The United States' top intelligence agency, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) says that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is the most dangerous and deadly extremist organization in the world. The official website of FBI in its tops story said that LTTE is far more dangerous terrorists outfit than al Queda, Hezbullah or even HAMAS 

The intention of the LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorists was to massacre civilians as many as possible.      

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Another Bus Bomb Blast in Mt Lavinia, Colombo wounding 18 civilians. 

Eighteen year old girl, seven women and ten males were among the seriously injured passengers of the LTTE exploded bus at the center of MOUNT LAVINIA junction at about 11.15 a.m. this morning (23) when the ill-fated bus has just stopped to disembark its passengers. The two doors Asok Leyland private bus (WP NB 5665) has stopped suddenly near MOUNT LAVINIA junction when a women passenger has alerted its driver about the detection of an unclaimed briefcase on the rack towards rear end of the bus.

An alert bus conductor saved the lives of passengers in a Colombo-bound private bus from Moratuwa when he told them to promptly get off the bus after the discovery of a suspcious parcel inside the vehicle. At the same time, the driver of the bus has taken the bus to a safe distance from the civilians. The bomb went off when they were about to inform the bomb disposal squad.

The Colombo-bound private bus ablaze after a powerful bomb ripped through it at Mt. Lavinia junction yesterday morning. (Pic by Kamal Wanniarachchi)

The devastated bus which was exploded by the LTTE yesterday. The disaster to human life was prevented due to public vigilance when a woman passenger sounded a timely warning to her fellow passengers to evacuate the bus. Pic: Chintaka Kumarasinghe.

Following are the names of the injured: 1. H.W.H. Fonseka; 2. C. Ranathunga; 3. Ranjith; 4. N.N. Ariyarathna; 5. Saman; 6. Gemunu Rajapakse; 7. Rohini Kumari; 8. M.A. Nafeer; 9. P. Gamage; 10. P. Vineetha; 11. Kumari Kariyawasam; 12. Baby Sithula Ranketha; 13. N. Vithanage; 14. Wasantha; 15. Chanaka Anuruddha; 16. Kalmathi; 17. Sudheeya Kumar; 18. B. Ajith Prasanna

Thusari Kariyawasam and her 18-month-old baby receive treatment at Kalubovila hospital.

Medical staff treats a victim of the bus explosion, at Kalubovila hospital.

Yamuna Rajapaksa, 50, who was injured when a bomb exploded in a passenger bus, receives treatment at Kalubovila hospital.

More and more bomb victims at the hospital.

Victims of the bus explosion wait for treatment at Kalubowila hospital.

Hospital staff transports an injured patient for treatment.

Hospital staff transports an injured patient for treatment

Chronology of attacks on passenger buses by the LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorists

Enough is Enough - It is now clear to everyone that all these terrorist activities are being planned and executed by the LTTE Tamil Tiger terrorists living in lodges in Colombo. Therefore, the Sri Lanka Govt should take immediate actions to inspect all these lodges in Colombo and arrest suspected LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorists. 

An Appeal to the Defence Secretary

Alert passenger thwarts bus bomb by a whisker - An alert passenger yesterday saved many lives by detecting an LTTE time bomb concealed in an unattended parcel left on a Pettah bound private coach at Mount Lavinia. The chance detection about a minute before the explosion near the Galkissa bus stand had saved lives but the person who planted the bomb got away. Acting on the passenger’s suspicion, the conductor of the ill-fated bus had shouted to the driver to stop it and got the passengers out. But for his quick reaction there would have many deaths, a police spokesman said commending the driver and conductor for their quick reflexes in stopping the bus in literally seconds. According to Kalubowila hospital all 18 people who were hurt had suffered only minor injuries. Ten men, seven women and an eight-month old infant had been admitted, mostly with bruises caused by the stampede to get out of the bus. The blast which ripped through the bus moments after the passengers disembarked safely set it ablaze. At the time the bomb was found at 10.55 am, there had been many empty seats on the bus. Police were not sure whether the parcel had been planted when the bus began its journey at Moratuwa or about 30 minutes before its discovery. Yesterday’s attempt was the latest in a series of attacks on civilian targets in the South this year with the attacks in the Moneragala district, Dambulla and Fort Railway station being the worst. An off duty sailor recently thwarted an LTTE time bomb attack on the Anuradhapura weekly pola. Had he failed, it would have been the one of the worst attacks on a civilian target carried out by the LTTE in their campaign, a senior military official said (Full report in Sunday Island).

Vigilant passenger prevents carnage at Mount Lavinia; Forces on verge of Madhu take-over - The week ended yesterday turned out to be yet another week full of setbacks for the LTTE. Though many attempts were made to cover up the situation through pro-LTTE media refuting the claims by the Security Forces about their victories, they could not hide the reality in the battle front in the face of ground troops. The troops in the battle fronts in Mannar, Vavuniya and Weli Oya observed the desperate situation the ground level LTTE cadres are facing, despite the claims by the senior level Tiger cadres to the media. Contrary to this the troops are observing, how these senior level cadres issuing these false statements to the media are suppressing their juniors to defend their territories from the Security Forces. Security officials examine the scene of the bomb blast near the Mount Lavinia bus stand yesterday. 18 passengers injured in the explosion. The casualty toll would have been higher if not for an alert passenger who had warned the crew about a suspicious package aboard the bus. The battle has now turned into a pathetic one for the LTTE. They are already deprived of its middle level leadership, as larger numbers of middle level cadres have been killed at the hand of the troops in many battle fronts commencing from the East. It was almost apparent in the Mannar and Vavuniya battle fronts that most senior level cadres are now entering the battle fronts to lead the ground cadres due to the shortage of middle level leadership. Bhanu the overall military leader in the Mannar and Vavuniya battle fronts, himself led in Vavuniya and Mannar as the pressure on the LTTE by the troops has intensified. Apart from Bhanu, Vidusha, Ramesh and Keerthi have come to field along with the ground cadres. With those developments, it is not difficult to read the military tactics of the LTTE. As this column very precisely described the military assessment of the Tiger threat in the Wanni the LTTE is fast losing not only their territory, but also their cadres and the public support. It was with this background the LTTE has shifted their heavy calibre artillery guns to North of Mannar region as the battle in Mannar has already reached a decisive phase with more than half of the Mannar 'rice bowl' area has coming under the control of the Security Forces (Full report in Sunday Observer).

Public vigilance saves lives 17 injured in bus bomb explosion in Mt. Lavinia - Public vigilance paid dividends yesterday saving several lives after a passenger spotted a suspected parcel and warned her fellow passenger to get off from the bus. The bomb exploded minutes later. A bomb exploded around 11 a.m. yesterday in a private bus travelling from Moratuwa to Colombo at the Mount Lavinia junction. Seventeen people were injured, including seven women, 10 men and one child. They were all rushed to the Kalubowila Teaching Hospital with minor injuries. No casualties were reported. Senior Deputy Inspector General N. K. Ilangakoon said it was reported that a women passenger had noticed a suspicious-looking parcel in the bus and had informed the bus conductor. "I noticed a parcel left behind on the seat. When no one claimed it, I alerted the bus crew and shouted at people to get off", said passenger Ms. Indrani Fernando, resident of Mount Lavinia. The driver and the conductor then called upon the passengers to get off at the Mount Lavinia junction until they called the police to check the bus. However, at the same time the bomb exploded. M. F. Amjadeen, an eye-witness at the scene of the incident said he was walking towards the Mount Lavinia junction and saw people alighting from a private bus. When he was 500 metres away, the bomb exploded and he saw those who were injured were the by-standers and not any of the passengers. Fernando, another eye-witness said, "I saw the bomb blast and the bus was a total wreck. Then I saw smoke curling up". The Fire Brigade doused the fire about 45 minutes later. There was panic at the junction (Full report in Sunday Observer).

Bomb destroys bus near Sri Lankan capital - A suspected Tamil Tiger bomb blast destroyed a passenger bus on the outskirts of the Sri Lankan capital on Saturday, wounding 18 people, but no-one was killed. The military said deaths were averted after a female passenger spotted a suspect parcel on the bus and informed the driver and conductor, who then evacuated the bus in the town of Mount Lavinia, just south of Colombo. It was the latest in a series of bombings in recent months blamed on the rebels, who want a separate state in the Indian Ocean island's north and east. A Reuters witness saw the charred, mangled wreckage of the bus, its rear blown completely apart. "One lady has seen a suspicious parcel and informed the driver and conductor. They got everyone off the bus, and then the driver moved the bus 10-15 metres away from the bus stop," said military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara. "They should be commended. No-one was killed," he added, saying the wounded included an 8-month-old child. "It was definitely the Tigers." The Tigers were not immediately available for comment on the blast, but routinely deny involvement in attacks increasingly focused on civilians as a 25-year civil war enters a new phase. The attack came a day after the Tigers, notorious for tit-for-tat attacks, said Sri Lankan government fighter jets killed eight civilians, including three young children, in an air raid on their northern stronghold Fighting between the military and Tigers has intensified since the government formally pulled out of a six-year-old ceasefire pact in January, though a renewed war has been raging since 2006 (Full report in Reuters).

Bomb blast hits bus near Colombo - A bomb exploded inside a bus near Colombo, injuring at least two people Saturday, according to Sri Lankan police. Police said they suspected Tamil Tiger rebels in the attack, which happened in Mount Lavinia, a suburb of the Sri Lankan capital. Sri Lanka has been in turmoil for the past several years, despite a Norwegian-brokered truce reached in 2002. On January 16, the government formally withdrew from the cease-fire with the separatist group. In the first six weeks of 2008, the conflict has claimed more than 180 civilian lives -- an average of 30 a week, International Committee of the Red Cross said in a report last week. Another 270 people were injured. The casualties have come from a wave of attacks on buses, train stations and other public places that the government has blamed the Tamil Tiger rebels of carrying out (Full report in CNN).

Vigilant civilians avert major disaster; terror bomb blast in Mount Lavinia - LTTE terrorists have exploded a bomb inside a public transport bus in Mount Lavinia, in the South of Colombo city around 10.55, this morning targeting innocent civilians. According to the available information, the bomb has been exploded in a privately owned bus that was plying from Moratuwa to Colombo. Due to the explosion 18 people including 10 males, 7 females and one baby have suffered minor injures. The bus and a motorbike parked nearby have been destroyed. However, the terrorists' beastly intention to commit carnage against civilians has foiled due to the vigilance of the civilians themselves. According to the defence.lk reporter at the scene, one of the passengers having noticed a suspicious parcel has informed the driver and the conductor of the bus. The conductor has alarmed the passengers and asked them to vacate the bus as soon as possible. At the same time, the driver of the bus has taken the bus to a safe distance from the civilians and informed the police, he said. Few minutes after driver got down from the bus, the bomb has gone off, he added. According to our sources, unless for the responsible behaviour shown by the bus conductor, the driver and the passenger who alarmed them; a large number of civilians would have been killed. Earlier this month, a navy petty officer saved large number of civilian lives by promptly defusing a similar parcel bomb placed by LTTE terrorists at the Anuradhapura weekly fair (Full report in Sri Lanka Defence Ministry).

Parcel Bomb in Bus Exploded Injuries Eighteen - MOUNT LAVINIA: EIGHTEEN YEAR OLD GIRL, seven women and ten males were among the seriously injured passengers of the LTTE exploded bus at the center of MOUNT LAVINIA junction at about 11.15 a.m. this morning (23) when the ill-fated bus has just stopped to disembark its passengers. The two doors Asok Leyland private bus (WP NB 5665) has stopped suddenly near MOUNT LAVINIA junction when a women passenger has alerted its driver about the detection of an unclaimed briefcase on the rack towards rear end of the bus. The driver has immediately ordered the passenger to get off the bus on suspicion but the powerful parcel bomb went off as the passenger were scrambling to leave the bus in excitement. However, the parcel bomb exploded causing a huge sound seconds after almost all the passenger got off the bus. Nevertheless eighteen passengers while leaving the bus got in the explosion, believed to have triggered by a time device. Police maintain the LTTE is behind the distortedly crime. All the injured were rushed to Colombo south hospital  (full report in Sri Lanka Army)..

 

Chronology of attacks on passenger buses by the LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorists


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What is really happening in Sri Lanka today is that a blood thirsty racist group led by some misled Tamils called LTTE is terrorizing against the Government of Sri Lanka and its people irrespective of their ethnicity with an intention of carving out a separate state. There is no conflict as such between Sinhalese and Tamil communities in Sri Lanka. In fact, the majority of the Tamil community lives in peace and harmony among the Sinhalese population through out the country apart from the Northern part of Sri Lanka. The entire Sinhalese and the Muslims population who lived in the Northern area for centuries were either killed or chased away completely by the LTTE Tamil Tiger terrorists. At the moment, not a single Sinhalese or Muslim is living in Jaffna, but, many thousands of Tamils are living in Colombo in peace with the other communities. Based on 2001 census, the Tamil population in Colombo district is 12.1% (see 2001 census). So, who is discriminated ? Tamils or Sinhalese? Do you need more evidence ?

 

 

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