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LTTE has taken murder, extremism and mayhem to the West

UK, France, Canada and wherever LTTE asylum seekers are increasing their numbers and presence has seen an increase in violence and even murders. This attributes to the inherent violence that has been part and parcel of their modus operandi since taking up arms.

November 17, 2020


Sea Power of Island Nations in 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities in Sri Lanka

The 21st century entire gamut of the nature of security is changing rapidly. Indian Ocean (IO) receives attention from state and non-state actors. Extra-regional countries such as the U.S., China and Japan are keen to have some presence in the IO.

November 02, 2020


Maritime Collaboration is vital for a Maritime Nation

The beauty of the Indian Ocean was described by the great voyagers, maritime historians, intellectuals, and sea fares,...

October 16, 2020


LTTE Thileepan: Since when did UN start getting orders to allow commemoration of dead terrorists?

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly & Association and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression are receiving letters to tell Sri Lanka to allow LTTE to commemorate a dead ‘martyr’. Who is LTTE? An internationally banned terrorist organization.

September 24, 2020


Those who commemorate terrorists should be given maximum punishment : Terrorism expert Dr.Rohan Gunaratna

Colombo, September 16 (newsin.asia): Dr.Rohan Gunaratna, an international expert on terrorism who is now Honorary Professor at the Sir John Kotelawala Defense University, Sri Lanka, has called for the arrest and trial of pro-LTTE Tamil leader and former MP, M.K.Shivajilingam and others who glorify terrorists.

September 16, 2020


Yasmin Sooka: Programmed to ‘believe’ or victim of a ‘truth’ factory?

I shall give Yasmin Sooka the benefit of the doubt. I’ll get to that presently. The back story is as follows:

September 10, 2020


To hide embarrassment to comrade Sooka/ITJPSL, LTTE diaspora campaigns against Sri Lanka’s Defense Attache in UK

September 07, 2020


Protecting Mogul Emperor Aurangzeb’s silver coin ship

In 2008, I was the Commander Southern Naval Area. It was my first appointment as an Area Commander. In May 2008, I received an email from an unknown foreigner to my official email account. The sender was a Dutch National who had travelled to Sri Lanka in month the of April 2008.

 

August 29, 2020


Remembering a father figure who moulded us

Fifteen years ago, I was commanding SLNS Sauyra, the flagship of the Sri Lanka Navy, stationed at the Colombo Port. I had just returned from India after finishing my tenure as Defence Adviser at our High Commission in New Delhi. Our task was to sail into deep sea towards the equator in search of LTTE arms smuggling ships. We used to patrol for 21 days at a stretch and be in the harbour for 10 days for our much deserved break.

August 19, 2020


UK Court finds British Tamil Forum guilty of sexual abuse, discrimination and victimization

On 22 February 2019, the British Tamil Forum (BTF) issued a statement regarding the court ruling that found BTF guilty of sexual harassment & demanding the LTTE front pay compensation to the victim. The amount sterling pounds 70,000 was tuppence considering the Janes Intelligence Military magazine claiming LTTE annual profits to be $300million.

August 12, 2020