Tigers as a scourge of the Tamils
It should no longer be in dispute that the LTTE
does not care even in the least for the civilians of the North-East.
There is now clinching evidence of this fact in the form of the
outrageous LTTE attack on the State-chartered food vessel in Pt. Pedro.
If the LTTE cares for the North-East civilians, as it now claims to
be, would it train its guns on vessels carrying essential food
commodities to the North?
The answer is an obvious 'no', considering the vital importance of
essential food items in the lives of the people. What makes the LTTE
attack more astonishing and exasperating is the Tigers' routine claim
that they and they alone are the "sole representatives "of the Tamil
The attack on the vessel makes an outrageous mockery of such
pretensions. In fact the sheer sadism reflected in the act of depriving
the people of their essential needs proves that the LTTE does not care a
farthing for the people's well-being. The Tamil people were used as
sacrificial lambs by the LTTE for the achievement of their petty
political and military aims and this revolting trend seems to be
The game plan of the LTTE in this attack seems to be the generation
of more and more hardships and deprivations among the Tamil people, so
that the Tigers' disinformation mill could then claim that the people
are being victimized by the State. However, it should be as plain as day
that it is the State and the State alone which is succouring the Tamil
people and that too with absolute consistency because the Government
never overlooks the needs of the people wherever they may be.
In fact the Pt. Pedro attack is a bestial extension of the LTTE
policy in the Eastern Province where it is beating a hasty retreat in
the face of the courageous military campaign conducted by the Security
In the Eastern Province, until they were reduced to non entity
status, it was the practice of the LTTE to use the civilian population
as a human shield. The evil design was to expose civilians to Security
Forces' fire and then claim that the people were being victimized by the
The tactic is substantially the same in the North. By bringing about
hardships among the Northern people, by depriving them of their needs,
the Tigers are hoping to foist on the world the blatant falsehood that
the Tamil people are being cruelly treated.
The State needs to launch a dynamic awareness-raising program to
enlighten the world on the factual situation here. While persisting with
the program of feeding and caring for the North-East, the Government
should expose the LTTE's sadistic cruelty for all to see.
The State should also persist steadily with the task of resettling
the displaced civilians of the East and of restoring normalcy in the
area, as soon as possible. The Security Forces did well to resoundingly
neutralize the Tigers in the East. What is left to be done is to restore
to the people their livelihoods and homesteads. Thus their hearts and
minds would be won.
Law suit against Oslo over Norway-LTTE links
Norwegians Against Terrorism will this year probe
Sri Lanka's Norwegian-funded aid projects to uncover LTTE links. NAT
is already in the process of collecting evidence for a future class
action law suit against Oslo over Norwegian funding of Tiger
terrorism, according to the latest NAT report, The International
Fight Against LTTE dated January 14, 2007.
LTTE domination in the United Kingdom
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam established
its foothold in London following the July 1983 riots in Sri Lanka.
The primary mover, to establish the first LTTE office in Selborne
Gardens in Hendon in Northwest London, was Balasegaram.
SLNBB: an opportunity for all to participate in nation building
In a move to facilitate Sri Lankans living
overseas to invest in their motherland, the Government of Sri Lanka
has decided to embark on a fresh publicity campaign for the Sri
Lanka Nation Building Bonds.