When a coward tries to escape death in Sri Lanka

  • 11 Feb 2009 13:08:32 GMT

    [A TNA parliamentarian is reported to have said that the cadres of the LTTE may be eliminated but its cause cannot be killed.]

    Tiger Supremo never had any serious cause, this was proved many times by the boys and girls who joined Tigers believing they were joining for a cause but found out themselves there wasn`t any serious cause. At the next available opportunity they had, most of them left the organisation and now leading normal life.

    This is why most of the Tiger cadres we see today, are baby faced new recruits.

  • 11 Feb 2009 17:17:56 GMT

    [A TNA parliamentarian is reported to have said that the cadres of the LTTE may be eliminated but its cause cannot be killed. What baloney!]

    Not exactly. The cause will be provided by the Urumaya type Sinhala chauvinists who have already begun to call the shots by the Sinhalisation of the East program which they are pushing hard. They are probably thinking of a similar program for the North. That will add more fuel to the fire and create not one but hundreds of Prabhakarans.

    If SL were to turn a new leaf and if there were to be peace and prosperity, it is vital that proper lessons are learnt from the nearly 3 decade old war. That would mean, first and foremost, the checkmating of the Sinhala chauvinists. Well, it is up to the President. Facing up to the chauvinists is his next challenge, albeit a crucial one, if he were to win the WAR and usher a new era in SL.

    Is he up to the task? Time will tell.

  • 11 Feb 2009 21:17:00 GMT

    [Prabhakaran is stepping up terror attacks on civilians]

    First VP was killing innocent sinhalese, muslims and any tamils who dissented VP. Now he is going about killing the innocent tamils whom he was using as shields when he realises the civillians do not want to be shielding him and his bloodhounds anymore!

    Barbaric megolomaniac.

  • 11 Feb 2009 22:48:37 GMT

    [Prabhakaran has been hailed as a hero in some quarters]

    Something more than MR earned with all his high status

  • 11 Feb 2009 22:53:00 GMT

    [having started a war they could not fight]

    having taken the war down to weapons level - the only level they thought that the government which did not seem to believe in the intellectual path, would respond to.

    The structural rewards are seen through Douglas, Karuna and Pillayan. The substance rewards is the feeling of self respect withing Tamil hearts and minds.

  • 11 Feb 2009 22:59:12 GMT

    [A TNA parliamentarian is reported to have said that the cadres of the LTTE may be eliminated but its cause cannot be killed. What baloney! Prabhakaran has killed the LTTE`s cause himself]

    To the extent Tamils including Tigers believed in the cause - that would survive and if work is done to maintain and strengthen that cause it will flourish. Recognizing that Truth would help raise the issue to the level beyond the reach of armed fighters - on both sides.

  • 11 Feb 2009 23:01:44 GMT

    [He must realise that the lives of hapless civilians under his jackboot are as precious as those of his wife and children]

    Likewise MR

  • 11 Feb 2009 23:06:55 GMT

    Without and equal opposition, autocracy would continue in Sri Lanka. When benefits of democracy are therefore `taken` Sinhalese who practice democracy or think they are practicing democracy would become the targets after Tamils.

    It`s important for intellectuals to group together and prevent the armed forces from both sides taking control of the nation - as they have been since 83.

  • 12 Feb 2009 07:30:58 GMT

    Gaja`s train has 4 carriages and the engine!

  • 12 Feb 2009 13:59:39 GMT

    Gaja,

    Can you explain your position on Human Shield? Do you support LTTE`s stance of keeping civilians by force to avoid or delay imminent defeat?