Once again it is a new year. Its 2009, 9 year after the millennium. And Sri Lanka the Island Nation is hopeful of a year which will bring peace and an end to the 30 years of war. The New year was celebrated in colombo more than ever as the the national forces seized the control of the terrorist held capital Killinochchi in the northern sri Lanka. With this victory the government how holds the key to putting and end to the thirty years of war which has taken lives of many srilankans and affected many.
In the other part of the world the LTTE propaganda machine is at full swing for looking forward for a cease fire. The abductions reported form the country are mostly things pretended and well setup. But on the day after the forces liberating killinochchi some thing else happened. MBC or more widely known as the Sirasa TV was attacked by an unknown set of armed men. The main control room was destroyed. This was a treat to the democracy of the country. The pro – LTTE media is making the maximum usage of the opportunity to lay disgust to the country. Following this the Editor of the Sunday Observer Mr. Lasantha Wicramatunge was murdered with in the range of Colombo.
These two incidents seems some how linked. And we can draw a set of assumption of the people behind this.
1. First the attack on Sirasa could have done by the LTTE – Meaning they wanted to question the democracy and human rights in the country. And they followed the second attack adding insult to the injury.
2. Sirasa set them up. They planned the entire thing to bring the attention to themselves as they were fastly been rejected by the people as they were not giving the significance to the war.
And some on else who had a personal issue with Mr Lasantha Wicramatuge Murdered him. To take advantage of the situation.
3. The government did the both of these incidents as a warning to other media and people.
4. Patriotic people burned sirasa and killed Mr Lasantha Wicramathunge.
Now lets consider these points separately. To analyze the issue separately.
First the LTTE factor. Well the things which have happed is what exactly want the LTTE whants at this point. To prove internationally that the Colombo is not safe and to talk about the human rights violations. As sirasa is one of the most known media stations the target is OK. But can the LTTE carry out such an attack is a question. Certainly they are capable. But couldn’t they use the resources on a more valid military target. Also now it is said that a Kelmo bomb was blown in the main control room. As a general concern its only the ARMY and the LTTE have access to such equipment. The Mafia gangs in srilanka are not known to use them. It have to come form the one of the above parties. And the way Mr Lasantha Wickramatuge was killed seemed to be done by professional killers. So we cant ignore the fact that the LTTE may have a paw on this.
Next sirasa doing this for themselves . Well its very possible. They get paid form the insurance company. Get the public attention which is vital for a media cooperation. But that leaves one blank. The killing of the journalist. Will they do that. What if it was caught. Well seems not right. But what if some one else did the killing to gain more significance. Like the LTTE. It gives a big boost to the story at this particular time. Very realistic.
Thirdly the Government factor. Its a known fact that minster Dr Mervin Silva is having problems with sirasa lately. So there is a possibility of his gain. In the other hand opposition leader Mr Ranil Wicramashighe saya Mr Lasantha was going to reveal a cabinet secret. Well the government may have all the resources to carry out this attack, but the question is will they take that risk. This type of attacks always questions the security and the rights of the country. And the government was accused lately for human rights violations. And this is time the government is in a victorious occasion. Wining the war and giving grants to the community. Suppose they did it. What if it was revealed. The disgust and the humiliation is huge. So these facts logically proves that the government wont need its hand on this shit.
Finally the patriotic people did this. Yakk that the most idiotic thing to think. Now the srilankans are wiser. Its not 1983. People love there country but not in a foolish manner.
So the logical reasoning leads only for two possible cases. Thats where the highest probability is. LTTEs involvement in either in one of these occasions are quite high. And sirasas involvement is also questionable. The government can prove it self of its true contribution to the law and humanity if it can get to the bottom of either one of these incidents as unarguably the other will be revealed. The time is counting in the ISLAND nation.