ATbar Jayasekara, Shanaka

Jayasekara, Shanaka

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Pakistani Groups Target Sri Lankan Success over Terrorism

The strategic importance of the Sri Lankan cricket team recently selected as a terror target in Pakistan could be that Sri Lanka now represents a success story in militarily defeating terrorism.
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Tamil Tiger Links with Islamist Terrorist Groups

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is known to have an active presence in several informal sectors such as credit card cloning, money laundering and human smuggling in Europe and North America. However, the LTTE has emerged as a formidable force and influence within the informal arms market and such has attracted collaborative arrangements with other terrorist groups. The LTTE has developed close relationships with several Islamist groups operating in such networks in a mutually beneficial manner.
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Strategic Miscalculation by the LTTE

Currently, Sri Lanka is at the threshold of being the second example of an absolute victory over a terrorist group, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. The defeat of the LTTE is much a success of the Sri Lankan military as it is a grave miscalculation by the LTTE.
This article was first published in the Asian Conflict Report Feb 2009 issue.

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Tamil Tiger Operations in Mumbai

The Mumbai attacks of 26 -29 November demonstrated the vulnerability of any metropolis to a siege and hostage scenario with devastating effects. The coordinated attacks on multiple locations with mass casualties was on a scale unseen before. In the initial stages, events seem to suggest a siege and hostage situation. However, as crisis progressed it was evident that there was no credible ransom demand and this was a suicide mission to cause maximum destruction to Mumbai and the siege and hostage situation was a mere tactic to prolong attack period.
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