Friday, February 15, 2008

Prabha's Pet Regiment Hit, 3 Charles Anthony Lt. Colonels Killed

The Sri Lanka Air Force struck a severe blow to the LTTE last morning. A swarm of jets that scattered into the skies headed towards an LTTE base situated North East of Vishvamadukulam. Their target was the LTTE leader Velupillai Pripaharan's most trustworthy unit, the "Ratha Regiment". The Tigers were not expecting the attack.

The base, appropriately titled by SLA Military Intelligence as 'Ratha Base' was home to this young regiment, which the Tiger Leader has grown to trust over Imran Pandian Regiment in recent months. Deployed almost entirely on Anti-Aircraft duties, the Ratha Regiment was added to the LTTE less than 4 years ago. The Unit usually moves around with Pripaharan with the hopes of acting as a deterrence against SLAF jet bombers.

Military Intelligence sources believe the base was housing a significantly large number of cadres and assets, including powerful AA Batteries and Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAMs) at the time of the attack. Exact damages caused to the Tigers is yet unclear.

Meanwhile troops from the 57 Division lying in ambush in Vilattikulam in the general area east of Madhu on Wednesday engaged an LTTE troop movement in three coordinated ambushes. As two ambush teams cut the tigers down, the remaining cadres retreated straight into the third ambush team.

After all the fighting was done and the Tigers had retreated with their dead cadres only did the SLA realize the devastation they had caused. To their amazement, the Tigers admitted over the radio that it had lost 3 'Lieutenant Colonels' from its elite Charles Anthony Regiment in this single attack. The rank of 'Lt. Col.' is the second highest rank in the LTTE.

77 comments:

M.K said...

is this done by normal infantry or our SF guys. looks more like a lrrp mission

londonistan said...

I wonder what praba's reaction was when he got news of these developments in his morning briefing.

Note of adice praba: don't get too excited now, you might burst a blood vessel.

C. Coin said...

Defencewire,
thanks for exiting news!!!. so they had/have SAMs? why on earth didnt they use it in the recent past to bring down a fighter jet? they were firing AA batteries.. and even managed to make a dent on a fighter. why were they not ready with SAMs on those occasions ?

Srilankan said...

Note of adice praba: don't get too excited now, you might burst a blood vessel ASAP..preferably yesterday.

Srilankan said...

Defencewire,
Why weren't the sams used before..what is the point of using sams when the forces are knocking on your door?

perein said...

Way to go Sri Lanka.
DW, Thank you for ongoing posting.

Srilankan said...

Perein,
Thanks bro..nice to read your comments:):)

Sandun said...

thanks DW... Keep your good work up...

it's better to finish Prabha's close associates before take the big prize...

Panhinda said...

Lets not target Velu as yet. He is the one keeping the Indians at bay. As soon as he's gone, door is opened for more meddling by the pathetic Parrippu army. Velu is in fact as asset to us. Velu at the top will ensure same old well worn predictable tactics. He will hold the LTTE together without fragmenting complicating matters as well.

perein said...

srilankan-

I may not post as many as used to, But still read and try to keep up with the phase :) of both blogs.

Sandun said...

What You Guys think About This?
Can We Believe this...

Court told JVP got arms from LTTE

Giving evidence in a deformation case against JVP propaganda Secretary, Wimal Weerawansa, a retired Army Major General told the court today that the JVP had worked closely with the LTTE and during 1988-1989 period it got arms from the terrorist organisation through the Hambantota district.

source: Daily Mirror

TigerKiller said...

"To their amazement, the Tigers admitted over the radio that it had lost 3 'Lieutenant Colonels' from its elite Charles Anthony Regiment in this single attack. The rank of 'Lt. Col.' is the second highest rank in the LTTE."

Music to my ears

chamal said...

Defencewire,
3 Lt. Col.'s were traveling together? Or could they be trying to mislead us with false communications?

Defencewire said...

The SAMs, as i have said before are missiles. The reason they call them Missile is because they miss, perhaps not always. The SAM threat is immensely overrated. They found a missile launcher in Thoppigala, but no jets were harmed. Its very difficult to hit fast-moving targets.

The 3 'Lt. Cols' were ambushed in the same area trying to coordinate the defensive operations of LTTE. I guess it was just their bad luck. The ambushing SLA teams were all regular infantry. Not SF or LRRP.

TropicalStorm said...

So our regulars are as deadly as the big boys in the LRRP. Wow, what a way to go.

when Velu malli gets the news, his diabetes will go even higher and they'll need to find a different way to feed him his kurakkan without any salt...perhaps syringe it up his big fat ass..

Srilankan said...

Ts,
Dont forget the fringe benefits of the malathi regiment bro

Shyam said...

Defencewire ;

Then the defencewire should be able to release the their name who KIA(LTTE high ranking officers) ... Any way there isn't any logic according to your post coz Lt.col is one of a very very high ranking and LTTE never ever allow them to FDL's and 3 of em died in a same front line thats also not a trust worthy

maha said...

yahh shayam right..thats why they send child soldiers in every FDL..

hey shayam please tell me how many Lt.colonels you have in LTTE.3000 oor 4000..?????

Shyam said...

maha ;

i read a article that SLA told the media that there are only 3000 LTTE ..but you asking for 3000 Lt.col lolz...

In any news there must be some logic...defence wire said thats the 2nd higher ranking in LTTE then thats like the officers (Lt.col Jeyam, Karuna, Soosai) ...and Karuna is In UK then are they all died in that offensive

maha said...

shyaam,
again you have wonderfull knowledge war matters.i am little wodered.... when you dont have the first place then how it become LT colonal the second place??

any way one of your previous post(DN) you have said LTTE have 7000 to 12000 troops.

Defencewire said...

shyam,
You are entitled to your own opinion. Unfortunately we don't deal with opinions here.

If you look at the LTTE, Pripaharan would be a Brigadier as he is senior to his 'Colonels' like Soosei, Bhanu, Balraj, Swarnam etc. Each 'Colonel' would have a grou pf 'Lt. Cols' under him. These guys and their rank and file would have to come out into the open to fight. When they fight, they die. When LTTE 'Colonels' like Ramanan, Shankar, Thamilselvan etc who received the LTTE's highest security detail, second only to Prabha himself were killed by SLA, why couldn't juniors like Lt. Colonels' die? In fact, they are the ones who get hit on a daily basis in the frontlines now because the 'Colonels' are not setting foot in the FDL because of fear of getting whacked by LRRP.

Just get over it man! If you don't want people to get killed, don't ask them to fight in the first place.

Shyam said...

maha ;

I didn't say that defencenet posted that and i just made a comment on it thats not mine ok....

DEFENCE WIRE ...

can you tell me where you got this info ..i mean the source..please i want to go through the source

onecountry said...

From soy sauce. Go throught it if you can.

maha said...

ok shayyam then tell me what is source ...hiring by tamilnet..ellam news..phuthuvi and all pro ltte sites...

dont be mad my friend in LTTE you have so many LT colonals..its a organisation it canoot have only graas root or highr root..

if you have a any trusty source just tell us what is th rank of charles anthony(junior)

perein said...

onecountry-
"From soy sauce. Go throught it if you can."
I love it mate.
hahahaha

Silva said...

I heard only cattles and chicken was the casulties of the SLAF's mission yesterday. I didn't know Chickens and Cattles can now change into the Regime Charles Anthony's Colonels :)

Well done SLAF, keep it up! so how many more to take down? are we on target for 7 monhts project plan?

Vibe said...

DefenceWire:

I've got 2 questions.

1) How many Colonels and Lt. Cols does the LTTE have?

2) In the past I've heard news saying that the LTTE is in trouble. That they have a severe shortage of ammunition. If they have a severe shortage of ammo, how can they still have stiff resistance against the army?

Anyways, I love to see news like this. Every dead tiger puts a smile in my face ~Vibe.

Silva said...

Vibe, careful man, Bluecross might arrest you. The world is concerned that the Tigers population is going down so they WWF wants to do something about it :)

I don't think DW can get that answer to you, DW already messed up by saying Tamilchelvan is a Colonel, but he is actualy a Brigadier :) so who is VP then? hum, anyways, keep on gussing.

BlackHawk said...

I don't understand this, the LTTE knows that we are listening in on their communications. But they still divulge this kind of critical info over these same networks?

Can someone explain?

mottapala said...

DW,
Just a dumb question. I assume our fighter jets are supersonic. When they dive for bombing do they still maintain the supersonic speeds or do they slowdown?

Side Effect said...

They have to reduce the speed around 600kmph. Also it is impossible to moving on supersonic speeds when bombs are loaded in hard points.

defenceAnalyst said...

silva,
Thamilselvan was a Colonel. He was only posthumously promoted Brigadier. So DefenceWire is spot on.

Also please read the article carefully. It says LTTE Lt. Cols' were killed in an ambush, not in the air raid. So your chickens, goats and pandi kutti idea don't apply.

maha said...

silva
due to lack of man power in ltte ,,,, cattles and chicken only they hvae in vannii to recriuit..accordding to the tn they are in mision to recruit pigs too..as a nation we have to stop eating pork and beef as soon as possible..otherwise it may become another 1983

the boss said...

Insisting a military solution is possible the SL gov withdrew from the CFA. With an economy totally dependent on foreign aid and loan the Sri Lankan government must finish this civil war as soon as possible.

Running over abandoned east gave them bloodtaste. But 1 month after the war officially began the SLA forces have no gained 1 inch of rebel-territory in North. The war is heading for stalemate as all kind of fancy special teams of the SLA has failed to overrun the tigers.


Both the Tigers and SL gov knows that time is becoming more valuable. Tigers knows the longer the war goes on the closer is the collapse of the sri lankan economy and a military retreat.

One thing we all agree is that another blow in the south or an airport attack can put the island into hibernation.

the boss said...

wow I should start writing for BBC.

Defencewire said...

boss,
Lost in your thoughts and falling in love with your own writings? ;)

TropicalStorm said...

His mommy's sooo proud of him...

..told me herself last night...

TigerKiller said...

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Protect Sri Lanka intends to share experiences and lessons from countries which have undergone violence and conflict situations similar to Sri Lanka, where interventions, contrary to ceasing hostilities and eliminating terrorism have led to the deterioration and fragmentation of the relevant countries.


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ziraan said...

Hi Shyam,
Thats why one guy from my town who was mason helper became "Lieutenant" after he died in a STF ambushed.

Nandimithra said...

DW,
Dutugemunu`s ten giants have reborn to defeat barbaric tamil tigers. We are joining your blog one at a time. Gotabaya is right at the top dioing a wonderful job.

nemesis said...

DW, anyone

Do we use bullet trap rifle grenades in combat? I remember some been around when the T-81 were in Operational use, how about now? Tigers use them,

tangara said...

Defencewire,

please reconsider of replying to these LTTE loosers.
shayam the looser lost his all posts trying to be smarter with another blog..They are just behaving like suicide bombers in the blog.


don't reply to these LTTE loosers in the blog...

tangara said...

http://www.nationalsecurity.lk/fullnews.php?id=10691

Looks like another AAB style attack is around the corner.

Please be ready.

tangara said...

Who knows it could be Trinco harbour or Rathmalana airport...

Just before AAB attack troops found camaflage kits in front of Regal Cinama..Next day AAB was attacked...


Be ready..LTTE still retains the strike capabillity even though they are sevearly beaten at the FDL's.

AAB can repeat..

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tangara said...

technoguy sri lanka,

You are a BLOG man...lol...

Keep up the good work bro...

tangara said...

http://www.youtube.com/user/arnotkaling

Guys,

See how some of these Tiger diehards serious about distroying Sri lanka...

tangara said...

Out of topic defencewire...Sorry..

Here is one of the comments from the link i posted earlier.

PALADINHAMMMER | February 13, 2008
Also, the MAHAWAMSA doesn't say anything about killing Tamils, I'm reading a copy (google "MAHAWAMSA" its the first link). Don't try and fool me you KKK facist nutjob.

tangara said...

The reason I posted it,

the boss got a handle in youtube..I can't remember it..But it starts from a...It is a full of hatred...Real nutcase...

the boss said...

tangara, why dont you sum up all your 10 comments and write it in 1?
:)))))

also my handle on youtube is "NaziSriLanka", I will post some videos in future.

LKDOOD said...

Sri Lanka airforce 'bombs rebel base': ministry

LINK

Silva said...

tangara, I find this statement of yours is such a foolish :)

"LTTE still retains the strike capabillity even though they are sevearly beaten at the FDL's"

It is the Singhala Army with its FIVE Regimes in all corner trying to gain an inch in FDL and are sevearly beaten. They are unable to march into even Mannar. :) You want evidence? Stop reading defence.lk they are just fooling all of us.

AS DW to investigate and report. That might help you.

Thanks for the YouTube videos, I was able to find someother nice videos of LTTE showcasing their power... I think you guys are helping their own propaganda.

TropicalStorm said...

DN

IS the report on the truck mounted AA guns being destroyed confirmed yet?

LKDOOD said...

Sri Lanka's controversial Minister to resign from parliament

LINK

Defencewire said...

vibe,
How many Lt. Cols?
We really don't know the process with which people in LTTE are promoted. One day a guy is a major, the next he's a Lt. Col. So there could be many I guess.

Who said they are short of ammo? They are short of arti shells. But T-56 etc they still have.

nemesis,
They were replaced by grenade launchers. Await an article on LTTE grenade launchers.

tangara,
Copied

tropicalstorm,
Truck-mounted AA guns? Is this from one of those DN articles?

Vibe said...

Defencewire,

Thanks for answering my questions and keep up the great work with the blog.



"Who said they are short of ammo?"

Numerous news articles wrote that.

LKDOOD said...

Lanka says 19 Tigers killed in attack on camp

LINK

TropicalStorm said...

Well.. with Mullaitivu Dist now about to join the civilized world, that leaves the greater i-Lam of vanniyalaththo's land.

That, we need to give back to Uuruwarige Tissahami's people, the true owners of the land.

nemesis said...

Thanks DW,

Im working on an artical myself..could i post it on DW if you guys are ok with it?

LKDOOD said...

LTTE says impossible to get Prabhakaran

LINK


AI wants 'access' to Lanka to monitor alleged rights abuses

LINK

LKDOOD said...

Lanka procuring arms from Pak to fight LTTE

LINK

Long-Ranger said...

Anyone interested in MANPADs with regards to the Sri Lankan conflict?

http://sf-3.blogspot.com/

With regards to the topic,

its the same case in Iraq or Afghanistan. Asymmetry always involves indirect fire courtesy of insurgents.

குழைக்காட்டான் said...

Defencewire,

".....One day a guy is a major, the next he's a Lt. Col. ..."

Are you talking Gen.Ratwatta? :)

TropicalStorm said...

Hey gook

Why don;t you write your crap also in gook?

CASC said...

Lamentations of a slain Female LTTE cadre


http://www.asiantribune.com/?q=node/9659

LKDOOD said...

Sri Lanka says Kosovo decision a threat to nations

LINK

LKDOOD said...

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Sam Perera said...

defencewire,

http://www.army.lk/morenews.php?id=10881

Is this true?

Sam Perera said...

lkhood,

How can I post links in the way you do. Is there any special tag for that?

Sam Perera said...

Defencewire,

Is there any truth to the 60th Division of SLA? As usual, no answer is expected if I don't need to know.

Sandun said...

Sam,

Tags to include links are like this,

(a href = "http://www.*****.com")*****(/a)

please replace ( with < and ) with >

LKDOOD said...

@sam

i do what sandun posted :)

LKDOOD said...

Animal rights group protests LTTE attack on zoo

LINK


Asian countries fearful over Kosovo independence

LINK

LKDOOD said...

more tax on cars to cut imports & 135% rise in electricity

LINK


Soldiers capture a rebel bunker line as fighting kills 11

LINK

Defencewire said...

The guy who wrote in Tamil,
Your knowledge of Military is an excusable ignorance. Gen. Ratwatte was promoted due to practical reasons. This same reason applied to brig. gotabhaya Rajapakse.

What is this practical problem?

They have to command officers (as deputy Def Min and Secretary MoD) who are senior to them in rank. So they are promoted to that rank by Commander-in-Chief.

The same principle applies when a senior officer marries a lady officer in the SLA/NY/SLAF. Say an officer married a junior SLA officer. If the husband is next in rank to become Commander, he will not get the promotion. Why? Because other senior officers have to salute the Commander's wife, who was actually a junior officer under them. This is the way armies operate and have operated for hundreds of years. Since you know only a few things about LTTE and obviously nothing about a conventional army, your ignorance is hereby pardoned!

Sam,
We reported several weeks ago that the 61 Division is being trained now. This Div will be established soon. Is this what you mean?

By the way, who said there's a 60th Division? An Army never has 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 etc Divisions. Its from 1 to 9, 11 to 19, 21-29. Whoever said that doesn't know what he's talking about, and I see that a lot.

nemesis,
Please email your article. We will read it and get back to you. If we like it, you will get to publish it under your hold or actual name. You are more than welcome to submit it for publishing.

குழைக்காட்டான் said...

Defencewire,

Thanks for the pardon :)

But if some one got to be promoted
so the senior officer can salute then why a poor senior officer who marries a lady officer is refuced promotion? Do you see a double standard here/

Also I haven't headrd any defence minister or secretary got promotion becausee of his ministerial or secretarial status.


"...They have to command officers (as deputy Def Min and Secretary MoD) who are senior to them in rank. So they are promoted ..."

"..The same principle applies when a senior officer marries a lady officer in the SLA/NY/SLAF. Say an officer married a junior SLA officer. If the husband is next in rank to become Commander, he will not get the promotion. Why? Because other senior officers have to salute the Commander's wife, who was actually a junior officer under them. "

The same principle applies ????

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