Mistaken identity behind Mavil Aru killings

  • 3 Jul 2007 02:59:08 GMT

    $h... happens, no good for PR

  • 3 Jul 2007 11:36:05 GMT

    Poor guys. The govt. should substanially compenstate their grieving families.

  • 3 Jul 2007 11:37:51 GMT

    Four Muslims were shot dead by SL army by mistaking them for LTTE. Cuivilians are killed but tagged them with LTTE.

  • 3 Jul 2007 12:04:22 GMT

    These people (villagers) are taking military orders as a

    joke.One can expect this type of accidents during war.

    The army should have explained and told the truth.But under the circumstances I think they to hide the facts,

    because everybody in the opposition and pro LTTE has been slandering their image.Even in Iraq and Afghanistan the UN

    forces made the same mistakes.It will not done willfully.

    Although the UN did not pay compensation, GOSL should pay them and ask the families for forgiveness.

    It must have been a genuine mistake.

    You and I would have made that same mistake if we were in

    that position.They military are laying their lives for the country and I can understand how they feel.

  • 3 Jul 2007 12:07:41 GMT

    This report is lies..those Muslim boys were all LTTE cadres..

    U want to hear the TRUTH..here is the TRUTH

    [ troops had killed eleven LTTE cadres west of Mavil Aru. ]

  • 3 Jul 2007 12:09:12 GMT

    [Compensate? Are you nuts?? Should shoot them again.]

    Inhuman..terrible..

    Moby is that really U?

  • 3 Jul 2007 12:31:17 GMT

    [However, he said the manner in which the cyanide capsules and grenades were found to be introduced on the scene and the attempts to cover up the whole incident raised serious doubts about the law and order situation in the country.]

    You could forgive the army for mistaken identity if they admitted it as they were poachers, but not for fabricating evidence.

  • 3 Jul 2007 13:43:02 GMT

    [this Watt you call friendly fire`]

    With Friends like this, Who needs Enemies?

  • 3 Jul 2007 22:51:59 GMT

    Moby did you read the whole article?

    The issue wasn`t whether the muslims were right or not, the issue was how the SLA went about `proving` that these were LTTE by PLANTING evidence on the bodies, sound familiar?

    LOL they did it to the 5 boys they killed in Trinco, they exploded a grenade near their bodies and claimed the boys had died trying to fling a grenade at them, but the autopsy found all had been shot at close range.

    They did likewise with that pastor they shot in Jaffna, they planted a grenade on him before they realized who he was, and how stupid their story would sound.

    see your SLA are good thugs, but not too bright, but this little story exposes all the other lies they keep spreading, and you wonder why Tamils will never consider your army anything but a terrorist occupying force to be defeated.

  • 3 Jul 2007 23:12:02 GMT

    The dangerous thing I see in all this is that GOSL has given orders to shoot at sight and there is no intention in taking prisoners.

    Its like capital punishment if an error is made there is no way of really correcting it.

    This also justifies if SLA falls into LTTE hands and they decide to execute them.