The Slow Crawl to Kilinochchi

  • 14 Dec 2008 02:40:59 GMT

    [(Col. R. Hariharan, a retired Military Intelligence specialist on South Asia, served as the head of intelligence of the Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka 1987-90.)]

    Sour grapes!Having failed it&s war tactics with LTTE and now in a


  • 14 Dec 2008 02:46:40 GMT

    Slow crawl? Who? Velu?

    The mole must be bdigging even deeper!

  • 14 Dec 2008 03:02:37 GMT

    In a war nothing is straight forward. There is no reason not to believe that LTTE would put every effort to slow down the SLDF advancing towards Killinochchi, because if Killinochchi falls the crumbling of LTTE defense is inevitable.

    What the author failed to show was, that the fall of the rest of the LTTE controlled areas to SLDF , indicates that LTTE is on the run. LTTE was on the run since the time SLDF launched the offense to liberate the East. LTTE tried to mask it by saying it was a Tactical withdrawal. IT appears that LTTE is on the strategy of tactical withdrawal for too long now, exhibiting the weakness of military strength of LTTE not military genius of Prabhakaran.

    If leaving the East was a tactical withdrawal of Prabhakaran to strengthen LTTE defense with regrouping and restrengthening their military capabilities with hard wear, then one does not need to be a military intelligence specialist to see that LTTE badly failed in that aspect.

    Prabhakaran`s strategy is right , he is withdrawing every LTTE carder in order to concentrate them in the small area he is restricted to ,for his own defense and survival now , to live another day but not to win an Eelam.

    The question is not about the slow down of the momentum of SLDF advancing to wards Killinochchi, how long could LTTE hang on to killinochchi when SLDF starts to move towards West from the East after capturing Mulathiv.

    The success of SLDF in defeating LTTE in all fronts do not just lie on numerical superiority of the SLDF but of the combined efforts of all forces and specially strategies like the Navy sinking LTTE floating armories thousands of miles away off the shores of the country in International waters which had become more effective than the mendacious propaganda the Tamil Diaspora carried out in support of LTTE Terrorism thousands of miles away from Sri Lanka.

  • 14 Dec 2008 03:20:17 GMT

    [Army 59 division closing in on LTTE main military bastion - Mullaittivu

    Army 59 Division soldiers after successfully clearing away LTTE hold in the Naganchola forest reserve are now entering into the Mullaittivu suburbs, reveal the defence sources.

    Daylong offensives were carried out yesterday (Dec 12) by the 3 Brigades of the Division closing in on the LTTE`s main military bastion in Mullaittivu, taking three different approaches .


  • 14 Dec 2008 20:40:51 GMT

    After kissing..... its crawling !

    Thats how things are happening !!

    It is quite normal & nobody should make a fuss of it...

    Many things can happen after crawling.

  • 15 Dec 2008 19:54:32 GMT

    I would like to see a lot of confusing news put out by the SLDF, and then attack whereever it can kill the maximum while keeping our own casualities to a minimum.

    Why should we give out our time table to the Enemy ? isn`t it unwise and even criminal ????

    Only a moron can claim that we have to be straight-talking about our next move !

  • 15 Dec 2008 22:40:50 GMT

    Killi will fall in time.

    Do SLDF has to give a Time Frame or their Advance plans to worriers...?

    Military strategies has paid off beyond expected...opening several fronts..useing small groups have exposed LTTE to the maximum.

    Seems IC HR groups now turning tables on them.

    As General SF said long before..never allow them to sleep.

  • 15 Dec 2008 23:22:07 GMT

    I beleive this is `Take Killinochi: Act 3` isn`t it?

  • 16 Dec 2008 00:25:41 GMT

    There is nothing more irritating to the enemy than not to know when or where they will be hit! I Love This.

    Great work SLDF !

  • 16 Dec 2008 04:03:48 GMT

    Quotations from Chairman Fonzi

    [May 28, 2007

    Lt. Gen. Sarath Fonseka `The LTTE has 4,000 cadres in the north. They are not its best cadres. If they lose 2,000 cadres, they are finished.]

    [June 2008

    `There are people who believe in Tamil nationalism. The LTTE might survive another even two decades with about 1,000 cadres. But we will not be fighting in the same manner. It might continue as an insurgency forever.`]

    credit for the quotes go to DVLADV who has a great article on his page