- "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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April 30, 2014 අරාලි තුඩුවේ දී හමුවූ නාඳුනන සොල්දාදුවා
April 30, 2014 ස්විස් සන්තෝෂම් මාස්ටර්ගේ “රෙඩ් පයර්” මෙහෙයුම
April 30, 2014 විල්පත්තු කැලෑවේ දුටු ගෝත්රික නැටුම
April 30, 2014 විග්නේශ්වරන්ගේ චින්තන පෙරළිය
April 30, 2014 ටී.එන්.ඒ. සහ දෙමළ ඩයස්පෝරාව මතගැටුමක
April 30, 2014 නෝර්වේ රජය මුල්වරට එරට කොටින්ට එරෙහි වේ
April 30, 2014 ඩයස්පෝරාවේ පදයට අඩව් අල්ලන ටී. එන්. ඒ
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
- විශාරද නන්දා මාලනී
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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)
- 271,548 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.
- US Intelligence: Russia Didn’t Do It July 24, 2014| by Paul Craig Roberts( July 24, 2014, Washington DC, Sri Lanka Guardian) After days of placing hostile blame for the downing of the Malaysian airliner on Russia, the White House permitted US intelligence officials to tell reporters that there is no evidence of the Russian government’s involvement.Obviously, the US satellite photos do not support the Obama […]email@example.com (Sri Lanka Guardian)
- Bangladesh sending its death squads for the UN Peacekeeping missions July 24, 2014| The following statement issued by the Asian Centre for Human Rights a human rights group based in New Delhi, India BGB being denied UN postings while India’s BSF personnel serve with various UN Missions ( July 24, 2014, New Delhi, Sri Lanka Guardian) Asian Centre for Human Rights in its report, “BANGLADESH: SENDING DEATH SQUADS TO KEEP THE UN’s PEACE”, the […]firstname.lastname@example.org (Sri Lanka Guardian)
- Black July and Birth-Crime July 24, 2014| by Tisaranee Gunasekara“There is…..no worse crime than hatred.” The Buddha (Dhammapada)( July 24, 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Thirty one years ago, Sinhala mobs attacked all Tamils everywhere in Sri Lanka because some Tamil militants killed 13 Sinhala soldiers in Jaffna.One month ago Sinhala-Buddhist mobs targeted all Muslims in Aluthgama, Beruwala […]email@example.com (Sri Lanka Guardian)
- Flight MH 17 - Some Questions & Answers July 23, 2014| by Ruwantissa Abeyratne( July 23, 2014, Montreal, Sri Lanka Guardian) When the aircraft operating Flight MH 17 was shot down last week, I was vacationing in Melbourne. The ever vigilant media lost no time in tracking me down from my home in Montreal all the way to Australia within a few hours of the disaster with a list of questions. I thought I would shar […]firstname.lastname@example.org (Sri Lanka Guardian)
- South Africa taken for a ride by President Rajapaksa July 23, 2014| by S. V. Kirubaharan( July 23, 2014, Paris, Sri Lanka Guardian) The present desperate situation of Rajapaksa’s regime has compelled it to seek the friendship of some popular and powerful countries. They have tried everywhere from NEWS – North, East, West and South, but are unable to find the right ones. They have found China, Cuba, Iran, Pakistan, Russia, […]email@example.com (Sri Lanka Guardian)
- Mahinda before fire in the North July 23, 2014| by Upul Joseph Fernando ( July 23, 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) When former President D.B. Wijetunga met people at his retirement home in Kandy, he used to say that his engagement with the Southern Provincial Council was a folly. UNP was never strong in the South. The UNP strategy at the Southern Provincial Council election finally paved way for Chan […]firstname.lastname@example.org (Sri Lanka Guardian)
- An Open Letter to YPLF on Reconciliation July 23, 2014| by Laksiri Fernando To: Vasantha Senanayake MP, Raghu Balachandran MP, Shehan Semasinghe MP, Hunais Farook MP, Niroshan Perera MP, Harin Fernando MP, and others. ( July 23, 2014, Sydney, Sri Lanka Guardian) I write this letter to appreciate your statement on behalf of the Young Political Leaders Forum (YPLF) in remembrance of the dreadful events of July 19 […]email@example.com (Sri Lanka Guardian)
- CM versus governor: co-operation is key to developing North July 22, 2014| by Pearl Thevanayagam(July 22, 2014, Bradford UK, Sri Lanka Guardian) Former Supreme Court Judge C.V.Wigneswaran has taken upon himself an uphill task of managing a peninsula which needs urgent rehabilitation amidst friction within and outside TNA. The government is watching with glee when it could make him cave in and succumb to pressure by pitting the NP […]firstname.lastname@example.org (Sri Lanka Guardian)
- National Shame: Rapists in Sri Lankan Armed Forces July 22, 2014Justice denied to two child victims of rape at the hands of the armed forces| The following statement issued by the Asian Human Rights Commission, a human rights body headquartered in Hong Kong S.A.R. ( July 22, 2014, Hong Kong SAR, Sri Lanka Guardian) There have been reports of an alleged abduction and rape of an eleven-year-old girl by a group of Navy offi […]email@example.com (Sri Lanka Guardian)
- Guilt By Insinuation July 22, 2014How American propaganda works| by Paul Craig Roberts( July 22, 2013 , Washington DC, Sri Lanka Guardian) Why hasn’t Washington joined Russian President Putin in calling for an objective, non-politicized international investigation by experts of the case of the Malaysian jetliner?The Russian government continues to release facts, including satellite photos sh […]firstname.lastname@example.org (Sri Lanka Guardian)
- US Intelligence: Russia Didn’t Do It July 24, 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.
- Nostalgie04: An exhibition of heart July 24, 2014In August 2012, like in Augusts that came before, one man like many other men walked around Notre Dame. Like other men before him he came, he saw and he took pictures. We have no way of knowing if others saw Notre Dame and the life around the cathedral with similar eyes. We don’t know if the photographers, forever strangers to one another, were moved by o […]email@example.com (Malinda Seneviratne)
- Is it too late for Arshcharya? July 23, 2014Leader of the Opposition Ranil Wickremesinghe has stated that if national unity is to be obtained then the primacy of the law has to be protected. He has made the further point that the collapse of law and order has not only caused anxiety among Muslims and Tamils but has impacted everyone. He is correct. While Wickremesinghe has taken pains to cite specif […]firstname.lastname@example.org (Malinda Seneviratne)
- The word ‘defense’ is confused July 22, 2014I am a noun. Check your online dictionary and you’ll find that I am a useful noun. Indeed, I am a necessary noun in these times of arrogance and aggression and not just originating from verbal (meaning ‘from verb’) quarters. That’s always been the case, come to think of it. But these are aggressive days of the missile kind. In such a reality my worth n […]email@example.com (Malinda Seneviratne)
- Chitrasena's Gift: to be preserved and nurtured to perfection July 21, 2014A giant did not fall on the 18th of July, 2005. A giant went his way, left stage as gracefully as he always had, left a signature as formidable in its absence as in its presence. That was Chitrasena; Deshamanya Chitrasena, the honorific probably not one which he would care much for today if he were a live considering the kind of people it has been conferre […]firstname.lastname@example.org (Malinda Seneviratne)
- The ‘inability’ and ‘ability’ elements of sharing July 21, 2014Twenty years ago, while a student in Cambridge, Massachusetts, I received a letter from a friend in Ampara. He wanted to buy a ‘Landmaster’, a hand-tractor. He had some money but was short of some Rs.20,000. This friend was a batchmate at Peradeniya. He wanted to buy this for his younger brother, Kumara. The oldest in the family was a teacher and the youn […]email@example.com (Malinda Seneviratne)
- Nostalgie04: An exhibition of heart July 24, 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.
- Sri Lanka’s Relations with the Outside World – Changing Perspectives on South East and Central Asia July 23, 2014A couple of years back one of the more thoughtful of our career Foreign Ministry officials tried to put together a book on Sri Lanka’s international relations. This was an excellent idea in a context in which we do not reflect or conceptualize when dealing with other countries. However it turned out that hardly any […]rajivawijesinha
- The Care of Children 30 – Initiatives in the North for the young July 15, 2014Amidst a number of meetings of Divisional Secretariat Reconciliation Committees in the North last week, I also had a number of interactions with children, and with persons working with children. Two instances were serendipitous, but I was privileged to participate actively – and indeed exhaustingly – on one occasion. This was when I conducted, in […]rajivawijesinha
- A Presidency Under Threat 6 – Endemic incompetence and neglect July 14, 2014I have been quite critical of Basil Rajapaksa recently, which I gather has upset him. This led him to assume that I would vote against the government in the recent motion of No Confidence, which suggests how emotional he can be, with little comprehension of political principles. But I should be glad that he at […]rajivawijesinha
- The Care of Children 29 – National Languages input into Education July 9, 2014Last week the Parliamentary Consultative Committee on Education met to finalize the Educational Policy reforms that have been discussed over the last nearly three years. Apart from myself, one member of the Consultative Committee and two other Members of Parliament had sent in suggestions, and a few others contributed verbally at the meeting. I have […]rajivawijesinha
- The Care of Children 28 – Automatic transfers and their impact on rural schools July 7, 2014After speaking at the Officer Career Development Centre on revolutionizing the Education System, I went on to my father’s home village, where his family had many years ago donated land for a school. Vijaya Maha Vidyalaya had developed over the years, with support sometimes from the family, most recently when one of my cousins arranged […]rajivawijesinha
- The current sorry state of Indo-Lankan Relations (and how our Ministry of External Affairs will make it worse) July 6, 2014A recent newspaper article on Sri Lankan relations with India suggested a level of incompetence that even I had not thought possible in our Ministry of External Affairs. The article described the Ministry as ‘virtually defunct’ but that is misleading. It is actually viral in its determination to destroy relations with India, and continuing to […]rajivawijesinha
- Whether or not to engage with extremists July 5, 2014Presentation prepared by Prof Rajiva Wijesinha at the Oslo Debate on Whether or not to engage with extremists Held on June 18th at the Oslo Forum 2014 (Delivered after the presentation of M A Sumanthiran, MP) When I was first invited to participate in this debate, I was told it was about talking to terrorists. […]rajivawijesinha
- The Care of Children 27 – Nation Building and Revolutionizing the Education System July 4, 2014I was asked last week to speak at the first national seminar arranged by the Officer Career Development Centre at Buttala. I have been familiar with the place for twenty years now, for it is situated in what used to be the Buttala Affiliated University College, in the days when I coordinated English programmes at […]rajivawijesinha
- The Care of Children 26 – Further proposals for Education Reform July 3, 2014I wrote some weeks back about some welcome proposals for Reform decided on at the Parliament Advisory Committee on Education. I will now look at some other proposals that are also welcome, though I have written as follows to suggest they should be fleshed out in an imaginative fashion to ensure effectiveness. a. 1.2.9 & […]rajivawijesinha
- The Care of Children 25 – Guidelines for Women and Children’s Units June 30, 2014What I think of as the brilliant idea of the Secretary of the Ministry of Child Development and Women’s Affairs to set up Women and Children’s Units in Divisional Secretariats did have a precedent in what were termed Social Care Centres. These were set up in tsunami affected areas to coordinate the work of all […]rajivawijesinha
- Sri Lanka’s Relations with the Outside World – Changing Perspectives on South East and Central Asia July 23, 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.