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Monday, June 05, 2006

Life: Sri Lanka Ministry of Defence Web Site

I don't like to put down my ideas about the ongoing ethnic crisis in Sri Lanka but recently there has been a lot of propaganda carried out by the LTTE (the rebel tamil tigers if you didn't already know that).
The Ministry of defence of Sri Lanka has created a new website to counter the false claims made through tamilnet. Dinesh has forwarded a mail asking us to put links to the new MOD website. I created a new icon to put in mine so it wouldn't spoil the looks.

I've uploaded it to image shak. You can find it here.
You can add a link to the MOD SL by inserting the following HTML in the appropriate location (should be between the "" tags):

<a href="http://www.defence.lk/"><img src="http://img456.imageshack.us/img456/3166/sla8rn.jpg"></a>


Anonymous said...

You have said that LTTE means "rebel tamil tigers", this should be corrected as "so called rebel tamil tigers", because tigers are the only idiots who claim they are rebels, for the rest of world and majority of tamils they are just terrorists or an armed gang of thieves.

gayan said...

Depends on how you look at their activities. Answers.com has given the meaning of the word "rebel" as follows:
re·bel (rĭ-bĕl') pronunciation
intr.v., -belled, -bel·ling, -bels.

1. To refuse allegiance to and oppose by force an established government or ruling authority.
2. To resist or defy an authority or a generally accepted convention.
3. To feel or express strong unwillingness or repugnance: She rebelled at the unwelcome suggestion.

which I think matches with their actions.
As I've said, I don't mean to go into details about my feelings toward the LTTE because most of my friends and students at my university are aware of them and I don't intend to bring my anti-terrorist ideas into this blog.
I'll keep the wording of my original post for the moment.
Please note that I'm against any form of terrorism and violence.