Monthly Archives: November 2008

The Edge between antiwar campaigns and LTTTE propaganda campaign

Srilanka the island nation is in one of the most critical times in known history. There are signs the government forces is nailing the coffin of LTTE once a powerful outfit. Due to the evident succession in the eastern province the government of Srilanka has launched a full scale war against the LTTE in the north. The objective of this mission is to liberate the un-liberated areas in the Northern Province in the country from the shadow government of the LTTE. The current status of the war favors the Srilankan forces where they have 8 divisions surrounding the LTTE held territory while 4 divisions are just few kilometers behind kilinochchi: the administration hub of the LTTE outfit. Considering the speed of the advancement of the army it seems only a matter of time before the Killinochi falls making an evident gain in the offensive. The capturing of this town along aside with Mullativ will mark a physiological setback for the Tigers.

The LTTE strategy to face this situation was to defend their lines and force the international community (especially to India & Tamilnadu). One his heroes day speech the spireturak leader of the outfit V. Prabakaran has urged India to take part in the issue and arrange an end to the ongoing war ( India is our friend, we are not against any country, remove the hindrance of ban)”

But the situation of India has changed dramatically with the series of attacks launched at the commercial hub Mumbai by a terrorist organization. The political analyzers predict a dramatic change in India s involvement towards the war against the Terrorism. India which has already extended the ban of LTTE for 2 more years will not want its hand in a war between a terror organization and a neighboring country.

As the foreign involvement form far form coming the only chance for LTTEs survival last on the fact to convince the international community on human rights violations. And due to the suicidal attacks took place the security forces takes no chances. Every one is checked and suspected. And not often the freedom is experienced in srilanka due to heavy search operations. The majority of the community accepts this though it has a significant effect on their life. Only a very few criticizes the government for doing so. The LTTE propaganda machine often reports abductions of a white man. But most of the abducted people are found on the foreign countries after a while.

It is a known fact that more than 300,000 people are abounded with the war in the north. And the NGO are making a big noise for a cease fire. But what they forget is the LTTE is not letting them to cross over to government controlled areas. The civilians are kept by force as a defense shield. Its not an exaggeration to say that the LTTE has build most of their new camps with in the camps of the IDPs. This protects them form long range artilleries and aerial attacks. This is a part of LTTEs strategy.

If the LTTE could be forced to let the IDPS leave that leave only the two sides in the battle field. But the LTTE doesnt want to that to happen which will make them volatile for Arial attacks and artilleries.

With the above facts it’s easy to identify the an anti war campaign at this time is doing exactly the what the terrorist wants. So though the anti war campaign is not an LTTE propaganda campaign what happens is that they become evident for what the terrorist demands. So some times you have to select the solution which may not seem the more benevolent for the goodness of a larger quantity.



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How the hypocrites change the coast of life

Date: 20th of November 2008

Venue: British Council Auditorium Colombo

Cause: A forum Theater performance

Theme: Freedom of Expression at a time of war

The above information stands for a forum theater performance that I witnessed at the British council on the Thursday (20) evening. Before I take this any further let me first narrate the plot: (Some one may add if its wrong).

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LTTE :The Usage of Light aircrafts effectively

With the Srilankan army advancing further into the tiger heartland their have been the concern how far can the terrorist put on the stiff resistance they manged int he last few weeks. And they have had to turn their eyes and year to new tactics that can boost the moral of their carders.

In last few days much few attacks the LTTE tried failed miserably which contains the attack on cargo ships and the areal attack on Colombo. And in the last few months it was highlighted that the LTTE is turning their attention towards the aerial attacks with their lite aircrafts.

The Lttes air wing is equipped with at least 5 check made zlin 143 aircrafts.

Orginal zlin 143 aircraft

Orginal zlin 143 aircraft

the company have produced over 30000 such aircrafts and sold it in different countries. And the LTTE is not using it for a purpose that the designers never thought it would be used for. The modifications of th flight is as follows.

THe modifications of the Zlin 143 aircraft by the Tamil Tigers

THe modifications of the Zlin 143 aircraft by the Tamil Tigers

Since this is done the Tamil tigers have carried out few air raids which are unsuccessful with the deployment of Radar systems and anti aircraft guns. The srilankan government was using chines made F7 s effectively against the tigers and initially shot one down int the past few weeks.

But the tigers have placed a great treat for the security of srilanka with these aircrafts as they can easily carry a suicide mission with one of these aircrafts filled with explosives. Some thing similar to September 11 attack on the twin towers.

The following pictures shows the eastern sky of Colombo while the anti aircraft guns started firing to the Ltte aircrafts.

Colombo Skyies1

Colombo Skyies1

Colombo Skyies2

Colombo Skyies2

Colombo Skyies3

Colombo Skyies3

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