Monday, February 18, 2008

Prabha's Photographer Dead. SLA Attacks LTTE in Mannar

A pro-LTTE website has today announced that a personal 'photographer' for LTTE Leader Velupillai Pripaharan has died. The 'photographer' has been promoted to the military rank of 'Lt. Colonel' and the supposedly civilian honour of Mamanithar concurred on him.

Sri Lanka Military Intelligence believe the Tiger had died of injuries sustained either on the LTTE 'Heroes-Day' bombing of an LTTE hideout last November or in the February 6th bombing of Thiruweiaru, in the general area north-west of Iranamadu Tank. The LTTE initially claimed that only civilians were killed in the attack. The SLAF also attacked an LTTE Sea Tiger training base last Thursday morning. The attack was the result of a successful coordination between Naval Intelligence and the Sri Lanka Air Force.

The Sri Lanka Army's Task Force I managed to eliminate four LTTE 'Lt. Colonels' within the space of four days last week, including the LTTE's Mannar District 'Operations Commander' Lt. Col' Jeyakanthan from the LTTE's elite Charles Anthony regiment. These attacks were made at Madhu, Palampiddi and Mannar North areas. Another LTTE regional commander 'Lt. Col' Karunaharan was killed in Weli Oya when his double cab got caught in an LRRP ambush. Local newspapers and some web-based sites copying them had mistaken this attack for an earlier attack on the LTTE's Weli Oya leader 'Lt. Col' Kumaran. Kumaran was attacked by LRRP six months ago and is now paralyzed.

Meanwhile trops from Task Force I are engaged in successful operations ahead of their positions in Mannar, Vavuniya and Weli Oya with minimum casualties to troops. Troops from 58 Division led a three-pronged assault north-west of Giant Tank this morning. Soldiers were able to capture an LTTE bunker-line in Uylankulam and overrun another at Pallaikuli and Parappakandal. Six bodies of Tigers, mostly female, were recovered along with a few assault rifles at Parappakandal. 5 bodies were recovered from Uylankulam.

The fact that troops are not given any deadlines for these operations have made planning and execution of limited, yet high-yielding assaults a daily occurrence.

In the meantime, police SIS has claimed it uncovered a plot to infiltrate the Presidential Palace and assassinate President Rajapakse, Minister Keheliya etc. While some SLA sources were suspicious of these claims, highly placed sources confirmed that there is evidence to suggest that the findings of the SIS was true to a great extent. These sources, however claimed that LTTE may have many such teams working independent of each other for the same objective and that SIS has their work cutout for them in the coming months.

31 comments:

prabath said...

DW,

Few hrs back there were 3 to 4 fighter jets were flying over Katunayake area. Do you have any information regarding any incident?

Defencewire said...

That's a training mission. Its been going on for around 2hrs in Ratmalana as well. If there's anything we will inform you.

Ninja said...

DW

Is this discovered atack on presedntial palaca is same as that arresting of 14 tigers or is this a seperate incedent?

4 Lt.Col.s killed? Is this including 3 you mentioned earlier article?

LKDOOD said...

Defencewire

great post !

keep them coming :)

LKDOOD said...

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Defencewire said...

ninja,
Its the same gang. Three women and a guy plus an Army Commando involved in inner-circle.

4 Lt. Cols include the 3 we reported. That's correct.

lkdood,
You are welcome

Ninja said...

Thanks DW for the quick reply.

Lankadeepa says photographer was killed in a clamore attack in Mankulam ??

londonistan said...

defencewire,

do you think we will come to a point where we'll use female paratroopers (like those that got their wings on friday) are deployed on the frontline? I speculated on defencenet that they may be ideal for lrrp/recce activities. What's your view?

lankanews said...

Minister Kiriella ???

CASC said...

Great article

tikira said...

DW,thanks for the post.
was it kirialle or keheliya?

tikira said...
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LKDOOD said...

guys its keheliya not kirialle

Sandun said...

ස්තුතියි ඩිපෙන්ස්වයර් !!!

Silva said...

nice post! well done DefenceWire... lets take out the personal hair cutter too :)

Ninja said...

Is it Kirialla or Rambukwalla / Siyambalapitiya?

Hair cutter (baber) already gone. Next target is cheff. So VP will die without food, with hairy face, long hair and no photographs of funeral.

Silva said...

wow... what an immagination ninja! You should direct movies, our Singala nation is lacking good cinema movies to compete with these Tamilians...

Sivarassaiah said...

As defencewire would say - this does not present any military significance. i mean how can a photographer present a military capacity?

Ninja said...

He could handle a camara, take photographs also. But he was a major and promrted to Lt.Col. too. So what to do?

Sivarassaiah said...

but cant ANYONE handle a camera? comeon!!

ok, if this was a blacktiger hero, then yes, it is a loss, becasue it takes years to train one. but a cameraman? suppose it takes years to master the camera huh? lol

Panhinda said...

LTTE 'lt colonels' are dime a dozen. The ones that need extermination are the 'colonels' and their 'special commanders'.

Why didn't MI believe SIS? Does the Police service in general suffer from a lack of credibility? The utter corruption, inefficiency and lethargy is costing them dearly. It time to get their act togeather.

Defencewire said...

Apologize sincerely for the kiriella/keheliya switch.

Nandimithra said...

DW,
This blog is only for true Sri Lankans who loves their motherland.(All ethnic groups) We should not allow tamil tiger sympathisers who are dreaming about an Eelam to come and mess around here. Why don’t they start their own blog?

They know what Tamilnut write is all lies, completely distorted news,high quality crap to satisfy their tamil tiger die--ass--poda who keep funding them.
That is the reason they want to pork their finger in our matters and play their psychological war. We should not treat these barbarians like human beings and should not allow them to enjoy Freedom and democracy what civilised people enjoy.

DW;
Reject them and delete all their comments. Our blog should be filled with constructive comments to win against these barbaric terrorist. Dont think this is racial. war is between
civilised Vs Terrorist.
Please consider this. I am sure Ninja, casc, Matara ayyia, galle malli all will agree.
Our mission is to liberate poor tamil civilians from tiger clutches and protect our mother land from eelam dreamers.

Skywalker said...

Sivarassaiah,
"....how can a photographer present a military capacity?"

If so, then why is he promoted to a rank of Lt.Col ????

and he is said to be a "personal photographer" of Praba, doesnt it have any significance? can ANYBODY & EVERYBODY be so close to him and do a "pesonal" job like that?

Silva,

Though you resembles a sinhalese trying to be patriotic, your posts show whats your hidden intention here.
see the terms "..our Singala nation" and "..these Tamilians..." this shows clearly you are not a sinhalese.
Therefore you do not have any right to talk about "our sinhala nation" where you simply trying to show some racism pretending to be a sinhalese.
Last thing, DOnt think the bloggers here are just fools and idiots.

Thnks

tangara said...

Skywalker,

Mate , please don't reply to these LTTE clowns in the forum..It is not worth it..
We are simly ignoring these LTTE parasites..They are here to sabotage what is important being discussed...
Just ignore the goons...

tangara said...

I have a feeling..This story is a ploy of the LTTE, not to show Velu's pictures in the future (since the photographer is dead).
...lol..

With LTTE anything is possible.

Sam Perera said...

skywalker,

Silva is a LTTE supporter who appeared hear as "Ram" earlier. However, he is not smart enough, in fact far less than mediocre, to fool the rest. He is here to spread hatred and racism as many LTTE supporters likes to do. This time he pretends to be a rare breed of Sihnala racist. Just ignore "Ram."

chamal said...

Defencewire,

"do you think we will come to a point where we'll use female paratroopers (like those that got their wings on friday) are deployed on the frontline? I speculated on defencenet that they may be ideal for lrrp/recce activities"

Does being parachute qualified mean it's an elite unit?(I mean, do only they get parachute training or all Air Force personnel?) And what's the definition of 'paratrooper', does it simply mean you're parachute qualified, or a specially trained soldier that can be dropped behind enemy lines and survive & attack without external support?

Skywalker said...

tangara, sam perera,

Thanks for the comments bro, aggreed!!

TropicalStorm said...

This is disturbing news...

If the SLA keeps this up and kills all these girls, we will have more difficulty finding servants...

Tangara

Yours is an interesting thought. It is true that in the LTTe only one can read, one can write, so most probably only one could take photographs. The others only know how to pull on their bra and go kaboom...

I stopped my wife from wearing bras after that.. Very good idea, you knw..specially because she's a size 34DDD...

Defencewire said...

using women,
HIGHLY UNLIKELY.Many countries don't want their daughters coming home in bodybags. That would shake them to their roots.

sometime ago we trained a platoon of female commandos (Original Army Commandos). They were never deployed for war. Now some of them are doing office duties. Girls were really frustrated after all that training, but in the Army, everyone thinks they don't need girls to fight the war. Same will happen to these girls, we think. But it looks good on the commander. A small milestone for him i guess and also the girls. They will get a para allowance and some respect.

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