– LTTE CIVILIAN BRIGADE –Do we call them ‘Civilians’ or ‘Combatants’?
Posted on November 17th, 2014

Shenali Waduge

– LTTE CIVILIAN BRIGADE –

Do we call them ‘Civilians’ or ‘Combatants’?

They are not in LTTE uniforms.

They are Tamils but not LTTE

They are in civilian attire and they are civilians.

They are holding weapons and have undergone weapons training by LTTE too.

LTTE has held Graduation Ceremonies for these LTTE trained ‘civilians’

Tens of Thousands had received LTTE arms training.

They have taken part in hostilities.

They would have taken part in hostilities during the Last Phase of the Conflict

In an armed conflict as that which Sri Lanka’s conflict is now defined what is the status to be given to these ‘civilians’?

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4 Responses to “– LTTE CIVILIAN BRIGADE –Do we call them ‘Civilians’ or ‘Combatants’?”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    Totally disgusting LTTE used civilians (MAKKAL PADAI BRIGADE) in war but this is the NEW form of warfare – NON STATE ACTORS.

    GOSL should also raise a group of NON STATE ACTORS to achieve DIFFICULT tasks due to LEGAL RESTRICTIONS.

    The BIGGEST advantage of using NON STATE ACTORS WARFARE is they can commit ANY war crime and get away. But if anyone attacks them, they commit a war crime!

    NON STATE ACTORS is a popular new weapon used by MANY countries including Endia, Pakistan, USA, Russia, China, Saudi, etc.

    NGOs are also a form of NON STATE ACTORS WARFARE.

  2. Ananda-USA Says:

    The GOSL is NOT DOING ENOUGH to gather, document and publicize EVIDENCE of LTTE ATROCITIES.

    This EVIDENCE should be traced back to those responsible, both dead and living, within Sri Lanka and in the Eelamist Diaspora.

    This EVIDENCE and the LINKS to the PERPETRATORS should be PREPARED and PRESENTED to the UNHCR.

    ………………………..
    Sri Lanka police operation to find location where LTTE executed 80 security officers

    ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    Nov 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have launched an operation to locate the place in the Mullaitivu jungles where the Tamil Tiger terrorists executed 80 police and security officers.

    The Police, acting on information obtained from interrogating a former LTTE cadre, have launched the search operation in the Oddusuddan jungle in Mullativu district.

    The former rebel, who is in police custody, has revealed information on detention and execution of over 80 captives including a Police Intelligence Specialist, Inspector P. Jeyaratnam at Mount Lavinia police Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) and an army captain.

    According to the information uncovered from the suspect, Inspector Jeyaratnam was among the tortured and executed in 2006.

    Inspector Jeyaratnam, an ethnic Tamil from Jaffna enlisted in police for 15 years, was abducted by LTTE from the Mt. Lavinia Hotel on April 20, 2005 since he was a crucial source on intelligence against LTTE.

    The suspect has told police that about 30 of the captives were taken blindfolded to Oddusuddan jungle in May 2006 and executed. Another group of about 50 prisoners were executed in the same location two months later in July 2006. Bodies of all victims were burned.

    Three more suspects have been arrested over the massacres and further investigations are continuing, the police said.

  3. Ananda-USA Says:

    Ex- combatant reveals massacres committed by Sri Lanka’s terrorist r organization

    ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    Aug 04, Colombo: A former cadre of Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger terrorist organization, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), has provided the police shocking information on massacres committed by the LTTE during their reign in the North and East.

    The former rebel, who is in police custody, has revealed information on detention and execution of over 80 captives including a Tamil inspector of the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) of police and an army captain.

    The suspect has told the police how the LTTE held the captives in illegal prisons named ‘Alpha-05’ and ‘Alpha-02’ in Vallipuram, Pudukuduirippu before they were executed and has also revealed the location where the victims were burnt after they were killed.

    His account of the executions has been confirmed by three other ex-combatants in custody currently.

    According to the information uncovered from the suspect, Police Intelligence Specialist, Inspector P. Jeyaratnam attached to the Mount Lavinia Division Terrorism Investigation Unit was among the tortured and executed in 2006.

    Inspector Jeyaratnam, an ethnic Tamil from Jaffna enlisted in police for 15 years, was abducted by LTTE from the Mt. Lavinia Hotel on April 20, 2005 since he was a crucial source on intelligence against LTTE.

    At the time the International Red Cross (ICRC) had asked the LTTE Deputy Leader and Political Wing Leader S.P. Thamilselvan to release the hostage without any harm.

    According to the former rebel, Jeyaratnam was abducted in a white van and later taken to Kilinochchi where several other captives including the army captain, and Tamil civilians and LTTE cadres who were suspected of betraying the terror group were detained.

    The suspect has told police that about 30 of the captives were taken blindfolded to Oddusuddan jungle in May 2006 and executed. Another group of about 50 prisoners were executed in the same location two months later in July 2006. Bodies of all victims were burned.

    According to the information provided by the suspect, Inspector Jeyaratnam was executed in September 2006 in a jungle in Vallipuram, Pudukuduirippu and the Army Captain who had been detained at a camp in Thottiadi, Vishvamadu was executed in 2009.

    The police said that a magisterial inquiry will be conducted on the victims and the location where the bodies were believed to have been burnt. Three more suspects have been arrested over the massacres and further investigations are continuing, the police said.

  4. Ananda-USA Says:

    Two Tamil Tiger cadres charged for killing 26 Sri Lankan military personnel

    ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    July 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka judiciary will indict two cadres of the intelligence unit of the Tamil Tiger terrorist organization Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) today at Vavuniya High Court for the killing of 26 personnel of state military, burning and burying their bodies.

    The two LTTE cadres identified as Madaarayan Sulakshan and Ganeshan Darshan are accused of executing the 26 military personnel who were captured and detained at the LTTE torture camp in the LTTE’s Victor 1 camp in Puthukudiyiruppu.

    As the Sri Lankan military advanced into the Tiger territory in 2009 the two cadres, who were fighting at the front lines and injured, have been assigned to torture and interrogate the military personnel.

    Although the torture camp was protected by mines and claymores, as the Sri Lankan troops approached the senior cadre in charge of the camp named Ratnam Master has ordered the two suspects to kill all the captured soldiers, douse their bodies with diesel and burn.

    Following the orders the suspects on January 15, 2009 have built a 5 feet high and 10 feet long pyre and lined up the blindfolded soldiers against the pyre and shot them. Darshan has shot 3 of the soldiers and Sulakshan has shot the other 23.

    The Terrorism Investigation Division has arrested Arumugam Jogadeesan, another LTTE cadre connected to the incident while in a refugee camp after the war ended and he has provided this information to the authorities during interrogation.

    The 26 military personnel included 18 Sri Lanka Navy and eight Army personnel.

    The two suspects will be charged when they are produced today before the Vavuniya High Court Magistrate Ms. C. N. Bandumathi.

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