Tigers keep their dead away from families in Sri Lanka

  • 21 Mar 2008 02:36:44 GMT

    The army seems to be doing the same! I know some families whose sons who were in the army have been listed as MIA for the last few months and the parents are frantically running around trying to get at the truth. They say there are many others like them.

    There are reports (known secrets) amongst members of the forces itself who say most of the dead are buried in the war zones and the bodies are never brought to the south.

    Both the Govt and the LTTE will never divulge the truth to any one.

  • 21 Mar 2008 03:37:15 GMT

    [The army seems to be doing the same! I know some families whose sons who were in the army have been listed as MIA for the last few months and the parents are frantically running around trying to get at the truth. They say there are many others like them. ]

    Please erfrain from lying to get a political advantages. There is no such situation in southern Sri Lanka.

  • 21 Mar 2008 12:15:48 GMT

  • 21 Mar 2008 12:19:50 GMT

    LTTE always erect memorials to the dead and account each and every cadre killed unlike the military which disposes bodies and claim either missing or deserted.

    LTTE never said any of their cadre ever deserted.

    Military claims more than 100,000 deserted. This is to conseal the numbers killed in action in order to encourage more to join as the cannon fodder. Recently the military recruited 50,000 and 30,000 in two installments. What was the need for replacements of 70,000 and how the dead or missing accounted or justified?

  • 21 Mar 2008 12:21:16 GMT

    [There are reports (known secrets) amongst members of the forces itself who say most of the dead are buried in the war zones and the bodies are never brought to the south.

    ]

    There were some instances before 2002. I do not know current situation. But now the numbers of casualties are less for military, so there is no reason to hide.

  • 21 Mar 2008 12:47:03 GMT

    [But now the numbers of casualties are less for military, so there is no reason to hide.]

    LOL.

    The number of casualties are less because most of the casualties are disposed of secretly.

  • 21 Mar 2008 12:53:35 GMT

    Freelancer, PolBanda

    [But now the numbers of casualties are less for military]

    Yes, going by state propoganda. There is no independant verification of these supposed facts. In a situation of war truth is the first casualty isn`t it?

    The govt gives out facts favorable to them and the LTTE dishes out what is favorable to them. Both would of course be `tempering` news that is favourable to them too, and similarly concealing any fact that is infavourable.

    Do not beleive what either says. Both are equally unreliable!

    PolBanda,

    [Please refrain from lying....]

    If you feel I am lying you are free to have that opinion. The truth will surface before long as truth cannot be concealed for ever and ever.

    I have nothing to gain or lose politically as I am not a supporter of ANY politician or political party.

    If bodies don`t come to the south no one will know! SO there will be no problem as the kith and kin can be led to beleive that the victims are MIA and the masses in general can be led to beleive that `fantastic` progress is being made in the war with the propoganda of victories and the fact of very few military funerals in the south! There will be a problem and a `situation` if the bodies start to come. That is being tactfully avoided.

    According to MOD publicity only 41 soldiers had died in February. But according to Nimal Siripala De Silva 104 had died and 898 had been injured in February alone, according to what he divulged in Parliament. Even that could be a revelation with a concealment. Who knows? Can you trust any of these rascals?

    Whom do you beleive, the MOD or what has been revealed in Parliament? Can you see the deception that is taking place?

    Do you know why?

  • 25 Mar 2008 17:27:43 GMT

    The army kill civilians and list them as LTTE cadres.

    In every other war in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, Lebanon or Sudan the respective armies admitted killing civilians but in Sri Lanka the military has not admitted killing civilians. It has always been customary for SL military not to admit they kill civilians yet most of the 9,000 killed after this president was elected are civilians according to the locals and NGOs. The dishonesty has become the accepted norm.