Biswal, Power, Malinowski replaced, a slap in Govt’s face: JO
Posted on January 31st, 2017

Courtesy The Daily Mirror

 The replacement of key US State Department officials such as Samantha Power, Nisha Biswal, Tom Malinowski and Susan Rice who were ‘interested’ in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka, is a slap aimed at the Sri Lankan Government, the joint opposition said today.

National organiser and MP Dullas Alahapperuma said this move shows that new US President Donald Trump had no intention of interfering in the internal affairs of other countries.

Biswal and Malinowski were frequent visitors to Sri Lanka. Samantha Power was behind the US resolution on Sri Lanka on war crimes charges. The resolution was co-sponsored by Sri Lanka and approved at the UN Human Rights Council. These envoys spent more time here instead of attending to State Department work,” he told a news conference.

Samantha Power served as the US Ambassador to the UN from 2013 to 2017. She was replaced by former South Carolina Governor Nimrata “Nikki” Haley.

Nisha Desai Biswal was the Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs.

Tomasz P. Malinowski served as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labour. He was replaced by Virginia L. Bennett.

Susan Elizabeth Rice, the 24th US National Security Advisor was replaced by Michael T. Flynn who is a retired Army Lieutenant General.

The MP said US Ambassador Atul Keshap should pay close attention to new developments arising from President Trump’s decisions in the wake of assuming office.

We urge the Ambassador to respect our sovereignty and understand the change. President Trump has clearly stated that he has no interest in the internal affairs of other countries,” he said.(Lahiru Pothmulla)

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6 Responses to “Biswal, Power, Malinowski replaced, a slap in Govt’s face: JO”

  1. Ananda-USA Says:

    And now, it remains to OUST Avamangala Samaraweera who CRUCIFIED Sri Lanka at the United Nations and AIDED & ABETTED the Tamil Diaspora to crown SRi Lanka with a UNHRC crown of thorns!

    This is the PRIME MISCREANT & TRAITOR to be OUSTED & REPLACED, followed closely by the PARA-GATHI AGA-MATHI Wikunanasinghe!

    Puhul Horo Karen Daney!

  2. Christie Says:

    Nisha Biswal is a high caste Indian vermin in USA. Her interests are interests of the Indian Empire. Indian vermin in USA may still put pressure on Trump Administration through High Caste Indian vermin who have suck USA with donations to the Republican Party.

  3. Christie Says:

    Ananda; I just read your post. Mangala is another victim and a subject of the Indian Empire like you , me and all subjects of the Indian colonies.

  4. Cerberus Says:

    As Dr. Dayan Jayantilleke has pointed out in his recent article, the election upset in the USA which put Donald Trump in power has created a window of opportunity for the GoSL to approach the new administration and make the case for the Sinhala people heard. Yet no one from the Yahapalanaya has made a move to approach the new US administration. Even the JO is not using this opportunity to raise the awareness of the UN and the US administration of the facts about the LTTE, their atrocities against the Sinhala people and Sri Lanka and what really happened during the conflict with the LTTE over 30 years. Instead, the Tamil diaspora is again on the move with the bags of money to buy over the new administration in the USA while our President is going round opening buildings, temples, celebrations in schools and talking platitudes to fool the masses while the real issues are being ignored.

    We must collect all the documents written by people like Neville Ladduwahetty, Sir Desmond De Silva, and D. M. Crane and others and send the documents to all those who are concerned in UNHRC and the USA. See We need to also publicize the atrocities and genocide committed by the LTTE during the 30 years of war against the Sinhalese and the Muslims. The Tamil diaspora is very vocal about non-existent war crimes by the Sri Lanka Forces while the GoSL is like dogs with the tail between the legs shivering in fear. I do wish our so called leaders had a little spine to speak the truth instead of being snivellings hyenas who seem to be main communication between the GoSL and the UNHRC, UN and the Western powers. Instead of doing that the Yahapalanaya became a co-sponsor of the motion against the country brought by the UNHRC Prince Zeid. We need able strong people such as Dr. Dayan Jayatilleke who in 2012 were very successful in pushing back the US sponsored war crimes charges against Sri Lankato yet again present the facts to the USA and the UNHRC.

  5. Ananda-USA Says:

    The Sri Lankan Counterterrorism Model: Intelligence Innovation Outside the Anglosphere
    Tue, Jan 31, 2017, 11:59 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    Jan 31 (Modern Diplomacy) In reading Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) of the ongoing counterterrorism operations in Iraq, Syria, and Libya, I have noticed a pattern in Islamic State’s “modus operandi”, that of an analogical spider.

    Spiders have eight legs and two body parts, including the head region (cephalothorax) and the abdomen. Most spiders have toxic venom, which they use to kill their prey. So, if the international community wants to get rid of ISIS, hypothetically speaking, they must get rid of ISIS’ cephalothorax, rather than fight with its eight legs. What I try to pinpoint here is that, while ISIS’s headquarters (cephalothorax) are in Syria, their means of survival (abdomen) depend on how much area they control in Iraq. Thus, before this ISIS “spider” transforms into a “multi-headed” and “multi-pronged” spider, the international community must target their headquarters in Syria.

    Although international intelligence agencies have feet of clay, particularly in dealing with an enemy of many different faces, I feel that they deserve a more involved role than just being the eyes and ears of any one nation. Recommendations for an appropriate tradecraft to achieve collective intelligence are the need of the day. Although there is no truth to search for, no absolute truth, since everything is subjective, the valuable role that intelligence agencies play in producing deterrence is paramount. Achieving a state of global terrorist deterrence is what I consider the essential argument.

    Sri Lanka, a small South Asian island nation located in the Indian Ocean, has been politically and economically destabilized as a result of ethnic conflict that has lasted over three decades. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), also known as the “Tamil Tigers”, a secessionist-cum-terrorist organization, fought against the Sri Lankan government to establish a separate homeland for Tamils in the northern and eastern parts of Sri Lanka. This organization was as a trendsetter for other terrorist groups around the world. Many organizations, including al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and now ISIS have used LTTE’s tactics as a template for terrorism. In May 2009, the Sri Lankan security forces militarily defeated the LTTE.

    The timely detection and precise ground intelligence received from the directorate of military intelligence was proven valuable, as LTTE’s offensive waves were received with intense military counter-attacks. The Sri Lankan security forces could finally claim that the Mullaittivu battle was reaching its final phase. Over 150 cadres were killed during the initial thrust while the rest were hunted down by the 2nd Commando Regiment, 12th Gajaba Regiment, 12th Gemunu Watch, and 8th Gemunu Watch troops during the last 48 hours of the final battle. As claimed repeatedly by defense experts, the fighting power of the LTTE was enormously weakened by the scarcity of military supplies and manpower. This contributed to the defeat of the LTTE. The last LTTE offensive attempt was initiated from the control of a 65-kilometer radius, reminding troops that the LTTE was still capable of planning, preparing and executing surprise raids on any advancing military. It was against this backdrop that security forces were forced to rethink strategy and implement unconventional warfare tactics, that is, to lead by military intelligence.

    By utilizing OSINT intelligence agencies can extract fantastic amounts of strategic intelligence. However, tactical intelligence depends on human intelligence (HUMINT) which refers to any information that can be gathered from human sources. It is no secret that the Sri Lankan security forces have been trying to strengthen their HUMINT gathering capacity for some time now. In fact, they have been openly recruiting former LTTE cadres and other Tamil militants who were working with security forces as “paramilitary” groups. In addition, the Sri Lankan Army’s Deep Penetration Unit (DPU) and/or Special Force Regiment (SF) also plays a vital role in the forces’ HUMINT gathering efforts. It can therefore be seen that the security forces’ HUMINT played a vital role. The military’s signal intelligence infiltrated and analyzed the LTTE’s communications and transmissions systems for the purpose of convincing these cadres to surrender. All in all, the fusion of the military’s SIGINT and the contribution of Amman’s HUMINT was an effective strategy.

    Given the status quo in Sri Lanka, it was very easy to conduct projects of psychological warfare, since security forces were moving in quickly and most of the non-hardcore LTTE cadres and leaders were in low morale within the organization. As a result of human nature, LTTE cadres prioritized their survival during those days. Nonetheless, security forces were not successful in the defection of LTTE top leaders like Banu, Soosai, Swarnam, Theepan, Pottu Amman, Lawrence, or Nadesan. This is because these men were married to female LTTE cadres and bore children together. Consequently, security forces sought young, but clever, LTTE cadres for the job. It was indeed a good strategy, proven by the fact that Karuna Amman was made a minister following his defection and by the fact that former LTTE child soldier Pillaiyan was appointed chief minister of the eastern province.

    As a terrorist organization that possessed an army, navy, and rudimentary air force, the LTTE set a threatening example for other terrorist groups and therefore they were not only a threat to the domestic stability of Sri Lanka but also to the security of the regional and global systems. This explains the support from the international community for the Sri Lankan government during its war against terrorism. This support contributed to the eventual annihilation of LTTE. By and large, the Sri Lankan security forces were attempting to engineer a defection within the LTTE, as they battled to destroy LTTE leadership. In other words, security forces were attempting to engineer defection against the “cephalothorax” of the spider, instead of fighting its eight legs in futility. The defection of LTTE’s top commander, Karuna Amman, along with two-thirds of the organization’s manpower created a desperate split within the LTTE, fatally weakening the organization. The Sri Lankan military intelligence exploited this situation and enlisted Karuna Amman and his cadres in the Sri Lankan army as a paramilitary group, making their fight against terrorism easier. Moreover, the killing of LTTE’s supreme leader Veluppillai Pirabhakaran reinforces the argument and importance of the spider analogy. This also reinforces the argument that military intelligence deserves a primary and active role in counterterrorism efforts.

    The importance of intelligence as capital in counterterrorism is further illustrated by the response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack in the United States, since the international community came together to share intelligence on terrorist organizations in order to dismantle their operations throughout the world. This essentially crippled the LTTE’s maritime logistics support to which their survival depended. The LTTE’s threat to global security was obliterated at the hands of an international collaboration of intelligence agencies that was not even primarily focused on the LTTE. Since the modus operandi and tradecraft of al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and the Islamic State are replicas of the LTTE in Sri Lanka, I believe that the international community is capable of combatting and defeating it by utilizing the same model that Sri Lankan military used against the LTTE. Unfortunately, so far this concept has not gained heavy traction with intelligence and military forces in the West, especially the Americans. This is a good example of where innovation in intelligence outside of the Anglosphere would provide excellent new methods and tactics for Western intelligence. If only Western intelligence would notice.

  6. Kumari Says:

    I am very pleased with the changes happening in the world outside, Cameron, Hillary, Kerry, Jayalalitha, Biswal, Malinowsky and the lot are disappearing.

    After two years of lying and decieving it is time for our lot also to go. If Vijithamuni is taken into remand custody for a false prediction, then Ranil, Sira and Choura should end up in the gallows for the promises they made before Jan 8th.

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