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LTTE`s old tactics no match for the `new` SL Army

Saturday, 7 March 2009 - 2:43 AM SL Time
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Heavy fighting ensued south of Chalai in general area Mulaitivu when a wave of LTTE infiltrators and attack teams targeted a weak point in the forward marching divisions last morning. The infiltrators were first spotted by the 55 Division as they targeted the boundary of two brigades of the 55 and 58 Divisions. The exact casualties to both sides will be revealed later.

During Oyatha Alaikal 1, 2 and 3, the Tigers successfully collapsed the Army`s divisions by attacking them at the seam. This usually results in the two respective Divisions and their affected Brigades, Battalions all the way down to a platoon being split, thus opening up a gap through which the Tigers could flank the Divisions.

But this type of operation requires high morale, manpower and firepower on the part of the Tigers and weak leadership and morale and also inferior field tactics and strategies on the part of the Army, both of which were unavailable yesterday. A tactic like this will have little effect particularly on an Army which has 3 Divisions, 5 Task Forces and a Special Forces Brigade on reserve.

In many of the unfortunate occasions where this has happened to the Army, it happened due to low morale and inferior leadership on the part of some officers. Some Field Commanders-- from Platoon COs upto Brigade COs were concentrating on their own respective unit and not on the counter attack.

Meanwhile the LTTE has started another scam to discredit the Army and to give their fighters a fighting chance. The scam is to pose-off injured fighters as civilians who are handed over to the ICRC inside the civilian safety zone. From there these `civilians` are registered by the ICRC and handed-over the the Sri Lanka Navy. The Navy will then transport them to Trincomalee Hospital.

Military Intelligence and Naval Intelligence have so far identified 30-40 such fighters from among the `civilians`. They cannot be arrested or detained nor can they be rehabilitated like surrendees. If they are resettled once recovered from the wounds, there is a possibility that they might operate as insurgents from among the civilians.


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submarine
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LK Information  6 Mar 2009 21:22:45 GMT  Report for Abuse  
How can the LTTE become intelligent to learn new tactics when 2 generation are not educated due to forced conscriptions half way through their lives.
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LK Information  6 Mar 2009 21:27:43 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Worst part of the damage done to humans are yet to surface....diaspora have to live with it for the rest of there life.
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LK Information  7 Mar 2009 01:58:54 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Military Intelligence and Naval Intelligence have so far identified 30-40 such fighters from among the 'civilians'. They cannot be arrested or detained ...
because the rule of law prevails in Sri Lanka?. In SL one can be arrested on the flimsiest of suspicion, even working within the law, the PTA provides for this. And if the potential detainee is a tamil, the military doesn't even need a flimsy reason to detain him/her. Yet 30-40 'identified' enemy cardres are free because the military's hands are tied by the law? yeah right!

Edited By - eeky - 7 Mar 2009 02:01:20 GMT
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LK Information  7 Mar 2009 06:10:32 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Sad, that brain washed LTTE carders were again duped in to a death trap for the sake of few LTTE leaders making them believe that it is a skirmish.
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LK Information  7 Mar 2009 06:11:30 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Nothing to worry we have white vans to look after those civillians..ha..ha..
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LK Information  7 Mar 2009 07:57:27 GMT  Report for Abuse  
And if the potential detainee is a tamil, the military doesn't even need a flimsy reason to detain him/her. Yet 30-40 'identified' enemy cardres are free because the military's hands are tied by the law? yeah right


It simply is classic proof that the forces are not misusing the PTA.
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LK Information  7 Mar 2009 19:25:05 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Kiwi,
You don't get it, do you? To you, this news item by a pro-military website is 'proof' that the pta is not being misused?
What i am saying is: 'there would be no ltte cadres living freely in military controlled areas after they have been so identified'. A mere suspicion is enough to get one detained, or even a worse fate. What's the matter with you, you never been in SL?
I submit this as 'proof' for my opinion:
http://cpj.org/2009/03/tissainayagam-and-colleagues-in-sri-lankan-jail-fo.php
the only reason tissa and colleagues are still alive is because it's too well known who has detained them.
In other words Military Intelligence and Naval Intelligence have NOT so far identified 30-40 such fighters from among the 'civilians' who cannot be arrested or detained.

Edited By - eeky - 7 Mar 2009 19:30:34 GMT
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