Monday, 13 April 2009
LTTE responds to SLA's Humanitarian Ceasefire
LTTE responds to ceasefire with violence
The LTTE has responded to the SLA's unilateral declaration of a humanitarian ceasefire for the Singhala and Tamil New Year by:
1) Calling it an insult.
2) Hacking to death 8 unarmed and innocent farmers in Buttala.
3) Attempting to breach 53rd's PTK East FDL with the sole aim of slowing the SLA's escape route clearing mission (this attack was soundly repulsed).
4) Vandalising the Sri Lankan embassy in Oslo, Norway.
All the lobbying and protesting by the LTTE in Western capitals was to demand a ceasefire so that the "Genocide" is called off. The Government responded to calls from the International Community (who were pressurised by their substantial Tamil Diaspora voter base) and declared a two day ceasefire. However, what the LTTE did was exactly the opposite of what the International Community (IC) expected of them, i.e., abide by and respect the ceasefire. Once again, the LTTE has shot itself in the foot. Yet again, the GoSL has proven to the IC that the LTTE is not serious about ceasefires, all they wanted to was to re-organise and re-arm, the overseas protesters are accountable for giving the LTTE this chance. Had the LTTE abided by the ceasefire, a civilian exodus from the NFZ would have started, what is currently happening is that only a handful of IDPs are trickling into cleared areas, the LTTE is still keeping them hostage under threats of violence.
The Army Commander has a soft side too
Sources suggest that it took some persuading to convince Major General Sarath Fonseka that a temporary suspension of offensive missions was needed at this juncture to appease the IC, the Army commander after much thought and consulation with this ground commanders agreed to this approach.
Defensive operations proceed with rapid pace, large hauls of arms and ammunition uncovered
The defensive operations have not stopped though. Most of the units in reserve have turned back and are clearing the liberated areas to root out any infiltrators and dig up the buried / hidden arms.
Saradiyel and the comma
The MOD writers with their limited journalistic experience is confusing readers into thinking there are ongoing battles in Vishwamadu and that weapons are being uncovered after these battles, all that is happening is that reserve units are sweeping these areas and uncovering weapons left behind quite a while ago. Some monkey blogs have taken advantage of bad writing by the MOD and are using this oppurtunity to show the dissillusioned diaspora that the LTTE is fighting the SLA in Vishwamadu. Some monkey commentators in these primate blogs are jumping up and down about these non existent battles. It was said that Colonial Era Singhala hero Saradiyel was executed due to a grammatical error by a Singhala Post Office clerk. When the British Governer pardoned Saradiyel, the message to the executioner was miscommunicated as there was a missing comma - the message should have read "Saradiyel maranna epaa, beranna", however the post office clerk wrote this as "Saradiyal maranaa, epaa beranna". Hence Saradiyel was put to death by comma. We could not find an equivalent English translation of the post office clerk's message (whose surname was probably Wickramasinghe / Karunayake / Daluwatta), we ask one of our readers to translate this to English, a New Year prize is on offer. We apogolise for going off on a tangent about the finer points of journalism, but the message to the MOD is get it right first time and uppdate the Orbat map regularly!
Happy New Year!
We wish our readers a Happy Tamil and Singhala New Year! May all your aspirations come true in the upcoming year. Certainly peace is on the horizon.
Posted by Mahen at 11:41