United States had given its fullest support to destroy the LTTE’s floating armouries in the deep sea between 2006 and 2008- Defence Secretary.
Posted on September 14th, 2013

Courtesy The Daily News


Defence Secretary in an‚ an interview with The Australian newspaper said that the United States had given its fullest support to destroy the LTTE’s floating armouries in the deep sea between 2006 and 2008.

“One turning point in the war came when the Sri Lankan navy was able to sink these Tiger supply ships: “Between 2006 and 2008 we destroyed 12 of these floating armouries.” What made this possible?

“The Americans were very, very helpful. Most of the locations of these ships were given to us by the Americans,” Mr. Rajapaksa said.

Expressing his views on reconciliation Defence Secretary said that “This is not an easy task, especially for the people of the North. More than 55 per cent of Tamils live outside the north and the east and have no issues of reconciliation. They mingle with other communities all the time,” he said.

The Diaspora Tamils want the poor people of Sri Lanka to take up arms to further their (the diaspora’s) ideology, while sending their own children to universities in developed countries to enter lucrative professions, Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa told Greg Sheridan in an interview with The Australian newspaper.

The Defence Secretary accused the Tamil diaspora of promoting terrorism in Sri Lanka. In his interview with ‘The Australian’ newspaper, he said that the Diaspora Tamils urge the poor Tamils in Sri Lanka to send their children for terrorist activities while the children of diaspora are safely studying in universities in developed countries with the aim of getting lucrative jobs.

“The diaspora should understand that they live in countries away from Sri Lanka. Mostly they live in developed countries and enjoy all the facilities of developed countries. But some of them want the poor people of Sri Lanka in this difficult environment to take up arms to further their (the diaspora’s) ideology. They don’t send their own children, who go to universities in developed countries, who enter lucrative professions. But they will talk of the fight for a Tamil homeland — who is doing the fighting?” Defence Secretary told Greg Sheridan of The Australian newspaper.

“The diaspora can raise money and make propaganda, but who will suffer from their efforts?” he questioned. “American satellite technology located the ships and enabled the Sri Lankans to hit them. Before that, the Americans had been somewhat ambivalent about the Sri Lankan struggle. They never remotely justified or approved of the Tigers, nor would they supply weapons to the Sri Lankan forces. Yet throughout the conflict, Sri Lanka got most of its military hardware from Israel and Pakistan, two military allies of the US that would probably have been susceptible to American entreaties not to supply arms,” the Defence Secretary further said.

‘The Tigers were ultimately defeated by a military campaign designed and run by Rajapaksa, Secretary of Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Defence. A brilliant career soldier, he had migrated to the US after retiring from the Army but came back to help his brother, Mahinda Rajapaksa, become President. From 2005 to 2009, Gota, as he is popularly known, oversaw the military campaign that finally crushed the Tigers,’ The Australian newspaper stated.

Defence Secretary Rajapaksa said “But people in the north were so long isolated from the rest of the community and brainwashed into separatist attitudes. Although we have built a lot of infrastructure in the north, reconciliation won’t take place fully overnight. It will take time and the concentrated efforts of all the major parties involved. The majority community also has to extend its hand to show that we can live as one nation.”

“You may not know much about the Tamil Tigers. They were the most supremely deadly and effective terrorist group to emerge at any time in the second half of the 20th century. They pioneered two terrorist innovations — suicide bombings, later copied by al-Qa’ida, and child soldiers and child terrorists,” the newspaper stated.

Pathmanathan, or KP joining The Australian interview said that he wants the diaspora groups to drop all ideas of separatism, to stop trying to stir up trouble, and instead come back and spend time in Sri Lanka, and above all invest and build there. (PRIU)‚ 

– See more at: http://www.dailynews.lk/local/diaspora-sends-kids-war-except-their-own-defence-secretary#sthash.KU7qUloC.dpuf

4 Responses to “United States had given its fullest support to destroy the LTTE’s floating armouries in the deep sea between 2006 and 2008- Defence Secretary.”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    Endia is our #1 enemy. Not USA.

  2. Christie Says:

    There is no Diaspora of Tamils. They are Indian colonial parasites who have migrated transmigrated to the West.

  3. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    Having lost Eelam using military means the Tamil Diaspora now are engaged in propaganda and new funding for LITE. Even if it is impossible to create Eelam by another military action they intend to use the diplomatic route to achieve it

    Sri Lanka faces the voices of Tamils across the world including the Global Tamil Forum in London and the voice of the Chief ministers Jayalalithaa and Karunanidhi where the latter has resurrected TESO (Tamil Eelam supporters organization) for the sole purpose of convincing the UN that Eelam must be formed. Sri Lanka has already faced two human rights violations all based on a amateur video where the common decency of verifying the authenticity of it has been negated.

    When President Rajapakse visited London he was met with Tamil with Placards emblazoned with LITE and Scotland Yard did nothing Had those placards were emblazoned with “Al-Qaeda” they would have been confiscated and the protesters restricted. Tamil Nadu is now using her movie studio to push the voice of the Tamil diaspora into films.

    When ever there is an article on Sri Lanka in the “Times of India” the Tamils enter to denigrate Sri Lanka, the Rajapakse government, the Buddhist Sanga and the Singhalese. They have done this so many times that other commenters from other communities are buying their diatribe hook line and sinker. If not for my counter arguments I seldom see Sri Lankans in those articles making counter comments.

    Unless the Buddhist Sanga or the Rajapakse government or both counter the continuous propaganda they may just be able to achieve Eelam by the pen and not the sword.

    As Nazi Germany’s minters of Propaganda Goebbels stated :”Propaganda means repetition and more repetition!” “Repeat it until even the densest has got it.””Denials must always be categoric.” “Denials alone won’t work. You’ve got to counterattack.””If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth.” “It would not be impossible to prove with sufficient repetition and a psychological understanding of the people concerned that a square is in fact a circle. They are mere words, and words can be molded until they clothe ideas and disguise.” “The bigger the lie, the more people will believe it.” “The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly — it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.” “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it..”

  4. Nimal Says:

    This news is true.As far as I know people in the forces and enforcement agencies in the West are very much detached from the politicians and they are very much in sympathy any country that is a victim of terrorists and vile separatists.
    They will cooperate with their brother comrades in all nations.But there were other revelations that politicians took advantage to the annoyance of these people,ie instead on punishing the culprits they bare being allowed privileges.One can see how they, at present helping countries like Philippines,Kenya and Somalia,to mention a few.

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