A reply to “Fairplay”: How about widows of 600 policemen?
Posted on September 27th, 2016

Tivanka Perera Courtesy The Island

Mr Editor please grant me a little space for this reply to ” Fairplay ” for the gallant proposal made for the state to pay compensation to ‘Tiger Widows’, which he said will earn the plaudits of the international community. He also said that dear Viggie will collect all data and assist the state to pay. Yes, it is manifestly clear to those attempting to heal wounds that Vigneswaran is collecting data and working in a different direction that will only throw a spanner in the works.

Compensation should be paid to tiger widows not by the state, but by the Diaspora that fuelled terrorism and relentlessly backed a megalomaniac who is responsible for over 100 thousand deaths of all communities. It goes without saying it is evident that “Fairplay” is also a person who contributed to that macabre state of affairs, and craftily seeks state intervention to settle that issue with a proposal to the state. Be that as it may, before the state looks into this comic proposal, may I ask “Fairplay” what his proposal will be to compensate the widows of 600 policemen who were murdered in cold blood by the Regional Tiger Commander at the behest of the leader, a megalomaniac. Yes Karuna Amman was lucky to hold Ministerial office later in the last regime and also be a Vice President of the SLFP.

 

2 Responses to “A reply to “Fairplay”: How about widows of 600 policemen?”

  1. crobe Says:

    I cannot agree more. As suggested, the Tiger supporters/organizations in the Tamil Diaspora should compensate the war widows. After all, these dead Tigers, mostly from lower castes and impoverished homes, fought for this mythical Eelam at the behest of the Foreign Tigers who funded this war. All this while these Foreign Tiger were living in Western countries, educating their children in foreign schools, sipping whiskey and enjoying the good life.

    As for the missing, it is pointless looking for the missing until/unless the foreign countries(US, UK, Europe, Australia, India) identify the people who migrated to their countries legally or illegally. Needless to say, there are quite a few. Even Navi Pillay admitted that she has spoken to over 75 Tigers who escaped the war during the latter stages. If these foreign countries do not want to divulge these names (as they claim, for security reasons), then perhaps its time for them to stop making these claims.

    Additionally, If the NPC CM Wigneswaran wishes, he can collect the data of the dead/missing, that would be great. It will give everyone an opportunity to know exactly how many went missing and/or died. According to the UN, 7,800 died due to the war and natural causes(combined), during the last stages. It is time for the Tiger Diaspora and their sympathizers to prove otherwise. 7 years after the war ended, we are yet to find a mass grave anywhere. The NPC is run by the Tamils, so it should be easy for them to locate these graves if there were any. After all, it’s not an easy job to bury 40,000 or 60,000 or 100,000 or 150,000 dead as most of the Tiger sympathizers claim.

  2. plumblossom Says:

    The LTTE massacred over 35,000 Sri Lankan Armed Forces members, Police Force members and Civil Defense Force members over 6000-7000 overwhelmingly Sinhala but also Muslim civilians, 1,253 Indian Peacekeeping Forces (IPKF) members, over 2,000 Tamil Armed Group members who supported the Government of Sri Lanka and who were against the LTTE, around 3,000 Tamil civilians and all this add upto 47,000. Around 35,000 LTTE terrorists are estimated to have perished too. In all around 84,000 in total have perished on both sides in the war.

    As you can see it is the brutal LTTE terrorists who massacred over 47,000 mainly Sri Lankan Armed Forces members, Police Force members, Civil Defense Force members in over 26 years of war. Over 23,000 Sri Lankan Armed Forces members are today both temporarily and permanently disabled due to the war. Over 13,000 Sri Lankan Armed Forces members are permanently disabled due to the war. Over 156,000 Sri Lankan Armed Forces members have been injured due to the war. Over 6,000-7,000 overwhelmingly Sinhala but also Muslim civilians have been massacred by the LTTE terrorists in the war of over 26 years.

    The LTTE terrorist group also ethnically cleansed the entire Sinhala and Muslim population of the Northern Province, of over 65,000 Sinhala people and over 75,000 Muslim people of the Northern Province in the 1980s and the 1990s. The LTTE also ethnically cleansed the entire Sinhala population of the Batticaloa District in the East of over 25,000 Sinhala people.

    Today, the Sinhala people and their descendants of over 135,000 are yet to be resettled in the North and in the Batticaloa District and Muslims of over 115,000 are yet to be resettled in the North. Uptil 2012, of the above number, around 32,000 Sinhala people and around 32,000 Muslims has been resettled in the North.

    The LTTE terrorist group recruited over 20,000 child soldiers, all Tamil youth, as attested by UNICEF itself which stated in 2007 that perhaps the LTTE has recruited over 20,000 young persons under the age of 18 years into its cadre between 1983-2007 inclusive.

    The LTTE was notorious for its horrific terror tactics such as large scale bomb attacks and the use of suicide bombers in carrying out hundreds of attacks against mainly Sinhala civilians and the country’s leadership, horrific attacks against Sinhala civilians using IED devices, claymore mines and bombs, the massacre of Sinhala villagers in their villages in the North Central, Eastern, Northern and North Western Provinces, the coerced recruitment or abduction of Tamil youth and children for recruitment as child soldiers, forced money collection from Tamils with threats to life in case of non-compliance, attacks on Sri Lanka’s economic infrastructure such as the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), Sri Lanka’s the then only international airport, oil storage facilities, hotels, planes, buses, trains etc. ethnic cleansing of Sinhalese and Muslims from the North and East of Sri Lanka, the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, the systematic assassination of over 120 noteworthy Sri Lankan politicians, civil servants, senior military and police officers, prelates, activists, academics, journalists and other professionals who were assassinated by the LTTE who were but a few of the hundreds of assassinations carried out by the LTTE, including the former Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar.

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