Sri Lankan Army has finally entered Kilinochchi, the de-facto capital of LTTE in North East Sri lanka. It was, however, a ghost town that was abandoned as the LTTE moved its operations further in the North East jungles.
In the previous two attempts, Sri Lankan forces face still challenge and aggression from the LTTE and had many casualties. This time they surrounded the town from three sides and then entered.
I applaud the Sri Lankan Army. It is a complete shame that India is not helping the SLA overtly and strongly in routing out the LTTE terrorists from the jungles and towns of Sri Lanka. I feel that if they cannot see or contribute to any good of that society, they have no right to be part of that country.
As for India’s interests, the sooner the scourge of LTTE is devastated and eliminated the better it is! LTTE has been a very aggressive and barbaric terrorist organization that has no place in a civil society. They not only killed one Indian PM but also have been instrumental in the overall plans of the Pakistani Jehadis. For Pakistan’s terror minds, LTTE formed a good partner to cause disturbances in the South and create a zone of attack there as well. For India, they are a nuisance. More unfortunately, the politicians in South – Tamil Nadu – who help and sponsor LTTE are also those who, I am convinced, are hurting Indian national interests anyways.. like Karunanidhi.
Here’s wishing that in the new year, LTTE will pass into history.