LTTE plot for mass scale chemical attack barred
Sri Lankan soldiers of Army 57 Division
on Tuesday, the 5th of March found a large stock of gas masks and
chemical resistant costumes from a captured LTTE camp in
Udayarkattukulam North. According to defence experts , the discovery
exposes a possible terrorist plot for a mass scale chemical attack
against Sri Lankan soldiers.
The LTTE terrorists have been using
chemical gases against the Sri Lanka Army the past last two years of
battle. However, the inherent limitations of the chemical weapon failed
to give the intended impact on the battlefield with soldiers well
prepared to meet a chemical threat.
These experts are of the opinion that the
chemical resistant costumes which are indeed used in very close quarter
attacks would have been intended for a direct assault supported by
chemical weapons. Earlier, the tactic used by the terrorists was to fire
gas canisters at the soldiers using indirect weapons than direct
According to the defence sources, there
were 16 chemical resistant costumes, and 17 gas masks in the stock.
Using chemical weapons is banned by international law of war and
considered to be a war crime.
The types of armoury found from the
liberated areas of Wanni in recent times expose the great disaster that
Sri Lanka as a nation has been heading towards since the 2002 ceasefire.
The LTTE had been allowed to import aircraft, heavy artillery, high tech
communication equipment, chemical weapons, etc during the ostensible
peace cherished by the shortsighted political leaders of this country.
The experts argue that the victories won
by Sri Lankan soldiers against terrorism is not only for the Sri Lankan
citizens but also for the peace loving people in the whole world. The
submarines, improvised bombs, suicide boats, chemical weapons, etc found
in Wanni reveal the amount of contributions the LTTE has been making to
the global terrorism.
As highlighted by defence.lk many times
earlier, the LTTE has been acting as the unofficial Research and
Development(R&D) department of the global terrorist network.
There is ample evidence showing that many
international terrorists groups have copied the tactics developed by the
LTTE. Unfortunately, hypocrites in the international media and LTTE
propagandists have deliberately concealed these fact from the world by
justifying LTTE acts and white washing the terrorist outfit. But for the
commitment of the Sri Lankan soldiers, the so-called "rebel group" in
terms of the above hypocrites, would have been still continuing on its
dangerous industry of aiding the global terrorism while taking the whole
world for ride with its propaganda ploys.
Using chemical weapons is banned
by the international law of war and considered to be a war crime.
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