Sri Lankan Army rescues civilians from LTTE
Posted on November 5th, 2010

Wick Gankanda Senior software engineer (Republished)

Dear Mr. Mark Mcdonald of the NY Times:

I read your story ‘Sri Lankan Troops Breach Rebel Haven’ on April 20, 2009. Thank you for reporting the suicide attack by the Tamil Tiger Terrorists on the people escaping the fighting. The Sri Lankan army has done an incredible job of securing civilians from the Tigers as shown in the real-time video from unmanned drones. The LTTE front Tamilnet that you listed as ‘pro-rebel Web portal’ is well known to doctor images and invent absolutely non-existent civilian casualties, all conveniently blamed on the Sri Lankan government. We find it disturbing that this Tiger terror front is used at all by respected journalists like you.

The Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and others, who have criticized the Sri Lankan government for false artillery barrages “that have taken a heavy toll on the civilian population” were pushed to do so by the LTTE Terrorists to slow or stop the Army’s advance. If the Tamil Tiger Terrorists really cared about the civilians, why keep them as hostages and not release them to safe areas. What bothers me most is that we continue to fall for the fraud of the Tiger Terrorists, over and over again. As you know, these statements “The United Nations said at least 4,500 civilians have been killed since the first of the year, with some 12,000 injured. On March 23, Human Rights Watch reported that at least 2,700 civilians had been killed in the no-fire zone this year”, have never been backed by real evidence on the ground. The figures were invented by the LTTE lobby and fed to the UN, HRW and the media.

If you are the LTTE cornered by democratic forces, use this plan that works very well:

* Take all civilians you can horde as hostages into an area that is dotted with LTTE Terrorists and deadly terror hardware. Falsely claim that these civilians want to die with you for a totally lost cause. Use the artillery setup right among the civilian population to fire at the military with absolutely no regard for human life. If the military retaliates, as you would hope, they will unintentionally kill a few civilians. Then you are in luck!

* Use your global propaganda machine to generate artificially inflated causalities and spread this false information vigorously. Use your allies inside the UN, HRW and AI to promote your agenda like they have done for the last 25 years. Fact: HRW and AI got all their information and images from the Tamil Tiger Terrorists. These rights groups have never shown any independently authenticated reports or images about this conflict that truly puts the Sri Lankan at fault in any way. So where is integrity?

* If you conduct these operations well, everyone will conveniently forget that you the LTTE Terrorists are the most barbaric force active today and call for a pause in the fighting. Then use the pauses to reinforce your defenses to return with even deadlier force. That will enable you to continue the carnage, all thanks to everyone so concerned about civilians and human rights! Consider this: Mr. Michael Radu of the Foreign Policy Research Institute said this about our world: “The latter (Western donors), as usual, are themselves “sensitive” to the enormously effective, and wealthy, pro-LTTE Tamil diaspora and the international “human rights” lobbies-such as AI and HRW. Each of those, over time and for its purposes, acted to prolong the conflict, protect the LTTE, and thus have more Sri Lankans killedƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚¦” Please read the entire report ‘How to Kill Civilians in the Name of “Human Rights”: Lessons from Sri Lanka’ here

* If you fund politicians wisely, they too will join in the game to assist by calling for a cease-fire. Examples are: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Foreign Minister of Canada Lawrence Cannon, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband and even the Prime Minister of Britain Gordon Brown. Consider this: “US Lawmakers with ties to LTTE money” at

Let’s admit this, even if it is really hard and painful: the Sri Lankan government is smarter and wiser that all of these governments and agencies. That is why it wants to get rid of the LTTE. On the other hand, everyone you mentioned who care so much about civilians and calling for a pause in the fighting are connected to the LTTE and their front organizations in the US, UK, Norway, Tamil Nadu – India, Canada, EU, South Africa (where the LTTE maintains a well-established base & home to Navanethem Pillai, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights) and the UN. Ever heard of conflict of interest?


Wick Gankanda
Senior software engineer

Editor of Lanka Web,

One Response to “Sri Lankan Army rescues civilians from LTTE”

  1. Ben_silva Says:

    Another good letter by Wick. He has highlighted and exposed the tricks used by LTTE and their supporters, the bogus human rights fronts. Unfortunately, GOSL had to deal with terrorists and also orgs pretending to safeguard human rights.

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