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by Tuan
02 Oct 2019 16:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 916
Views: 42574

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

The United Nations has suspended Sri Lankan army deployments in peacekeeping operations after the island nation appointed a veteran accused of war crimes. Kagusthan Ariaratnam argues that this decision is long overdue, given the history of atrocities perpetrated by Sri Lankan military personnel. ht...
by Tuan
01 Jun 2019 04:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 916
Views: 42574

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

why attack xians of all people though? any insights, tuan ji? A western scholar asked me if the SL military would kill 250 Christians for a regime change or to avoid war crimes inquiry. I told her that the SL military massacred 60, 000 of their own Sinhalese Buddhist people under the guise of JVP i...
by Tuan
31 May 2019 08:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 994
Views: 150436

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

In this second issue of MD’s new BRIDGE project, the focus can be simply put: growth and relations. This will likely be the underlying foundation of all future BRIDGE issues, as there can be no doubt that China’s purpose in creating the Belt & Road Initiative has always been two-fold: improving...
by Tuan
30 May 2019 07:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 916
Views: 42574

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

I was referring to India's relations with Myanmar's regime that due to geopolitical concerns and to counter China, India turned a blind eye to the the Rohingya crisis, at least in the beginning of 2017. I hope that India doesn't repeat that in Sri Lanka. Just like any other country, India will also...
by Tuan
30 May 2019 00:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 916
Views: 42574

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

A cover article about the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka for the May/June edition of the CTC Sentinel by the Combating Terrorism Centre.

https://ctc.usma.edu/terrorism-teardrop ... sri-lanka/
by Tuan
29 May 2019 23:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 916
Views: 42574

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Let's hope it is not another Myanmar in the making for India. What happened to India in Myanmar? I was referring to India's relations with Myanmar's regime that due to geopolitical concerns and to counter China, India turned a blind eye to the the Rohingya crisis, at least in the beginning of 2017....
by Tuan
29 May 2019 10:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 916
Views: 42574

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

However, India’s possible role in developing the terminal had become a major flashpoint within the government. President Maithripala Sirisena had opposed any Indian involvement in the project, as roping in foreign actors for developing “national assets” remains a politically sensitive call in the i...
by Tuan
26 May 2019 23:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
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Views: 42574

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

I couldn't resist but post this here... These are classic examples of a so-called "expert" trying to preempt and dilute the truth from coming out. Rohan Gunaratna debunked? http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2019/05/26/news-features/rohan-gunaratna-debunked Alleged death squad leader reinstated ...
by Tuan
26 May 2019 04:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 916
Views: 42574

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

As far as I know, it is a Tamil diaspora owned website and I don't know of any link whatsoever to the LTTE. right, it's just an innocent website that happens to publish glowing obituaries of LTTE terrorists, like this one : https://www.tamilguardian.com/content/remembering-reserved-hero-brigadier-b...
by Tuan
22 May 2019 19:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 916
Views: 42574

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

uddu wrote:The link of TamilGuardian is a pro Leftist Extremist website. Must not have a place in here. Need to remove propaganda pieces of the LTTE terrorists and their Western masters.


As far as I know, it is a Tamil diaspora owned website and I don't know of any link whatsoever to the LTTE.
by Tuan
22 May 2019 01:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 916
Views: 42574

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Gotabaya gave NTJ office in Colombo, claims Sri Lankan MP https://www.tamilguardian.com/content/gotabaya-gave-ntj-office-colombo-claims-sri-lankan-mp?fbclid=IwAR2seNwy_V0c1WBwue5dPpGO8lFEJ6EgA2kL7A5ZapbCsi7zjf9WGReLKKI A Sri Lankan parliamentarian claimed the former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapa...
by Tuan
22 May 2019 01:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 916
Views: 42574

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NTJ paid by Sri Lankan intelligence, soldiers organised police murder - cabinet spokesperson https://www.tamilguardian.com/content/ntj-paid-sri-lankan-intelligence-soldiers-organised-police-murder-cabinet-spokesperson?fbclid=IwAR3sKY5tM9uxI5WWO0EKSRGTU52EZA2W5xoYiecWlOMKsRDjfw3eEHfhuog Sri Lanka’s c...
by Tuan
22 May 2019 01:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
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Views: 42574

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

No, there were bombings and people died. However, there seems to be some evidence that Gotabaya funded the NTJ, but I don't think he had any idea what they were planning, because according to reports Zahran was talking about ISIS publicly since January 2017. The photos that were fact-checked by AFP ...
by Tuan
21 May 2019 18:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 916
Views: 42574

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

No, these photos do not show a bomb-making factory used by terrorists in northern Sri Lanka - AFP A series of photographs have been shared thousands of times in multiple Facebook posts published in May 2019 alongside a claim the images show a bomb-making factory used by terrorists in northern Sri L...
by Tuan
21 May 2019 07:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 916
Views: 42574

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Afghan Refugees Face Jaffna’s Hostility: These Sri Lankans Are Crazy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/afghan-refugees-face-jaffnas-hostility-these-sri-lankans-are-crazy/ Abbas Ahmadi, an IT specialist, was rather high in the Afghan provincial civil service. He is of Hazara ethnicity and pe...
by Tuan
21 May 2019 06:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 994
Views: 150436

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

China's objective is achievement of hegemony in East Asia and later South Asia. The US, India and to a lesser extent Japan are the only powers that stand in the way of this. You can already see parts of this vision unfold in their annexation of the South China sea through military means. Their atte...
by Tuan
21 May 2019 03:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 293
Views: 37691

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

A war with Iran would be the mother of all quagmires - Washington Post During last week’s war scare with Iran — as the administration leaked discussions to deploy 120,000 troops to fight Iran, and leaked intelligence claiming that Iran was placing missiles on small boats to attack U.S. warships — i...
by Tuan
20 May 2019 20:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 916
Views: 42574

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

China trip and son's wedding: Sri Lanka leader Sirisena denounced after Easter bombings - Straits Times COLOMBO (REUTERS) - After coming under fire for not acting on warnings about Easter bombings that killed more than 250 people, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is now facing criticism ov...
by Tuan
18 May 2019 18:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 916
Views: 42574

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Sanjay, Thanks for sharing, this is the story of SL Tamils around the world. And, yes, majority of us don't consider SL as our home. I don't want to open the old wounds because I have been warned twice here not to talk about the plight of SL Tamils, isn't that sad? Hey, we still can talk about ISIS ...
by Tuan
18 May 2019 09:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 916
Views: 42574

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

A Decade Without Justice for Sri Lanka’s Tamils https://thediplomat.com/2019/05/a-decade-without-justice-for-sri-lankas-tamils/ Amid the continued international attention on the aftermath of the April Easter bombings in Sri Lanka, this month is also an important reminder of the legacy of Sri Lanka’...
by Tuan
18 May 2019 00:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood
Replies: 905
Views: 98893

Re: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood

Isil branches out into Pakistan as it bids to rebuild collapsed caliphate https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/17/isil-branches-pakistan-bids-rebuild-collapsed-caliphate/ Pakistani operations had until this week been attributed to the group's Khorasan Province which encompassed Afghanistan, Pak...
by Tuan
17 May 2019 21:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 916
Views: 42574

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

. . . It is India's duty, a moral and legal obligation, to fix this problem once and for all. Tuan, don't go there. You keep blaming India for everything. Take it as a warning. Sir, Please don't accuse me each time I state the facts. I have nothing against India, in fact, I identify myself in Canad...
by Tuan
17 May 2019 08:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 916
Views: 42574

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https://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFKCN1SM1UA Sri Lankan army defends rehiring major amid outcry from rights groups Sri Lanka’s army on Thursday defended its decision to reinstate an intelligence official arrested in 2017 on suspicion he attacked journalists, saying he is the right person ...
by Tuan
17 May 2019 07:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 916
Views: 42574

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

^^^ ...had voted in favour of US-sponsored resolutions.. US is no longer a member of UNHRC. Yes, Sir, I know that. You don't have to repeat the same thing again and again. The US was replaced by the UK. Well, it is only fair for me to say that I have zero sympathy for the LTTE and its supporters, a...
by Tuan
17 May 2019 07:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 916
Views: 42574

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

(c) why would you provoke anti-Muslim violence on that will simply rile up the OIC component of the UN? That is the average Buddhist-Sinhalese for you. If it is truly ISIS attacked SL, the military will be able to secure the country in one year, but if the Sinhala mobs fall into the military's trap...
by Tuan
17 May 2019 06:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 916
Views: 42574

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

^^^ You're providing 2014 news. To remember: 1. Trump withdrew the US from the UNHRC in June 2018 -- meaning no US pressure on Sri Lanka. 2. Here is UNHRC resolution A/HRC/40/L.1 March 13, 2019. https://undocs.org/A/HRC/40/L.1 It is co-sponsored by Sri Lanka. Here is an article from April this year...
by Tuan
17 May 2019 06:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 916
Views: 42574

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

^^^^ There is no veto in the UNHRC. Ah... what I meant was that China voted against the US led resolution supporting the SL military. U.N. launches Sri Lanka war crimes investigation https://www.reuters.com/article/us-srilanka-rights-un-idUSBREA2Q1NA20140327 A total of 23 states voted in favor, 12 ...
by Tuan
17 May 2019 03:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 916
Views: 42574

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Sir, The rationale behind the Sri Lankan military to stage such an attack is not just to collaborate with the Pakistani military but it has its own motives as well. That is, the high ranking SL army officials, the former President of SL and the defense secretary himself don't want to face a war crim...
by Tuan
17 May 2019 00:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 916
Views: 42574

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Sir, I don't think anyone is casting aspersions on India. You wanted me to spell it out risking myself not being step into Sri Lanka again, fine. Here is what I believe: it is the Sri Lankan and Pakistani military intelligence together orchestrated this with the Chinese back up and advise to bring ...
by Tuan
16 May 2019 23:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 916
Views: 42574

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

what do you imagine would have been the nature of "Sirisena didn't seek such help from India", would you care to specify what you mean exactly by "help from India". What I was trying to say is that Sirisena will not invite an Indian team to help them with their investigation, be...
by Tuan
16 May 2019 22:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 916
Views: 42574

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

It will be a stretegic blunder on India's part being a passive actor in SL politics, while letting China to actively interfere into that country.
by Tuan
16 May 2019 21:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 916
Views: 42574

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Sir, I don't think anyone is casting aspersions on India. You wanted me to spell it out risking myself not being step into Sri Lanka again, fine. Here is what I believe: it is the Sri Lankan and Pakistani military intelligence together orchestrated this with the Chinese back up and advise to bring b...
by Tuan
16 May 2019 20:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 916
Views: 42574

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Further, responding to Mr. Sirisena’s concern over Sri Lanka “lacking technological expertise and equipment to trace the individuals who fan the flames of terrorism”, Mr. Xi has offered to send a Chinese technical team to Sri Lanka soon to assist authorities. Speaking at a conference in Beijing on ...
by Tuan
16 May 2019 19:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 916
Views: 42574

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Tuan, what are you trying to say? If you have a theory, spell it out clearly here. Sridhar, I do not have any reason to blame India, a country that is trying to sustain itself from Islamic terrorism in the subcontinent. Rather, what I am interested in is that who are attempting to destabilize this ...
by Tuan
16 May 2019 08:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 916
Views: 42574

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

http://www.dailymirror.lk/breaking_news/Arrested-software-engineer-key-in-Easter-attacks/108-167135 Arrested software engineer key in Easter attacks The software engineer suspected by authorities of having provided technical and logistical support to the Easter Sunday suicide bombers was monitored ...
by Tuan
11 May 2019 23:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood
Replies: 905
Views: 98893

Re: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood

I see this ISIS's claim that it has established a new “province” in India as a strategic deception in order to evade capture of the big fish Al Bagdadi by the NATO forces, who are on the hunt for him in Iraq and Syria.

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