A Needless Price being paid for letting the LTTE regroup.
By Suranimala-JSBC for LankaWeb
There does not seem to be any justification for the hollow dialogue which
permitted Norway to mediate towards peace with the LTTE nor the orchestrated
scenarios of meetings in the Wanni,interventions by Religious Leaders
etc. etc. as all it seems to have done is to have provided a corridor
and a screen for the LTTE to regroup and fortify themselves even though
it may be an initial flash in the pan given the Sri Lankan Security Forces'
superiority both militarily and by way of equipment and leadership.
For a group of terrorists now proscribed forthwith Internationaly and
sought after by Law Enforcement Agencies including the Interpol, the easing
of military force by the Sri Lankan Government even to a small degree
seems to be a miscalculation and has spurred the LTTE to a landmine laying
operation and given them breathing space when in reality they should have
been put in a stranglehold and the latest heavy fighting with casualties
on both sides is an indication
that they are not a spent force just yet and not to be taken for granted.
Although the LTTE are heading towards their ultimate demise, they seem
to be hell bent on going out with a bang while inflicting heavy casualties
on the Goverment Forces and civilian population and strategically this
must be avoided to whatever degree possible as the bone of contention
is that they are still categorically a terrorist minority whose objectives
are certainly not progressive towards the Democracy that Sri Lanka together
with Her neighbours nor sympathetic towards the will of the majority and
logically need to be wiped out, which cannot be accomplished without taking
into consideration the lessons learnt from Pooneryn, Vedamaracchi and
Elephant Pass where the Forces were literally caught napping.
The huge inroads being made presently by the Armed Forces must be maintained
at a relentless and intense level in order to justify the very essence
of being identified as the Elite Crack Armed Forces of Sri Lanka in their
pursuit of justice and maintaining the sovereignity of Sri Lanka on behalf
of all normal peaceloving citizens of the land whose aspirations for a
lasting peace can only be accomplished if the enemy is defeated militarily