- War Heroes Day Today, 7 June
- Sri Lankan Minister of Industries C
V Gooneratne, and 19 others were killed, over 50 wounded in a LTTE suicide bomb attack in
Ratmalana during ceremonies to mark the War Heroes Day.
- THEY DON'T COMPLAIN, THEY DON'T GO ON
STRIKE. THEY FIGHT ON EMPTY STOMACHS, WITHOUT WATER, YET THEY DON'T FALTER FROM THE FRONT
LINES. THEY GUARD OUR NATIONS HONOUR, PRIDE AND MORE IMPORTANTLY ITS INTEGRITY.
TODAY (7 JUNE) IS THE HERO'S DAY, AS THE WHOLE NATION PAYS RESPECT TO OUR FALLEN
COMRADES AND FOR THOSE WHO FEARLESSLY FACE THE ENEMY, WE ALL SHOULD TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO
RECOLLECT ON THE GREAT DEEDS OF OUR BRAVE FORCES IN THE FRONT!!!!!
MAY ALL THOSE WHO HAVE FALLEN IN BATTLE BE RE-BORN TO PROTECT OUR LAND WITH RENEWED
- The Sri Lankan Government today accused the
LTTE of preventing large number of civilians from crossing over to Army-held areas in the
embattled northern Jaffna peninsula in order to conscript the general populace.
- LTTE bomb attack at a Tamil
religious ceremony in Vavuniya Kovil wounding many Tamil innocent civilians
- After inducting fresh troops to stem the
tide of military losses in northern Jaffna, the Sri Lankan Government has said it will
reinforce its Navy with more Israel- made missile-fitted combat whose missiles have a
range of 36 km, craft along with equipping the Army with new ground weapons from Europe.
- Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga
today denied having made a fresh offer to LTTE leader V Prabhakaran to make him Chief
Minister of northern province in a recent television interview. Stating that the media
had completely misquoted her on this issue, an official statement here said all
that Chandrika referred to during her interview to the New Delhi Television was the offer
she made to Prabhakaran during her first peace talks with the LTTE in 1994, soon after she
was elected as President.
- New York police set up barricades outside
Canada's United Nations mission yesterday to allow American Sri Lankans to protest against
alleged fundraising in Canada for Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers, one of the world's most
ruthless terrorist organizations.
- Dear Ranjan - We salute you for your
service to the Nation
- Here we are expressing our immense gratitude
and appreciation to young Dr.Ranjan Seneviratne for his courage to join the Palali airbase
medical team in treating injured heroic soldiers. He has taken this brave step leaving
behind his family in UK with two kids, risking his own life."
- SPUR in Australia
- Canadian funds back terrorism:
- Ward Elcock, the Director of the Canadian Security
Intelligence Service (CSIS)
- 'If you tolerate these activities you
can run into problems' - National Post : 2 June 2000
- Today (2 June 2000) marks the thirteenth
anniversary of the bloody massacre and the brutal mutilation of 33 young monks and their
mentor Chief Priest Ven. Hegoda Indrasara at Arantalawa in Amparai, by the ruthless and
blood thirsty LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorists.
- The International Community is
demanding resignation of both Canadian Federal Ministers, Hon Paul Martin and Hon Maria
Minna from the Canadian Parliament.
- Martin faces further grilling over
Tamil dinner - Paul Martin,
the Finance Minister of Canadian Federal Parliament, faced renewed demands in the House of
Commons on 31 May 2000 to explain why he and other senior Liberals dined recently
with an organization identified as a front for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
- Another 26 Tamil rebels killed --- Twenty-six Tamil Tigers, including 11 women fighters, were killed in armed
confrontations with the Sri Lankan security forces in the country's north and east even as
the Army claimed to have repulsed the LTTE's rocket-propelled grenade attacks at Chammani
and Colombothurai near Jaffna town.
- Government said soldiers had seized a cache
of weapons left behind by rebels retreating from Ariyalai and Chavakachcheri. The
haul is said to have included assault rifles, machine guns and 81mm mortar, a
global positioning system and night vision glasses.
- Tamil Tigers suffer 'heavy losses' - 116
rebels killed and many more injured.
- The Sri Lankan army says its troops had
advanced towards Chavakachcheri, east of Jaffna town where there have been intense clashes
between the two sides.
- The United States Monday rejected Tamil
demands to partition Sri Lanka and warned that
separation in the island could have serious long-term implications for neighbouring India.
- The Sri Lankan navy sank a Tamil rebel
suicide boat t as well as another packed with explosives before it could ram a navy
gunboat off the coast of Mullaitivu.
- The Sri Lankan government did not respond to
the LTTEs offer of a 12-hour ceasefire in the Thenmarachchi division on Saturday
because it was but a ploy to force civilians to move out for political and military
reasons, the military spokesman, Brig Palitha Fernando, said.
- Multi Barrel Rocket Launchers (MBRL), artillery,
mortars, vast stocks of shells and ammunition arrive in Jaffna - Army ready to chase the
- Please pay tribute to our
Heroic Soldiers - Sri Lanka War Heroes Day : 7 June - The 'grave crisis as regards national security'
and crowned each and every member of the Security Forces who are 'leading the forefront of
this battle with the blessings of all the people' saying; "I also wish to state that
we have decided to observe a special day dedicated to the welfare of the war heroes. This
War Heroes Day will be observed on June 7." - President Chandrika Kumaratunga appeals to the Nation
- Some powerful countries which want to get a
foothold in the region are helping the LTTE in its fight against Sri Lankan forces in
Jaffna Penunsula, Sri Lankan Minister for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development
Mahinda Rajapaksa said. He expressed doubt over the Norwegian initiative to broker peace
in the strife-torn island nation saying: "Sri Lankan people might not trust them
(Norwegians) as an impartial peace broker.
- In an apparent show of moral support for Sri
Lanka Gulf US warships move towards Arabian sea
- The fabricated story of
"Evacuation of Sri Lankan security Forces from Jaffna Peninsula" of UK and CNN
media is a LTTE strategy to demoralise the brave Sri Lankan Security Forces.
- American Buddhist priest wants to join Lankan army in
fight against terrorism
- The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam may be
smuggling arms through Thailand, the Thai government said on Thursday. "It is
possible that there is arms smuggling" to the (LTTE) through Thailand, Prime Minister
Chuan Leekpai told reporters.
- Tigers may be smuggling arms through
Thailand - The Daily Star (6/5/2000)
- Defying the 1800 hrs deadline set by the
LTTE for surrender of 40,000 soldiers, the Lankan troops today advanced towards enemy
positions with new weapons, inflicting heavy casualties
- Bomb rips through Norwegian embassy
in Sri Lanka - Another work by LTTE ??
- LTTE rebels attacked Kalladi village, near
eastern Batticaloa town, second day in a row, killing six civilians, including two
children, and wounding three others.
- Nearly 2000 Buddhist Monks at Kataragama
Pinkama to Bless Security Forces
- On 25/5/2000, a landmine explosion
in a northern Sri Lankan town killed two Tamil politicians belonged to the People's
Liberation Organisation of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE).
- A blast ripped through the Norwegian embassy
on Wednesday hours after Norway's deputy foreign
minister Raymond Johansen left the island after a peace mission.
- India and the United States ruled out
support to any independent Tamil State carved out of Sri Lanka.
- Indian withdrawal offer
???? - Sri Lankan official sources
privately expressed displeasure and described India's offer as a move that could further
demoralise the soldiers resisting an offensive by the separatist Liberation Tigers of
Tamil Eelam (LTTE). "We have asked for help, but not to withdraw from
Jaffna," a senior government official who declined to be named said. "We have
sent not only more weapons, but more modern weapons and troops to defend Jaffna." The
official said government soldiers were prepared to defend their positions and fight on,
but the Indian move could place the military on a "withdrawal mode." QUASHING
PERSISTENT reports in the media about the imminent possibility of evacuating Sri Lankan
troops from the Jaffna peninsula, Lankan High Commissioner in India Mangala Moonesinghe
said that evacuation was not on the cards now.
- Another LTTE suicide Bomb attack - LTTE Tamil Tiger guerrillas staged a suicide bomb
attack on 23/5/2000 against a regional politician who escaped with minor injuries
The bomber detonated explosives strapped to his body while visiting ruling party
politician, M. K. Gunawardena, at his home in the north-eastern town of Kantalai.
- LTTE suffers major diplomatic defeat
at UN - The 19-member UN
Committee on Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) has refused to grant NGO status to the
Tamil Centre for Human Rights because of its links to "terrorist activities" in
what was described as a major diplomatic defeat for the LTTE.
- Sri Lanka troops kill over 150
Tigers in fresh attack -
- In a decisive battle around Sarasalai in the
Thennamarachchi sector of the Jaffna peninsula Sri Lanka Army has inflicted under
mentioned casualties to the LTTE.
over 150 - LTTE cadres killed.
212 - LTTE cadres wounded in action.
This includes a few top run Field Commanders. It is reported that due to desperation their
star Field Commander 'Karuna' also has come to the front to push their fighting cadres but
miserably failed to achieve desired results and run away from the battle lines in double
- 15 civilians killed and several
woundedin LTTE shelling at Kaithady
- Los Angeles Time (19 May 2000)
Tigers of Tamil Eelam, who have won a series of victories against Sri Lankan forces in
recent weeks, are stepping up attacks against ethnic Sinhalese civilians living in the
region that the rebels claim as their homeland. The Tigers are bombing schools, wrecking
Buddhist temples and shooting civilians in a campaign to force thousands of ethnic
Sinhalese from their homes. The attacks are directed at Sri Lanka's majority Buddhist
Sinhalese living in areas dominated by the mostly Hindu Tamils.......
- European Parliament urge the governments of
the member states of the EU to take steps to proscribe
organisations operating on their territory which continue to provide financial and other
support to terrorist actions in Sri Lanka, and in so doing, to relieve the intimidation by
the LTTE of Tamil people living in third world countries
- The overall commander of the security forces
in northern Sri Lanka said today his troops in the embattled Jaffna peninsula were
determined to fight it out ``to the last man''. He further said troops in the peninsula
were determined to fight the rebels and would never vacate Jaffna. On the LTTE's appeal to
surrender, he said ``there is no question of surrender.'' Military officials in Colombo
said ``it is another ploy of the LTTE after offering a ceasefire on May 8''.
- LTTE Spreading to India !!! -
Karnataka police alert against LTTE - Police are maintaining alert about any suspected LTTE activity in the
city in the wake of the heightened conflict between the LTTE and the Sri Lankan security
- SRI LANKAN police have unearthed a plot to
assassinate several senior Cabinet ministers, politicians and some police officers in
Colombo with the arrest of a priest of a temple yesterday. Investigations have
revealed that the wife of the priest of the Kathiresan Kovil had been allegedly storing
explosives and suicide kits for the use by LTTE hit squads in Colombo
- Sri Lankan army, which has declared yet
another amnesty for its deserters to rejoin the ranks, today said over 1500 deserters have
reported for their duties during the past few days
- From SVV Web Page - Reliable sources have
informed us that newly-imported Israli-built Kfirs bombers have been accurately attacking
LTTE positions in the Southern part of Jaffna peninsula. The army is also now
provided with multiple rocket launchers. With successes attendant upon these weapons
the morale of the Sri Lankan Army and the police in the Jaffna peninsula is high.
- In a major breakthrough, the Sri Lankan
police has arrested 12 suspected LTTE suicide-bombers, who were to
assassinate several important personalities, and seized 120 kgs of explosives.
- The head of the LTTE's clandestine radio
`Voice of Tigers' has succumbed to injuries suffered during the recent bombing of the
rebel communication tower at north-west Ponneryn
- The Sri Lankan Government has debunked the
LTTE claim that fierce onslaught by its cadres forced government troops to abandon a
military complex at Kaithadi in Ariyali sector, saying that the Army has no
major base in the area and that only defence lines have been re-adjusted.
- SPUR wishes its readers and the
people in Sri Lanka, a peaceful "Wesak" without destruction from LTTE
- LTTE bombs Buddihst Wesak Festival - More than 29 (25 civilians and four security
personnel) were killed and another 78 ( among the 78 injured 54 were Tamil civilians)
wounded when a powerful bomb of LTTE ripped through a crowd of people attending a
Buddhist celebration (Wesak marking the birth, enlightenment and the passing away of the
Lord Buddha) in a Mangalaramaya Vihara (Buddhist temple) in Batticaloa (eastern Sri Lanka)
- CID bust another multi billion rupee human
smuggling LTTE operation involving Sri Lankan Tamil holding two Australian passports, one
suspected to be a forgery.
- Norway which was trying to facilitate the
peace process had also now realised the LTTE was cheating.
- Canadian cabinet ministers
are undermining the global fight against terrorism
- LTTE's mortar fire has killed
four civilians in Jaffna. The shells, which were
fired into the Gurunagar area in the south-east of the town, injured nine people.
- The Government of China has assured its
fullest support in efforts to resolve the on-going conflict.
Chinese Ambassador, Zhang Yun has expressed his government's concern on the present
situation and assured his country's fullest co-operation to Sri Lanka
- The DMK came out openly against the
LTTE, asking how an organisation which had indulged in the killing of prominent Tamil
leaders in Sri Lanka could claim itself to be the saviour of the Tamils there.
- The LTTE in an attempt to bolster its
cadres conscripted nearly 150 students last week which resulted in parents of the children
staging a protest demonstration at Malawi in Wanni and Batticaloa.
- The Government charged the LTTE with
``conscripting 140 school children despite continuing protests from parents'' adding that
it had requested the International Committee of the Red Cross to ``advise the LTTE to
refrain from firing shells into populated areas''.
- Marumalarchi DMK (MDMK) General
Secretary Vaiko has reiterated his demand that the Indian Government
should give arms supply to the LTTE
- Grim battle on, Colombo denies
reports of exodus
- In the face of escalating fighting in
Jaffna, the Clinton administration has said it was watching the situation carefully while
saying there were conflicting reports on what is happening in the peninsula.
- The Government rejected rumours
spread by LTTE agents that said that the LTTE had taken over the Jaffna Kachcheri
yesterday and also the Special Media Information Centre (SMIC) in a statement issued
denied the false story saying "This rumour is totally false". According to the
SMIC communiqué, "An armed group of twelve LTTE infiltrators who have been living
among the civilian population in Jaffna for some time has attempted to force themselves
into the Kachcheri premises last night. Security forces retailed by killing all the
members of the group".
- Sri Lankan troops smash key
- The Sri Lankan security forces Friday
claimed that they have destroyed a ``main supply route'' and ``the main communication
tower'' of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) near Pooneryn
- I shall be happy if Tigers
form homeland, says Karunanidhi
- India decides to continue ban
- BBC Sinhala news programmes
suspended by SLBC
- SRI LANKAN President Chandrika Kumaratunga
on Thursday told troops fighting in Jaffna that the "most modern equipment" were
being acquired and these would reach the battlefronts "in a few weeks,"
"Let us strengthen ourselves and fight to silence the enemy guns and liberate the
North and the rest of the areas from the LTTE. Already steps have been taken to provide
you with the most modern armaments, equipment and the technology needed. This equipment
will reach you within the next few weeks," she said.
"Although there have been setbacks in the past, let us resolve to correct our wrongs
and reorganise ourselves to defeat the enemy. Sung Tsu, the world famous philosopher on
military strategy has said that setbacks are stepping stones for victory. History records
that even kings Dutugemunu,Gajaba,Vijayabahu and Parakramabahu, have suffered defeat at
the hands of the enemy at some stage. But each time they faced such setbacks, they had
fought the enemy with renewed strength and achieved victory. Dear war heroes, we too have
to follow in the footsteps of our past heroes. Although we have suffered setbacks in the
past few days, let us overcome them and march forward bravely to wipe out LTTE
terrorism," Mrs Kumaratunga said.
- Israel had agreed to sell eight Kfir
fighter planes for a total of $ 24 millions to Sri Lanka - Kfir fighter jets yesterday bombed and
destroyed enemy bunker lines in Ariyalai, Tanankillappu and Pooneryn killing 96
terrorists. Although the Tigers are making desperate attempts to advance the determined
Government forces have frustrated their every attempt. Monitored LTTE transmissions
revealed that 96 Tigers have been killed and a large number injured during the last 12
hours while troop casualties according to the Special Media Information Centre (SMIC) are
two officers and 31 soldiers killed in action.
- More than 96 LTTE cadres were killed during
confrontation in heavy fighting with the security forces in Ariyali and Thanankilappu area
on Wednesday. During the heavy fighting between the security forces and the LTTE in
Jaffna peninsula in the last two days, two LTTE majors known as "Thillip" and
"Sudha" were killed.
- The Foreign Ministry on Thursday
summoned Canadas High Commissioner in Colombo Ms. Ruth Frances Archibald to the
ministry and expressed its "serious concern" that two Cabinet Ministers of the
Canadian Government, Finance Minister Paul Martin and Minister of International
Co-operation, Maria Minna had attended a function organised by the Federation of
Associations of Canadian Tamils (FACT), a well known LTTE front organisation. Foreign
Ministry sources said that Ms. Archibald undertook to convey these concerns to the
Canadian Government. Meanwhile, Sri Lankas High Commissioner in Ottawa, Ananda
Goonesekera, called over at the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, and expressed
similar concerns, the Foreign Ministry sources said.
- Sri Lanka has acquired new fighter
jets from Israel and is awaiting a shipload of arms from Pakistan, highly placed
Government sources here said. Sources pointed out that seven Israeli Kfir fighter
jets had already arrived in Sri Lanka. Besides, Israel has also landed 24 containers of
arms and equipment in Colombo.
- Reports of Jaffna being in
danger totally misleading: Navatkuli bridge intact, troops foil LTTE attacks Troops in strength continue to hold the
bridge at Navatkuli. Many attempts by the terrorists to advance towards the bridge have
been repulsed by the troops.
- The Sri Lankan Ministry of Foreign
Affairs summoned Canadian High Commissioner in Colombo, Ruth Frances Archibald, yesterday
and expressed ``serious concern'' about the `participation' of the two Ministers along
with other MPs and members of the Toronto City Council on May 6, 2000.
- Despite their military gains, the
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) may now encounter tougher resistance from the Sri
Lankan troops who are now getting fresh arms supplies from abroad, highly-placed sources
in the Government said. Sources here pointed out that the arrival of arms and
ammunition for the Sri Lankan soldiers, which has already begun, is likely to make a
material difference to their combat strength in the coming days.
- I grieve for my soldier
He is my son
He is my brother
He is my nephew
And he is me!
Let us not dance while he falls forever
As his red blood my blood flows on our land
Let us grieve for him
And when we grieve for him
We grieve for all our fallen heroes
Of our Motherland
- Tactical Withdrawal to safeguard Jaffna
Peninsula - Army Commander
- Sri Lanka Forces hit back in Jaffna - The Sri Lankan Defence Ministry says its
forces have begun new large-scale operations against Tamil Tiger rebels in the northern
Jaffna peninsula after losing control of a key mountain pass at the weekend.
- PLEASE DO NOT believe
propaganda by LTTE and their media mouth-pieces. 79 heroic soldiers (including 7 Officers, Brigadier Percy
Fernando and Colonels Neil Akmeemana and Bhatiya Jayatilake, son-in-law of Ex Army
Commander Hamilton Wanasinghe) sacrificed their lives to save our Mother Lanka during the
Elephant Pass Battle, minor injuries to 400 heroic soldiers. The Sri Lanka
army has redeployed most of the weapons and vehicles. Troops have lost only one
artillery gun. A few military items which could not be moved were made unserviceable to
ensure the prevention of the enemy utilising them.
- State-run radio in the capital of
Colombo appealed to people to donate blood, apparently fearing heavy casualties in
the fight for Jaffna, which the military captured from rebels five years ago. The report
said 500 people had already lined up to donate blood.
- Troops valiantly fought back, killing
197 terrorists and injuring several hundreds of their cadres during the last few days. It
is believed that there are many Tamil youths of South Indian origin among the dead. The
LTTE is reportedly facing a severe manpower shortage as they had use their full strength
and suffered heavy losses in the Saturday's fighting. Ground attack jets of the Sri Lanka
Air Force engaged identified terrorist targets in depth causing severe damage to the LTTE.
- THE NEW SINHALA PARTY- SIHALA URUMAYA WAS OFFICIALLY FORMED
ON THE 0TH OF APRIL 2000.
- OFFICE BEARERS (Subject to confirmation) :-
- PRESIDENT- MR.S L GUNASEKERA
GENERAL SECRETARY - MR. THILAK KARUNARATNE
NATIONAL ORGANIZER- MR.PATALI CHAMPIKA RANAWAKA
TREASURER - DR.NEVILLE KARUNATHILAKE
- VICE PRESIDENTS- 1.PROF.MADDUMA BANDARA
2.PROF.A D V DE S INDRARATNE
- ASST.SECRETARIES- 1.DR.PIYASENA DISSANAYAKE
DEPUTY TREASURER- MR.ANIL JAYAWARDENE
OTHER MEMBERS OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE-
1.MR.CHULA DE SILVA
- The Sri Lankan Foreign Minister, Mr.
Lakshman Kadirgamar, has lodged a ``strong protest'' with the Indian Government against
remarks reportedly made by the MDMK leader, Mr. Vaiko, at an ``LTTE- sponsored meeting at
suggesting that the LTTE should continue its campaign to kill the Sri Lankan President,
Ms. Chandrika Kumaratunga.
- Sri Lankan troops have withdrawn from
their key Elephant Pass base after a ferocious attack by Tamil Tiger rebels on the
complex. Troops had ``tactically'' pulled back their defense line north of Elephant
Pass and the Iyakachchi camp, the final bastion protecting the military base, amid heavy
mortar and artillery fire by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
- We are positive that our heroic
soldiers will fight back and recapture the lost areas. So many have given their
lives in vain, but the Sinhala people have gone through this before in our history,....
and have come back to win.
- Troops pound LTTE positions at Elephant
- The newly appointed Overall
Operational Commander for North Major General Janaka Perera, with Security Forces
Commander for Jaffna Major General Sarath Fonseka took positions in the battle field of
Elephant Pass yesterday and marked `several significant achievements by last evening in
the fierce battle,'
- President Chandrika Kumaratunga has
appointed Major General Janaka Perera, a top officer of the anti-terrorist commando
regiment and Deputy Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Army to lead the forces in Jaffna and to
save our Mother Lanka from LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorists. Defence officials say Major
general Janaka Perera will be overall operations commander in the area. Major
General Perera led the forces that ousted the rebels in 1995 from Jaffna, the former rebel
- Air force jets bombed Tamil Tiger
rebel positions Thursday amid reports that the guerrillas overran several military camps
and captured a quarter of a strategic northern highway.
- India to extend ban of LTTE for two
more years, says L. K. Advani
Signifying the re-assertion of
Sinhala nationalism in Sri Lankan politics, those disillusioned with the mainstream
political parties and who want to oppose ethnic separatism and terrorism tooth and nail,
are to form a new political party in the next few days.
- Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic
Resources Development Mahinda Rajapakse subsequent to his being conferred with the
honourary title of "Sri Rohana Janaranjana" by the Malwatte Chapter of the
Syhyamopali Maha Nikaya was accorded a tumultuous welcome at Bentota
- Brand UK terrorist state,
Lanka tells US - Six of the
terrorists groups banned by the US including the LTTE have their headquarters in London - The Executive Intelligence Review (EIR),
has appealed to the US Secretary of State to list Britain among states sponsoring
terrorism across the world.
- 25 LTTE Tamil youths and young LTTE
Tamil women were arrested during a combined search operation by the Sri Lanka Army
soldiers and police in Keselwatte, Colombo on 8 April.
- The Sri Lankan Government has
rejected the LTTE's twin pre-conditions of declaring a cease-fire and confining the
troops to barracks for resumption of peace talks under the facilitation of the Norwegian
- The head of the LTTE Finance
Division, Visendrarajan and his family members, share holders of two shipping companies
registered in Sri Lanka and England have purchased six ships. Investigators suspect that
these ships have been utilised for gun running and transporting shipments of armaments to
- More than 2000 protestors gathered at
the YMBA, Borella, yesterday, including 50 Sinhala organisations, to declare seven
principles as non-negotiable conditions when enacting the new constitution.
- The Canadian Government will
crackdown on organisations who raise funds on Canadian soil for terrorist organisations, a
spokesman for the Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Canada told Lankapuvath
- Sri Lankan Army encircles 700
rebels in Jaffna
- The Australian delegation at the
ongoing United Nations Commission on Human Rights sessions in Geneva, while expressing
concern about the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka, condemned the continuing LTTE attacks on
innocent civilians and their use of child soldiers.
- Lanka Army surrounds Tigers
- More than 2,000 monks led by
Mahanayaka Theras are expected to take part in a demonstration in Colombo on Thursday to
protest against proposed constitutional reforms, talks with the LTTE and Norwegian
- To bargain from a position of
strength 'LTTE plans to capture Jaffna before peace talks'
- President Chandrika Kumaratunga said
Friday the military offensive against Tamil rebels will continue until the
guerrillas agreed to lay down their arms, state-run television Rupavahini reported.
- 150 LTTE men killed, 350
injured in offensive
- Both the European Union (EU) and
Australia on Wednesday (29/3/2000) condemned the brutalities of the LTTE during the
ongoing country situation debate of the Commission for Human Rights in Geneva.
- Canadian law enforcement authorities
are at present gathering evidence from several murder victims' families in Canada, with a
view towards prosecuting an LTTE Tamil refugee for mass murder, according to reports from
- The Thai military confirmed
Tuesday (28/3/2000) that Sri Lanka's separatist group, LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorists have a
presence near the famed resort island of Phuket.
- National Post in Canada investigates
the International Human Smuggling Network of LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorists in Sri Lanka
- Heavy fighting in northern Sri Lanka
- Attempts to lift peace hopes by several thousands of Tamil people joining
a peace march in Jaffna on Saturday was marred by a renewed series of Tigers military
assaults on the Jaffna peninsula, including artillery attacks on the Army's Elephant Pass
- The Latest threat to the Regional Security
in South East Asia - The LTTE has set up a new naval base at the Thai holiday island
of Phuket to transport large consignments of weapons and drugs after closing down its
previous base at a Myanmar.
- A powerful parcel bomb was detected
in the Colombo bound night mail train from Vavuniya just before it was scheduled to leave
the station on 25 March 2000. The bomb was diffused by the SLA bomb disposal team.
- International Passport racket exposed
in Bangkok - A Canadian passport bearing a
Sri Lankan Tamil name, for example, sells for about $7,000.
LTTE wants ceasefire
- The smuggling ring, which has ties to
the Tamil Tigers, supplied Sri Lankans with forged Canadian citizenship cards and drivers'
licences, and phony passports from Canada, Singapore and Malaysia, so they could bypass
immigration controls and board
flights to Canada.
- Sarath Kongahage, MP Opposition United
National Party (UNP) has urged the Sri Lankan Parliament to pass a resolution seeking
international military assistance, short of troop deployment, to combat the separatist
- Tamil guerilla leader Anton
Balasingham given kidney transplant in Norway
- Volunteers of Eeelam Supporters
Organisations Coordination Committee were taken into custody Monday when they attempted to
take out a procession and hold a demonstration in front of the USIS here to protest
against U S President Bill Clinton's visit to India.
- UNP MPs criticised Norway's
involvement in the peace process and questioned the government as to why it chose Norway
as the facilitator when Foreign Ministry votes were debated in Parliament on 20 March 2000.
- Clinton faces LTTE Tamil Tiger
Terrorists threat in India An American Intelligence team has identified the LTTE as the main
threat during the United States President Bill Clinton's visit to India since the US
government has named the LTTE as a terrorist organisation and banned its operations in the
US, an Indian newspaper reported.
- The LTTE, positioning itself in the
big league, has now been identified in US intelligence reports as the foremost threat to
US President Bill Clinton on his tour of India. The LTTE leader is said to be smarting
from the decision of the US State department to categorize the LTTE as a terrorist group.
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam will go all out to register its presence during President
Bill Clinton's visit to the Indian sub-continent.
- Sri Lankan Airforce jets bombed Tamil
tiger rebels in the northern Jaffna peninsula causing heavy casualties to the guerrillas.
- The four Buddhist Mahanayakes
(prelates) of Sri Lanka have jointly written to Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga
to stop the talks with the LTTE through a foreign facilitator and take all steps to crush
the terrorists militarily.
- The National Movement Against
Terrorism (NMAT) staged an aggressive demonstration on 15 March 2000, outside the Royal
Norwegian Embassy against Norway's involvement in the peace process between the government
and the LTTE.
- JVP also has expressed its opposition
to the government seeking assistance from Norway to bring the LTTE to the negotiating
- Police probe possible links with LTTE: German nabbed
- War to continue if talks
fail: Chandrika - Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga has said that the
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has displayed a propensity for peace talks and the
government will have to continue the war if negotiations with them do not succeed.
- A Sri Lankan professor, who is
alleged to be an LTTE member, and lived in the United States for some time was arrested on
13 March 2000 in Rajagiriya by an army intelligence unit in connection with the LTTE
attack at Rajagiriya last Friday (10/3/2000)
- Dilan Perera willing to go to Wanni
to help secure release of those in LTTE custody
- Death toll rises to 28, 18 suspects
arrested. 5 Tamil Tiger rebels blew themselves up after being surrounded by government
forces Another suicide
attack on Civilians - Another suicide bomb blast in
Rajagiriya, Colombo, at least 26 killed and more than 50 wounded during the evening rush hour on
Friday (10 March 2000). They fired indiscriminately at vehicles trapped in the evening
rush-hour traffic. .
- Subversive LTTE involvement with
Pakistani military intelligence and Mumbai- and Karachchi-based drug
traffickers poses a new threat to India, according to a leading Indian weekly magazine.
- Canadian financed terror bombs,
Sri Lankans say Tamil Tigers used TNT to kill dozens in 1996 attack - National Post
- 500 Tamil captives tortured
by LTTE in underground cells - Eyewitness accounts of the four security personnel recently released by
the LTTE confirm more than 500 Tamil captives remain in custody in the LTTE's underground
prisons and are undergoing torture. Only a few of them were later released. What happened
to the rest of them subsequently, was not known. Their parents and relatives have had been
waiting for the last several years with tear-filled eyes expecting with tension that their
beloved ones would one day return home.
- Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunaga is
viewing the on-going Norway-brokered "talks about talks" with scepticism,
because of the LTTE's proven propensity to break away the moment it is ready for war
again. It has already put across an impossible condition, namely, the withdrawal of the
army from the North -East of Sri Lanka.
- 'LTTE is behind Ponnambalam
- Both Mahanayakas say 'NO' to reforms
Buddhist groups rise against Norway's facilitation role in Lankan conflict
- Another attempt to Bomb Badulu Train - A high powered bomb planted under a culvert along the railway
line at Radella to blast the Badulla - Colombo mail train was detected by Lindula and
Talawakelle police 2/3/2000.
- One Sri Lankan Army soldier was killed and an Army Brigade
commander Colonel Piyal Abeysekara escaped unhurt, when a suspected LTTE suicide-bomber
exploded herself near the Army vehicle at around 10.30 am at Inner Harbour road,
Trincomalee on 2/3/2000.
- Anton Sivalingam one of the EPDP's Municipal Council
members in Jaffna was shot dead by two members of the LTTE pistol group at around 12.30
p.m. on Wednesday March 1, 2000. The Chairman of the Pt.Pedro Urban Council and EPDP
organsier in Pt.Pedro, Mr.Iyathurai Sri Rangeswaran, escaped from a LTTE grenade attack at
Manthikai around 7.20 p.m.
- A "suicide jacket" fitted with two explosives,
resembling the ones used by the LTTE suicide-bombers, was detected by
sniffer dogs in Parliament on February 14.
- A one-week amnesty for armed forces deserters to return to active
service brought in 2,289 of a estimated 12,000 deserters, according to an Operation
- As the Norwegians continue with their effort, the National
Sangha Council, the National Joint Commission, Sinhala Veera Vidhana [SVV] and National
Movement Against Terrorism [NMAT] espousing the Sinhala cause have joined hands to
campaign against the treacherous moves.
- Granade attack on Deputy Minister of Plan
Implementation and Parliamentary Affairs, Shantha Premaratne; Our Politicians are fighting
for local cricket council elections in Minintale while LTTE Tamil Tigers are gradually swallowing the Country, and
many thousands of Sri Lankans are in refugee camps in their own country.
- LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorists
suicide bombers use dogs, goats in experimental dummy attacks
- Hunger Strike in Wanni by
POW's - Another "Trap" by LTTE ??????
- All Security Forces should be
withdrawn from NE prior to "Piece Talks" - Dharmalingam (LTTE Chief in Olso)
- More and more ....... demands
from LTTE Tamil Tigers
- An attempt to bomb Colombo
(Katunayake) international airport -Three LTTE Tamil Tiger rebels with 4 kg of explosives
- Negombo police on Thursday (24/2/2000) arrested a 22 year old
Tamil youth with a cache of arms and ammunition including a claymore mine, one detonator
and several kilograms on explosives at the Negombo bus stand
- When D. I. G. Kotakadeniya asked his policemen to check each and
every house of the Tamils for explosives, which have not come from heaven, Tamil
Politicians got him transferred by using their influence on the President who has only a
one-vote majority in Parliament.
- LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorists,
including children and women soldiers, attacked Muththur Muslim Central College in
Trincomalee on 22 Feb 2000
- Tigers : In Break With Tradition , Women
Flocking to Ranks (Los Angeles Times Front Page : 21 Feb 2000)
- French Police raided LTTE funded TV
station in Paris and shut it down,
- Tigers want withdrawal of all government
troops from the north and east prior to the resumption of talks
- Political circles expect the LTTE to demand that the Sri Lankan
Government jettison other moderate Tamil parties from the negotiating process and treat
the Tigers as the sole representative of the Tamil people
- Police have put into effect a series of steps including the
extensive use of dogs to sniff out explosives and formed a special strike-force in a bid
to check LTTE operations in the hill country
- Italian authorities have filed
action against six Tamils residing in Italy, charging them with organising activities for
LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorists
- Janata Party President, Dr Subramanian Swamy has asked the Centre
to lodge its protest to Sri Lankan government for involving Norwegian government in its
mediation efforts to settle the ethnic strife.
- Fierce fighting at Paranthan - 14 Tiger terrorists and
7 soldiers were killed
- At least 13 policemen were killed and 15 wounded when LTTE Tamil
Tiger rebels attacked a bus in Batticaloe
- Sri Lanka rebels planning more attacks (ABC News :
- 80 kg (176 pounds) of explosives and five other jackets packed
with explosives ready for suicide bombers had been recovered in recent search operations
near the northern town of Vavuniya
- A suicide three-wheeler packed with high explosives apparently to
be used in an assassination attempt on hill country politicians was impounded by police in
- Tamil Tigers 10th
attack (2 poweful bombs) in Badulu train -foiled
- Another Two LTTE Bombs - in
Pettah and Wattala
- Tamil Tigers intensifying
attacks on Sinhala Civilians
- Another 2 LTTE Bus Bombs in
Bibile & Medagama in Monaragala, 1 killed, over 50 injured - all Civilians
- Lord Naseby urges international community
Pressurise Prabhakaran to hold talks with government
- Why facilitate or mediate
- There would not be peace without crushing the
LTTEs military power - Army Commander Lieutenant General Srilal Weerasuriya
- Tiger attempt to blast Trinco
- LTTE forcibly enlisting school children say Jaffna University
Teachers Human Rights Group
- LTTE, an organisation with long-term strategic goals, has
developed contingency plans to target nuclear facilities in South India.
- Funding terror: The Liberation Tigers of Tamil
Eelam and their Criminal Activities in Canada and the Western World
A Report prepared by the Mackenzie Institute, a non-profit
organization based in Canada. Hard copies of the article can be obtained from The
Mackenzie Institute, P.O. Box 338, Adelaide Station Toronto, Ontario M5C-2J4
Mackenzie Institute boss Thompson gives
lowdown on ...How Canada funds terrorism
Another 3 Tamil Tiger bus bombs in Sri Lanka
- Urugodawatte, Banduragala and
- LTTE is pressurizing innocent Tamil
children to join LTTE Terrorists force
- Two Tamil youth shot Ponnambalam:
- Another Parcel Bomb in Polonnaruwa
- Colombo night mail train
withdrawal of troops for talks with LTTE - Chandrika
- Polgahawela Tamil Tiger Bus Bomb - LTTE Tamil Tigers exploded another bomb,
at least 20 innocent civilians injured. 23 LTTE suspects arrested.
- Amnesty International - News Release - ASA 37/03/00
28 January 2000 SRI LANKA Amnesty International condemns Vavuniya
- LTTE is gearing up for an all-out war while Norwegian
diplomats are trying to prepare the ground for - 4 th peace talks (similar to 1st, 2nd
& 3rd).LTTE declares year 2000 as "Year of War"
Tigers planning to launch more attacks on
the 4 February (Independance Day)
- Another Bomb - Government forces defused a LTTE parcel bomb found in Batticaloe in Sri
Lanka Friday, a day after 11 people were killed and 73 others wounded in a bomb attack in
- Ten more civilians sentenced to death by a Kangaroo
court run by the LTTE
- Kumar Ponnambalam assassinated by a business
- Another LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorists bomb in
Vavuniya, 11 killed, 73 injured including 12 soldiers, seven policemen and many civilians.
- LTTE has executed 14 innocent Tamil
- 46 suspected Tamil Tigers arrested in Kandy