Tigers in civilian garb

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By Lakna Paranamanna
 
 Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse said that during the war the LTTE often fought in civilian clothing making it difficult for the military to identify civilians from the LTTE.

He made these remarks while testifying before the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Committee in Colombo today.  He also noted that some groups had carried arms in order to survive during the war and supported the military action against the LTTE but now with the war over those groups have been disarmed.

The Defence Secretary noted that among those groups that carried arms were those supporting Karuna, Pillyan, the EPDP and PLOTE.

Rajapaksa also said that the government was compelled to maintain a substantial military presence in the north to curb the possibility of the LTTE re-grouping once again.

The Defence Secretary further warned that the LTTE international network was still intact to a certain extent which was why the military presence remained.
(Daily Mirror online) 

 

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  • Gamini Tuesday, 17 August 2010 12:35 PM

    NO way.

    Gamini Tuesday, 17 August 2010 12:36 PM

    GR says the stupdiest things. It just shows his incompetance.

    Murshid Tuesday, 17 August 2010 12:48 PM

    A Cardboard Hero.

    Geetha Tuesday, 17 August 2010 12:48 PM

    What nonsence, This man knows next to nothing others than flex his muscles to show that he is Mahindas brother.

    sIRAJ Tuesday, 17 August 2010 12:51 PM

    You are sowing the seeds to create another 100 Pirapaharans. History will repaeat itself.

    Sriram Tuesday, 17 August 2010 12:52 PM

    This action will pave the way to another resurgent group! Let the people live freely in their own land please....

    banda Wednesday, 18 August 2010 11:16 AM

    does it mean the zero casuality is a myth?

    Middle man Tuesday, 17 August 2010 01:23 PM

    GG... (Great Gotabaya) this is good than GR

    S.Sriranjan Tuesday, 17 August 2010 01:31 PM

    Tiger in Civilian Garb means rest of the Tamils should be distroyed???

    raj Tuesday, 17 August 2010 01:43 PM

    until Sri Lankans build forces of peaces, Sri Lanka has to relies on military. Any military presence can send a message that people are held at gun point regardless of the argument.

    Geronimo Tuesday, 17 August 2010 01:46 PM

    But I thought all these fellows have gone to Canada as refugees!

    meranchi Tuesday, 17 August 2010 01:55 PM

    this statement must issue must very early not now now too late i think

    irajCalifornia Tuesday, 17 August 2010 02:13 PM

    anyone can follow their ideology, no harm but if no MR then no GR , then no SF lol

    raja Tuesday, 17 August 2010 02:19 PM

    seems like u dont know our history!!!

    Lanke Banda Tuesday, 17 August 2010 10:59 AM

    Do whatever to make S.L.Safe from Terror. Majority is behind these decisions.

    irajCalifornia Tuesday, 17 August 2010 11:00 AM

    he is the real hero ...!!!

    THE UNDERTAKER Tuesday, 17 August 2010 11:01 AM

    make sure you(GOSL) catch the real terrorist not the ordinary guys - Like SF for KP

    king kong Tuesday, 17 August 2010 11:10 AM

    We ALL back you.

    Minister Tuesday, 17 August 2010 11:11 AM

    Will KP's movements also be monitored in the future?

    Senarath P Tuesday, 17 August 2010 11:14 AM

    Iraj, your real hero did the war in air conditioned room not like SF. Senarath

    Nadarajah Sethurupan Tuesday, 17 August 2010 11:20 AM

    Dear GR
    you are a honest man, Keep them forever in North but not Tamil militant groups.

    Anura Tuesday, 17 August 2010 11:25 AM

    This clearly shows ethnic problem is not resolved by military means, peace is not dawn yet

    Musthafa Tuesday, 17 August 2010 11:28 AM

    still 30% LTTE remaining in North here and there, the decision is absoluty correct MR - Gotha

    ganepola Tuesday, 17 August 2010 11:31 AM

    What ethinic problen?
    We resolved terrorist problem by military means and should take actons againset future terrorist problems as well.

    Tm Abay Tuesday, 17 August 2010 11:31 AM

    Yeah, do whatever. As longs as my home is not taken as a military base

    Wasantha Tuesday, 17 August 2010 11:38 AM

    Very good move. But stop taking revenge from our War Hero SF. It is disgraceful.

    malith Tuesday, 17 August 2010 11:40 AM

    SF is the real hero not GOTA. GOTA is good for talks like MR.

    Deepal Tuesday, 17 August 2010 11:51 AM

    Everything which this Govt does is justified whether right or wrong. Is it not?

    TRUTH Tuesday, 17 August 2010 04:53 PM

    for lunatics

    Akilan Tuesday, 17 August 2010 11:54 AM

    Keep the military presence until Sri Lanka get rid of all the Tamils. You know what , seeds are planted for a deadly conflict in the future that can last more than 30 years.

    TRUTH Tuesday, 17 August 2010 04:57 PM

    LooK at your self in the mirror. You will see the real tiger who is destroying this country for ever.

    Defender Tuesday, 17 August 2010 12:13 PM

    Gota, the War Hero!
    We agree with you. We all love you as Sri Lankans.

    N.C.Wijeratne Tuesday, 17 August 2010 05:22 PM

    In a country where you have so many rogues wearing tie and coat who escape the law on some pretext or other, its not a mystery to have terrorists in civil clothing.

    N.C.Wijeratne Tuesday, 17 August 2010 05:27 PM

    Now we have terrorists in full suit-coat and tie in the Government!


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