Second phase of war begun

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By Jamila Najmuddin


Sri Lankan authorities have commenced a new “operation” to counter international LTTE propaganda and other related activities with Tiger proxies now aiming on forming a transnational government for Tamil Eelam, the military said.

Military Spokesperson Major General Prasad Samarasingha told Daily Mirror online that while the war in Sri Lanka has been won, Tiger operations still continue internationally and the government is now taking steps to address that issue as well.

“We have won the war in Sri Lanka but internationally the second phase of the war has started. Not only the forces, but the whole nation, including the people living overseas must get together and stop this international LTTE propaganda and activities. We will have to conduct a separate operation on that which the government has already started,” Major General Samarasingha said.

Meanwhile, the Military Spokesperson said that legal action will be taken against hardcore LTTE cadres who are still in police custody, adding that none of the Tigers are under army detention anymore.

“There are no LTTE cadres under military custody. All the suspects have been handed over to the police. The cadres who are in police custody are hardcore LTTE cadres and the police will take legal action against them,” the Major General said.

The Military Spokesperson added that search operations were also continuing to arrest possible LTTE suspects who had infiltrated into Colombo during the war and several such suspects had already been arrested.

He added that the military had gathered a lot of information after interrogating the arrested suspects. 

“Most of the LTTE cadres who have infiltrated into Colombo and other areas have been arrested and we are continuing to conduct search operations. We are getting a lot of information from the arrested suspects,” Major General Samarasingha said.

However he added that the missing LTTE suspects were not a threat to the country anymore. (Daily Mirror online)

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  • Thursday, 13 May 2010 07:47 AM

    What is the tamil cause. What have they not got and other communities got. What is all this fuss about 'tamil cause'.Separate land. What for. Sinhalese don't have a separate land. Learn to live with other races. I am a tamil, and ashamed of people like nilanka, if she is tamil too.

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 10:59 PM

    It is rights of people (Tamils) to do anything that is nonviolent activities within Sri Lanka or outside Sri Lanka around the globe. Forming a Transnational Government, and electing its representatives are not violation of any international law. If the government of Sri Lanka thinks that forming TNG is a violation of international law, it should point it out immediately to the world. If not, its effort to go against TNG is a method of suppressing freedom of expression of Tamil people.

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 11:06 PM

    Nizam or whoever you are, where were you when the LTTE held nearly 300,000 civilians as hostage and human shield? not a faint of sound at that time from people like you. But now all the courage to make manipulated statements.
    It was the LTTE WHO SYSTEMATICALLY SLAUGHTERED THOUSANDS OF CIVILIANS, (mainly sinhalese, then tamils and muslims alike), in trying to establish their mythical Eelam. There are numerous examples. If anybody committed war crimes, it was the LTTE.

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 07:52 AM

    The root cause of the Tamil problem is Tamils don't have a own country for them. We Sri lanka cant help on that issue. Go and find it in India. We dont need to divide power among majorities and minorities. If you go for that in a democratic country everybody should respect for the majority. I think you all understand this simple fact.

    So Everybody who can get together and work as SriLankans are welcome to Sri Lanka. Power should be shared not according to majority minority based but capability.

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 11:18 PM

    Sri Lankan government should relax this issue and leave the respective overseas government to take action against those culprits who indulge in organizing transitional or govt in exile.Tamils overseas should let the Sri Lankan Tamils who live in Lanka to proceed their lives peacefully.30 year old war brought us nothing except trauma in all spectrum.People should realize that Canada or Australia won't provide a decent job to any one as per the qualifications.Only less than 10% of South Asians manage to occupy good positions in those countries They only prefer "whites" for the top jobs.

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 03:23 PM

    AAarghh!! Enough about this dead issue! Let them dance the merry devil abroad as long as thy don't set foot in here!

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 11:23 PM

    Priyanka or whoever you are..,
    where does it say that the government or the sinhala people consider every tamil to be a terrorist? Pls do not throw words around just for the sake of posting a comment..

    By large the people of Sri Lanka are peace loving and considerate of others' feelings... It's sad to see that some of the comments here are very distorted and wrong and do not present a real picture...

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 11:38 PM

    Did not this so called Transnational Government have a world-wide election recently and have only a few thousand expatriate idiots voting for some expatriate clowns? Wasn't that so called election a disaster? So, as Hussain has said is there some other reason for the Government to beat the LTTE drum?

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 12:44 AM

    Can Someone spell out what problems the Tamils have. Everyone talks of their grievances but no one seems to know what these grievances are. Bet the Sinhalese too in remote villages have the same grievances.

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 12:54 AM

    Bring it on, we tamils abroad are ready face any challenges by this sri lankan government, after all they have lost the war abroad already. I have seen in may forums that sri lankan's can't stand up to defend their country's actions.

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 01:46 AM

    Shouldn't we be more constructive in what we are doing? Ensure that the Tamils are happy in Sri Lanka.
    I don't want to prescribe specifics.

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 08:12 AM

    We need another Kadirgama and Sarath Fonseka for the Phase 11

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 02:32 AM

    Until the Sri Lankan State is prepared to acknowledge that Tamil citizens are equal in every way to Sinhala citizens, there will be no possibility of peace.

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 08:18 AM

    Somebody pls, Explain me what are the real minority issues which our rural Sinhala villegers don't have ? This issue is created by British governers and some Tamil Politicians for aiming elections.

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 03:10 AM

    The Tamil Diaspora has become more stronger than what they were. The money they collect can now be spent to buy polticians and lobbying. The Sinhal Diaspora does not have funds like the LTTE propaganda. The little money they raise are divetrted to welfare actvities in Sri Lanka. So to combat Tamil Daispora's lobbying, the High Commissions and Embassies in the countries like States,Canada,UK,Australia and some EU countries should be much more effective and pro-active.

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 03:15 AM

    Just an excuse

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 05:03 PM

    Ind
    Don't you know that Police Complaints in Jaffna are written only in Sinhala..? The person making the complaint doens't know what the police officer is writing.. but have to sign on the paper.. this just one basic thing..

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 03:32 AM

    Is this another political speech to divert our minds???????

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 04:15 AM

    The majority of Sinhalese either doesn't know or don't want to know the root of the cause. The same is helping the governments wipe out Tamils culture, civilization ancestral homes bluffing the world. For these things India, communal minded parties and clergys also helping. Presently tamils in the country are helpless. Therefore nothing wrong in the action of TAMILS living abroad.

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 04:19 AM

    My dear Priyanka,

    Who said all the Tamils are terrorists ? But unfortunately terrorists are tamils.We, Sinhalese konw that Tamils are a distingush,respectable community.Since the country is peaceful now, you can come and protest here without any fear of getting killed by LTTE.Priyanka please come here and protest.All the best

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 04:24 AM

    This is another political gimmick of the SL govt.On one hand they proclaim that they totally annihilated the LTTE and brought freedom to the nation.So they claim credit for doing that and campaign for the election on that issue, and we all voted for them.Now, again they come out with another story.The terrorist threat is not over yet and it is looming internationally and we have to be on alert and the whole country,even the SL people who live abroad have to be vigilant.

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 04:33 AM

    Forget the Transnational government and solve the Tamil problem. LTTE is militarly defeted and it is almost an year now but where is the political solution?

    Once the political solution to the Tamil problem is found, the Tamil people will be happy and will never again think of another struggle.
    Instead of wasting time and money to counter International LTTE propaganda, look within the country to solve the problem that created the LTTE on an urgent basis.

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 06:22 PM

    Just more propaganda from this government, because it can't fix the real problems facing Sri Lanka.

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 04:47 AM

    SL government will counter that too

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 04:50 AM

    This is a never ending Saga....

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 04:57 AM

    Who cares sri lanka govt? People except nuts like you.

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 05:06 AM

    I have been getting letters from Govt.Depts in Sinhala language only but I cannot read or write sinhala.This is violation of fundamental right not to be able to communicate in one's mother tongue with his own government.Is it not a legitimate grievance ?
    Sri lankan.

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 05:11 AM

    Peace loving Sri Lankans living abroad should report any evidence of Tamils trying to start any organisation similar to thr LTTE.

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 12:28 PM

    We don't want another uprising. Sweep the land clear of all traces of LTTE remnants. If they are not happy living together with all races, there is Australia.

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 12:38 PM

    This is indeed great!! we need to expand our intelligence unit and work with Interpol and other secret service agencies. Hope the entire international network will be curtailed.

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 12:42 PM

    Utter rubbish, the LTTE is over and dead. There wont be any terrorist organisation ever in SL. They learnt a lession and wasted priceless 30 years.. This is in order to find an excusee to get away with the election promises. Whats happening with second phrase of chintanaya?

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 12:51 PM

    why sinhalese or SL government think that all tamils are LTTE??????

    Tamils in sri lanka don't have freedom to do protest or express their needs, hence the tamil living abroad do the protest.

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 09:04 AM

    Establish close ties with the Intelligence agencies abroad whereby there could be an effective exchange of information pertaining to terrorist activities threatening each country - which will be helpful to address, arrest and effectively deal with such terrorist activities.

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 05:41 AM

    propaganda without bombs carry no menaing.

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 12:57 PM

    Until the SL government find the sollution for the tamil cause, the war will not be over. if you think that you have distroyed the LTTE, in few year time, you will see anoher group of people with different name fight for the same tamil cause. that is CIVIL WAR.

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 01:01 PM

    Sri lankan Gov is in the Paranoia and Schizophrenia stage or keep the war on terror as business to keep the citizens in scared mode to cover up the current crises in the country.. Solve the problem as you said in the election not to push around . people are not stupid as you think

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 05:57 AM

    I have warned the Sri Lanka High Commission in UK
    They have not done enough to counter

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 01:12 PM

    who said that all tamils are LTTE???!!!!

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 05:59 AM

    Good job has been planned.

    Also, measures should be taken to make public the LTTE proxies and sympathisers operating directly and indirectly.They operate in different forms such as persons, organisations ,NGOs ,MPs . priests etc

    All should be made public and punished them even with excesses.
    This is a need of the hour for national security

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 09:14 AM

    The fact is that the tamil diaspora are educated and lucrative while the sinhalese diaspora are less educated and hold menial jobs is a reason that tamils are better recogonised.

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 01:26 PM

    Tamils want homeland for them but no homeland for the Sinhalese. Tamils can live anywhere in the island but not the Sinhalese. If they have a homeland, are all the Tamils going to leave the other areas of the island?

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 01:30 PM

    Let me correct it. It is the 3rd Phase. 1958-1970's, 1970's-2009,
    2009 - End. If you want to call it a "WAR" let it be.

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 01:30 PM

    please do not waist our tax money anymore guys. let them form anything anywhere else in the world. If they ever try to come to SL then kick them out ! otherwise why bothered ?

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 06:12 AM

    Everyone is either saying demolish this transnational government OR creat tuff measures to remove this from the route...

    But I think everyone should think what really caused them to go for a such move...?
    This is what Ranil was saying "By winning the war you can't resolve this ethnic issue"

    Ethnic issue should have been resolved politically and democtratically...

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 06:13 AM

    Let me tell you that Sri Lanka will not enjoy real peace until the truth, justice and democracy is established. This administration is responsible for the state of this country and its people.

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 01:38 PM

    LTTE propaganda overseas has been there for more than 25 years now. Many patriotic Sri Lankans in foreign countries have been doing whatever they can to help out. But now, some of us are just wondering whether this statement from the military is;
    a) a diversionary tactic of the Government from economic and other issues (political & social reforms etc.)
    b) a ploy to get employment for military officials in Sri Lanka Embassies abroad.

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 01:41 PM

    I think they dont have any other work now, people are suffering with high cost of living and with various other things, please talk about those. why this utter rubbish now?

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 06:25 AM

    Don't talk nonsense priyankara. Then how come sinhala speaking people become minority in Colombo city ? Is it because of Tamils have no freedom in Sri Lanka. Don't put rubbish and make other ntions incovenience.

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 06:32 AM

    You are correct. No body taks about that. Everything looked in Rational eye. We all should think as Sri Lankans and understand we all have same problems irrespective of race.

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 12:44 PM

    what mother tongue is used when a tamil is living in germany or france... what is this... using sinhalese language in the letters seems an issue, but don't call it a fundamental rights issue.... can you show me anyone protesting for this same cause in germany or in france....

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 06:35 AM

    Can I get anything done in Sinhala in Jaffna, Kilinochchi or even Baticaloa. We have to live with the situation. This tamil problem is presently solving. Sinhala people are learning Tamil starting from Grade 3. Give some time. But from your part you have to be same.

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 12:45 PM

    Blame the srilankan goverment for creating the LTTE and not addressing the tamil issue.

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 06:39 AM

    Where are you now.? Come and see for yourself

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 02:37 PM

    who cares sri lanka govt ??

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 06:46 AM

    Everyone is either saying demolish this transnational government OR creat tuff measures to remove this from the route...

    But I think everyone should think what really caused them to go for a such move...?
    This is what Ranil was saying "By winning the war you can't resolve this ethnic issue"

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 06:57 AM

    Good point. I wish the sinhalese would quit avoiding the north and go establish homes and businesses there as well. Its not like its terrorist infested anymore. It would only help promote peaceful co-existence and acceptance. And if any tamils were to protest this, they should first take a head count of the tamils living and conducting business in Colombo.

    PS. I'm a Sri Lankan tamil...note which word came first...

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 03:22 PM

    So Mr. Hussein and Priyanka who has the comment below this, it is time for reconciliation work for the progress and development of the country. Imagine if we all get to gether as Sri Lankans, whaterever the government comes to power will to adhere to their election promises. As long as we are divided, the politicians will have an upper hand.

    Tamils living in better conditions abroad have no right to protest for what is happening in this country, as they do not know the real picture.

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 03:29 PM

    Our embassies & missions abroad should have done this long ago. OUR EMBASSIES SHOULD HAVE WORKED HARD TOWARDS COUNTERACTING THE PRO LTTE PROPAGANDA.

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 07:00 AM

    If the government can address the minoritie's issues faster, those alien words such as Transnational government and International LTTE propaganda will face a natural death. Procrastination of a solution is fertilizing these words. Hence, it is of vital importance to get moving than just brooding.

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 04:07 PM

    Interpol and other secret agencies are more interested in prosecuting 'war criminals,' who have systematically slaughtered thousands of civilians ...

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 01:48 PM

    Forced colonisation, Standardization in education, Discrimination in development of North and East (by allocation of resources )Only the Buddhist can be a President, Ethnical cleansing of 1958-1983 and no culprit arrested and punished, Tamils youth are been killed b4 LTTE, Taken away Citizen ship of up country Tamils. Fail to rectify Banda-Selva, Dudley-Selva, VP-Ranil agreements. Burning of Jaffna Library. Do you need more?

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 04:38 PM

    The Sri Lankan government must commence a new operation to accept the autonomy of Tamils, internally.

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 04:44 PM

    Has any one in the Government looked into why Tamils took-up-arms, to fight for a separate state? I don't think so. Until we address the root causes that created this conflict we will never be rid of it.

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 04:57 PM

    The SL government can't always 'play the game,' with the LTTE's name, after saying that the LTTE is 'OVER'!

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 02:12 PM

    What can they do? NooooooooThing.

    Thursday, 13 May 2010 02:25 PM

    Tell the Tamil diaspora overseas to get knotted and arrest them when they disembark in Sri Lanka.

    Tough, to the Tamil diaspora, your military wing lost, despite your millions of $'s contributions, now leave Sri Lanka alone.
    If you come here, you are going to be detained idefinitely.

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 07:01 PM

    Let's distract the masses from the economic situation by milking the same old tedious bit of history, until 'dry to the bone'!

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 07:24 PM

    We should address the grievances of the Tamils here, then this Transnational government will fade away.


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