Sri Lanka hits Tigers after bus blast kills 64

June 15th, 2006  
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Topic: Sri Lanka hits Tigers after bus blast kills 64

KILINOCHCHI, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Sri Lanka launched air strikes against Tamil Tiger rebels on Thursday in retaliation for an attack on a bus that killed 64 people, the bloodiest violence by far since a 2002 ceasefire.

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June 16th, 2006  
some one tell me if the Tamil Tigers are good people or they are really terrorist as US/Canada/EU claim they are...
June 16th, 2006  


Originally Posted by phoenix80
some one tell me if the Tamil Tigers are good people or they are really terrorist as US/Canada/EU claim they are...
hmmm You will have to First Understand the Roots of the Conflict to Understand that ... there are Two Ethinic Grups in Srilanka Majority Sinhalese and minority Tamils ...... Tamils are People of Indian Origin LIving in Sri Lanka

Sinhalies argue that Tamils received preferential treatment under British rule ...... The Sri Lankan Constitution Clearily Discriminated Tamils and gave prefrential Rights to Singhalies ... They were not given equality in the grading systems and admission schools Colledges or Work

Then Came the Black July .....on July 23, 1983 Between 2,000 - 4,000 tamils were killed, tens of thousand tamil houses were destroyed ....... "Black July" is generally seen as the start of full-scale armed struggle between the tamil minority and the sinhalese majority.

The murder, looting and raping lasted well over 2 weeks while the Sri Lanks government stood by doing nothing to arrest the situation....... It was a stern warning from the then Indian government headed by Indira Gandhi that prompted the Sri Lankan government to eventually clamp down on the mayhem.

A large number of militant organisations were set up, one of which was the Tamil New Tigers (TNT), which was formed in 1972 by a small group of young Tamils and university students led by Velupillai Prabhakaran..... Initially, the LTTE's operations were carried on in cooperation with other militant groups. In April 1984, it had formally joined a common militant front, the Eelam National Liberation Front, or ENLF, which had been formed by the TELO, the EROS and the EPRLF.

In 1986, the LTTE launched a military attack on the TELO, the largest of the other Tamil militant groups in Sri Lanka. Over the next few months, the entire TELO leadership and several hundred volunteers were hunted down, and the group ceased to be a potent force. A few months later, they attacked training camps of the EPRLF, forcing it to withdraw entirely from the Jaffna peninsula... TRLO Tried to Flee To Maldives ... they launched a Attack on Maldieves to Set up a Seperate base there But It was Iliminated By India Navy Which Launched Oreration Cactus Against them .

Now LTTE was the Sole Potent Tamil Organisation Left as they Iliminated Others .... LTTE Controls Sizable Parts of Zaffana ....It has it's own civil authorities including judicial, police, financial, and cultural collectors, stamp wielding, immigration officers . Tiger-run bus and taxi service and, it's own Navy , Army and Airforce Wings , it has all the trappings of a real country ... The Sea Tigers and The Air Tigers .. But the Most feared them of all is the Black Tigers

They are considered to be one of the most elite and lethal suicide bombers in the world..... Their victims include Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Sri Lankan President Ranasinghe Premadasa..... The Black Tigers are believed to be the most effective unit of its kind in the world, as the rest of the LTTE it is also secular, not driven by religious fanaticism........ The creation of the Black Tigers is based on the LTTE's studies of Asymmetric warfare; thus using suicide cadres balance the government's greater resources.......The extensive training of their suicide units separates the Black Tigers from other suicide bombers around the world.

Here is Official LTTE WEb Site

Compiled From Various Sources

June 21st, 2006  
Italian Guy
Excellently clear presentation of the situation. I learn a lot from this little Indian guy here. Hats off. Tanku-

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