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Eelam War/Terrorism
Defeating the enemy on the battlefield Sri Lanka recently emerged victorious from one of the world’s longest-running conflicts, once termed an "unwinnable" war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), also known as the Tamil Tigers. The LTTE is considered one of the deadliest terrorist groups, having invented the concept of the modern-day suicide bomber and carried out the murder of two sitting heads of states. In addition, the Tamil Tigers pioneered use of female suicide bombers, homemade minisubmarines, ultralight aircraft and "warehouse ships" pre-positioned on the high seas to resupply terrorist operations on shore. These homegrown terrorists held Sri Lanka hostage through brutal acts of terror for almost three decades, demanding a separate state for ethnic Tamils in the north and east of Sri Lanka while building a vast global terror network.
Wednesday, 23 June 2010 | 2633 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
Eelam War/Last Phase
The west invented the myth that the LTTE could not be defeated. The army took a different view. "We could have defeated them long before. We had a well trained, well motivated armed force and our leadership and soldier fighting skills were superior,’’ said Gotabhaya Rajapakse . In 2006, for the first time ever, the government decided that it was going to win the war. The military seized the opportunity and developed a ‘workable plan’. The armed forces were enlarged and strengthened. Seniority and protocol were ignored and key positions given to persons handpicked for their capabilities. Salaries were increased and training upgraded. The infantry were trained in first aid, marksmanship, handling high explosives and in calling in artillery support and air strikes. Instead of the large formations used in the past, they were trained to fight in small teams of four and eight and to go forward on their own.
Sunday, 10 October 2010 | 1073 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
Eelam War/Terrorism
A letter written by Hemantha Warnakulasuriya, a President’s Counsel has posed pertinent questions to Bruce Fein, the US Attorney said to be representing the Tamils For Justice. Given below is the full text of the letter sent by Hemantha Warnakulasuriya to Bruce
Friday, 04 February 2011 | 878 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more