Sri Lanka: LTTE Tactics

Lankawatch on LTTE tactics given the heavy defeats in hands of the Sri Lankan military. “In a sickening revelation witnesses have said that the LTTE repeatedly filled up buildings used as training camps with school children ahead of an imminent air attack.”


  • i have stayed away from global politics for quite a while but i’ve had a look through LankaWatch and the blog posting.. two things really, the posting is completely biased and it is missing certain facts about the governmental armed forces’ tactics of using child soldiers and exploting kids in the conflict. Apparently that article on Lanka Watch seems to only portray one side of the issue…and leaves out on the real situation at hand which shows two warring factions playing each other, obviously innocent people get caught in the middle and get burnt through no fault of their own.

    And the following excerpt taken from the ssme blog just paints a narrow-minded, one-sided view of things:
    “Sadly, it is the international community including the Tamil diaspora in the west that gets taken for a ride.”

    it is not the international community or the tamil diaspora in the west, east or wherever, that is getting taken for a ride, it is some people.. well most people (excluding the big wig politicians and the minorities of elite pockets among the population) in Sri Lanka who are being taken for a ride.

    We’re talking of a country which has not yet quite felt the effect of new media or blogs despite a lot of bloggers in Sri Lanka, we’re talking of a nation who’s main stream media is controlled by either the state or the major influential political parties …

    Not taking any sides here nor am i speaking for any aid organization but myself, politics was never my interest anyways… but the LankaWatch blog is a load of tosh when it comes to projecting one-sided views about the ongoing conflict, aid workers reaching out to those in-need and relief operations in the country.

  • Angelo: I agree, the post is biased. But I don’t leave out posts that are blatantly biased out of my roundups. I think they deserve to be heard just as moderate voices are heard. Anyhow, everyone is biased – but some biases are more palatable than the others.

    Perhaps LankaWatch is reflective of some sort of a wider trend in Sri Lanka – information is hard to come by.. and biases colour whatever little there is available.

  • Angelo Embuldeniya

    fair enough Neha :) GV presents both sides of the coin even though their sources may not..

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