Unveiling Deception: Condemning Terrorism’s Grip on Sports
Posted on June 11th, 2024

By Palitha Ariyarathna

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Image by Defence.lk

Let’s delve into a discussion based on the quote provided.

Throughout time, these barbaric invaders have thought, within the bellies of mothers residing in the border villages of Sri Lanka, unborn children awaited birth like a football. They were snatched up amidst the dawn, while the sword’s edge was raised against the milk-fed infants. As they step into a world devoid of empathy, they continue to deceive nations while brandishing the Eelam flag. They stand disciplined, showing a facade of civility, steadfast to the Eelam anthem. However, what we must heed without panic is this: how can there be a discipline devoid of humanity in this world?” -Pro. E. Perera

The quote seems to call for action against ruthless terror activities that result in the killing and massacre of innocent civilians in border village areas. It also mentions standing against the use of fake agendas by groups like the LTTE (Fake Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam). Through the propaganda machine of sports in these days. Let’s elaborate on these points and draft an article condemning such terror activities and the manipulation of agendas for violent ends.

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In recent times, the world has witnessed the horrifying consequences of ruthless terror activities carried out by extremist groups in border village areas. These acts of violence have left a trail of devastation, with innocent civilians becoming the primary victims of senseless bloodshed and massacre. It is imperative for the international community to stand united against such heinous acts and work towards eradicating the menace of terrorism from our societies.

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Image by onlanka: The LTTE started as a Tamil liberation movement but evolved into the most disciplined and nationalist of Tamil militant groups, advocating separatism by the mid-1980s. However, attempts to portray them as anything less than a brutal terrorist organization are futile. Evidence of LTTE atrocities over the years speaks for itself.

One of the most notorious examples of such terror organizations is the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). For decades, the LTTE has been responsible for perpetrating violence and instigating conflict, particularly in the region of  Sri Lanka. Under the guise of fighting for Tamil rights, the LTTE has orchestrated numerous attacks, targeting civilians and causing widespread destruction. Their tactics have included suicide bombings, assassinations, and other forms of brutality aimed at instilling fear and chaos.

What makes the situation even more alarming is the manipulation of agendas by groups like the LTTE/Extrime Base Diaspora . They exploit legitimate grievances and grievances of marginalized communities to further their own violent objectives. By hijacking noble causes and distorting them to justify their acts of terror, these groups betray the very principles they claim to champion. The use of fake agendas not only undermines the credibility of genuine movements for social justice but also prolongs conflict and suffering.

It is crucial for the international community to recognize the danger posed by such organizations and take decisive action to combat their influence. This requires a multi-faceted approach that includes diplomatic efforts, intelligence cooperation, and targeted counter-terrorism operations. Additionally, efforts must be made to address the root causes of extremism, including poverty, inequality, and social exclusion, which often serve as breeding grounds for radicalization.

Moreover, it is incumbent upon governments to uphold the rule of law and protect the rights of their victims without resorting to heavy-handed tactics that exacerbate tensions and fuel further violence. By promoting dialogue, reconciliation, and inclusive governance, societies can undermine the appeal of extremism and foster a culture of peace and tolerance.

Women footballers carrying deadly flags of LTTE.

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In conclusion, the ruthless terror activities perpetrated by groups like the LTTE cannot be tolerated or justified under any circumstances. The international community must stand in solidarity with the victims of terrorism and work together to confront and defeat this scourge. By rejecting violence and extremism in all its forms and upholding the principles of justice and humanity, we can build a safer and more secure world for future generations.

LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) war. The conflict officially ended on May 18, 2009, when the Sri Lankan military defeated the LTTE, resulting in the death of the LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran.

Terrorists may target sporting events to attack the youth for several reasons. Firstly, these events symbolize unity, joy, and national pride, making them prime targets to disrupt societal harmony. Secondly, the mass gatherings associated with sports events provide opportunities for terrorists to cause mass casualties and generate widespread panic. Additionally, young people represent the future and are symbols of hope and vitality. Targeting them can deeply impact society, creating a sense of vulnerability and despair. Furthermore, attacks on sporting events receive significant media coverage, amplifying the terrorist act’s impact and spreading fear. Finally, terrorist groups may exploit these events to spread their propaganda and recruit new members. By targeting the youth, they aim to radicalize individuals and advance their extremist ideologies. Overall, attacking young people at sporting events serves the strategic objectives of terrorists by sowing fear, causing disruption, and garnering media attention for their extremist agendas.

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Image by telibrary -TAMIL EELAM WOMEN

It is time for the world to heed Dr. E.Perera’s call—to stand against the tyranny of terror and the manipulation of agendas. Diplomatic efforts must be bolstered, intelligence networks strengthened, and counter-terrorism operations intensified. But beyond the realm of geopolitics lies a deeper truth—a truth that demands introspection and action.

In sports, it is imperative to uphold the spirit of unity and inclusivity, fostering an environment where individuals from diverse backgrounds can come together in friendly competition. Allowing the display of flags associated with terrorist groups not only contradicts these principles but also risks promoting divisive and extremist ideologies. Therefore, it is essential to prohibit the use of flags affiliated with terrorist organizations during sporting events to ensure that the focus remains on sportsmanship, respect, and camaraderie.

The article is not intended to accuse anyone involved in sports but to highlight the unfortunate consequence of falling under false geopolitical terrorist agendas.

-By Palitha Ariyarathna


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