Post war Sri Lanka – the hard part begins


I never thought I'd see the day when the LTTE was militarily defeated. Or to hear that the death cult's leader is no more. The sense of relief that the war is over is shockingly exhausting. Feels like I have held my breath for most of my life and will have to learn how to … Continue reading Post war Sri Lanka – the hard part begins

NGO friends vs NGO sceptic friends


Managing friends who work for Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and NGO sceptic friends have always been the trickiest balancing act of Colombo's social scene. Mrs C and I avoid the inevitable verbal trench warfare over politics by meeting the two groups separately. But there are occasions when the two groups do meet. Resulting in a … Continue reading NGO friends vs NGO sceptic friends

LTTE’s human shields: April 2009 satellite images


Update: Life in Taprobane has decisive analysis of satellite imagery regarding the LTTE's human sheilds. He also points out major error's in BBC's reports about the situation in Mullativu and challenges the LTTE terrorist's propaganda. US National Imagery Systems has released a satellite image (Dated April 2009) of  people held by the LTTE terrorists camped on the beaches in … Continue reading LTTE’s human shields: April 2009 satellite images

Terrorist held areas in Sri Lanka – Mullativu Google Earth


Image below shows a detail of a settlement on the northern side of the entrance to the Nanthikadal lagoon in Mullativu. The next image shows the area further north towards the Palamattalam/Puthumathalan area. The LTTE terrorists continue to hold thousands of people as human shields in these areas. I guess for the LTTE terrorist cult's … Continue reading Terrorist held areas in Sri Lanka – Mullativu Google Earth

Last terrorist stronghold in Sri Lanka from Google Earth


Images below show Palamattalam/Puthumathalan area north of Mullativu which is among the last areas held by the LTTE terrorists. The Sri Lankan military launched an attack in this area enabling civilians held by the LTTE to escape. The result is a loss of hostages for the terrorists to use as human shields - something that the Life in Taprobane blog outlines the … Continue reading Last terrorist stronghold in Sri Lanka from Google Earth