Friday, August 28, 2009


By Ian

For many of us we have won the war. But for me we have won a crucial battle of the war and the end of the war is yet to come. The ‘war’ for separation that started in the 1920’s created division amongst its people and destabilized a country that had highest per capita GDP in Asia. This war is still not over and unless defeated is likely to be there until one day the Ealam is created in Sri Lanka. Defeating the separatist war will take diplomatic, constitutional, communication and other ‘warfare’ efforts used consistently, effectively and intelligently.

Monday, June 8, 2009

What Next for the Tamil Tigers?

by John Thompson
President Mackenzie Institute, Toronto, Canada

Predictions of the impending end of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) came thick and fast after the Sri Lankan Army’s offensive swept through their long-held sanctuaries in late 2008 and January of 2009. However, the Tiger’s mental flexibility should not have been underestimated – they staved off complete defeat for four months by taking over 200,000 Tamil hostages; and simultaneously used them as a human shield and a propaganda instrument. By way of comparison, think of a gunman who takes hostages, terrifies and cuffs them, and then issues statements about how concerned he is with their welfare whenever the police return his fire.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Persue LTTE/TRO International funds for Developement in the North

By Ian

There were many LTTE and LTTE front organizations that raised billions of dollars in the pretext of delivering an ealam in Sri Lanka. These funds were raised by collecting monthly contributions from the Diaspora and also conducting many illegal activities in many parts of the world. The activities carried out in Sri Lanka by using these funds have had following repercussions.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Solution is implementation of a Comprehensive Equal Opportunity Act and Not a Federal Solution

By Ian

The military phase of liberation of Sri Lanka has ended and it would bring a sigh of relief to average people of all communities. The people who were used as a human shields and made to go from place to place, some of the expatriate Tamil citizens who were made to contribute to the ‘cause’ by coercion, and the people who lived with a fear of losing their lives and lives of loved ones to a bomb, are the average people who would be happy to see an end to the military phase.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Staged campaign to win ealam

By Ian

These LTTE hunger strikers and self immolators are paid by LTTE international wing. Anyone who dies by a hunger strike or self immolation, their families are promised/paid approximately $50000. All Tamils living abroad have to pay varying sums to LTTE. (We all know this). Every family member who attends a protest rally is given 1 or 2 weeks respite from payment. I = 3 from a family attend 3-6 weeks off. This is why the large number of protestors. They don’t care two hoots for civilians. They are only at 'work'.Organizers of the rallies are of course in the full time employment of LTTE. They know if LTTE fails their livelihood is at a risk. Also each rally is allocated over a million USD. This is misleading at its best. Need strategies to counter this.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Termination of Employment act of 1971

By Ian

The crucial aspect of development of a country is provision of employment to the population. One could argue that when development comes the employment issue will be addressed. I believe the other way is true. If we keep on creating employment opportunities the people who get employed will create the demand for food, shelter, and later for more discretionary things. This demand created more production and hence more jobs.

Tamils' self determination was never LTTE's Goal

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

By Ian

Many Tamils (and non Tamils) staunchly believe that the intention of VP and LTTE was to secure a Tamil nation in the northern and eastern parts of Sri Lanka. Many were dreaming of a developed and democratic Tamil nation and were on the belief that VP will deliver that dream to them. It is my belief that the VP’s war since 1980’s in Sri Lanka has been fought only to fulfill dubious political and financial aspirations of narcissist namely Velupillai Prabakaran (VP) and has never been a war to fulfill any so-called aspirations of Tamil people or to seek self determination by Tamils due to ‘discriminations’ by the majority Sinhalese.