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 

LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorist's Black Friday Massacre on 25 April 2008 killing 26 and injuring 64 civilians, including a Buddhist Monk.

Twenty four civilians returning home after a hard day’s work were killed and another 40 including schoolchildren were injured when a fully packed bus bound to Kahapola was exploded by LTTE Tamil Tiger terrorists at 6.45 p.m. at the Piliyandala bus terminal, near Colombo, Sri Lanka. This bomb attack clearly showed that the LTTE Tamil Tiger terrorists are not ready to abandon violence and destruction even though the Sri Lankan Government had repeatedly pledged its commitment to peace.

 

Media Release : Saturday, 26 April 2008

 

LTTE Terrorists target civilians for slaughter with impunity in Sri Lanka

 

A devastating bus bomb in the southern Colombo suburb of Piliyandala has caused immense human carnage. The toll has risen to 26 deaths of commuters returning home from work and of school children, and has caused critical injuries to many more. This is a series of never ending acts of abject terrorism in Sri Lanka commencing with the

many bombings in mid 1980s in public places such as bus stations, hotels, and street junctions by the LTTE aka Tamil Tigers that took over 500 innocent civilian lives at that time. In the past months Tamil Tiger terrorist infiltrators in suburban Colombo, and in other areas of Sri Lanka have been targetting travelling public. These infiltrators were partly unearthed by the defence personnel in spite of the mounting international propaganda effort by the LTTE saying the Sri Lankan government was targeting Tamils. The LTTE satisfies its own ends by identifying Tamils as an ethnic group discriminated by Sri Lankan government and terrorism in Sri Lanka has

caused over 72,000 deaths. For more details please refer to http://www.spur.asn.au/latest1.htm

 

The LTTE has been given every conceivable opportunity to talk over issues over a period six years through a formalised ceasefire agreement by the Sri Lankan government. This was done with the fullest support of friendly nations to enable a peace deal to be struck. Neither Sri Lanka government nor a single other nation of the world has accepted a position that the LTTE had a valid claim for a separate nation within the island of Sri Lanka. The LTTE ended this ceasefire agreement in 2007 through a unilateral public announcement made by its supreme leader and has resorted to fighting for an independent Tamil nation through violent means, including attacks on civilians. The LTTE has been targetting civilians with ferocity with or without a ceasefire agreement in place as seen from the endless series of bombs on travelling public.

 

Thirty two nations of the world have criminalised the activities of LTTE in their own countries by imposing a criminal proscription on LTTE activities to curb the immense amount of propaganda, illegal fund raising and other criminal activities. After thirty years of these dastardly acts Australia and New Zealand are two prominent nations

of the world that are still considering whether targetted human carnage in a developing nation is a clear enough act of terrorism.

 

The LTTE terrorist Diaspora whilst orchestrating these terrorist acts from overseas safe havens have prevailed upon foreign government ministries, officials and NGOs to hold back the proscription in these two countries. Three arguments have been advanced to support this view. 

 

Firstly, a ban on the LTTE will bring about societal injustices to the immigrant Tamils. The LTTE does not represent the Tamils of Sri Lanka, nor those resident overseas. LTTE is an organisation manned by a few indoctrinated young Tamils and funded by illegal means and stand over tactics by resident LTTE Diaspora in western nations. A banning of the LTTE does not bring any social issues to the Tamils, as such a ban is on terrorism, and not on an ethnic identity. In fact millions of law abiding Tamils who do not condone these terrible injustices to civilians will be much relieved by a ban on LTTE. Many immigrant Tamils to western nations come from stock of 60 million Tamils in India who have little interest in a separate Tamil state in Sri Lanka, and not from the 3 million Tamils in Sri Lanka. Of the Sri Lankan Tamils a much smaller fraction have sympathy with a separate state in Sri Lanka, thereby an interest in LTTE's cause. This argument is a pure red herring. 

 

Secondly, the banning of the LTTE will hamper the opportunities for achieving lasting peace in Sri Lanka. A six year formal opportunity for peace talks has already been given in spite extreme provocation by the LTTE , and elsewhere in other nations, peace deals have been achieved in spite of terrorist organisations been listed as proscribed organisations. As such, this is a hollow premise. 

 

Thirdly, the banning of the LTTE will give an incorrect message to the Sri Lanka government to resort to acts of discrimination and violence against the Tamils. This is the most puerile argument that has been advanced and accepted by some. This is an assumption without a basis. Over 85% of the Tamils in Sri Lanka live amongst other

Sri Lankans. Tamil Cabinet Ministers and other prominent Tamil politicians in Sri Lanka have an entirely different view.

 

The present acts of terrorist carnage are intended to cause public reaction to the war against terrorism in Sri Lanka, and to bring pressure from overseas governments and agencies on the Sri Lankan government on its record of Human Rights violations pointing out its inadequacies and inability to protect civilians. 

 

Overseas politicians and governments need to take extreme care in analysing the modus operendii of one of world’s most brutal terrorist organisations, and respond adequately and in a timely manner to these dastardly acts of terrorism.

 

SPUR appeals once again to Australian and New Zealand Governments to reconsider its position immediately on the terrorist organisation LTTE and to proscribe it under each nation’s criminal code procedure. Sri Lanka has been a state under siege by LTTE terrorism for over 30 years, and is now determined to end this siege with the support of the vast majority of Sri Lankans and friendly overseas governments.

 

We further seek the active assistance of Australian State and Territory governments to bring pressure upon the Australian Federal government to impose an immediate ban on the LTTE under Criminal Code Act of 1995. If Australia and New Zealand would continue to stay as bystanders to this prolonged terrorist carnage in Sri Lanka it

would be a great injustice to the people of Sri Lanka. 

 

Further if Australia and New Zealand would not criminalise LTTE activities on its own soil, and internationally,

then the need would soon arise for these nations to redefine the meaning of terrorism, and also the scope and content of their own UN Treaty obligations already entered in to.

 

 

Nimal Liyanage

President

Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights in Sri Lanka (SPUR) NSW Inc.

 

Names of the dead passengers.

Piliyandala Hospital,

Ishara Amarasinghe (24)– Madapatha

R.M.Asha Madumali Rajapakse – Polgolla, Kandy

Ven.Vepathira Gnanananda Thero, Sri Vijaya Sundararamaya, Kassbewa

Rasika Nishanthi – Madapatha

Suranga Fernando – Madapatha

Gamage Nilmini Chandralatha (35) – Madapatha

Leelawathi Dabare (58) – Madapatha

Persi Raymand Nanayakkara - Koralawella, Moratuwa

K.W. Piyarathna (50), - Madapatha

Nimali Wijenayake – Parallawaththa, Walimada

Kalubowila Teaching Hospital,

Susantha Upul, Katuwana

Vidanalage Weerarathna – Piliyandala

Hettiarachchi – Boralasgamuwa

Rasika THilanga (21)

D.Dilani Chandrika – Madapatha

Inoka Madapatha

P.V.Nandana Kumara (Conductor of the Bus)

Shiromi dharshani – Madapatha

Shamali Perera – Piliyandala

Rohana Priyankara – Villorawaththa, Moratuwa

 

 

Ven.Vepathira Gnanananda Thero, Sri Vijaya Sundararamaya Temple, Kassbewa (Photo below).

A Buddhist monk grieves for the dead, which included a prelate, in the deadly bomb blast aboard a bus at Piliyandala on Friday evening. * A woman weeps for a loved one, amongst the 26 passengers killed in the explosion. (Pix by Kamal Wanniarachchi)

 

 

Caution : The images shown in this web page exposing the atrocities of the LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorists may be found disturbing by some people. Proceed at your own caution.  

 

 

Chronology of LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorists recent bus attacks

Piliyandala bus blast kills 24 - PILIYANDALA: Twenty four persons returning home after a hard day’s work were killed and another 40 including schoolchildren were injured when a fully packed bus bound to Kahapola was caught in an explosion at 6.45 p.m. at the Piliyandala bus terminal, Police Media Spokesman Senior DIG N.K. Ilangakoon said. Police blamed the LTTE for the attack. The bus belonging to Kesbewa CTB Depot was about to leave Piliyandala. stand when the bomb ripped through it. Over 53 persons were initially admitted to the Kalubowila Teaching Hospital. Some were in a critical condition. “The bus driver who was injured in the incident was admitted to the Kalubowila ICU,” Military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara said. According to hospital sources, among the dead were a 12-year-old child and a Buddhist monk. Students returning from tuition classes were also caught in this attack and admitted to the Piliyandala and Kalubowila Teaching Hospitals. The bus was badly damaged and the buildings in the vicinity were also partly damaged, Brigadier Nanayakkara said. Several passersby had also suffered injuries. The area was cordoned off by police and Army and a search operation commenced. The Government analyst visited the scene and collected remnants of the bomb. “It is still early to confirm the type of bomb,” an official from the Government analyst told the Daily News. This was the third explosion in a bus this year. Over 60 mostly pilgrims were killed in Dambulla in an Anuradhapura bound bus from Kandy in February when a powerful bomb exploded. Another bomb exploded in a bus in Mount Lavinia, though casualties were much lower as the driver evacuated passengers after being notified of a suspicious object by an alert passenger. Meanwhile, the Bomb Disposal Squad yesterday defused a parcel bomb recovered by the police in the Pettah on a tip off by an alert citizen. According to Police spokesman Illangakoon, the bomb weighing 10Kg was left near a road block at Wolfendhal Road, Pettah.

Black Friday bus blast kills 23 civilians - Against the backdrop of heavy fighting in the northern theatre, the Tigers struck in Colombo Friday evening. An explosion in a Kahapola bound SLTB bus, shortly after it left Piliyandala, claimed the lives of 23 civilians, Police spokesman DIG N. K. Illangakoon said. He placed the number of wounded at 40. Illangakoon said the wounded had been admitted to Kalubowila hospital where some of them underwent surgery. He said the majority of the dead and the wounded were office workers returning home. Director General of the Media Centre for National Security Lakshman Hulugalle last night said the Piliyandala attack was evidence of sheer desperation of the LTTE which had suffered heavy losses on the Jaffna and Vanni fronts. Had they scored a major battle-field victory as it proudly boasts off it wouldn’t have spoilt it with a civilian massacre. He urged the people to be vigilant as Tigers on the run in the north would take on soft targets in the south. The LTTE targeted the bus about 2 and half hours after a tip off received by police led to the recovery of a 11 kg claymore mine at Wolfendhal Street. A police spokesman said the information had been received by police post at Wolfendhal Street. The claymore mine had been concealed in a parcel. Police commandos defused the mine.

Bus Blast Kills 24 - A powerful parcel bomb hidden in the overhead rack of a crowded bus at the Piliyandala main bus stand ripped through the bus killing at least 24 passengers and wounding more than 40 last evening, police said. They said the blast, that rocked the area blazing a fireball into the air, had occurred around 6.43 pm just after the crowded Kesbewa Depot bus bearing number 63-4170 turned to the Horana – Colombo main road from the main Piliyandala bus stand to go towards Kahapola.Eyewitnesses said that the bus plying the 157 route was packed with passengers returning home from work and students returning after private tuition classes. The bomb had been placed at the middle of the bus and the explosion had ripped through the roof shredding the metal sheets into strips. “It was a powerful explosion and the bomb was in the overhead rack,” Military Spokesman Udaya Nanayakkara said while claiming that a civilian had seen the bomb parcel on the rack. Blaming the Tigers for the blast, Brigadier Nanayakkara said the attack was clearly the work of the LTTE, who are currently facing a severe setback in the northern war front. He also said the injured were immediately rushed to the Piliyandala, Kalubowila and the Colombo National Hospitals. “There were 13 bodies at the Kalubowila hospital while others were at the Piliyandala hospital by late evening yesterday,” he said. He also said bomb squad officials reached the location and carried out investigations to ascertain what type of bomb had been used for the attack. Soon after the blast the people in the area rushed to the scene and moved the victims to the hospitals. An eyewitnesses told the Daily Mirror the CTB bus heavily crowded with about 70 to 80 passengers had just left the Piliyandala main bus stand and was about to pick more passengers at the Horana Road halting place in front of Abans and Bata showrooms when the bomb went off. The explosion caused serious damage to the steel roof and frame of the CTB bus and had shattered the large windowpanes of roadside shops and commercial showrooms. Kalubowilla Hospital Director Dr. W. A Gunawardene said more than 12 bodies were brought to the hospital following the blast. In addition about 60 people were receiving treatment at the Hospital and they included 45 males and 13 females. There were several children also among the injured, he said.Four who were in a critical condition were rushed to the National Hospital.

Driver escapes - Ananda Ratnasiri, the driver of the ill-fated bus said the blast occurred at around 6.40 pm just as the bus started the journey to Kahapola. “I started the trip around 6.40 pm and moved forward around 10 metres when I heard a loud explosion and the bus was covered with black smoke,” said Ratnasiri who survived with minor injuries. He said he managed to avert a bigger disaster by applying the breaks and stopping it. According to him the blast had taken place around the centre of the bus. “I heard people screaming with terror and I quickly jumped out to get help,” he said. According to Ratnasiri he had done 10 shifts for the day and the bus had only stopped at the Piliyandala bus halt. He said he cannot remember as to who got in and out of the bus. “We did not check any parcels as we do not have the right to do so,” he said. He said there were around 150 passengers in the bus at the time of the explosion. He was not aware of the conductor’s fate.

LTTE terrorists commit bloodbath against civilians; 24 killed and over 40 wounded - Piliyandala [Updated] LTTE terrorists have carried out a cowardly bomb attack targeting innocent civilians who were returning home after office hours at Pliyandala this evening. According to the police sources, the bomb has been exploded inside a Ceylon Transport Board bus at Piliyandala public bus stand. 24 people including a Buddhist incumbent have been killed and over 40 people have suffered injuries, the sources added. Most of the victims received injuries were admitted to the teaching hospital at Kalubowila while other were rushed to the Piliyandala hospital, sources added. The explosion occurred when the bus just taken out from the stand for moving its destination, Kahapola, sources further said. LTTE is a ruthless terrorist outfit notorious for committing crimes against innocent civilians. In its pursuit for a mono ethnic separate homeland for Tamils, the outfit has killed and maimed over tens and innocent people in routine bus bombing , train bombing, village massacres and etc.

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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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