likely to experience mass desertions and a popular uprising within the next few days. Civilians have already set an LTTE 'police station' on fire in the safe zone and severely beaten a Tiger 'police man' who entered a welfare centre disguised as an ordinary person.

It is only wishful thinking that Prabhakaran will be able to escape. If he has an alternative to facing a bullet or tasting cyanide it is surrender. He has no other way of saving his cadres who made the mistake of reposing their blind faith in him. He can prove that he is not totally devoid of some leadership qualities, if any, by giving himself up. And fast!

Courtesy: The Island

Mango said...

If this ship docks off Int'l waters, what's to prevent the SLN from mounting a 24-hr cordon around it to prevent anyone or anything boarding or disembarking?

I've written before that...."...Under the relevant treaties, any State can board a ship on the high seas if the ship is suspected of piracy, transporting slaves, or broadcasting illegally. A ship and its occupants can be arrested for piracy and illegal broadcasting by a warship of any State." http://tinyurl.com/6mt9hk

Fatty & his remaining cohorts are wanted international criminals. Piracy is easily provable. LTTE hijacked 'Farah 3' and stripped it of it's cargo in 2007, off the coast of Eastern Sri Lanka.

Slowly but surely .... they're paying for their misdeeds :)

පංකාදු ලංකා said...

I thought river Thames was polluted enough...

Sam Perera said...

I agree with Mango. Let them come in to our newly expanded maritime boundary and just tow it to Galle harbor where we will dismantle the entire ship under the suspicion of hidden explosives somewhere. In any case, we need only a few days now.

Sujeewa Kokawala said...

Does anyone know what happened to a ship called HMS [His Monkey's Shitload] Wanking Man sailing from England to some location around Indian ocean?

Does her captain know that there is a great possibility that their destination Eelam may vanish from world map while they battle uncharted blue waters in hostile winds [which they often get anywhere in the world these days]?

And there is a great chance that they may have to dock in Colombo or Trinco in the end?

Bon Voyage comrades !!!

පංකාදු ලංකා said...

BBC Reports..

"The most recent arrest came at 1245 BST (1145 GMT), the Met police said, when a protester was held on suspicion of carrying a flag supporting a proscribed organisation, under the Terrorism Act 2000."

The penny is dropping...slowly..

පංකාදු ලංකා said...

Sing to the tune of "Ten green bottles". Altogether now...

Ten little terras
sitting on the bridge
Ten little terras
sitting on the bridge
If one little terra
should accidently jump
There'll be 9 little terras
sitting on the bridge..

..and so on..

Sujeewa Kokawala said...

The civilians who fled their so called liberator

Look at their eyes
how deranged are they?
For the Eelam this price
they had to pay

පංකාදු ලංකා said...

SK,

Link does not work.

Sujeewa Kokawala said...

The civilians who fled their so called liberator

Look at their eyes
how deranged are they?
For the Eelam this price
they had to pay

Did they want Eelam?
Was it their aspiration?
Or has it suddenly fallen
on our beloved nation?

Run-away brothers and sis
from hunger death and strife
Off they wait for the bus
the bus of hope and life

Sujeewa Kokawala said...

පංකාදු ලංකා;

I mistakenly sent it half cooked

See the next post by me.

Mango said...

UK Eelamtards were hoping for a fantabulous send off by Claudia Schiffer... did that happen?

I mean, how pathetic is this?

Trying to hook up the Eelam struggle with a 'supermodel' who probably thinks 'Eelam' is a new type of colonic irrigation treatment :)

perein said...

Nine little terras
sitting on the bridge
Nine little terras
sitting on the bridge
When heavy rain comes down
start Shivering with pneumonia
There'll be no more terras
left in this world

Sujeewa Kokawala said...

Mango;

It just came to my mind. Eelam as a brand name.

Heck. In a world where even word Buddha is used as a name of a bar chain, why not have Eelam cologne, or the Eelam as a ninth heaven night club. Or of course for Coffee shop.

When the loot is looted from the looter and invested in restaurants, I will not feel surprised if they entrepreneur on the famous trademark names.

See you in Eelam for a Friday night out.

Puran Appu said...

UN expert warns of bloodbath in Sri Lanka's war

By SCOTT McDONALD, Associated Press Writer – 21 mins ago

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – A U.N. human rights expert warned Tuesday of a bloodbath in Sri Lanka unless government and rebel forces can stop fighting for long enough to allow tens of thousands of civilians trapped in the war zone to flee.
The civilians are in a precarious position, huddled in a narrow "no-fire" zone on the island's northeast coast where the rebels are holed up after a series of military defeats at the hands of government troops.
More than 100,000 civilians are trapped and their lives are more at risk now that the rebels — the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam — have been cornered in the zone, said Walter Kaelin, an independent human rights expert appointed representative of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the human rights of internally displaced persons.
"It's absolutely necessary to avoid a bloodbath. If the Sri Lankan army would try to go into there, if the LTTE would not be ready to let these civilians go, then we'll end up with a bloodbath, and this must by all means be avoided," Kaelin told Geneva-based radio station WRS.
In a statement issued at the end of a four-day visit to Sri Lanka, Kaelin said he urgently called on the rebel movement — which has been accused of using Tamil civilians in the war zone as human shields — "to allow all civilians under its control to leave."
He also urged both sides in the conflict to pause the fighting "to allow civilians to leave" and allow aid workers "to provide life-saving relief to the remaining population."
Kaelin called on the government to "scrupulously respect" the "no-fire" zone. The rebels have accused the military of shelling the zone, which the government denies. The zone measures just 7.7 square miles (20 square kilometers).
The government said it would hold its fire when civilians were on the move and in danger — as it has in the past.
"It has never been our policy to sacrifice civilian lives for military gain," Human Rights Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said in response to Kaelin's comments.

Ninja said...

London Gay Parade

http://www.lankadeepa.lk/2009/04/08/front_news/02.htm

Peelaam is so close.. HIKZ

Ninja said...

/The Met Police say it is an illegal protest as no prior notification was issued to relevant authorities by the protestors nor any permission granted./

What? There is nothing "illegal" for terrorists.

/A Met Police spokesman confirmed to the BBC News Channel a few minutes ago that because of the women and children involved, the police have been following a soft approach./

Hiding behind women and children - standard practice of LTTE terrorists, the sole reps of tamiz. HIKZ.. Any act against this is genocide. HIKZ

/However, they will now inform the crowds the demonstration is "in violation of the law" and warn if they do not disperse within a given time frame they will be arrested./

LTTE has sin gods law only. Other laws are not laws so no viloations. For more details contact Peter Modadorai, Bahisrav, Upul and Navindran.

Ninja said...

army.lk has put more pics. I am waiting for Badrinaths report. HIKZ..

Sujeewa Kokawala said...

A Met Police spokesman confirmed to the BBC News Channel a few minutes ago that because of the women and children involved, the police have been following a soft approach.

And if they have some gray matter left inside the white heads, it should explain them the whole episode in NFZ today. And how they articulate the claims of "genocide", "civilian death" etc etc.They use women and children for their cause.

The small hassle which British Met Police felt today is felt in million folds here. And still they talk about human rights.

Now who is going to talk about the poor little girls tears? Met police is scaring her. How bad?

The pain of those held to ground? What right British Met Police has to force the people like that? Where is dignity?

And the aspirations of British tamils... they are suppressed by Met police.

All these claims are the reverse of what the first world made against us, on our hard times. First world can enjoy their turn now.

Mariyakade said...

VP death story is hogwash, another premature ejaculation.

Its not all good news boys, our casualties in PTK battle is close to LTTE's, but not so many KIAs, some casualties due to blue on blue (friendly fire) bcoz of close proximity fighting. We captured a large haul of weapons, many are past use by date which means LTTE stocks are dwindling, this could be one of the reasons their firepower was not effective. Some of the weapons captured were those that LTTE captured from us in earlier battles (remember the days when we marched up the A9 leaving both flanks exposed?)

We did not use gas attacks againts LTTE! They are idiots to think we would use gas in close proximity fighting, those injuries to cadres are due to thermobaric weapons.

PTK extreme edge entirely not cleared, some pockets of resistance are there. I don't know of any SF missions inside NFZ, they are operating on the boundaries though.
Bodies of killed leaders were washed, cleaned, dressed and kept in govt. A/C morgues, not sure what for.

Sam Perera said...

Mahen,

Are you not in a hurry to go somewhere? How is GR's joke happening?

Ian said...

I am posting a long write up I circlated among my friends. I apologise for the inconvience caused to people who dont like long posts. I will remove this within 24 hrs. If any one see a value in the post and wish to use it to sent to your tamil friends please make a copy.

Ian said...

Securing/establishing self determination for Tamils has never been the goal of VP/LTTE
A Conspiracy theory? May be not!


Many Tamils (and non Tamils) staunchly believe that the intention of VP and LTTE was to secure a Tamil nation in the northern and eastern parts of Sri Lanka. Many were dreaming of a developed and democratic Tamil nation and were on the belief that VP will deliver that dream to them. It is my belief that the VP’s war since 1980’s in Sri Lanka has been fought only to fulfill dubious political and financial aspirations of narcissist namely Velupillai Prabakaran (VP) and has never been a war to fulfill any so-called aspirations of Tamil people or to seek self determination by Tamils due to ‘discriminations’ by the majority Sinhalese.

This is an appeal to Tamil Diaspora to carefully and objectively analyze the events of last few years one by one and to determine your selves whether there was any possibility of VP delivering the dream land, and to comprehend what his questionable plans and motivations were.

LTTE leadership (VP) never had a belief that an Ealam can be secured within Sri Lanka. Nor did he have any intention of securing a democratic state for Tamils. At least not after 1990's when VP/LTTE lost the support of India that made a repeat of a ‘Cyprus’ style creation of a state impossible. Although the Tamil National Movement (TNM) fought peacefully for a Tamil nation first in India and then in Sri Lanka since 1920’s, LTTE successfully hijacked the ‘struggle’ from them in the 1980’s after eliminating democratic Tamil leadership and other armed groups. Thereafter the so-called ‘aspirations’ of Tamils was only used and abused to fulfill the ambitions and aspirations of one man. TNM and Diaspora did not have a say or did not realize what is happening or chose to ignore the obvious. Thereafter they were contended in providing funds to VP willingly due to their stupidity or due to coercion.

Consider what took place in the last 20 odd years to see whether this is not what really happened. First Let us consider what VP would have done if he was really keen on fulfilling ‘Tamil aspirations’.

If VP was keen on securing self determination for Tamils;

(a) He wouldn’t have killed Rajiv Gandhi and ensured that the support of India remained in tact.
(b) He would have used the Indo-Lanka accord to win self determination when pressure from Indian government was on.
(c) He would have taken the advantage of the ‘Federal’ offer made with all eyes of international community focused on the issue during the peace talks during CFA although a federal solution was the absolute maximum they could ‘aspire’ to after the 1980’s.
(d) He would have obtained the massive development aid offered during CFA by the international community through GOSL and used the funds to develop the area rather than killing it on the now infamous ISGA demand. Had he done that also with the additional funds coming in the area by way of investments by now the area would have developed substantially giving employment opportunities and much better standard of living to the people. If he was to use the money for development whether it comes directly or through GOSL would not have mattered. As he wanted to pilfer the money he insisted that ISGA be formed and money given directly.
(e) He would have obtained the Tsunami aid through GOSL rather than insisting of a PTOMS agreement, and used to restore the losses to the victims.
(f) He would have used millions of Diaspora money that comes his way to enhance the living conditions of the poor who is living in the areas that was under their control.
(g) He would have developed a 2nd in command and a proper hierarchy to continue the struggle if he is eliminated.
(h) He would have given shoes to his fighters and if impossible to get he would have opened a shoe factory like he had factories to produce boats and arms.
(i) He wouldn’t have ordered the killing of innocent civilians in all communities and Buddhist clergy and limited the campaigns against the armed forces. He could have avoided international condemnation had he done that.
(j) He would have introduced a (at least internally) transparent mechanism to manage the funds of the LTTE.
(k) He wouldn’t have enforced a boycott of the elections in 2005 as they had the best opportunity of reaching the ‘aspirations’ under a presidentship of Ranil Wickramasinghe.
(l) He would have appointed a group of eminent persons to advise him on political matters and also to have a control on finance matters.

Now consider what really happened

On the contrary to above after 1990’s VP/LTTE operations was only a mega business that was selling an 'Ealam promise' to the Diaspora for return of millions of dollars and investing and conducting other businesses such as shipping lines and stock market investments etc. It is only a complex version with a worldwide span of an operation of a village thug who live on extortion and protection money, keep people on fear and eliminate the foes who are considered a threat to the ‘business’. It is clear that what VP only wanted after 1990’s was this status quo to remain and this cash flow and the ‘business’ to continue and NOT to secure a separate state for Tamils. He very well knew delegation of powers if any by the center and a resultant democratically elected body or government will put a stop to his indefinite control on the people and continuous supply of vast amounts of money and his absolute control on the money.

The status quo VP wanted to remain intact was;

(1) Indefinite enforced control on the innocent civilians and their lives while their health, education and food are finance by the GOSL.
(2) ‘Sun God” status and ‘leadership’ of the entire world Tamil community.
(3) Using and abusing ‘Tamil aspirations’ of statehood and ‘discrimination by the majority’ stories to keep his personal agenda going for indefinite period.
(4) Brainwashing generations after generations to ensure blind loyalty to VP and cultivate inherent hatred towards the majority to ensure his survival and to continuous supply of cadres.
(5) Eliminating anyone who would contradict him or anyone who is seen as a current/future threat to his regime.
(6) To maintain and enhance the territory for the mafia under control of VP and not losing the territory to SLA.
(7) Occasional sinking of a Navy ship or two or attacking a SLA camp as 'marketing and promotion' to increase or maintain the cash flow from Diaspora and also to keep GOSL at bay.
(8) Collecting and investing billions of dollars pretending to be for the sake of a Tamil state and having the full control of the purse which not even a leader of a state is empowered to.
(9) Win some concessions at every election and to use to eliminate the future threats during the campaigning period.


The changes in the world order (and in Sri Lanka) in the 2000’s however required some master manipulations to ensure that the continuity of the business is not under threat (or to ‘legalize’ the business). The threats to the status quo in the early 2000’s

(1) 9/11 and resultant major changes in the world order and the immense pressure on terrorist organizations.
(2) Change in the western perceptions on terrorism when it hit home.
(3) Work of Late. Mr. Lakshman Kadiragamar and resultant listing of LTTE as a terrorist organization by many countries that was also motivated by the US led fight on terror.
(4) Pressure on terrorist financing and funds by the US led west.
(5) Difficulties in obtaining arms and ammunition with the increased pressure/monitoring of supply sources by USA and western countries to control Al-Quida.
(6) Activities of Sri Lankan Special Forces and LRRP etc.


The ‘master strategist’ implemented an elaborate plan to face the threats to the status quo due to 9/11 and other events and to ‘legalize’ the business.

(1) Using terrorist sympathizer Norway for a peace talks and a CFA with the intention of establishing an ‘official’ territory (ISGA) under VP’s control in place of unofficial territory he had thus far. (He could have used the same resources to win a federal state but his intentions were more selfish).
(2) Attacks on SLA camps before the 2001 election to enhance territory so that there would be larger area for the territory for VP’s control. Area is important for local ‘tax’ collection and receiving larger slices of the aid etc.


Following intentions/actions of VP during CFA clearly demonstrates that it was never about ‘winning’ Tamil rights.


(1) Never seriously pursuing the peace talks because if and when a federal or other solution is accepted then VP/LTTE becomes irrelevant and other democratic Tamil leaders would emerge.
(2) When there was no need for further funds appealing to the Diaspora to contribute larger sums that before. (this campaign was spearheaded by Late Mr. Anton Balasingham on VP’s instructions)
(3) Smuggling in an ISGA proposal (under VP/LTTE control) to scuttle the need/attempt to establish a democratically elected body to devolve power based on a solution on the peace talks.
(4) Elimination of Tamils and other foes during the period to be the sole beneficiary of the ‘businesses.
(5) Using the international attention to the CFA talks to gain money and recognition and stature to VP and LTTE.
(6) Attempting to get the control of Tsunami aid rather than GOSL doing the rehabilitation work.
(7) Enhancing and replenishing the stock piles of arms and ammunition.
(8) Elimination of other Tamil leaders that has international recognition such as Mr. Lakshman Kadiragamar as he was exposing VP and LTTE most credibly among the IC.
(9) Attempts to Eliminate LRRP to eliminate the threats to his and his stooges’ lives.
(10) ‘Selling’ Tsunami and its victims to get aid to TRO and other organizations that ended up in VP/LTTE’s coffers.


The CFA also created some headaches to VP that made him to look for another avenue. The thorny issues of CFA to VP were;

(1) Foreign governments not accommodating asylum requests and many asylum court cases being lost. This was a threat to the further enhancing the Diaspora numbers for funding business.
(2) Significant reduction of voluntary contributions from the Diaspora as there was no war.
(3) Co-chairs, the international community and the GOSL pushing for a ‘solution’ that would have put a gradual end to the LTTE supremacy. (If a solution is accepted then democratization would have to be accommodated).
(4) Not having the control of the sea areas and the resultant difficulties for the imports of arms.
(5) ISGA plan (that was put forward after CFA was signed) been obstructed by the takeover of ministries by JVP backed PA presidency.
(6) Defection of Karuna and his loyalists.
(7) Inability to get hold of the IC aid and Tsunami money (due to failure of PTOMS).

Out of the above issues what bothered VP most was to the pressure of peace talks and agreeing to a ‘solution’. Mind you any solution agreed upon would put an end to the indefinite regime of VP as if GOSL was to devolve power it would be doing so to a democratic body rather than to a single individual. Therefore naturally he wanted to get out of the peace talks and possibly from CFA but wanted to not to look like the villain in doing so. (As previous ceasefire agreements were breached by VP/LTTE that had negative impact on them.)

An opportunity was presented him by way of a presidential election that was advanced by 12 months due to a court decision.

He had two options in the election of 2005

(a) To let people vote and let Mr. Ranil W win, that would with the IC blessings would won the Tamils a federal state.
(b) To facilitate MR win to return to status quo that is not beneficial for the Tamils but suit his personal agenda perfectly.

VP’s (selfish) decision was naturally to support a nationalist/ultra nationalist candidate and get him to terminate the CFA and get back to the status quo as the ‘innocent party’.

Once VP opted for MR as ‘their choice’ for the 2005 election he did not forget to make a buck to his ‘business’ too. Although the winning of MR was what he wanted as usual he put a price for doing what he wants to do. (He did same with President Premadasa) However ‘assassinations method’ that was used in 1994, 2000, and 2001 was not possible as if Ranil Wickramasinghe was assassinated it would have made a major dent on the recognition LTTE had at that time and would have had a significant impact on the fundraising in the western fronts. Remember only what VP wanted was to be out of CFA as the ‘innocent’ party.

The motivation to see the nationalist Candidate Mahinda Rajapakse elected as he was backed by ultra nationalists who are against the CFA. The objective was to use a possible future confrontation that could pave way to return to the status quo before CFA without being blamed for the breach of the CFA. They also probably expected that the commander Maj.Gen. Shantha Kottegoda and the previous Army hierarchy will remain and Gen Sarath Fonseka will have to retire before Kottegoda’s term ends. VP also never expected Mr. Goatabhaya Rajapakse to be appointed as the defense secretary. Appointment of SF as the commander and GR as the defence secretary made VP realize his blunder and unsuccessful attempts were made to eliminate them.

Mavil Aru

CFA remained even after the election of MR. To his credit he too attempted to continue the peace talks but this time with a specific time plan. This did not fit VP’s plan at all. He never wanted peace talks and handover to democratically elected civilian representatives. At this point he did the biggest blunder of his ‘business’ life. Closure of Mavil Aru was to antagonize the state and go in to a confrontation and not be the attacker and be seen as breaching the CFA conditions. In all probability VP expected that SLA will attempt to take over Mavil aru and when they are close to open the sluice gates. In fact the peace monitors were also attempting to get the gates open without realizing that the GOSL knew VP’s plan and motives. This is similar to what happened in Kuwait in 1990. When Sadam Hussein invaded Kuwait he expected the allied forces to fight his army in Kuwait and any destruction would take place in Kuwait without any harm to Iraq or to his rule. What allied forces did was to walk in to Iraq and heading towards Bagdad rather than going to Kuwait threatening the survival of Saddam.

Master Strategist?

Since 1980’s VP managed to outthink the opposition let it may Sri Lankan governments, Army and its leaderships, or Tamil leaderships and Tamil masses. He could also foresee the potential threats such as Presidential candidate Late Gamini Dissanayaka and Late Brigadier Lucky Algama. He could manipulate elections such as the presidential election in 1994, 2000 (attempted) and in 2005. However the current president somehow managed to outwit the ‘master strategist’ VP. MR probably never showed that he could be a bigger and a potential fatal threat to the VP mafia operation. What we have seen in the past was VP using SL/Indian Politicians and discarding them as in the case of using President Premadasa to get rid of IPKF and then eliminating him when he showed signs of been a threat. He used Rajiv Gandhi to win a reprieve when JRJ was on the attack and thereafter ordered latter’s death. This perhaps is the first time he met his match. The president ‘handpicked’ by VP destroying him in a way no one thought would be possible.

MR knows that VP enforced an election boycott not as a ‘favor’ to him but due to the selfish reasons mentioned above. This also explains MR getting rid of Mr. Mangala Samaraweera, Sripathi Suriarachchi, and Tiran Alles. If MR believes that VP’s boycott order was due to the works of these gentlemen he would have been grateful to them and not pushed them out of the cabinet when they became uncontrollable. He knew they were claiming credit for something they were not responsible for rather than conveying messages.

Summary

(1) Tamils were a means to use but them or their ‘aspirations’ were not his prime concern
(2) It has never been the intention of VP to win a separate democratic state for the Tamils.
(3) It was only a personal political and a ‘business’ agenda to create a territory to rule solely by VP and possibly to pass over to the children of VP.
(4) VP knew fully well that a separate state will never be a reality due to the opposition in Sri Lanka and from India.
(5) All what he wanted was to rule the territory and enrich him self and stooges and backers with Diaspora money, ‘tax’ money, and income from investments.
(6) VP/LTTE has scoffed every opportunity to address the ‘Tamil aspirations’ as it was not their intention to find solutions as it would result other leaders emerging and resulting an end to his reign.
(7) If democracy is restored and other leaders emerge then VP will become irrelevant (except perhaps the veneration) and he will lose control of the massive purse.
(8) So called ‘Tamil aspirations’ would never have become a reality with VP and LTTE.
(9) Civilians in North will be better of without VP and LTTE as they will have democracy and can live without fear and of a tyranny rule.
(10) Civilians will also be better of as there would not be forcible recruitments and sacrificing innocent lives to make VP reach his ambitions.
(11) Unlike during VP’s control when the funds collected by TRO etc. went in to VP/LTTE coffers without any development activities, there would be development and employment creation in the areas.
(12) Tamil Diaspora would be better off without VP/LTTE as there would be no waste of their money to enrich VP and stooges on the pretext of pursuing a never realizable statehood dream.

There are no losers except for VP himself if he his eliminated. On the contrary all Sri Lankans including Tamils, Muslims and Sinhalese and Tamil Diaspora would be benefited by such elimination.

My appeal to the Tamil Diaspora is to contemplate the above points carefully and decide yourselves whether VP was ever going to deliver the ‘Tamil nation’ to you or not.

Considering the amount of money sent by the Diaspora should there be at least better housing for the poor who lived in those areas? With that kind of money shouldn’t there be better equipment to conduct the war? The truth could be the majority of the money is NOT used of the ‘Tamil cause’ but may be used for VP’s cause and to keep Tamils in his fiefdom for an indefinite period.

If you are a sensible person you will realize VP was not going to deliver the promise land and that was NOT his intention ever. Don’t get fooled by the extensive misinformation campaign aimed at you using youtube, websites such as tamilnet, puligal, putinam etc. Don’t be fooled by the agents of VP who are organizing rallies and protests. They get paid for what they are doing. That’s their job. They keep pressurizing you as if this ends it will end their income too. There are there to keep you misinformed and ensure that they keep getting your money. However much you contribute to his coffers and however longer you do it the ‘dream land’ will NEVER become a reality especially as long as VP is alive.

If you put a stop to this large number of innocent lives would be saved. If you stop financing VP and his selfish motives the lives and the future of your kith and kin living in the north and elsewhere would be much better. They will not have to sacrifice the youth to a ‘cause’ that is manipulated by a megalomaniac and a very shrewd ‘businessman’. If you are forced to contribute, confidentially bring the names of collectors to the notice of the law enforcement authorities in your country.

Support the efforts of GOSL to eliminate VP/LTTE and their mafia operation that will be immensely beneficial to the Tamils living everywhere and put a stop to this colossal embezzlement of your money while sacrificing innocent lives of Tamils.

(The writer does not claim to have an in-depth knowledge on LTTE nor on defense or on political matters. Foregoing is a personal opinion based on what was visible to everyone and analyzing the possible reasons for actions and omissions of VP. He sincerely hopes that the Tamil friends would see the real truth on the issue rather than blindly falling for false propaganda.)

Puran Appu said...

Our Special Forces are number one & Best In The World.

In Eelam War IV, the Special Forces & Long Range Reconnaissance Teams infiltrated LTTE territory and killed middle level leaders and distanced the top leaders from the normal cadres. This tactic had rendered a tremendous impact on the battle. Losing a leader for the LTTE is a serious blow. This has been a breakthrough in winning the battle, when north of Puthukkudiyirippu was counterattacked by the LTTE. During this battle, the Special Forces were airlifted to the area. They successfully repulsed the counterattack and killed more than 32 LTTE cadres.

The Special Forces were stationed inside Tiger controlled areas and their outskirts. They were the first to attack the LTTE cadres, as well as give necessary fire support for the infantry troops. The Special Forces alone were able to kill more than 127 LTTE cadres in this battle.


- Bottom Line

onceinawhile said...

Oh where have all the peelam monkeys gone?

When will they ever learn?

When... will they ever.. learn?

Puran Appu said...

Prabha's unlucky 33 bullets

Puran Appu said...

Dear Mahen,

Is it possible you to publish the above given 33 bullet image in your main page please.

Mahen said...

Puken Appu Madom,
Thank you calling me dear.
Your prayer answered.

Romeo said...

Ian,

Machan, good narration by you, you have captured all important evens and affairs fairly accurately, bro.

Well done

Puran Appu said...

Ian,

Dont delete it bro.

Romeo said...

Mahen,

Buddy, you may have not noticed, Puran is doing a good service to you.

Stop calling him Puken or you will regret it.

Puran is my best friend!

-- Rana --

Puran Appu said...

I can't cause miracles: Erik Solheim

AIYO PAVAM. KAVALAI RANJINI

Puran Appu said...

Thank U for that Rana Bro. Sweet of you. :))

Romeo said...

Puran,

Macho, friends are for that bro!

just forget it, mate.

I will be always here!

JWick said...

""Puran Appu said...
I can't cause miracles: Erik Solheim

AIYO PAVAM. KAVALAI RANJINI""

I think LTTE is getting ready to do a "Rajiv Gandhi" to Erik Solheim !!

Sujeewa Kokawala said...

Liberation Tigers of Denmark are arrested when they tried to show how they break rules elsewhere in the world.

Now this is a good lesson to them. I believe that this arrest is strictly linked to the observations in London. Danish didn't want the same nonsense under their flag. See the world is listening.

Pussycats and diaspora is always doing what we expect from them. Anger is the best tablet we can give them.

Mahen said...

Romeo,
I'll call you grand paa, while Puken Appu should call you uncle.

Sujeewa Kokawala said...

A lullaby for eelamists. Since they did their protest in London Westminster bridge, this song is based on the tune of famous “London bridge is falling down…” Eelamists sing this often and it may cure your sickness.

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Kingdom Eelam falling down falling down falling down - Kingdom Eelam falling down my fair lady

Build it up with extortion extortion extortion - Build it up with extortion my fair lady
Extortion is stolen stolen stolen - Extortion is stolen my fair lady

Build it up with forced children forced children forced children - Build it up with forced children my fair lady
Forced children are running away running away running away - Forced children are running away my fair lady

Build it up with elite killers elite killers elite killers - Build it up with elite killers my fair lady
Elite killers are decimated decimated decimated - Elite killers are decimated my fair lady

Build it up with IDP IDP IDP - Build it up with IDP my fair lady
IDP are liberated liberated liberated - IDP are liberated my fair lady

Call out for the gee-no-cide gee-no-cide gee-no-cide - Call out for the gee-no-cide my fair lady
Gee-no-cide is what we did what we did what we did - Gee-no-cide is what we did my fair lady

Ask for help from O-ba-ma O-ba-ma O-ba-ma - Ask for help from O-ba-ma my fair lady
Obama has got more problems more problems more problems - Obama has got more problems my fair lady

Ask for help from In-dee-ya In-dee-ya In-dee-ya - Ask for help from In-dee-ya my fair lady
Rajeev haunts in In-dee-ya In-dee-ya In-dee-ya - Rajeev haunts in In-dee-ya my fair lady

Ask for help from Solheim Solheim Solheim - Ask for help for Solheim my fair lady
Solheim cunningly washed his hands washed his hands washed his hands - Solheim cunningly washed his hands my fair lady

All you have is cyanide cyanide cyanide - All you have is cyanide my fair lady
Kiwwata kannata be appa be appa be appa - Kiwwata kannata be appa my fair lady

Sujeewa Kokawala said...



Sydney gets its taste of terrorism

Charan said...

Loud explosions heard from the Safe Zone - SLA



The Defence Ministry claimed that several loud explosions were heard from the safe zone soon after army made the final announcement for the LTTE to release the civilians held hostage through loudspeakers.

Army suspects that the LTTE have launched some sort of an attack on the civilians who tried to escape their territory

Daily Mirror

LRRU said...

Guys,

Yes I also saw the newsflash about explosions; but I feel something fishy going on there, who knows may be our guys are operating already behind the NFZ

I smell something is on its way!!!!

Puran Appu said...
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Puran Appu said...

menna CJ, look at the belt

Sujeewa Kokawala said...

Re: Loud explosions heard from the Safe Zone - SLA

Maybe explosives resonated with the Loud Speaker. OMG that is Genocide[TM].

Mahen said...

Ladies,

New post pending, to be published shortly.

නිසල් - நிசல் - Nisal said...

[[Puran Appu said...

menna CJ, look at the belt]]

Wenna ba ba, CJ ta nethi eka uta thiyanawa wage.

Sairekha Ragavan said...

I am baffled by the language used in this article and confused as to why Tamils have such bad reputations.
I would like to clarify a point that has offended me, we (Tamils) are not TERROISTS; we are supporting the LTTE because there is no other organisation in Sri-Lanka that gives Tamil’s a voice. The point of this campaign was to get public awareness as it seems by carrying out an illegal protest is the only time the media gets involved.
I cannot believe the ignorance in some of your comments. Imagine if this country was under constant wars, innocent British civilians murdered all under the name of politics. Imagine having no voice as the government does not want/need your say, but these freedom fighters are the only people voicing your opinions and you have no other choice, as it’s a death or death campaign. One side the government hates the small minority and will do anything under their power to remove them from the country, the other wants a small piece of land so that Tamils can live peacefully without the interference of the government that has inflicted years of hatred towards the Tamil civilians. What on earth would you educated, tax-payers do?