Combating Terrorism: The Sri Lankan Experience - Page 5




 
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Boots
 
April 10th, 2015  
Kesse81
 
But it cost 40,000 Tamil civilians their lives that the world community closed their eyes and let the Sri Lankan military slaughter away under unimaginable suffering. Many of the killings occurred in the special security zones, that the Sri Lankan Government itself had urged the Tamil civilian population to seek refuge in, but which nevertheless was bombarded with heavy weapons.

The defeat of the Tamil Tigers was marred by war crimes - and the UN recognizes that it betrayed the Tamil civilians in the war's final months, when clear and documented war crimes was committed. Evidence of atrocities pile up against the Sri Lankan politicians and military commanders, but they will probably never be prosecuted. I donīt think you have anything to be proud of.
April 11th, 2015  
Tuan
 
 
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Originally Posted by Kesse81
But it cost 40,000 Tamil civilians their lives that the world community closed their eyes and let the Sri Lankan military slaughter away under unimaginable suffering. Many of the killings occurred in the special security zones, that the Sri Lankan Government itself had urged the Tamil civilian population to seek refuge in, but which nevertheless was bombarded with heavy weapons.

The defeat of the Tamil Tigers was marred by war crimes - and the UN recognizes that it betrayed the Tamil civilians in the war's final months, when clear and documented war crimes was committed. Evidence of atrocities pile up against the Sri Lankan politicians and military commanders, but they will probably never be prosecuted. I donīt think you have anything to be proud of.

Please refer to the table for the breakdown of overall deaths in the conflicts in Sri Lanka, Iraq and Afghanistan here:
http://thediplomat.com/2015/04/how-s...a-won-the-war/
April 11th, 2015  
Kesse81
 
Tamil civilians were deliberately murdered. Therein lies the difference.
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Boots
May 18th, 2016  
Tuan
 
 
Tamil Tiger defeat impossible 'without our friends in Washington' - FM Mangala
http://www.jdslanka.org/index.php/ne...ington-mangala


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"During that period, Ranil Wickremesinghe who was Sri Lanka's prime minister under President Chandrika Kumarathunge 'was the mastermind responsible for the two main causes of the LTTE’s ultimate defeat,' says Samaraweera.

Both acts were performed when Sri Lanka was negotiating a peace deal following a Cease-Fire Agreement (CFA) with the LTTE in 2002 February.

One was laying the ground for the signing of 'the Access and Cross Services (ACSA) defence agreement with the United States that enabled Sri Lanka to access specialised equipment, training and information such as coastal radars'.

The other was facilitating the breakaway of Tamil Tiger Eastern commander Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan widely known as Karuna.

"This defection gave the army tremendous intelligence and understanding of the LTTE’s fighting methods," says Foreign Minister Samaraweera."
 


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