Tigers capitalize on lifting of cell phone ban

  • 4 Jan 2007 04:32:02 GMT

    [This mean GOSL does not monitor mobile phone conversation in that area.]

    No, it jsut measn GoSL is trying to find an excuse to explain away how they are getting attacked so many times even with the A9 clousre which they said was to stop such attacks LOL.

    Much more to come, the criminals are going to wonder if it is their last step every time they leave camp or ride a jeep. Wonderful!

  • 4 Jan 2007 07:16:40 GMT

    Dose the GoSL really think that the LTTE depends on mobile phones to conduct their operatrions?

    If that is what they think no wonder they are fighting for 30 years without any conclution.

    It has be called ASIA`s longest war.

    GoSL has made so many moves to cripple the LTTE but the LTTE is operating as normal , only the civilians are suffering.

    A9 A15, road blocks, starvation, refuseing help to injured civilians, murder, rape, plunder, and lomost every crime immagineable but it has not changed anything.

    LTTE is not effected at all. Which means all the GoSL had done is to make life difficult for the civilians who are not the enemy but will be the enemy as the result of the actions of the GoSL.In other words giving more support to LTTE to grow and become even more powerful.

    So far LTTE is keeping quiet , but soon it will react and I am sure some generals will have to eat their words.

  • 4 Jan 2007 07:24:27 GMT

    AnuD

    [This mean GOSL does not monitor mobile phone conversation in that area. Every phone call MUST go through the INTEL ears before it reacing to the other LTTEer.

    Probably they are using Code language.]

    Do you ANY idea how SILLY you sound? It may be true that LTTE may be using cell phones to co-ordinate attacks but that does not warrant the right for the government to infringe one of people`s fundamental rights. A system that would require re-direction of every call through monitoring centers would prove extremely expensive and would have achieved absolutely nothing. Besides the terrorists would always develop other ways of doing things if cell phones come to be monitored.

  • 4 Jan 2007 07:28:17 GMT

    So the Cell phones were the reason for these increase in attacks. What about all the satellite phones the tigers have? Those were probably not very significant.

  • 4 Jan 2007 09:11:01 GMT

    For a pathetic orgn such as LTTE no wonder they will use any easy method they could get their hands on to attack and kill many of our soldiers.

    As someone indicated about the satelite phones these are used may be only by the high ranked LTTEers. So those who call others silly dont know what they are talking of.

    Those who say the innocent tamils only affected in this war is total gross mirepresentation.

    Its a foregone conclusion that we have afflicted lot of casualties on LTTE so they are trying to potray a diiferent picture to the world.

    Terrorists have no sympathy for civilians they are using them as shield.

  • 4 Jan 2007 10:50:05 GMT

    [BiCUBIC quoted[AnuD

    This mean GOSL does not monitor mobile phone conversation in that area. Every phone call MUST go through the INTEL ears before it reacing to the other LTTEer.

    Probably they are using Code language.]

    Do you ANY idea how SILLY you sound? ]

    This idea is not silly.

    Most western countries do Lawful Call Interception. In US it is covered under `Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act `(CALEA).

    http://www.fcc.gov/calea/

    Most Telecom systems support interception. And it could be done by entering a phone number or etc..if the Telcom system supports CALEA. You need not to re-direct all calls and it is not so expensive. But in SL it may be not implemented. It is right time GOSL to bring a similar act as CALEA and force Telecom operators to follow it.

  • 4 Jan 2007 13:27:55 GMT

    So...

    What do you do if Soosai is late on his Mobitel bill??

  • 4 Jan 2007 18:38:55 GMT

    Roshan2007,

    Without getting into the technical jargon, what really matters is whether or not the technology is available but the `act` of infringement of people`s rights. There is a very fine line between lawful interception and UNlawful interception. In the US, the US Patriot ACT of 2001 enhanced the hands of law enforcement agencies on electronic surveillance but a piece of legislation, in my opinion, does not give the state the right to disrupt the lives of thousands of our citizens. In Sri Lanka, where there is far more less government unaccountability i wouldn`t be surprised even if the government is doing ES illegally. Then again, i don`t know the contents of the POTAct that was invoked recently.

  • 5 Jan 2007 04:02:44 GMT

    BiCUBIC,

    I agree if the LAwful interception is given to our politicians it would be a nightmare.

    Thtat`s the practial problem.

    But the fact I reiterated is Lawful interception can be done and most western nations do it for security purposes.