Indian forces are working alongwith SLA - French News Agency
In the current war against Tamils in Sri Lanka, the Indian Army is the leader of assaults in the war zones of Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lankan army seems to following the lead of Indian Army closely under heavey guidance to root out Tamils and LTTE alike in the Tamils regions of Sri Lanka.
The regular supply of weapons including chemical weapons and military seems to bring bad deja vu to Tamils in Sri Lanka, where the Indian "peace keeping" force has killed over 7000 Tamils civilians and instigated similar brutal acts as the Sri Lankan Army towards Tamils between 1987 - 1990.
The Indo-Sri Lanka accord signed between Rajiv Gandhi and J.R. Jayawardena (under whom the Jaffna Library was set to fire and vandelizm) in 1987, and stood by its name leaving out Tamils' aspirations to be null.
However, Prime minister Rajiv Ghandi hand shook a gentlemen agreement with LTTE Leader Prabaharan early morning on July 29, 1987 at the Prime minister's residence in India to keep Tamils' rights intact and at focus at all times. Prime minister Rajiv Ghandi encouraged LTTE Leader to accept the peace accord and have asked him to only hand-in "broken" arms to satisfy the accord's requirements to disarm. Young political Prime minister Rajiv Ghandi was hastening to shine as a political winner in the region on the cost of Tamils freedom struggle that has been going on in Sri Lanka, with 1983 Black July still fresh in mind for many Tamils.
On July 29, 1987, the Indian Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi and the Sri Lankan President J.R. Jayawardena signed an agreement known as the Indo-Sri Lanka accord. Under the agreement, the Indian army referred to as the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF), landed in Jaffna to enforce the agreement and maintain peace in Northeast. The IPKF was to disarm the militants under the agreement.
Prabaharan held a largely attended meeting at Suthumalai in Jaffna, and on behalf of the LTTE and the Tamils, agreed to abide by the agreement. The LTTE surrendered a large amount of arms and ammunition. Yogaratnam Yogi, on behalf of the LTTE, symbolically handed over a revolver to the IPKF commander at a ceremony in the Palali airport.
In August 1987, the Sri Lankan government passed the Thirteenth Amendment to the Sri Lankan constitution. Under its provisions, Provincial Councils were created and the Tamil homeland of Northern and Eastern Provinces were merged into one Northeast Province. This was an important landmark in the Tamil freedom struggle. However things took a turn for the worse.
The LTTE felt that the Indian and Sri Lankan governments were not honouring the conditions of the agreements and there was some tension. One of the LTTE cadres, Thileepan, the LTTE’s political wing leader began a fast unto death. Nobody took any action and he died fasting. This infuriated the LTTE and a section of the Tamil people.
In October came the tragedy. Top LTTE commanders, Kumarappa and Pulendran and fifteen other LTTE leaders were arrested by the Sri Lankan navy in the seas. They were held as prisoners in the Palaly airport surrounded by Sinhalese soldiers. The whole episode was inexplicable. There was an accord and the LTTE had surrendered their weapons under the accord. Palaly airport was under IPKF control. There was no reason to arrest the LTTE commanders. The J.R government, particularly National Security Minister Lalith Athulathmudali insisted that the arrested commanders should be brought to Colombo for ‘interrogation’. There was no doubt what was intended. Knowing the brutality of the Sinhalese policemen towards Tamil detainees, the LTTE commanders knew they would be tortured and killed. What could not be explained was why the Indian authorities decided to permit these well known LTTE top men to be taken to Colombo. The airport was under Indian control, and they could have refused to allow the Sri Lankan army to take the LTTE commanders to Colombo. The LTTE men bit the cyanide and committed suicide. Twelve of them including Kumarappa and Pulendran died and five were in serious condition.
Prabaharan was furious at the perfidy of those concerned. Tamils were outraged. Valvettiturai -from where the dead commanders hailed was in mourning. The outraged Tamils killed some Sinhalese in revenge. J.R. Jayawardena insisted that Indian government should act against the LTTE. General Sundarji, the Indian Commander-in-chief visited Jaffna. He was a Tamil from South India. He made a fatal underestimation, and on his recommendation the IPKF attacked the LTTE, hoping to complete the operation in 72 hours. The offensive was named Operation Pawan. It turned out to be a failure and the fighting dragged on with losses to both Indians and Tamils.
In occupying Jaffna, the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) killed 7,000 civilians and committed many brutal acts. The Indian army saturated the whole of Northeast with more than a hundred thousand men and heavy armour.
Now Indian Army is back in Tamils soils to root out Tamils' aspirations to be free and to have rights in Tamils' regions; it is only fair to root out a small army of rebels who have put out a relentless fight to hold their promises to their people and the people who supported them.
Posted on April 8th, 2009 | Sri Lanka News
In the war going on in northern part of Sri Lanka, along with SLA, lots of Indian militrary person also get mingled. And Indian Commanders are leading SLA to step forward the war, said French News Agency. SLA is using its full strength to destroy LTTE and they are using powerful weapons which are not used so far. India is the sole reason for the war and India is leading force, are all the news so far but with no evidence. But now, a French News Agency had published the news that which are shocking and blood freezing. The News Agency said:
When there was a heavy fighting with LTTE, SLA’s 58th division militrary force had met with severe attack without single men alive. That militrary force get stagnated in the war, where there Indian soldiers joined in that force and made it. This Indian force jointly with sinhala cadres is making their attack in northern Sri Lanka. As the same 59th Division force also consists of 50 percent of Indian forces.
Other than these, the Indian Commanders are planning the war tactics and leading the SLA to execute the war plan said the News Agency.
It is also reminded that, in the warfront, more than 200 cadres defeated and killed by LTTE are from Indian army and their deadbodies are sent to Pune behind the screen. Also when LTTE attacked Kalmadukualm Dam most of cadres are killed were belongs to Indian Army. It is noted that, 3 Radar Engineers of India are get injured in this attack.
Even now, the war in Pudukudiyiruppu had resulted in large casualities and more than 125 Indian Armymen’s deadbodies are sent to chennai, and they are kept in Nugambakkam Medical College said the reliable news sources from Medical college surroundings.
In this situation, the French News Agency news publication made a alert wave.
This time the Sri Lankan Government has used the magic word to the western allies - "we are rooting out terrorism". Tamils aspirations to live freely in Sri Lanka without a rebel force seems far fetched; the Tamils have tried to pursue non-violence means to get their request across and have only met with violence and brutality.
Yet, the western world also seems to think if you are either the central government or the "terrorist" - which it true in few cases like in Pakistan Government and Taliban; still Taliban was the central government in Afghanistan during 9/11. The actual meaning of rebel force and freedom fighters seems to have vanished after 9/11. There is only two groups the government and the "terrorists" in the world.
Many countries are actually losing thousands of lives due to this "one size fits all terrorism motto" of the west; genocides of minorities are made possible by under the logic, since a rebel force's weapons supply and funding are cut off by the ban caused by this logic. A rebel force is also runs the high risk of being shown under the lights of terrorism rather than what they actually fighting for.
It is actually acceptable for the west to see dispersed rebel military powers as a threat to achieving non-violence solutions, but there is a strong responsibility associated with the view: to fill the void created by the rebel force's desertion (1) to voice the rights & freedom of suffering minorities, and (2) to protect minorities' basic survival.
Hence there is an urgent requirement for the west to proactively monitor rebel situation associated with minorities to stop genocides, because so far many minorities have survived the time due to having a rebel force on their side to fight for basic survival; It would not be possible to fight their cause with non-violence means as the non-violence have proved fail numerous times against oppressing governments.
However, in the current time, there is only a void left in the place where the rebels stood for Tamils. The rebel force is immensely weaken not by the Sri Lankan Government or the Indian Government, but by the ban of getting access to weapons and funding.
Conversely, the west is not prepared to fill the void to voice the freedom & rights required by Tamils, as any human does. The power shift solely to the Sri Lankan Government will only subject Tamils to more turmoil in Sri Lanka.
The fate of Tamils in Sri Lanka in limbo with the Sri Lankan Government and Indian Government have decided to exterminate Tamils, LTTE and everybody in between under the name of "rooting out terrorism". The extermination is carried out under the heavy veil of media ban.
It is not just Tamils have to worry about freedom right now, as the sovereignty of Sinhalese also under threat having powerful Indian Army and officials making important decisions over Sri Lanka.
T. K. A Nair, the principal secretary to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday (25th). According to media he had arrived in Sri Lanka on an invitation by Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to President Mahinda Rajapakse.
Indian PM’s secretary who arrived here yesterday stayed in room No.551 in Taj Samudra Hotel and went to Mt. Lavinia Hotel today morning and held a secret discussion with several Tamil political leaders. According to information ‘Lankatruth’ has received he is expected to meet several Tamil representatives to have discussions in Kandy tomorrow.
Indian PM’s principal secretary’s unannounced arrival in Sri Lanka, his secret discussions with representatives of Tamil political parties and the government’s effort to conceal his arrival here pose serious suspicion regarding his visit.
With so much Indian power over the Sri Lankan Government right now, one has to wonder who is actually calling the shots in the current war in Sri Lanka?!!