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It has been a while

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Hi everybody it has almost been over a 6 months since the last post. Lot of things have happened since. The country the environment and myself has changed.

The LTTE is almost grounded. President Mahinda Rajapakshe won presidential elections against his rival General Fonseka after a political Drama. And the UPFA government has won the parliamentary elections by one of widest margins ever.

As the new year is closing by Sri lanka is ready for a new Era. But still there are unpredictable things.

Still after 11 months of the defeat to the tigers there are People still living in tents.
Stills the media men gets kidnapped in the day light.
And there are lots of signs we are moving to a dictatorship .

So lets look and wait.
(More Articles to follow)

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Sri Lanka in One of its best times

It has been almost six months since the last post. Actually its was some eventful six months where the things changed rapidly.

First the srilankan armed forces completely destroyed the LTTE which was once a remarkable force. And all srilankans  (except for the Tamil diaspora) was jubiliant.

The president offically announced the defeat to LTTE

Then a Proposal to investicate war crimes by the srilankan state was doomed at the UNHRC.

Finally the srilankan president is popular than any other single human bean in the country. And he has grabed the oppertunity to leave srilanka for a better future.

finally the srilankan circket team has qualified for the world 20-20 semi finals.

Yet the real challenges the srilankan state faces remains …………………….

1) 300000 Tamil internally displaced people.

2) 20000 odd familes who have lost there loved ones.

3) the hatered , insecurity faced by the majority of srilankans

4) the barberous activities played by the so called politicians

5) bribary , theft and civil right vialations.

So we have a county in the making. And i guess the sileint majority will have to come forward. And we cant wait till the politicians do things for us. As the entire nation backed the armed struggle the next struggle is must bigger and much wider.

If  the real peace is to be achived srilankans together will have to take an active part in the rebuilding process.

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SriLanka is Hopefull

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.

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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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