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 Post subject: Tamil Tiger sea base destroyed
 Post Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2006 2:58 pm 
Tamil Tiger sea base destroyed

19/08/2006 08:35 - (SA)
@ News24

Colombo - Sri Lankan air force planes destroyed a strategic Tamil Tiger sea base in the north in overnight strikes, killing a number of insurgents, the military said on Saturday.

Military spokesperson Major Upali Rajapakse said separatist Tamil Tigers have been using the base to launch attacks on government positions in Jaffna Peninsula, which the Tigers claim as the cultural homeland of the country's 3.2 million ethnic Tamils.

About 800 rebels and security forces have been killed in fighting in Jaffna since August 11, when rebels made a major push to retake the government-held but Tamil-majority peninsula.

The strikes came as the country's president, in a phone call Friday to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, said the doors were still open for peace talks with the rebels, according to the government.

Rajapakse said the air force hit a "key sea Tiger base," referring to the rebels' fierce naval wing that has carried out several suicide attacks against the navy.

He did not reveal how many insurgents were killed in the overnight attack.

 Post subject: How many tamils of today are from Jaffna ?
 Post Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:12 am 

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'Cultural homeland' etc are vague misleaders that the tamil extremism uses extensively to propagate its ideologies of hatred. If there was such a thing, then countries such as the US would by necessity fragment along a million different lines, before long. By the same argument, the tamils would have to look to South India, rather than Jaffna, since the culture of tamil is what it inherited from South India. For obvious reasons, these proclamations become excercises in tribal ambition propagation.

The other loud claim that the tamils need a seperate state to realize their ambitions are put to test by the mere fact that the majority of the tamils freely opt to live among the sinhalese in govt administered areas, rather than the land of woe-begone mayhem in the Vanni.

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