- "Only the dead have seen the end of wars." This Blog is dedicated in the name of all men of the armed forces , paramilitary and police force and innocent people trapped by the hell of this "Tamil Insurrection" - past ,present and future - who have valiantly fought for many years - and many who sacrificed their young lives - to keep this country under one flag and in order to keep "Tamil terrorist " at bay. And may it be noted that this site also looks sadly and in utter disgust at political regimes who have bickered among themselves for for the last fifty years since independence , and have played into the hands off the "Eelamist sympathisers " in trying to compromise the birth right of all Sri Lankans and have prevented all armed forces from eliminating the tamil terrorist and putting an end to this internecine "tamil Insurrection". "This is a bugle call for the people of Sri Lanka to pressurize the politicians of this country to keep political goals , election targets away and their petty political differences away to stamp down this insurrection once and for all - FOR THAT IS THE ONLY WAY FOR LASTING PEACE NOT THROUGH SELF DESTRUCTING PEACE RALLIES. Note:This blog is a collection of articles published regarding the Sri lankan conflict in different web based media that have been collected over a long period.I hope these articles will help one gain a better insight about this internecine conflict that plagues this country more almost three decades.
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November 16, 2014 ද්රවිඩ සන්ධානය ට අවශ්ය වී ඇත්තේ යළිත් ලේ වැගිරිමක්
November 16, 2014 විග්නේශ්වරන්ගේ වෙඩි උන්ඩය
November 10, 2014 හකීම් මේ යන්නේ තවත් කළු ජූලියක් ඇති කරන්නද?
November 2, 2014 නෙදර්ලන්තයේ ගිගා බයිට් 6000 ක සෙල්ලම
November 2, 2014 ඩොලර් වපුරා දේශපාලනය කළ රාඡ් රාජරත්නම් හෙවත් මිස්ටර් “බී”
November 2, 2014 ඉස්ලාම් මූලධර්මවාදයේ ආසියානු බලපෑම
About this BlogThis blog concerns the Sri Lankans fight against LTTE terrorism.LTTE is a ruthless terror outfit which fights for an ethnically pure, separate Tamil homeland for Tamils living in Sri Lanka since 1983. The outfit is well known for its extreme tribalism and nefarious crimes against soft targets specially the women and children. During its two and half decade long terrorist war against Sri Lankan people, LTTE has killed over 70,000 people mostly civilians in its ethnic cleansing raids, indiscriminate bomb attacks, suicide blasts, etc. LTTE is also in top of the UN's list of shame for using child soldiers in war. As a tactical measure the outfit uses only young female cadres and male child soldiers for the front lines.
මුගුරක් ඇවැසිතැන මුගුරක් ගෙන නැගෙනූ …
මුගුරක් ඇවැසිතැන මුගුරක් ගෙන නැගෙනූ
කඩුවක් ඇවැසිතැන කඩුවක් ගෙන කොටනූ
සංග්රාමයට නව ගුණ වැල ගෙන නොයනූ
සංග්රාමයෙන් පසු නවගුණ වැල ගනිමූ
කඩු දුනු හී තෝමර ඈ අවිගෙන
වියරු වැටී සතුරන් දිව එන කල
රණ බිම මැද එරමිණිය ගොතාගෙන
දසසිල් වී නව ගුණවැල ගනිමුද
කවුරුන් හෝ මගේ රට බිලි දේනම්
නොපනත්කම් ගිනිලා අහුලානම්
කුමටද උන් හා සීල සමාදන්
සටනින් තොර මුනිවත අවදානම්
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The Eelam bubbleThe Tamil diaspora still talk of winning the "Eelam" war, of seeing "the light at the end of the tunnel of a mythical Tamil state" , even as six elite army divisions strategically lay siege to the Wanni heartland. As it is there is a light, that of a fast-approaching express train that would steam roll the "Eealm" myth to the sun baked Wanni floor forever.
Their sacrifice will not be in vain…."I am a Sri Lankan and I am free today because someone fought, bled or died in my place. I vow that as long as there is breath in my body that that their sacrifice will not be in vain."
Sri Lanka Conflict
- "It is the blood of a ordinary Soldier that make a country great and proud !"
Someones got to do It"someones got to do the things no one else wants to do and sometimes,those who make that choice will pay the ultimate price for it".(Johnny "Mike" Spann)
Smell Of VictorySmell that? Napalm, son. Nothing in the world smells like that.I love the smell of napalm in the morning.One time we had a hill bombed, for 12 hours. When it was all over, I walked up. We didn't find one of 'em, not one enemy body. The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smelled like... victory. Someday this war's gonna end. Apocalypse Now(1979)
- 286,907 hits
Give to those who have givenThey died for something that may be trivial to many. A piece of high ground on a salty sand dune, or a landing area in a landmine filled beach, or simply protecting a cadjan bunker in some remote corner of the island. But when dusk settles on this protracted war, every sacrifice these thousands made will have a reason and purpose. We should pay tribute to all our fallen heroes who gave their today for our tomorrow.
- Maithri Manifesto: The political philosophy December 21, 2014| by S.L. M Rifai ( December 21, 2014, London, Sri Lanka Guardian) The political manifesto of Maithri has been released. I shall share some of my own reflection on some aspects of this manifesto. Unlike Mahinda Rajapaksa and his cohorts who have been milking the government coffers for the last ten years, Maithri has make some solid promises in his manifesto. […]firstname.lastname@example.org (Sri Lanka Guardian)
- Sri Lanka: SLMC- liability on the Muslim community December 20, 2014Time to dissolve and stop claiming to represent Muslims| by Latheef Farook( December 20, 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Muslims are a deeply wounded community today. They are ignored by successive governments, betrayed by their own politicians and exploited by all to suit their agendas. The selfish politics of the main Muslim political party Sri Lanka M […]email@example.com (Sri Lanka Guardian)
- Mr. President: For your information December 20, 2014( December 20, 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Political stage these days is abundant with talks of the luxurious lives lead by members of Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa’s family. Rulers spending money paid as taxes by the people in the country to lead sumptuous lives is not new. However, this has developed to a stage that public money is spent wastefully and also […]firstname.lastname@example.org (Sri Lanka Guardian)
- Sri Lanka: Govt. to confiscate the National IDs December 20, 2014( December 20, 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) The Department of Registration of Persons has issued a circular instructing people to hand over their identity cards to the relevant authorities if travelling overseas for a period longer than six month, The Colombo Post, reports. According to the report; "citizens leaving the country will have to hand o […]email@example.com (Sri Lanka Guardian)
- Regime Change In Cuba December 20, 2014| by Paul Craig Roberts( December 20, 2014, Washington DC, Sri Lanka Guardian) Normalization of relations with Cuba is not the result of a diplomatic breakthrough or a change of heart on the part of Washington. Normalization is a result of US corporations seeking profit opportunities in Cuba, such as developing broadband Internet markets in Cuba.Before the A […]firstname.lastname@example.org (Sri Lanka Guardian)
- Ending the Cold War on Cuba? From the Freezer to the Chiller December 20, 2014| by Finian Cunningham( December 19, 2014, Boston, Sri Lanka Guardian) As US President Barack Obama announced his surprise «historic» bid to normalise relations with Cuba this week, the New York Times swooned with glowing news. ‘US to Restore Full Relations With Cuba, Erasing a Last Trace of Cold War Hostility’ was how its top headline put it. Welcoming the […]email@example.com (Sri Lanka Guardian)
- Presidential Election 2015: The Minority Vote December 20, 2014| by Izeth HussainThe cure for the ills of democracy is more democracy – H.L. Mencken( December 20, 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) My confident expectation before the Uva PC elections was that the UPFA would have a ‘torrid time’, and so it turned out. My confident expectation thereafter was that at the next round of elections the President and the UPFA w […]firstname.lastname@example.org (Sri Lanka Guardian)
- Christmas Traditions December 20, 2014| by Victor Cherubim ( December 20, 2014, London, Sri Lanka Guardian) Many of our Christmas traditions from Christmas trees, Christmas cards, the Crib, to crackers and carols, we inherited from our Colonial times, were in turn “invented” by Victorian England.Do you know that Christmas was banned in England during the time of the Puritans (1652-60) as it was […]email@example.com (Sri Lanka Guardian)
- Non-Violence and the Lost Message of Jesus December 20, 2014| by Mairead Maguire( December 20, 2014, London, Sri Lanka Guardian) I recently visited Assisi, the home of St. Francis and St. Clare, two great spirits whose lives have inspired us and millions of people around the world.St. Francis, a man of peace, and St. Clare, a woman of prayer, whose message of love, compassion, care for humans, animals and the environ […]firstname.lastname@example.org (Sri Lanka Guardian)
- Video: Maithripala is The Best December 20, 2014( December 20, 2014, Boston, Sri Lanka Guardian) Here is a part of the special series on Sri Lankan Presidential Elections by the Boston Lanka, a weekly video programme published from Boston. In this video the Boston Lanka has interviewed Prof. Laksiri Fernando, a former professor of political science in the University Of Colombo. (adsbygoogle = window.adsby […]email@example.com (Sri Lanka Guardian)
- Maithri Manifesto: The political philosophy December 21, 2014
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Swift, Silent & Deadly
Fear The LRRPThe LRRP has been very successful in covert operations against the LTTE terrorists in the northern and eastern provinces of Sri Lanka. Its members were so successful in assassinating key LTTE figures that many LTTE leaders refused to come out of their jungle bunkers before the 2002 ceasefire was implemented. After the resumption of hostilities, it is believed that the LRRP units conducted operations in the LTTE held northern province too. The LTTE has accused the Sri Lankan Deep Penetration Units of launching attacks on LTTE leaders in their areas, although the Sri Lankan Government denies any involvement in these attacks. The teams have had success against LTTE leaders such as military intelligence leader Colonel Charls and many leaders. Other success have included observing LTTE training camps and calling in air strikes. The LRRP's successes and dedicated operators have garnered a fearful reputation among the LTTE. The SL Army commander Gen.Sarath Fonseka had recently acknowledged that LRRP units were used to beat the LTTE at their own game.It was later revealed that LTTE, who were masters at jungle warfare refused to engage in combat and withdrew from their positions instead of holding their ground because of these elite soldiers. SL LRRP unit falls under SF3 (Special Forces 3rd Regiment)they and SF1,SF2,SF4 & Commandos played a vital role in eliminating the LTTE including V.Piribaharan a.k.a Sun God a.k.a Supreme Commander of the LTTE. LTTE according to FBI is was the most dangerous terrorist group in the world.
Things you didn’t do
Remember the day I borrowed your brand new car and I dented it?
I thought you'd kill me but you didn't.
And remember the time I dragged you to the beach and you said it would rain and it did?
I thought you'd say, "I told you so", but you didn't.
Do you remember the time I flirted with all the guys to make you jealous and you were.
I thought you'd leave me, but you didn't.
Do you remember the time I spilled strawberry pie all over your car rug.
I thought you'd hit me but you didn't.
And remember the time I forgot to tell you the dance was formal and you showed up in jeans?
I thought you'd drop me. But you didn't.
Yes, there were lots of things you didn't do.
But you put up with me and you loved me and you protected me.
There were lots of thing I wanted to make up to you when you returned from War.
But you didn't.
- Got to be ready for those setbacks December 20, 2014Pic by Rukshan AbeywanshaYou might have come across this famous quote which, like all quotes, is often used out of context: the revolution is not a tea party. That’s Mao Zedong. Whether you’ve heard that or not, if you’ve ventured out of virtual space and took your radicalism into the real world, it’s a reality that you would quickly encounter.Things are n […]firstname.lastname@example.org (Malinda Seneviratne)
- Some games don’t get thrown, Sidath taught me December 19, 2014In June 1981 I threw a game. That’s in chess. This was long before match-fixing and spot-fixing entered sports vocabulary. In chess circles it was called ‘cooking’, i.e. predetermining the outcome of a game. It happened between players, one helping the other to qualify to play at a higher level, secure a ‘board prize’ (in the event of a team championship) […]email@example.com (Malinda Seneviratne)
- On living with and without the state December 19, 2014The role of the state in the amorphous and varied activity, process and objective called ‘development’ has been the subject of many a doctoral dissertation. The literature on the subject would fill quite a large library, in fact. States are sometimes ‘interventionist’; they have an overbearing presence in the affairs of a country, especially the economy. […]firstname.lastname@example.org (Malinda Seneviratne)
- Ready for time travel? December 19, 2014At some point in your life you would have heard of traveling through time. When you read about a faraway place, enchanted lands, fascinating characters, there’s a part of you that wants to visit, wants to meet these amazing people in the flesh and so on. That’s natural. It’s not about stories only. We learn history and we learn geography. We read about t […]email@example.com (Malinda Seneviratne)
- Shortcuts to becoming a Kolombian December 17, 2014This was taken by Indy Samarajeewa in January 2012People are asking me about Kolombians. Not Kolombians – they generally approve and appreciate. Kolombians thank me for getting the word out, in giving them voice etc. It’s the non-Kolombians who ask the questions. That want to know how one becomes a Kolombian. Someone asked if there’s a Kolombian Handbook […]firstname.lastname@example.org (Malinda Seneviratne)
- Got to be ready for those setbacks December 20, 2014
Silent Heros – The LRRPs’"Stealth, bravery and a commitment to duty, these were the attributes of the men of the Sri Lankas' Long Range Reconnaissance Patrols (LRRPs). Going deep inside LTTE held enemy lines, danger was their watchwood & Military Skills was their only protection."
Victory Day : Lest We Forget
It was on the night of the 19th of May and dawn of 20th 2009 that Sri Lankan rid itself completely of the plague known as Tamil terrorism and became a country where there is freedom of movement for all.
Let us remember those that gave their lives to make this a reality and remember all the misguided LTTE youth who died in vain with compassion.
- Enemies of the President’s Promse: Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Seven Dwarfs – Dopey (Part 1) December 20, 2014It is entirely understandable that the President should indulge his son Namal. Given the manner in which politics in Sri Lanka has been conducted, it is also understandable that he should see him as his eventual successor. The tradition goes back to the first Prime Minster of Sri Lanka, D S Senanayake, who wanted his […]rajivawijesinha
- A Reform Agenda 6 – Business development December 17, 2014Business opportunities need to be developed throughout the country. Though infrastructural development has been good in many parts of the country, the people need to be empowered to make use of new facilities and opportunities. As I was told a couple of years back, in the Wanni, by a representative of a Women’s Rural Development […]rajivawijesinha
- Daily Mirror – Maithripala Sirisena is a very capable person December 16, 2014Professor Rajiva Wijesinha, son of late Sam Wijesinha, Former Parliamentary Secretary General is a member of the Liberal Party of Sri Lanka. In June 2007 President Mahinda Rajapakse appointed him Secretary-General of the Sri Lankan Government Secretariat for Co-ordinating the Peace Process, and in June 2008 he became the Secretary to the Ministry of Disaster […]rajivawijesinha
- A Reform Agenda: 5 – School Administration And Resources December 16, 2014The last few years have seen vast sums of money expended on schools, but this has been mainly in the area of construction. There has been little concern with improving the actual quality of education. The impression created is that the work done is seen largely as a means to an end not actually connected […]rajivawijesinha
- Enemies of the President’s Promse: Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Seven Dwarfs – Sneezy (Part 4) December 15, 2014Mahinda Samarasinghe was appointed by Cabinet to chair an Inter-Ministerial Committee to implement the Human Rights Action Plan, and wanted me to serve on it as well as on a smaller Task Force that would push things forward. Nishan told me the Minister had wanted to appoint Mohan to chair the Task Force but I […]rajivawijesinha
- A Presidency Under Threat 28 – Presidential Insecurities December 15, 2014Nearly two months back the Liberal Party wrote to the President urging that he not hold elections in haste, and indicating that he should proceed first with the various reforms he had pledged. We got an acknowledgment, but not a response, though I suspect a call from a close relation urging that I support the […]rajivawijesinha
- SLFP will rally around Sirisena in case of his victory December 14, 2014An Interview with Rajiva Wijesinha “About three years ago, at a private meeting at the Central Bank Maithreepala Sirisena was the first person to say that there are questions about the way the roads are being built. He said there was a lot of waste going on. I think that was very brave of him.” […]rajivawijesinha
- Enemies of the President’s Promse: Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Seven Dwarfs – Sneezy (Part 3) December 12, 2014Basil had told me that I did not need to worry about the Peace Secretariat being closed because I had another position too, that of Secretary to Mahinda Samarasinghe’s Ministry of Disaster Management and Human Rights. That was correct, and for anyone else that would have been a full time job. But the wider dimensions […]rajivawijesinha
- A Presidency Under Threat – 27 Alienating the Catholics December 11, 2014One of the reasons I still continued to have hopes about Mahinda Rajapaksa was that his instincts have always been sound. This was exemplified when I called him to complain about what the Bodhu Bala Sena had been up to in Aluthgama. Instead of attempting to defend them, as I had feared, he promptly declared […]rajivawijesinha
- A Reform Agenda: 4 – School Education December 10, 2014I was delighted to find that the small group with which I am working are not the only people putting forward suggestions for reform. Recently I was sent a document prepared by the Pathfinder Foundation which puts forward a policy agenda for political parties. The Pathfinder Foundation is I think run by Milinda Moragoda, who is […]rajivawijesinha
- Enemies of the President’s Promse: Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Seven Dwarfs – Dopey (Part 1) December 20, 2014
Nineteen ’til I Die
"Last night it rained. And I stood under my parents’ porch and smoked. The deluge of water on the tin sheeting drowned out everything — traffic, the neighbours, the sound of the TV. Just me and the rain and the dark, like it had been on that first night in December 1990. I stepped out from the porch, and the rain put out my cigarette in an instant. I spat away the shreds of tobacco and let the rain soak me. Remembering them, as I have done a hundred thousand times in the last eighteen years.
I can remember the ridged steel flooring of the Y-8′s cargo bay like it was yesterday, digging into my arse as I sit packed in with my platoon, flying to Palay.
I remember the smell of wet sandbags on that first night on the FDL at Elephant Pass. Looking out into the black ink beyond the perimeter. Here be Tigers.
And the ten-man patrols through knee-deep water, trying to be quiet. “Kata vahapang, huththo,“
The hot, dusty days and wet, rainy nights. Mosquitoes. And being tired. So tired. Every day. All the time.
Sharing cigarettes and melted Edna chocolate on Christmas Day. Tang instant orange mixed with warm, brackish Jaffna Peninsula water.
And contact. Finally. What we’d lived for, longed for, suffered for. What we’d watched in movies and read about in books. Contact. Sex for virgins. With red tracers. And the elephant sitting on my back, squeezing the breath out of my lungs as I tried to hold my rifle steady. The hammer roar of 7.62-mm fire, gunflashes blurring the distant, running figures.
None of us were over twenty, most eighteen or nineteen. Ariyaratne, the section commander, and Dias, the machine-gunner; our parents, old men of twenty-four. Combat veterans of the Sinha Rifles. The hard core.
And the killing. I remember every single one. The blood, the eyes. The smell. I remember Rohantha getting hit by the .50. I remember the sixteen-year-old bayoneted girl with the long plaited hair come loose. I remember kneeling at a tube well and washing the crusted blood out from under my finger nails.
Down time. Sitting in abandoned tin buildings in the Saltern Siding. We’d strip down to OG shorts and slippers and our Death By Bullets T-shirts. We never talked about victory, about killing Prabha, or defeating the Tigers. Our personal goals were to survive, to do well, to not let each other or our regiment down. Sura talking about the XT-250 he wanted to buy. Husni and Sanjeeva talking about girls. Dias and I cleaning guns and talking about optics.
I thought I knew them all very well, but now I realize I didn’t really. And now, sadly, I can’t recall their faces in detail. And sometimes I have to think hard to remember all nine names.
Well, it looks like it’s over now. And I wish those guys were here to see it. I wish we could all go out for a drink and talk about EPS and catch up on our lives. But it’s too late for all that. It all took too long. I wish they were all in their thirties, like me. Maybe they’d have wives, and children, or not. I wish they could walk down the road and be offered kiri bath by the trishaw drivers. I wish they were alive."
For Section 2, Recce Group Charlie, 6th Sinha Rifles.
KIA, July 1991, Elephant Pass.