Jaffna next, Army Chief tells Mahanayakes

  • 3 Jan 2007 15:34:06 GMT

    Rather than Talking before a thing is done it`s best to do the job, complete it and then talk! Still the East has not been liberated and SF is talking of liberating the North.

    Counting Chickens before they hatch!

    This kind of `Big Talk` has been made many a time by various Generals of various shapes and sizes. Anuruddha Ratwatte was the worst of them all specially in relation the Jayasikuru Operation. Some people never learn from History.

  • 3 Jan 2007 15:38:13 GMT

    The Ven. Mahanayake must say `no, no action that results in death and destruction please.`

  • 3 Jan 2007 16:03:28 GMT

    KiwiKanga,

    [Anuruddha Ratwatte ]

    Difference between Anuruddha Ratwatte and Sarath fonseka is AR is a stupid politician and SF is a very experienced General.

  • 3 Jan 2007 16:12:27 GMT

    The East and Jaffna are NO big deals. After the break away of Karuna, the LTTE was virtually finished there. Only small pockets left and can be easily cleaned up.

    Army controlls about 85 of Jaffna anyways. So clearing the Elephant pass area should not be a big deal either.

    The BIG Deal will be cearling Wanni. If the Army can do that, then we have reason to celebrate. And it will be utterly stupid to think the LTTE will sit by and watch while the Army clears them. The LTTE will attack where they know it will hurt the govt the most - economic targets in Colombo.

    So before talking SF should think a little. To my knowledge there was only ONE army commander who talked less and did his job - Gen Jerry De Silva.

    Hey Bonggo - how are you man? Happy New years :)

  • 3 Jan 2007 16:34:47 GMT

    A lot of rubbish, When Fonseka was in US ,whatever he told to the US , could he tell those in Srilanka, Never.

    More misery to the ordinary Singala and Tamil people.

  • 3 Jan 2007 17:01:12 GMT

    Clearing the East looks very realistic, especially now that a large part of the population is / will be gone anyway.

    Before starting phase II in the North, GOSL would be well advised to stabilise the situation in the East first, develop the region and consolidate their positions in the North. The Wanni civilians will soon realise that their best option for progress is also =voting with their feet= and move to cleared areas on a temporary basis. Trouble is that for them it will be much more difficult to leave the area as compared to the Jaffna population and this once again thanks to their non-appointed protectors, the LTTE. A real paradox, when you think of it. After all why should innocent soldiers (who, by the way, also need a break) get killed if part of the job can be done by this natural process? But I have to agree with Anizam, clearing the Wanni will be a very difficult job indeed.

  • 3 Jan 2007 19:52:09 GMT

    Jaffna next,Army Chief tells Mahanayakes

    Here is the discussion took place between S.F and Mahanayaka..(S.F)- Sarath Fonseka (Maha)-Maha Nayaka

    S.F...Hamadurnee..I am coming from Mahinda to convey some message for you..

    Maha..Where is Mahinda..eya vadatha..

    S.F...Na Hamaduree..eya bunker authulee..

    Maha..Oya duth baluwata kamck na..oye duth parisam kara ganna...Buddu Saranang...

    S.F..Hamadurnee dan wadatha..mama boothala evrakarala avee..

    Maha..putha kotti alanda gheen..paula nathikaranta eppa..

  • 3 Jan 2007 20:09:59 GMT

    [The Ven. Mahanayake must say `no, no action that results in death and destruction please.`]

    Then I would say, Sadhu sadhu sadhu!!

  • 3 Jan 2007 21:28:32 GMT

    [But I have to agree with Anizam, clearing the Wanni will be a very difficult job indeed.]

    The East fully cleared in 1993/94, When DB Wijetunga was president. The Army commander then was Gerry De Silva and the man responsible for it was the then eastern commander the late Gen Laucky Algama. This was when Karuna was with the LTTE.

    After CBK took over, her priority turned towards the north and large numbers of troops were withdrwan to the northers sector. This allowed the LTTE to regroup and retake the east.

    Jaffna was recaptured but the following attempt to clear Wanni ended in Disaster (Jaya Sikuru).... This is always the case. This is why i think there is no military solution for this, but im open to correction.

  • 3 Jan 2007 22:07:38 GMT

    [Lt. Gen. Fonseka made this comment yesterday morning during a visit to the Sri Dalada Maligawa where he paid homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic. Later he paid a courtesy call on the Asgiriya Maha Nayake Ven. Thibbotuwawe Sri Sidhartha Thera. ]

    So, he did not speak to Lord Buddha. Had he spoken to Lord Buddha, he would have learnt that physical possession is not liberation - but `attachment` and self-imprisonment.

    Gaja Lakshmi Paramasivam from Australia