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The Tamilnet website, manned by Pro-LTTE Tamil Diaspora ‘journalists’ continues inventing news stories favorable to their losing war. In one of its recent and most blatant lies, the website announced on Tuesday, August 2008, that ’23 Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers were killed and four wounded in a Claymore ambush at Periyavaddavaan in Tharavai (Thoppikkal) area in Batticaloa district Tuesday evening around 6:30′.

Supposedly, ‘well informed sources in Batticaloa’ had told this to TamilNet. The site goes on to claim that this ‘is the first major ambush on SLA since the Sri Lankan forces occupied the Thoppikkal region an year ago’.

In a small line below the article, the site reveals the truth, that ‘only one SLA soldier was killed in the ambush and three wounded’. Although these lies are clearly to a Diaspora audience, it reveals the dwindling quality of tamilnet’s sources in the East. Comparatively speaking, Tamilnet sources in the Wanni still continues as evidenced by an article today alleging a shelling of an innocents house in the Wanni.

While Tiger bank-rolled sites continue with its blatant lies, government websites seem incapable of reporting accurately on the damages to the LTTE inflicted regularly by troops. This is perhaps due to a long internalized practice of looking inwards for spin-doctoring casualties on own side than focusing on the enemy and the predicament that it is currently in.

Meanwhile troops from Task Force 1 today captured a large LTTE compound at Vellaimuttal, north of Vellankulam. Troops now have less than 23kms to reach Pooneryn.

(Defence Wire)

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The Tamilnet website, manned by Pro-LTTE Tamil Diaspora ‘journalists’ continues inventing news stories favorable to their losing war. In one of its recent and most blatant lies, the website announced on Tuesday, August 2008, that ’23 Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers were killed and four wounded in a Claymore ambush at Periyavaddavaan in Tharavai (Thoppikkal) area in Batticaloa district Tuesday evening around 6:30′.

Supposedly, ‘well informed sources in Batticaloa’ had told this to TamilNet. The site goes on to claim that this ‘is the first major ambush on SLA since the Sri Lankan forces occupied the Thoppikkal region an year ago’.

In a small line below the article, the site reveals the truth, that ‘only one SLA soldier was killed in the ambush and three wounded’. Although these lies are clearly to a Diaspora audience, it reveals the dwindling quality of tamilnet’s sources in the East. Comparatively speaking, Tamilnet sources in the Wanni still continues as evidenced by an article today alleging a shelling of an innocents house in the Wanni.

While Tiger bank-rolled sites continue with its blatant lies, government websites seem incapable of reporting accurately on the damages to the LTTE inflicted regularly by troops. This is perhaps due to a long internalized practice of looking inwards for spin-doctoring casualties on own side than focusing on the enemy and the predicament that it is currently in.

Meanwhile troops from Task Force 1 today captured a large LTTE compound at Vellaimuttal, north of Vellankulam. Troops now have less than 23kms to reach Pooneryn.

(Defence Wire)

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An Unammed Aerial Vehicle (UAV) belonging to the 11 UAV flight of the Sri Lanka Air Force was forced to make an emergency landing in Anuradhapura today. The UAV, after encountering a technical fault, landed in the Nuwara wewa area in Anuradhapura.

Damages caused to the UAV are yet to be assessed.

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