Fresh recruitment drive for Army, STF

  • 16 May 2007 21:57:14 GMT

    More village boys for sacrifice!

  • 16 May 2007 21:58:38 GMT

    Commanders are retiring to Europe and Americas!! they made their bucks!

  • 16 May 2007 22:02:32 GMT

    Is anyone packing their bags here :))

  • 16 May 2007 22:18:09 GMT

    Robins,

    The cycle continues. One goes home the other comes in. One gets killed the other gets recruited. Isn`t that what happening?

    In LTTE they force kids to kill people in SLA they recruit to fight and ultimately kill their enemies.

    One is legitimate the other is not. Cycle continues mate.

    JRJ

  • 16 May 2007 22:29:47 GMT

    Mirror story on Jaffna youths, fabricated, says Rights Group

    - TamilNet

    Human Rights Commission (HRC) Jaffna Officials refuted in strongest terms, the Colombo based Daily Mirror front page report Wednesday claiming that parents in Jaffna handed over 200 children to them, fearing abduction by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), quoting a former HRC member, Jaffna HRC sources said.

    Nothing of this nature has ever happened but more than 72 youths and young family men have sought safety with HRC Jaffna and placed in the protective custody in Jaffna prison in the recent past for fear of their lives in the hands of the Sri Lanka Armed Forces and the paramilitary men collaborating with them.

    The HRC officials also said that three youths under 18 from Kodikaamam area have been recently placed by them in the protective custody in Jaffna prison for the same reason.

    This is a vile pre-planned effort to disrepute LTTE in the eyes of the local people and international agencies, civil society sources in Jaffna said.

    The HRC member cited in the Daily Mirror report Wednesday is a Sinahalese, and the news story was written in a languade giving an impression that the said official is still attached to the HRC Jaffna office, they added.

  • 16 May 2007 22:34:50 GMT

    Unemployment in the south seems to be high! Also, easy way to attain Nibana!

  • 16 May 2007 22:48:18 GMT

    The timing should be good with O/L crash rate at 51%.

    This also raises a question did the ministry actually crash the students with a eye on the recruitment drive?

    Based on history 51% is not a realistic fail rate.

    We need another commission!

  • 16 May 2007 22:54:34 GMT

    Seems they are recruiting for the wrong divisions...looks like they need better anti-air people

    [Navy fires at an Air force air craft

    (LeN-2007 May 16, 7.00 pm) It is being reported that the navy camp in Trincomalee has fired at an Air force beach craft this morning. However a large tragedy that might have occurred skipped as the sailors couldn`t fire on target.

    The information that an Air force air craft was patrolling in the area had been informed to the camp but the message had not been conveyed to the ground troops properly which resulted in them getting confused what the air craft exactly is.

    The Navy personnel had suspected the air craft to be of LTTE and fired at it with 5-Zero bullets for around 10 minutes. But however the air craft which suffered no damages has returned to the air force camp safely.

    However security forces now say that it was a rehearsal.

    Our source, a Navy personnel said `the incident ended in a tragedy whether it hit the craft or not`.

    ]

    This is funny on two counts, one of course because they shot at the wrong aircraft, but two given that they missed, if the LTTE had attacked Trinco seems they would have gotten away yet again! LOL.

  • 16 May 2007 23:00:16 GMT

    [looks like they need better anti-air people]

    [(LeN-2007 May 16, 7.00 pm) It is being reported that the navy camp in Trincomalee has fired at an Air force beach craft this morning. However a large tragedy that might have occurred skipped as the sailors couldn`t fire on target]

    Even better anti-air people will score goals same side!

  • 16 May 2007 23:03:13 GMT

    [However security forces now say that it was a rehearsal.]

    Kattunayake, Palaly, Kolannawa. Are these three rehearsals not enough?