EU call for disarming paramilitaries: What about LTTE?

  • 13 Jun 2008 15:36:34 GMT

    The difference between LTTE and paramilitaries is that the Govt rearmed the latter to carry out illegal killings, abductions and torture with impunity whereas LTTE is fighting against the oppressive govt forces.

  • 13 Jun 2008 15:43:11 GMT

    Paramilitaries support the oppressive govt and its hegemonic rule over the minorities. Elected representatives of Tamils (except a cooli Devananda) and Muslims also want the government to disarm the paramilitaries.

    Paramilitaries can be merged with the Government forces and be accountable for the murders and abductions they carry out.

    LTTE fights to regain the lost rights of Tamils.

  • 14 Jun 2008 09:20:33 GMT

    [There may be some others like him abusing their privileged position as members of internationally recognised organisations to disseminate terror]

    Likewise there are members of the SLA who abuse power due to personal weaknesses and Tamils are indiscriminately exposed to these elements. If the Government had been just - it would have withdrawn its troops after even one such abusive incident. Since the government has failed to do this, it has the responsibility to tolerate any bogus personnel within NGOs/Aid agencies.

    Gaja Lakshmi Paramasivam - Australian Tamil

  • 14 Jun 2008 14:36:53 GMT

    [If the Government had been just - it would have withdrawn its troops after even one such abusive incident. Since the government has failed to do this, it has the responsibility to tolerate any bogus personnel within NGOs/Aid agencies. ]

    So So..

  • 15 Jun 2008 02:10:27 GMT

    The assumption is, may be wrong, EU are genuine. But now see. They the paramilitary group to be disarmed. OK. It`s praiseworthy. Why don`t they tell to disarm the LTTE. Are they afraid of the LTTE? When the EU or any other western country wants to some thing against the LTTE it is very light said. Such a time they would both parties should stop violence. If any armed group tries to kill political opponents and tries to fight against a legally elected govt: will those countries allow or tolerate that terrorism? All this bullshit.

  • 16 Jun 2008 17:00:37 GMT

    [[ The assumption is, may be wrong, EU are genuine. But now see. They the paramilitary group to be disarmed. OK. It`s praiseworthy. Why don`t they tell to disarm the LTTE. Are they afraid of the LTTE? ]]

    IS is because LTTE block votes and money spent in EUROPE for electing members.

  • 17 Jun 2008 14:39:29 GMT

    What a stupid question. EU is requesting from the government do it because, most of th identified paramilitaries are operating with the help of the government. Can government disarm LTTE?

  • 17 Jun 2008 14:47:39 GMT

    EU is asking the Sri Lankan government to disarm the paramilitaries because they were rearmed by it. In other words EU wanted the arms that the govt gave to be got back.