The “Business Today” magazine in its cover story for December had a lengthy interview with Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka on wide ranging issues pertaining to country’s security and ongoing military operations. On interview Amry chef said: “I am not saying that all NGOs and INGOs are in cahoots with the LTTE. That’s not necessarily true. The truth is that very little if at all has been done in the North by NGOs and INGOs, a situation which would naturally make – anyone suspicious about what they were actually doing in these areas with their money, their personnel, their equipment, vehicles and other machinery.” “The ICRC performs a very important role. Medicines Sans Frontiers does some good work and I am aware -of this. But the majority of INGOs and NGOs have not done anything constructive. They’ve mollycoddled the LTTE, have not acted in the national interest and the authorities should take serious note about all this. We are aware that some actually left equipment with – The bottom line is this: if you can’t deliver, then leave!”.
Sri Lanka’s President Rajapakse cancels his Oxford Union visit over “security concerns”. Channel 4 News last night revealed new footage of an alleged massacre of Tamil prisoners in Sri Lanka. President Mahinda Rajapakse was due to speak on Thursday at the Oxford Union. However, the Union issued a statement today cancelling his visit “due to […]
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) on Thursday condemned the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) for instructing the foreign NGOs and aid workers to leave from Vanni and urged the International Community to prevail upon the GoSL to recall its decision. The move by the GoSL was another blow to the already many times displaced masses […]
A commando unit of the Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) in Batticaloa district attacked a key paramilitary camp of TMVP Karuna faction in the early hours of Tuesday, killing four operatives and capturing six gunmen from the camp, located at Chengka’ladi, 13 km northwest of Batticaloa city, according to the Batticaloa Command of the LTTE. […]