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    Not supporting the Tamils in central London


    by Sunny on 19th May, 2009 at 4:23 am    

    The LTTE are finished, and the war is over. Anyone who sheds tears for the LTTE don’t deserve any support either. (Although, it is amusing to watch some bloggers still implying the lack of support among lefties for Tamils as evidence we’re unduly obsessed by Israel. Oh dear). Anyway, controversy over. No more support for the Tamils in Westminster - end of.



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    1. Rayyan — on 19th May, 2009 at 5:57 am  

      That article is quite eye-opening. I had assumed the protesters were taking a line of “we don’t support terrorism but we do support legitimate resistance and we do protest government atrocities” - of course, the LTTE probably killed more people than the government ever did. I’m just glad the fighting is over - I’m not sure where Sri Lanka will go from here, or if it was worth the price paid in blood, but perhaps some progress can be made now.

    2. cjcjc — on 19th May, 2009 at 7:11 am  

      The truth is that while I’m sure you *do support* the Tamils, you are *obsessed* with Israel!

    3. MoreMediaNonsense — on 19th May, 2009 at 8:13 am  

      “the lack of support among lefties for Tamils as evidence we’re unduly obsessed by Israel. ”

      The stupidity of the Israel obsessed hypocrites would be funny if it wasn’t also so worrying in its implications for many Jews.

      The “anti-imperialist” Left were ranting on during the Gaza crisis about Israeli war crimes day and night and happily attending Hamas inspired rallies. How many civilians do they think have died in the recent Sri Lankan conflict ? Are there no war crimes there ? Do they care ? The hypocrisy is unbelievable.

      And don’t tell me “you don’t care about the Tamils either” as I accept the sad inevitability of civilian casualties in any conflict unlike the so-called Left which rants on endlessly when Israel kills any civilians in a conflict.

      What a pathetic excuse for an intellectual movement the Israel obsessed “anti-imperialist” Left has become.

    4. damon — on 19th May, 2009 at 10:17 am  

      I agree that the LTTE have been really bad for eveyone in Sri Lanka, and that hopefully things can move on for the better. Though I don’t know enough about what it’s actually like (and will be like) for Tamils who will now be living in an occupation like enviroment. I’d imagine that the state forces will be pretty heavy handed to anyone they see as sympathisers or activists, prehaps (I don’t know) in the way that right wing central American governments treated anyone who agitated for change or spoke out for the poor in the 1980’s.

      And I had to go back and look at this ‘Spiked-online’ set of photos about the Tamil protests in London from last month.
      http://www.spiked-online.com/index.php?/site/article/6547/

      I was trying to figure if Brenden O’ Neil was talking any sense or not. I recoil from war and the LTTE because I’m a bit of a cowardly pacifist. But people fighting for ”national liberation” and self determination is something that people on the left are meant to be somewhat sympathetic to (in the right cases). The Vietnamese wars of liberation were horrific, but were justified as a struggle against imperialism and for national unity I’d have thought.
      I may not see the struggle of Tamils in the same way, but then what do I know? I’m an outsider.
      I agree with Sunny, but I find some of what the Spiked guy said a bit intriging also.

      He said:
      ”Many of the protesters recognised the political and censorious nature of Britain’s anti-terror legislation, carrying placards saying ‘Anti-Terrorism Laws Attack My Free Speech’ in one hand and the Tamil Tiger flag in the other.”
      David Miliband used the word terrorist about three time on sunday morning when talking about Sri Lanka.

      From page 6: ”The Tamil protest was an expression of the old-style, fast-fading politics of national liberation. Here, Tamils outside the Houses of Parliament demand recognition of their ‘inalienable right to choose’; others demanded the ‘inalienable right to decide our own destiny’ ”

    5. soru — on 19th May, 2009 at 10:30 am  

      ‘inalienable right to choose’; others demanded the ‘inalienable right to decide our own destiny’

      There’s a difference between a right to choose, and a right to decide. The LTTE had the first, not the second.

      They chose badly, and now they are dead. They won’t be mourned.

    6. Mango — on 19th May, 2009 at 10:49 am  

      Damon,

      You’ve got exactly right regarding the Left’s instinctive sympathy for ‘national liberation movements’. There’s one crucial difference with the LTTE. They want theirs to be an ethnically exclusive area carved out of an admittedly very imperfect multi-ethnic nation.

      What’s eventually occurred is that the rest of Sri Lanka have determined that the LTTE can’t have an exclusively Tamil statelet within the island.

      To use a valid UK comparison, they’re no different to the BNP wanting their own, exclusively white area without any of those annoying ‘brown’ people cluttering up their enclave. :)

      If the Left vehemently oppose the BNP, they can’t then logically support the LTTE’s aims.

    7. Anton Vowl — on 19th May, 2009 at 10:53 am  

      If it’s true - and we only have anecdotal evidence - that anti-LTTE Tamils aren’t welcome at these protests, then these protests cease to be worthy of support, so I agree with you Sunny. I do have a couple of worries - firstly that this should detract from the genuine humanitarian crisis in Eastern Sri Lanka, caused in part by both sides. And secondly, that this ‘victory by annihilation’, with a huge civilian death toll, will be seen as the blueprint for victory over the Taliban - but then maybe it already is.

    8. Shamit — on 19th May, 2009 at 11:13 am  

      The LTTE kicked out all the Muslims from the LTTE held area a decade and a half ago — Mango is right — they were a despicable bunch and terrorists just like HAMAS and HEZBOLLAH.

      As for the left in this country — it is fashionable to be considered left and when newspapers like Guardian with its intelligent commentators such as Tonybee selling us false bill of goods — supported by private school educated thick class warriors such as Zoe Williams — and idiotic nuisances such as George Monbiot are the intellectual platform for the so called LEFT - then there is much to be desired from left politics.

      Politics is idealism intertwined with pragmatism which should be driven by what actually benefits the people at large now and in the future. In most cases, the left in this country do not care or understand. Those who do they continue to sell us false bill of goods with their formidable intellect.

    9. David T — on 19th May, 2009 at 11:15 am  

      Another lesson is:

      “If you’re backed by China, nobody cares what you do”.

    10. munir — on 19th May, 2009 at 11:42 am  

      MoreMediaNonsense
      “The stupidity of the Israel obsessed hypocrites would be funny if it wasn’t also so worrying in its implications for many Jews.”

      So what about the Muslim obsessed zionist hypocrites such as the poster above and numerous others? What are the implications for Muslims?

    11. MoreMediaNonsense — on 19th May, 2009 at 11:58 am  

      “So what about the Muslim obsessed zionist hypocrites such as the poster above and numerous others? What are the implications for Muslims?”

      People who obsess about Muslims and the Koran are also idiots. However people who despise and campaign against political Islamists (such as Sid here and David T) are IMO completely correct.

    12. Mango — on 19th May, 2009 at 12:06 pm  

      David T,

      Another lesson is don’t lecture to democratic countries about how to solve their long-running internal conflicts when you (the West) recently engaged in a monumentally criminal invasion of a sovereign state causing massive destruction to that country.

      The other final lesson is SL has to keep India on-side. China is a very old and long-standing ally. HMG have really blown it with that cretin Milliband’s posturing in CMB.

      I thought that the Brits, especially the Foreign Office took a long-term view of international relations, especially regarding ex-colonies. Current UK foreign policy to SL looks like its being created by jittery crack addict desperately looking for his next score.

    13. David T — on 19th May, 2009 at 12:16 pm  

      haha - there is certainly something of the ingenue about Miliband.

    14. Shamit — on 19th May, 2009 at 12:21 pm  

      `Mango -

      Please do not judge us by this Government — as I have said in a recent thread — since Blair`s departure this Government has no strategic thinking on foreign policy. Don`t worry there would be a far better foreign secretary soon.

      I was ashamed of my Government when little brain Miliband went to Mumbai and gave a speech after 2 weeks of the attack that there should not be any war on terror.

    15. BenSix — on 19th May, 2009 at 12:25 pm  

      “And don’t tell me “you don’t care about the Tamils either” as I accept the sad inevitability of civilian casualties in any conflict unlike the so-called Left which rants on endlessly when Israel kills any civilians in a conflict.”

      Your maturity, MMN, is a shining beacon to us all. But tell us! How many civilian casualties are “inevitable“? Is conflict “inevitable“? And is indiscriminate killing just a deft, pragmatic nod to this “inevitability“? Is, indeed, there a balance between “humanity” and “inevitability“?

      Ben

    16. marvin — on 19th May, 2009 at 12:30 pm  

      Shamit #8, good comment! Zoe Williams et al. hyprocrites or wot!

    17. Mango — on 19th May, 2009 at 12:39 pm  

      I meant to say “Current UK foreign policy to SL looks like its being created by jittery crack addict desperately looking for his next score with a banana as a suppository.”

      People in SL easily distinguish between the current UK regime and the general UK population, most of whom support SL’s efforts to rid themselves of the LTTE. The thing about Milliband’s that he literally has no shame. Incredible.

      Here’s an interesting insight from a SL blogger who is most definitely NOT a govt supporter about efforts underway to provide relief to the IDPs etc. Not stuff you’d know from watching the increasingly irrelevant & despised BBC.

      http://tinyurl.com/osob2f

    18. MoreMediaNonsense — on 19th May, 2009 at 12:41 pm  

      How many civilian casualties are “inevitable“?

      It depends on who is fighting where. Scum like Hamas and the LTTE who hide behind civilian shields make many civilian deaths inevitable unless you think by taking hostages and firing from behind them you make yourself somehow immune from military action.

      Is conflict “inevitable“?

      What kind of pointless question is that ?

    19. Bo — on 19th May, 2009 at 1:01 pm  

      “If the Left vehemently oppose the BNP, they can’t then logically support the LTTE’s aims.”

      Nor indeed Hamas with its explictly racist charter. Whoops.

    20. damon — on 19th May, 2009 at 1:04 pm  

      Mango @6 ”There’s one crucial difference with the LTTE. They want theirs to be an ethnically exclusive area carved out of an admittedly very imperfect multi-ethnic nation.”
      I’m not disagreeing with you, but, is that aspiration so different from what (for example) the people of Slovenia wanted when they opted out of Yougoslavia? Or the desire for an independent East Timor (or Western Sahara, or Biafra, or South Sudan etc etc).

      When Vietnam was unified, ethnic Chinese were targeted, and many became boat people.
      But yes, the LTTE were (from what I know) practically a death cult, who poisoned the minds of of it’s cadres.
      When fighters start wearing cyanide capsules around their necks, you can guess you are getting towards ‘brainwashed’.

      It is interesting though to see, how many Tamils who live overseas were supporting the LTTE.
      Is (now) being a Sri Lankan Tamil, enough grounds to be granted political asylum in the UK?

    21. Sunny — on 19th May, 2009 at 1:06 pm  

      What a pathetic excuse for an intellectual movement the Israel obsessed “anti-imperialist” Left has become.

      You mean rather like the Muslim obsessed anti-jihadis?? Geert Wilders, Melanie Phillips and Mart Steyn anyone? Yes, I didn’t think so either.

      What’s eventually occurred is that the rest of Sri Lanka have determined that the LTTE can’t have an exclusively Tamil statelet within the island.

      Exactly right. I’m happy to support more autonomy for Sri Lankan Tamils. but I was never for an independent Tamil homeland in Sri Lanka. They can go to Tamil Nadu if they want that.

    22. Sunny — on 19th May, 2009 at 1:07 pm  

      Nor indeed Hamas with its explictly racist charter. Whoops.

      They can however support Palestinians. That doesn’t stop many people like yourself conflating Palestinians with Hamas though eh? Whoops indeed.

    23. MoreMediaNonsense — on 19th May, 2009 at 1:20 pm  

      You mean rather like the Muslim obsessed anti-jihadis?? Geert Wilders, Melanie Phillips and Mart Steyn anyone? Yes, I didn’t think so either.

      They are idiots as well. So what ? There are more than one group of idiots in the world.

    24. Mango — on 19th May, 2009 at 1:40 pm  

      Damon,

      Agree totally. There must be an example of a national liberation movement based on non-exclusive ethnic principles? But it’s not an iron law. Where do we stop? BNP? Cornish Independence? SNP? Obviously I’m being facetious, but some ethnic groups get lucky (e.g. Kosovans, East Timorese) others, not so lucky (some Sri Lankan Tamils.) It all depends on your tactics, geography, quality of opponents and level of major-power support.

    25. justforfun — on 19th May, 2009 at 1:47 pm  

      …but I was never for an independent Tamil homeland in Sri Lanka. They can go to Tamil Nadu if they want that.

      Sunny - you are aware that there are two different types of Tamil in Sri Lanka? Tamils that have been in Sri Lanka for centuries if not millenia, and the recent indentured labour brought in by the British in the 19th century.

      The relationship between these two groups is complex and their relationship to the Sinhalese is complex - By ‘complex’ I mean - ‘I haven’t a clue except it is often not harmonious and very complex three way tussle’ - but I do KNOW i they ARE different and it is a factor when trying to map out a peaceful future. I was in Jafna in 1982 and was on a ferry to India, full (1000s on a ferry built for 100s) of the grandsons and great grandsons of these indentured Tamils, being ‘re-patriated’ to India (a nice euphamism for ‘kicked out’) with nothing but the clothes they had on and going to a country they had no family whatsoever.

      If there is a Tamil here who can explain the differences in detail it would be enlightening, but its too glib to say thet can just go back to Tamil Nadu if they don’t like it in Sri Lanka. They are Sri Lankan by birth and have been for generations.

      justforfun

    26. justforfun — on 19th May, 2009 at 1:55 pm  

      I just looked to see if I could find any links to anything which might through a bit of clarity on my above post.

      The link below is my best effort yet. perhaps there is a better article else where - I’ll keep looking.

      http://www.infolanka.com/org/srilanka/cult/28.htm

      justforfun

    27. Sunny — on 19th May, 2009 at 2:52 pm  

      Oh I’m not denying that they are Sri Lankan Tamils. I just don’t see their argument for an independent Tamil homeland in SL. Especially not one run by the LTTE.

      The same way I don’t buy the argument for an independent Sikh homeland in India… etc etc.

    28. justforfun — on 19th May, 2009 at 3:33 pm  

      Fair enough about the ‘homeland’ bit. I have no real opinion on the matter.

      Its just the bit about ‘if they don’t like it in Sri Lanka they can always go to Tamil Nadu’.

      While the Khalistan issue has parallels of sorts, it does illustrate the highly sensitive/complex position India finds itself in relation to ‘Tamils’ in Sri Lanka.

      I put down the lack of ‘blogging’ on the issue to the fact it is a very complex problem and not many people have much that is insightful to say.

      Now the LTTE are gone - lets hope that all Sri Lankans can now at least settle the issue peacefully without the threat of assassination.

      The problem is of course we can’t turn back the clock, and now the water is very very muddy. New dynamics have been brought into play by the LTTE within Sri Lankan and Indian Tamil politics with all the carnage and money their brought onto the stage in the last 20years. Scores to settle within the 2 Tamil communities etc. If there is no settlement, I fear that Sri Lankan ‘Tamil’ politics will poison Tamil Nadu politics, an incomprehensible subject at the best of times. Thank God sometimes for corruption - and that its can simplify matters - the biggest cheque wins :-) However joking aside - that is the worry - the LTTE has shown what a formidable fund raising machine is possible within the Tamil diaspora and the sense of national identity Tamils have. Who knows to what bad purpose future money can be put in India and Sri Lanka. So while I’m very happy peace has come - difficult and very uncertain years lie ahead.

      justforfun

    29. justforfun — on 19th May, 2009 at 3:45 pm  

      I put down the lack of ‘blogging’ on the issue to the fact it is a very complex problem and not many people have much that is insightful to say.

      oops

      Just re-read this. Its of course baloney - as plenty is blogged about complex things without anything insightful to say :-) There must be another reason for the lack of comment on the subject.

      justforfun

    30. Jon — on 19th May, 2009 at 3:45 pm  

      The assumption throughout this thread is that its “conflict over” now that there’s been an overwhealming military victory and the LTTE have been crushed, and Sri Lanka can now start a happy road towards rebuilding national unity.

      Sorry to be cynical but I dont see how bloodily supressing an armed struggle in this way is going to solve any of the underlying problems - most importantly the general descrimination against Tamil people in Sri Lankan society. Do you think Tamil Sri Lankans are now going to accept the fact that thousands of their people have been killed and they still wont be allowed places at university, or that resources will continue to be diverted more towards Sinhalese areas?

      The LTTE were by no means the “good guys” in this confilict. But the grievances which caused their rise have not gone away. I would hazard a guess that they’ve actually been made much worse.

      This conflict will go on for a very, very long time… something which definitely is worth shedding tears about.

    31. Mango — on 19th May, 2009 at 3:57 pm  

      Jon,

      The sunlit uplands for Sri Lanka are long way away, but the LTTE had to be destroyed before any meaningful settlement could even be discussed.

      What other alternatives to destroying the LTTE were there? The conflict and arguments may go on forever, but not in the form an terrorist campaign waged by the LTTE unless SL govt does something incredibly dense. But if by conflict, you mean another insurrection, not so soon. The entire leadership of the LTTE has been killed. Note, killed. Not captured or escaped. It’s not easy to start an insurgency without a committed skilled leadership base.

      Given the history of SL politicians cutting off their noses to to spite their faces, this is indeed possible. But let’s wait to see how they intend to solve the underlying problems.

      In the meantime, here’s a quick update on who’s helping but not preaching and who’s preaching but not helping.

      Helping (with supplies, money, credit, support) = China, India, Iran, Russia, Vietnam, Pakistan and the population of Sri Lanka.

      Preaching (Human rights x10,0000 lectures) = UK, EU. The US is doing a bit of both.

    32. Jon — on 19th May, 2009 at 4:34 pm  

      Mango,

      True, the scorched earth approach that the SL Gov’t has taken means that nothing as well organised and equipped as the LTTE will be coming into being any time soon. But it doesnt necesssarily take something as well drilled as the LTTE to carry on a conflict. The leadership has been wiped out, but what about the younger generation who have watched this happen? Is it inconceievable that in time we could be seeing much looser cells of Tamil insurgents staging suicide bombings. The blueprint is very much already out there.

      I hope the situation for ordinary Sri Lankan’s on all sides improves, but that will only happen if an internal political compromise is made between the Sinhalese majority and a Tamil minority who are still third class citizens and have undergone a massive military shock. Given the hatred on both sides at the moment, I dont feel too confident about this. But like you said, lets wait and see, I could be wrong.

      Is the tactic of getting rid of the stubborn fundamentalist organisation heading an insurrgency via total military wipe-out (regardless of civilian casualties) one we’re replicating in other conflict regions, though?

    33. Mango — on 19th May, 2009 at 5:37 pm  

      Jon,

      It all depends on how the post-war factor’s handled. I think most Sri Lankans are tired of it and want nothing but to enjoy life without bus bombs & train bombs. The govt has to keep the Sinhala extremists in place.

      The casualty figures for civilians has been massively over-stated and are usually based on Tamilnet’s fantasy output. If you look at the casualties in the first two years, even from air-strikes, they were very low. It only got worse when the LTTE decided to take the civilians along as their shrapnel sponges and of course started shooting fleeing civilians.

      No one I’ve spoken with has reacted with anything other than sympathy and horror about seeing their fellow countrymen enduring such misery. No gloating or taking pleasure in their suffering, because they could be your own relatives and friends.

      And you’ll know, Sri Lanka has plenty of experience of conflict-related misery. There are lots of ‘civil society’ projects to get aid to the suffering.

      The LTTE’s own proven ruthlessness and intransigence meant that they could only be defeated by an equally ruthless and intransigent legitimate government.

      Who would you want to lead the UK against an LTTE-like organisation? Nick Clegg or Thatcher?

      Much as dislike bringing WW2 into these discussions, when a country is facing a struggle for existence, brutal measures are taken. Churchill at Oran?

    34. Mango — on 19th May, 2009 at 5:56 pm  

      Who would have imagined this?

      VP’s ex 2nd in command (and the best military commander of the LTTE) inspecting his ex-leader’s body?

      http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20090519_12

      I guess Karuna, rather like Blair, knew when to leave a sinking ship.

      He’s now a Minister - for National Integration.

    35. damon — on 21st May, 2009 at 9:41 am  

      I walked through Parliament Square yesterday afternoom - there were hundreds there (about a thousand). I was wondering if it would be possible to have talked to people and given some of the views that have been given here on Pickled Politics.
      They do seem pretty hardcore. Tamil Tiger flags everywhere. There was a bit of a rally going on, with some young women (girls even) leading leading the chant:
      ”Our nation? … Tamil Eelam”
      ”Our struggle? … Fight for freedom”

      I’m due to drive again this afternoon to Westminster Central Hall next to Parliament Square to do a delivery. I hope they don’t go blocking the roads again like on monday.
      But even though I don’t care for their politics and support for the LTTE, every time I see them in and around the area, I can’t help liking them for their fortitude and spiritedness.

    36. Mango — on 21st May, 2009 at 12:26 pm  

      Damon,

      The Diaspora Eelamtards can chant & shout as much as they like, they ain’t gonna get their Eelam no more. It’s done and dusted. The entire top rung leadership of the LTTE have been killed. Dead. It’s a staggering achievement which has stunned and totally demoralised the LTTE supporters around the world.

      A particularly refined death was reserved for the LTTE’s chief land-mine designer, (a chap called Ponnammaan), creator of the much-hated Jhonny-mine. He apparently died having “lost both his legs in a mysterious blast”.

      Oh, those wags in Sri Lankan Military Intelligence!

      The UK Eelamtard Diaspora will become a combination of Miami Cuban exiles and South American Nazi exiles. Scheming, plotting, fantasising and keeping the hatred alive whilst Sri Lanka moves on, hopefully to a better future.

      It’s odd they weren’t singing the third verse which goes like this
      “Our Funding… Credit card scams”

      These protestors financially bankrolled the LTTE which was responsible for the deaths of countless innocents. They are directly responsible for enabling the LTTE to re-arm, re-train & re-equip to re-commence Eelam War IV in 2006.

      I’m delighted to hear that they were full of ‘fortitude’ and ’spiritedness’. Well, I guess after having tried and failed to get what they wanted through military means, there’s always ‘fortitude’ and ’spiritedness’. Long may it sustain them.

      I mean even that idiot hunger striker didn’t starve himself to death. Not enough ‘fortitude’ and ’spiritedness’. I guess they just can’t get the committed cadres like they used to get in the old days.

      I have a better description for them. Blowhard whiny losers. If they’re so committed to Eelam, they should’ve got on a flight to India and then to the Vanni jungles through Tamil Nadu transit points.

      Insurgencies can’t be sustained via remote control without boots on the ground. Most of those boots are now thankfully fertilising the Vanni soil.

      BTW, please feel free to print out my words and give them to the Eelamtards. No doubt they’re still in the ‘Denial’ stage of ‘Stages of Loss’.

      I’ve identified the stages as follows:

      Denial (this isn’t happening to Eelam!)
      Anger (why is this happening to Eelam?)
      Bargaining (I promise I’ll be a better person if Prabha is still alive…)
      Depression (I don’t care anymore if Eelam is never achieved. I feel suicidal)
      Acceptance (I’m ready for whatever comes, even a Sri Lanka cleansed of Eelamish tendencies)

    37. damon — on 21st May, 2009 at 1:18 pm  

      I’m not brave enough Mango (to print off your post and hand it out this afternoon).
      I think I probably agree with much of what you say - although I probably wouldn’t say it as forthrightly as you have done.
      Those little old ladies and the mums look so nice.
      I admire their community spirit, (even if they are praising Velupillai Prabhakaran, who was to blame for most of this it seems).

    38. Mango — on 21st May, 2009 at 2:00 pm  

      Damon,

      Thanks for taking my comments in the right spirit. I hope I wasn’t too …er… harsh.

      The ‘women & kids’ is just a tactic. It’s to stop Plod from getting heavy handed and clearing the illegal protest. Then the Eelamtards would get the pix they want of kids being manhandled, possibly injured etc. No wonders the cowardly Plod Chiefs, almost certainly under political direction from HMG, have been so very understanding of this demo. The same didn’t apply to the Pro-Hunt mob, I seem to recall.

      (BTW, I totally disagree with this govt banning demos near Parliament, but that’s another matter.)

      Anyway, I will resist the urge to make a cheap shot about other groups of extremists showing community spirit at their demos :) See, I didn’t say a thing…..

    39. Mango — on 21st May, 2009 at 11:21 pm  

      The following sites show why it is important to stop the UK-based Eelamtard Diaspora from continuing to financially support the LTTE in Sri Lanka and beyond.

      Gel sock donations to ease the pain of lost limbs:
      http://tinyurl.com/pjhvcg

      Beds for limbless soldiers:
      http://www.donateabed.lk/

      This is a small insight into what’s being done to help the injured & limbless servicemen. Imagine how much worse it is for injured LTTE cadres without any of these facilities, destined to end their lives in miserable poverty and constant pain.

      All, young men and women in the prime of their lives.

      None of the protesting Eelamtards in SW1 will risk losing their limbs or lives fighting for Eelam. At least we can respect those LTTE cadre in Sri Lanka who were prepared to lose their lives and limbs, even when doing so for a wrong reasons.

      Allowing the UK-based Eelamtards to continue fundraising for their now utterly futile quest for an ethnically pure statelet will mean more limbless combatants from both sides of the divide.

      That the UK govt in the shape of the histrionic Milliband, continues to preach to Sri Lanka about ceasefires (which would’ve only resulted in prolonging the combat) & now resettlement, whilst doing nothing to stop the UK-based Eelamtards is a permanent black mark against it and the Labour Party.

      if you wondered why the majority of Sri Lankans despised the UK/EU/NGO stance on trying to stop the War reaching its’ desired conclusion, now you know.

      Get it over with now, rather than continue for another 30 years of buying more Gel sock liners.



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