Attack on the STF camp.
The LTTE leader Prabhakaran has reportedly emphasised that his organisation entered the so-called peace talks because it helped them to achieve what they could not achieve by the 19 years of aggression. Since he started delivering his annual statements, in almost all his proclamations he outlined the two nation theory and stressed that Sri Lankan army (Sinhala forces as per his terminology) stationed in the North and East provinces is a foreign force, forcibly occupying their national homeland territory and it would certainly be evicted and the homeland territory would be liberated from the presence of these forces. As he has never expressed any dilution to his Eelam objective, his goal of evicting the Sinhala army from their national territory has remained without any tapering.
A series of incidents occurred in the North and East following the Norwegian authored MOU forced on the Sri Lankan government on February 22nd, have threatened the very existence of the Sri Lankan forces that courageously and defiantly defended the unitary status of this nation, under enormous grueling conditions. It started with the agitation launched by the LTTE proxies TNA and then school children under the remote control of the LTTE for the removal of security check points and army camps from the North and Eastern Provinces. At the same time the LTTE threatened the government that it will not attend the UNCONDITIONAL TALKS in Thailand if the camps and checkpoints were not removed. The government which is pursuing a policy of "Talks and any cost and under any humiliation" removed all camps except those in the areas described as High Security Zones.
Then the second stage of this programme was launched by using the students
of the Hartley College aimed at the removal of the High Security Zone
check point at Point Pedro. Mr. Sri Pathy, the Principal of the Hartley
College who crticised the use of his College students for this sinister
objective was abducted by the LTTE goondas, assaulted severely and left
in a cemetry. The government maintained abject silence. Thereafter again
a mob of LTTE herded school children entered the Valaichchenai police
station and destroyed their cafeteria, bunkers and fences. This followed
the third attack on Vavuniya Police Station last Tuesday. Analogous
to these agitation terrorist Balasingham, inappropriately crowned as
His Excellency by the so-called impartial mediator Norway, scored a
major success by compelling the perfidious Sri Lankan delegation at
the Thailand talks to agree to set up a Joint Committee for removal
of the high security zones. Amidst these activities UNP's own Minister
Mr. Mahesvaran, backed by Jaffna District MPs demanded for the immediate
withdrawal of forces from the Jaffna peninsula.
These activities obviously indicate that LTTE has launched a multifaceted
drive to achieve Prabhakaran's objective of cleansing North and East
provinces, the so-called Thamil Eelam from the foreign occupational
forces. The Kanchanapura STF camp incident occurred last Wednesday is
another step of this sinister drive. A careful study of reports emanated
from the LTTE sources such as Tamilnet, Uthayan, Eelamweb, Eelam.com
etc, let alone other sources indicate that it was a stage-managed incident
that went beyond control compelling the STF to save their dignity. Presence
of a recently released LTTE cadre in LTTE uniform among the dead expose
the architect of this provocation and invasion of the STF camp. As per
Eelam.com which publishes in Tamil a daily synopsis of events in the
North and East under the slogan "Thirst of the Tigers is the Tamil Eelam
Motherland" severely criticising the STF as a brutal bloodthirsty Sinhala
force claims that there were 4 school children among the dead. The claim
of STF's high-handedness is disproved by the fact that it had not taken
any repressive action against an LTTE camp forcibly set up recently
just 800 metres away from the STF camp violating the so-called Ceasefire
Agreement. This itself shows the pathetic condition and the duress under
which the gallant forces of this nation are being subjected to by the
so-called peace façade, which has failed to disarm, halt combat training,
prevent smuggling-in of arms shipments, and strengthening of LTTE forces.
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