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2RHPZ
01-04-2006, 05:59 AM
Gallery (http://community.webshots.com/album/227303641DqwMQm) (4 pix)

Swedish Chef
01-04-2006, 10:25 AM
Intersting pic's CAG! Not everyday we get to see Lankan SF pic's :D.

Whitcomb
01-04-2006, 02:38 PM
Nice pics, they really like those ghillies huh?

taiaha
01-04-2006, 11:12 PM
Good find there CAG! Any more?

ruban90
08-21-2006, 11:21 PM
11416http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v101/He219/militaryphotosnet/ec187d9d.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v101/He219/notgonnadothismuchlonger/30437961.jpg

S.H.P.D
08-22-2006, 01:31 AM
I remember these pics from the website of Defense Ministry of Sri Lanka.?!
Good pics!

makavelli
08-22-2006, 01:38 AM
nice pics..!
they look sharp..

mladina
08-22-2006, 02:59 AM
[quote=ruban90;1868661]11416http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v101/He219/militaryphotosnet/ec187d9d.jpg

Any photos and info on Sri Lankan naval commandos SBS unit?

ruban90
08-22-2006, 12:36 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/73/Haiiti1.jpghttp://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=11416&d=1156215773http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v101/He219/dailypix/fresh/30899112.jpghttp://www.sundayobserver.lk/2004/04/25/z_p05-from.jpg
this is a srilankan made apc and its mine proof its called unibuffel
one with the blue helmet is the sri lankan un peace keepers in haitihttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fc/Indep_1.jpghttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a4/Lmgfire.jpghttp://www.army.lk/19d81i05w2a8n/lgallery/434780712.gif?id=44http://www.army.lk/19d81i05w2a8n/lgallery/110825372.gif?id=47http://www.army.lk/19d81i05w2a8n/lgallery/355040561.gif?id=55http://www.army.lk/19d81i05w2a8n/lgallery/347013575.gif?id=56

Lt. James Anderson
08-22-2006, 04:00 PM
http://image54.webshots.com/54/5/16/86/532451686qDJMJW_ph.jpg

What's the deal with these hats??

ruban90
08-22-2006, 04:08 PM
http://image54.webshots.com/54/5/16/86/532451686qDJMJW_ph.jpg

What's the deal with these hats??

wat hats ???

Lt. James Anderson
08-22-2006, 04:16 PM
http://www.eelam.com/images/sj03.jpg

The LTTE wears them too.

Switek
08-22-2006, 04:20 PM
http://www.army.lk/19d81i05w2a8n/lgallery/110825372.gif?id=47

interesting bayonnets, not typical for AKs

Lt. James Anderson
08-22-2006, 04:23 PM
On the contrary. Very typical for Chinese AKs ...

ruban90
08-22-2006, 04:35 PM
oh they r ghillie hats u can stick thing in them like leaves and stuff kind of like camoflauge so enemy would think that ure head is a tree or bush

Lt. James Anderson
08-22-2006, 04:46 PM
OK,thanks. Tha's what I thought too after I looked a little closer ... camouflage hat.

ed316
08-22-2006, 04:50 PM
this is a srilankan made apc and its mine proof its called unibuffel

Highly doubt it. I don't think there's a tank that is mine proof.

ruban90
08-22-2006, 04:53 PM
Highly doubt it. I don't think there's a tank that is mine proof.

lol ill give u a link and apc is not a tank

http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2004/04/25/fea22.html

dont underestimate us eh !!!p-)

ed316
08-22-2006, 04:58 PM
lol ill give u a link

http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2004/04/25/fea22.html

dont underestimate us eh !!!p-)


Still very doubtful. If a Merkava and an Abrams can't get disabled by a mine I think this vehicle is not an exception. A tank is more heavily armour then an APC. .50 cal armour piercing can go through some APC.

ruban90
08-22-2006, 05:01 PM
Still very doubtful. If a Merkava and an Abrams can't get disabled by a mine I think this vehicle is not an exception.

its a invention. well y can we invent something like this ????

ed316
08-22-2006, 05:03 PM
its a invention. well y can we invent something like this ????

Believe what you want. BTW it's a Copy of the SA Buffle not a Sri Lankan invention.

ruban90
08-22-2006, 05:09 PM
Believe what you want.

do u even know wat ure saying well stop for a minute and think for a sec. its an invention they wouldve proved it right ???

r u a kid or somethin ???

its like saying i dont belive boats can cross ocean :cantbeli:

ed316
08-22-2006, 05:18 PM
BTW don't you support the Tigers? These guys are fighting the LTTL.



im tamil and im really proud of ltte

go tigers go:)

ruban90
08-22-2006, 05:24 PM
http://www.tamilnet.com/img/publish/2002/06/independence_day_3_040202.jpghttp://www.lankaeverything.com/news/images/srilanka_commando.jpghttp://www.southasianmedia.net/Backend/Currentnews/images/286413.jpghttp://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/1310000/images/_1312974_commandos300.jpghttp://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20060815/capt.sge.est16.150806171729.photo00.photo.default-359x512.jpg?x=180&y=256&sig=s_RAVYV_VGhjnTxtJXIS_g--

ruban90
08-22-2006, 05:26 PM
BTW don't you support the Tigers? These guys are fighting the LTTL.

i do support them

ruban90
08-22-2006, 06:17 PM
US teams train Sri Lanka navy, army


A team from the US Navy special forces, the SEALS, will provide combat training for Sri Lankan Navy commandos this month whilst a US Army team has completed a course for Sri Lanka Army troops, the state-owned Sunday Observer reported this week. The course for the SLN from be held from August 5 to 24 at Hambantota and Uva Kuda-Oya, the Sunday Observer reported. The SEALs (named because they conduct operation from sea, air and land) will conduct a course on combat and sniper firing.
Twenty five Sri Lankan Navy personnel including officers have been selected to undergo the course, which will be an annual feature, defence sources told the paper.
The SLNís commando force, the Special Boat Squadron (SBS), has largely been trained by the US Navy.
Meanwhile, soldiers from the SLA 53 Division have successfully completed a course in Colombo conducted by the US Army on psychological operations and civil affairs , the Sunday Observer reported.
The elite 53 Division was established under the guidance of the US Special Forces and operates under the latterís tutelage. Comprising special forces commandos, an air mobile and a mechanized infantry unit, the 53 Division has spearheaded all major offensive operations against the Liberation Tigers.

Ezekiel25:17
08-22-2006, 06:35 PM
i do support them


I support the Sri Lankan military in crushing those effing terrorist!

ruban90
08-22-2006, 06:48 PM
I support the Sri Lankan military in crushing those effing terrorist!

well may be ure wish may come tru in ure dream but not in real life

hahaha (evil laugh)

we r too strong. strongest rebel in the world

Ezekiel25:17
08-22-2006, 06:50 PM
well may be ure wish may come tru in ure dream but not in real life

hahaha (evil laugh)

we r too strong. strongest rebel in the world


Terrorist not rebels. You should go their an fight the Sri Lankan military since you support those terrorist.

ruban90
08-22-2006, 06:56 PM
Terrorist not rebels. You should go their an fight the Sri Lankan military since you support those terrorist.

for your information i know more about them and sri lanka more than u eventhough i was born in canada

LTTE IS NOT TERRORIST

Ezekiel25:17
08-22-2006, 06:59 PM
for your information i know more about them and sri lanka more than u eventhough i was born in canada


You should since it's your heritage. Why cheer on the sideline? Wrap a cyanide capsule around your neck and show your support for these terrorist. They do more suicide bombings then the Islamofascist comebine.

LTTE political assasination


the May 1991 assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at a campaign rally in India ;
the May 1993 assassination of Sri Lankan President Ranasinghe Premadasa;
the July 1999 assassination of a Sri Lankan member of parliament, Neelan Thiruchelvam, an ethnic Tamil involved in a government-sponsored peace initiative;
a pair of December 1999 suicide bombings in Colombothat wounded Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga; and
the June 2000 assassination of Sri Lankan Industry Minister C.V. Goonaratne.
http://www.cfr.org/publication/9242/

ruban90
08-22-2006, 07:08 PM
You should since it's your heritage. Why cheer on the sideline? Wrap a cyanide capsule around your neck and show your support for these terrorist. They do more suicide bombings then the Islamofascist comebine.

LTTE political assasination

http://www.cfr.org/publication/9242/

Wats the different between a soldier and a sucide bomber if ure a soldier u expected to be killed right just like the sucide bomber???
most of the ppl(tamils) volunteer to do sucide missions because thier loved ones r killed or raped by sri lankan army we r not like muslims saying that when u die u get 72 virgins. tamilz they do it for thier country and for the ppl

this is not it there were lot of riots killing us

Death Won't Deter Us," - Diaspora Tamils mark 83 Black July Genocide


The 1983 Black July anti-Tamil pogroms in which more than 3000 Tamils were killed and billions of rupees worth of property were destroyed by Sinhala thugs, sections of Sri Lankan armed forces, and ruling UNP party cadres, fuelled the Tamil armed struggle towards a defensible Tamil homeland. Thousands of Tamils fled the island to Tamil Nadu state in India, Europe and elsewhere. The recent extra-judicial killings in Sri Lanka Army (SLA) controlled areas in the NorthEast, during the Cease Fire Agreement (CFA), have added significance to the widespread observance by the Tamil diaspora of the 23rd year remembrance of the anti-Tamil pogroms.
Around one thousand Tamils were gathered in Schliran Salmen Hall in Zurich Sunday evening around 3:00 p.m.


Black July 83 anti-Tamil pogroms in Southern Sri Lanka, that shocked the world, were the biggest of politically orgnised anti-Tamil riots of 1956, 1961, 1977 and 1983.
In the July 83 anti-Tamil pogrom Sinhala thugs, ruling UNP party cadres, sections of Sri Lankan troopers, and Sri Lanka Police killed more than 3000 Tamils and destroyed property worth billions of rupees.
53 Tamil political prisoners in the Welikade prison in the South were killed by armed Sinhala inmates, on the 25th and 27th of July 1983.
Although the Sri Lankan authorities have attempted to describe the July 1983 anti-Tamil pogroms as Sinhala backlash to 13 SLA soldiers death on 23 July landmine attack by the Tigers, records later exposed that the 83 riots displayed a preplanned, organised pogroms rather than spontaneous upsurge of violence against Tamils.
Paul Sieghart, the then chariman of the British section of International Commission of Jurists, in a report titled "Sri Lanka: A Mounting Tragedy of Errors, noted that the 83 July riots were "a series of deliberate acts, executed in accordance with a concerted plan, conceived and organized well in advance."
"Clearly this [83 riots] was no spontaneous upsurge of communal hatred among the Sinhala people - nor was it as has been suggested in some quarters, a popular response to the killing of 13 soldiers in an ambush the previous day by Tamil Tigers, which was not even reported in the newspapers until the riots began," the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) report said.
One of the first accounts of the July 83 anti-Tamil pogroms, "Sri Lanka: the Holocaust and After," revealed details on UNP led goon squads who went searching for Tamils with electoral lists containinng details of Tamils in Colombo. The book gives details how the then Sri Lankan Industries Minister Cyril Mathew organised the pogroms in Kelaniya and Kandy and notes that the preparations to attack Tamils had been made in advance.
In 2004, 21 years after 1983, a token apology was issued by Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga.
Again, in 1998 and onwards, mass graves, came to be known as Chemmani graves, were exposed in Jaffna. Hundreds of Tamil civilians who were abducted by the Sri Lanka Army after 1996, were reported missing. Amnesty International reported that the organisation estimated as many 540 people as disappeared in Jaffna in mid-1996.
On October 25, 2000, Twenty-eight Tamil inmates, between the ages of 14-23 years, in Sri Lankan detention centre jail Bindunuwewa, were massacred while 14 other Tamil youths were seriously injured by Sinhala mobs and Sri Lanka Police.
The recent outburst of extra-judicial killings against Tamil media personnel, parliamentarians, traders, auto-rickshaw drivers and ordinary Tamils in an alleged campaign of terror, have caused an emotional sense of unity among the Tamil diaspora, supporting the Tamil cause for a contiguous defensible homeland.

Country Date Time Location
Canada 24,2518:00
USA29 18:00 Texas
Belgium 2514:00-17:00 Shuman Place
New Zealand 25,27,2915:00 Auckland Normal Inter- mediate School
Denmark 2512:00-17:00 in 4 cities
Finland2509 :00-19:00
Australia, Melbourne24,2508:00-20:00 Federation Square Australia, Sydney2512:00-19:00 Martin Place
Swiss 23 and onwards in 26 locations
Sweden25-28 Sergel Torg
Norway 2511:00-15:00 in 3 cities
Germany 2509:00-17:00 in 15 cities
UK 2512:30-15:30 Hyde Park
Netherlands 2509:00-19:00 Dam Amsterdam
France 2515:00-18:00 Mur de la paix
Italy 2509:00 in two cities

Ezekiel25:17
08-22-2006, 07:20 PM
[quote=ruban90;1870823]Wats the different between a soldier and a sucide bomber if ure a soldier u expected to be killed right just like the sucide bomber???
most of the ppl(tamils) volunteer to do sucide missions because thier loved ones r killed or raped by sri lankan army we r not like muslims saying that when u die u get 72 virgins. tamilz they do it for thier country and for the ppl

this is not it there were lot of riots killing us.

No. A soldier DOESN"T expect to be killed. It's a POSSIBILITY. A siuicide bombers know he's gonna die. Hacking women and children to death and doing some ethnic cleansing in Jaffna.

ruban90
08-22-2006, 07:22 PM
No. A soldier DOESN"T expect to be killed. It's a POSSIBILITY. A siuicide bombers know he's gonna die. Hacking women and children to death and doing some ethnic cleansing in Jaffna.[/quote]

u got it wrong jaffna is in north thats where tamilz live now its in sri lanka armys control so wat u trying to say we kill our own ppl

Ezekiel25:17
08-22-2006, 07:25 PM
No. A soldier DOESN"T expect to be killed. It's a POSSIBILITY. A siuicide bombers know he's gonna die. Hacking women and children to death and doing some ethnic cleansing in Jaffna.

u got it wrong jaffna is in north thats where tamilz live now its in sri lanka armys control so wat u trying to say we kill our own ppl[/quote]

They forced Non-Tamils out when they took over it. They also detonated two truck bombs in 97 to try and cripple the Sri Lankan economy.

ruban90
08-22-2006, 07:30 PM
[
They forced Non-Tamils out when they took over it.[/quote]

its so ovious we dont want eniemies sitting next to us in our own house spying on us and first it was a trick. we use to live in jaffna. because srilankans want to take over the whole island so the made non tamil to emigrate to tamil areas so it might seem like s own the whole island
:)

Ezekiel25:17
08-22-2006, 07:34 PM
[
They forced Non-Tamils out when they took over it.

its so ovious we dont want eniemies sitting next to us in our own house spying on us and first it was a trick. we use to live in jaffna. because srilankans want to take over the whole island so the made non tamil to emigrate to tamil areas so it might seem like s own the whole island
:)[/quote]

Orly? When India controled Ceylon you guys, Tamil, were in power. Civilians that can't careless about your struggle is the enemy? PFFFTT, nice excuse. So by that al Tamils are terrorist then. Can't trust them.

ruban90
08-22-2006, 07:35 PM
LTTE's Military Capability

http://www.worldstatesmen.org/lk-tamtg.gifThe Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam generally do not publicly release the strength and capability of their army. However based on information that has been released by the LTTE, the breakaway Karuna para-military group, and the government of Sri Lanka the strength of the LTTE can be estimated as follows. tamiltigers.net has done extensive research to gather information based on Eelam War I, Eelam War II and Eelam War III.
By far the largest percentage of the LTTE weaponry has come from international procurement on the arms black market. The LTTE has eleven freighters, which procure weapons and supplies for the organization. Arms are purchased from arms dealers from Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Slovakia and the Ukraine. The LTTE still purchases from traditional small arms dealers in Cyprus, Hong Kong, Lebanon and Singapore.
The rest of the weaponry came from the Sri Lankan government. These are weapons that were captured from the Sri Lankan Armed Forces. The LTTE still has some of the older weapons that were provided to the organization by India during when Indira Gandhi was prime minister.
The LTTE infantry consists of approximately 8,700 military cadres. It also has a force of 15,000 non-combatant and auxiliary cadres called the Eelapadai Civilian Militia. The main force of 8,700 military cadres consist of 4,500 Regular Infantry. This includes the Air Tigers and Eelam Police and Military Administrators. 2,000 Elite Infantry consisting of the Victor Anti-Armour Regiment, Charles Anthony Brigade, and Leopard Commandos. 2,000 Sea Tigers and 200 Black Tigers. The Black Tigers are members of infantry units or navy units who have volunteered for suicide missions. They serve as members of their regular units until called upon.

Infantry
15,000 Eelapadai Civilian Militia Non-combatants / Auxiliaries 4,500 Regular Infantry Including Air Tigers, Police, Administration 2,000 Elite Infantry Victor Anti-armour Regiment, Charles Anthony Brigade, Leopard Commandos 2,000 Sea Tigers Naval Unit
Most members of the LTTE are Sri Lankan Tamils. There is however some members of the LTTE who are not Sri Lankan Tamils. There are 200 Indian Tamils, 100 South African Tamils and 50 Sinhalese. Most of them are incorporated into the regular infantry of the LTTE. However some of the Sinhalese members of the LTTE are in artillery, and espionage operations. Though from varying nationalities, these soldiers are deployed in Sri Lanka. The LTTE deploys less than 10 cadres outside the island, mostly in India and Thailand, for the procurement of weapons and supplies.

LTTE Army Equipment
9 T-55 Main Battle Tank Includes 1 Radar-Guided Unit 18 Armored Personnel Carrier / Infantry Fighting Vehicle Light Includes BMP, Unicorn Mk.VI, Buffel Units 12 Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher Mostly 107mm Katyusha Units, Possibly 1 127mm Unit) 8 Bulldozer Some Modified into AFV's 50 Truck/Bus 3 152mm Artillery 3 130/133mm Artillery 10 122mm Artillery 1 85mm Artillery 19 120mm Mortar 31 81mm Mortar Includes Self-propelled Units 62 60mm Mortar 94 40mm Grenade Launcher 6 50mm Cannon 1 25mm Cannon 2 23mm Cannon 2 Flame Thrower 100 Night Vision Goggle 300 High-Frequency Radio Transmitter 600 Walkie-Talkie 434 RPG Launcher 15,000 Assault Rifle 9,000 Hand Grenade 10,000 Land-Mine 8,000 152mm Artillery Shell 5,000 LTTE Battle Fatigue Uniform
The LTTE is currently believed to have the capacity to manufacture at least four types of maritime attack craft-all of which have been built from war-related equipment purchased in the West and Asia.

Sea Tigers Equipment
1 Midget-Sub Unconventional Indigenous Design/Construction with Sonar 11 Naval Freighter Most Equipped with Latest Radar and Inmarsat Communication Technology 3 Dvora FAC 4 High-Speed Water Jet FAC 6 Mirage Class Boat 8 Stealth Boat 2-Seater 500 Fibreglass Boat 50 Frogman Kit 5 Air Compressor 5 Underwater Scooter 2 Human Torpedo Unit Indigenous Design with Independent Propulsion

Models of Sea Tigers Crafts
Muraj A 10 crew, 45 knot, petrol engine vessel equipped with 3 machine guns (2 x 23mm) and used for attacks against naval craft and for landing. Possibly equipped with as many as 4 outboard motors (unverified reports). Surface search radars are being standardized on some "blue water" versions. Also equipped with portable SAM unit. Said to be large (enough cargo capacity to carry ~12 petrol barrels). It is also faster than the Israeli Super Dvora Mk.II boats (though much less sophisticated in terms of range/electronics) of the same class employed by the Sri Lankan Navy. Prompting the latter to purchase missile armed warships. Thrikka A 4 crew, 45 knot, petrol engine vessel equipped with 1 machine gun and normally used by frogmen for debussing. Sudai A 6 crew, 10 knot, petrol engine vessel equipped with 1 machine gun and used for attacks against naval craft. Idayan A 2 crew, 45 knot fast attack vessel that can also be converted for suicide operations. With 200 horsepower outboard engines. Unknown Name A 2 crew stealth boat resembling a stealth fighter, possibly armour plated, light-weight and capable of travelling at approximately 35 knots. First seen in LTTE video footage. Used effectively in Trincomalee harbour attack in late 2000.

LTTE Air Force Equipment
2 Helicopter R44 Astro/Clipper Model and Possibly Bell 212/414 1 Mini-Helicopter 2 Light Plane Includes 1 Single-Seater Sports Plane 5 Microlight French Commercial Design 2 Ultralight Invisible to Radar 8 AA Machine Gun 4 SA-7 SAM 2 SA-14 SAM 4 Stinger SAM

Miscellaneous Equipment
LTTE equipment/capabilities that cannot be accurately tallied:
Night Vision Equipment Satellite Communication Equipment Mobile Road-Building Equipment Anti-Tank Wire Guided Missile Launchers Bangalore Torpedoes for Mine-Field Clearing Surface-Search Coastal Radar Facilit(ies) Underwater Decompression Unit(s) Indigenously Developed Cypher-Code for Communications Dedicated Tow-Vehicles Including "Iron-Horses"for Heavy Artillery Pieces and most 120mm Field Guns At Least 1 Midget-Submarine (2 have been destroyed, another one was captured half-complete, capable of holding 2-3 people for mine-laying, underwater sabotage, commando raids) of "indigenous" design Large Multi-Purpose Speedboats (both outboard & water jet propulsion) some with Sonars, GPS, Radars, Cannons Range Rovers Long-Range (Trans-Oceanic) Sea Lift Capability (All Sea-Lift Transports are escorted by Fast Attack Crafts) Some Frontline Units, since mid-2000, have been seen with Bullet-Proof Vests. GPS Receivers/Navigational Aids integrated into Tactics Karl Gustav 84mm Rocket Launchers Indigenous Short Range Missiles: The Pasilan 2000, a sophisticated weapon that is capable of carrying a 25kg gelignite warhead over a distance of 1km


Sri Lanka's Military Capability

http://www.worldstatesmen.org/lk.gifThe Sri Lanka military capability is extensive and comprehensive. The military forces of Sri Lanka consists of the Sri Lankan Army (SLA), Sri Lankan Navy (SLN) and the Sri Lankan Air Force (SLAF). Sri Lanka's military also consists of Police Special Task Force (STF), and armed civilian Home Guards. There are also armed Tamil para-militaries working with the Sri Lankan military.
Sri Lanka had a military expenditure of $514.8 million in 2004. This was 2.6% of GDP. The Budget revenue for 2004 was $3.34 billion the expenditure was $4.686 billion. US 31%, UK 12.9%, India 5.1%, Belgium 4.9%, Germany 4.9%. Foreign debt $10.85 billion. Foreign aid received annually $577 million.

Year 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Expenditure ($US, million) 329 300 300 412 736 719 -- 518 514.8 % of GDP 12.4 5 5 3.6 5.7 4.2 3.2 2.6
Recent suppliers of weapons to the Sri Lankan government include China, US, Russia, the UK, Ukraine, Czech Republic, India, Israel, Pakistan and Canada. The majority of the weapons were to be used against the LTTE rebels. The LTTE uses captured weapons and weapons bought mostly in the southeast Asian black market, reportedly via a network of LTTE-owned or -backed companies. In 2002, the United States began negotiating an Acquisition and Cross-Services Agreement with Sri Lanka which would allow US military forces to refuel at Sri Lankan bases during a war with Iraq and to procure food, fuel, ammunition and transport from Sri Lanka at domestic prices.
Sri Lanka and the USA have been discussing military cooperation for sometime now. The two countries have been negotiating an Acquisition and Cross-Service Agreement (ACSA) for several months. The ACSA would allow US forces to procure food, fuel, ammunition and transport in Sri Lanka at the same rates as those paid by Sri Lankan forces. Sri Lankan forces would enjoy similar facilities in the USA in the unlikely event of their troops, ships or aircraft passing through US bases.”
Sri Lanka is to receive more than 40 T-55A2/AM2 MBTs, eight MT-55A bridgelayers, 16 VT-55 armoured recovery vehicles, three mobile workshop vehicles and 12 TATRA T815 tanks transporters. The package also includes 10,000 122mm rockets for 16 multi-barrelled rocket launchers which the Czech government donated to Sri Lanka earlier this year.” [Jane’s Defence Weekly, 19 July 2000]
“China pledged to provide military assistance to Sri Lanka in line with an agreement sealed during an ongoing visit to Beijing by Colombo’s defence minister... China is a key supplier of small arms and gun boats to the Sri Lankan military, which has been battling Tamil Tiger guerillas for the past three decades.” [Agence-France Presse, June 13, 2002]
Sri Lanka is buying long-range artillery and assorted military hardware to stop rebels from retaking their former capital of Jaffna , sources close to the military said Sunday. Earlier this week, Sri Lankan military officials met with arms dealers from Russia, Britain, Pakistan, Iran, the Czech Republic, Israel and Singapore in Colombo.” [The Associated Press, 30 April 2000]

Infantry
140,000 Army 50,000 Paramilitary Forces Special Task Force (STF), Home Guard, National Guard 80,000 Elite Infantry Police & Police Reserve

[B]Foreign Military Advisors
120 US Army Rangers Field Operations, Anti-Guerilla Training 50 US Navy Seal Team One Special Boat Unit 10 US CIA Psychological Operations Unit 50 Chinese Indigenous FAC Construction, Anti-Guerilla Training, Naval Operations 30 Israeli IAI Pilots, Military Tacticians / Strategists, Mossad Assassins / Intelligence 20 Pakistani Field Operations, Artillery, Aircraft Maintenance Unknown Keeny Meeny Services (KMS) An off-shore British security firm, made available former S.A.S. men to train Sri Lanka's notorious Special Task Force (STF) Unknown Military Professional Resources Inc. Provides American contractors to Sri Lanka. They provided military training and assistance to the Sri Lankan Army

Sri Lankan Army Equipment
52 Multi Barrel Rocket Launchers includes 24 Czech (120mm RM-70), 2 Chinese, 2 Pakistani 122mm]
65 T-55 MBT (CIS, +40 T-55 A2/AM2 from Czech Rep ~324 AIFV includes 250 BMP, 24 BMP3 mostly Russia ~250 APC UK, +100 from US ~200 Towed Artillery 600 Mortar 10 AD Gun 7x40 mm, 3x3.7 in 5 Artillery Locating Radar US 16 Tank Recovery Vehicle Czech 12 Tatra Tank Transporter Czech 3 Mobile Workshop Czech 8 Bridge-Laying Tank

Sri Lankan Navy Equipment
1 Corvette currently disabled due to LTTE attack 2 Command Ship ex-Israeli 2 Saar 4 OPV missile armed. Israel 1 Sukhanya OPV India 1 Sub-Chaser 43 Fast Attack Craft Mostly Super Dvora Mk.I/Mk.II + many others 41 Inland Patrol Boat 1 Chetak Naval Ship-Borne Helicopter 10 Amphibious Ship mostly Landing Ship Tank 2 Hovercraft ~100 General Purpose Boats/Vessels

Sri Lankan Air Force Equipment
The air force has been heavily involved, transporting troops and supplies, as well as mounting strikes against the LTTE and indiscriminate bombing against Tamil civilians. The LTTE have made the air force pay a heavy price, attacking it on the ground and using MANPADS.

LTTE has shot down at least two BAe 748s, a Pucara, a Y-12 and several Mi-24s, while it has also destroyed An-32s, Y-8s and Y-12s on the ground. On July 23, 2001, the LTTE destroyed two Kfirs, one MiG-27, one Mi-24, one Mi-17, and three K-8s.

Defence procurement has been driven by the ongoing war, often to replace lost equipment. In 1996/8 the air force received four An-32s, three Mi-17 Hips, two Mi-24 Hinds and two C-130B Hercules and added at least two Mi-35 Hinds in 1999.

The war has also forced the air force to fit anti-missile chaff/flare dispensers to many of its aircraft as a precautionary measure. The SLAF began operating passenger flights in February 1999. Four used Super King Airs were ordered in 1996 for MR duties. They were to have been fitted with IR sensors but it is unclear if they have been delivered.

A maritime patrol squadron was to have formed at Trincomalee in response to LTTE attacks on shipping and the navy's coastal patrol vessels. Israel completed delivery of seven Kfirs in 1997; one was subsequently lost in early 1997 when it crashed shortly after take off. The Kfirs are operated by 10 Squadron and based at Katunayake.

Chinese-built F-7Ms delivered in 1992 and operated by 5 Squadron, also at Katunayake, are reported to have been grounded in April 1997 after discovery of cracks in the outer wings. Other Chinese-built fighters and remaining Pucaras are reported to be unserviceable. Russian built helicopters have been used extensively against the LTTE and 6 Squadron at Vavuniya operates Mi-17s, while the operational Hinds are with 9 Squadron at Hingarukgoda. Transports are divided between two squadrons based at Ratmalana.

The Flying Training Wing, based at Anuradhapura, operates SF260s, a Cessna 150 and Chipmunks.

The 4 Helicopter Wing flies its Bell 212s, 412s and JetRangers from Katunayake.

Aircraft Type No.
Available Role Kfir C2/TC2 4/1 Intelligence/Attack Chengdu-F-7BS/FT-7 4/1 Intelligence/Attack IA58 Pucara 2 Counter-Insurgency Mi-24/35 Hind 6 Attack Mi-17 Hip 11 Transportation C-130B Hercules 2 Transportation Shaanxi Y-8 (An-12) 1 Transportation An-32B Cline 4 Transportation BAe 748 2 Transportation Harbin Y-12 4 Transportation Beech King Air 200 1/3 VIP/MR Cessna 421 1 Survey Bell 206B JetRanger 6 Transportation/Liaison Bell 212 12 Transportation/Counter-Insurgency Bell 412 4 Transportation/VIP Cessna 150 5 Training/Communications DHC-1 Chipmunk 4 Training Shenyang FT-5 2 Training SF260TP/W 6/10 Armed Training/Training SF260W 5 Observation/Training Information current as of Dec/99
LTTE and Sri Lankan Security Forces

In terms of the quality of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW), the LTTE is a match for the Sri Lankan Security Forces (SF). But it is in numbers that they differ radically.

Smith says that with a cadre strength conservatively estimated at 7,000, the LTTE should be having 14,000 SALW on the basis of the thumb rule that there are two SALW for every guerilla.

The Sri Lankan SF had an estimated total strength of 157,900 regular personnel in 2002. Applying the orthodox military small arms multiplier of 2.25 SALW per soldier, the SL forces should have 355,000 SALW.

The Sri Lanka Police (SLP) is also highly armed, with even constables on routine duties carrying T-56s and AK-47 assault rifles. The SLP has 28,000 personnel and going by the conventional police multiplier of 1.2 SALW per sworn officer, there is a total police ****nal of 34,000 small arms, Dr Smith says.

The Security Forces primarily use the 7.62 mm T-54, T-56 and SKS carbine. The Sub-machine guns are the 9 mm Sterling; Heckler and Koch MP-5A3 and the 9 mm Uzi. The main suppliers of these are Pakistan and China.

There are also variants of the US made M-16 rifle and carbine. If the entire range of SALW is taken into account, the Sri Lankan government bought SALW worth about $ 64 million between 1996 and 2002, according to the UN COMTRADE data base.

As for arms with private persons, there could be 1.9 million SALWs in this category as per the Small Arms Survey of 2002.

The Sri Lankan government puts the unaccounted weaponry among Sri Lankans at 30,000. But this is clearly a gross underestimation given the easy availability of assault rifles and grenades.

The Sri Lankan SF have admitted that so far, 51,000 service personnel have deserted. It is widely believed that many of these had left with their personal weapons, including assault rifles. These have either been sold or used by the deserter turned criminal. A T-56 assault rifle can be had for the equivalent of $ 200 in the island.

Smith says that in 2000 alone, 161 offences, resulting in murder, were committed with T-56s. Only last week, there was a grenade explosion inside a bungalow in the posh Rosmead Place in Colombo in which a house servant was killed. How come a civilian house had a grenade it?

The Sri Lankan government is in a fix about how to tackle the proliferation of deadly firearms among the public. The biggest obstacle is that politicians and businessmen want firearms and armed guards for self-protection. The government has found the easy way out of the sticky situation - it is going to appoint a Commission on Small Arms!

In the meanwhile, no social groups are said to be arming themselves. The LTTE is now alleging that the Muslims of the Eastern districts are arming themselves in a big way, with a plan to "kill Tamils".

The LTTE-paper Tamil Alai said on August 22, that the Indian Army had given a lot of weapons to the Eelam Peoples' Revolutionary Liberation Front - Varathan group in the 1988-1990 period and these weapons, were now being sold to the Muslim militants "at a discount".

Despite peace talks the LTTE is far from decommissioning its weapons and the Sri Lankan government is far from exchanging its swords for ploughshares. While the LTTE is on a weapons buying spree, the government is planning to spend $554 million on defence in the coming year, notching a 3.37% increase over the previous year. Both believe that they must negotiate peacefully but only from a position of military strength!

Ezekiel25:17
08-22-2006, 07:39 PM
And??????????????? They are still terrorist.

ruban90
08-22-2006, 07:42 PM
And??????????????? They are still terrorist.

they r not terrorist they r like regular armed forces they have army,navy,airforce,marines

Ezekiel25:17
08-22-2006, 07:49 PM
they r not terrorist they r like regular armed forces they have army,navy,airforce,marines

You forgot the child soldiers of the Tigers. Which makes up about 30 to 40 percent.

ruban90
08-22-2006, 07:52 PM
You forgot the child soldiers of the Tigers. Which makes up about 30 to 40 percent.

most ppl mistaken them tamil kids look young for thier age this is tru http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/c:

Lt. James Anderson
08-22-2006, 07:53 PM
You forgot the child soldiers of the Tigers. Which makes up about 30 to 40 percent.

I doubt it. If kids were that effective everybody would be doing that ... LOL

Ezekiel25:17
08-22-2006, 07:54 PM
I doubt it. If kids were that effective everybody would be doing that ... LOL


Isn't that hard to google, smart one. A REAL Army don't let kids join.

ruban90
08-22-2006, 07:56 PM
I doubt it. If kids were that effective everybody would be doing that ... LOL

i know eh :cantbeli:

Ezekiel25:17
08-22-2006, 07:57 PM
i know eh :cantbeli:


Apparently you don't know jack!! Eh?



http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/img/printer_friendly/news_logo.gif
Outrage over Tiger child soldiers
By Frances Harrison
BBC correspondent in Colombo


The United Nations children's agency, Unicef, has fiercely criticised Tamil Tiger rebels for recent child conscription in Sri Lanka.


As many as 23 children were abducted at the weekend by the rebels, according to reports from the small town of Valachchenai in the east of the island.
The abductions came just hours after the Tigers inaugurated a programme with Unicef on Friday to return child soldiers to their families.
Unicef said child recruitment by the Tigers was "completely unacceptable".

Unusual protest
A statement said the agency had verified a number of cases of forcible child recruitment by the Tamil Tigers in the last few days.

This type of action undermines the work and commitment of the LTTE towards making the action plan for children affected by war a success
Unicef
But it added that the number of cases was not the issue - the abduction of even a single child was a serious violation.
Unicef pointed out that continued child recruitment undermined the rebels' stated commitment to demobilise child soldiers and it called for the immediate release of those abducted.
On Monday, hundreds of schoolchildren in Valachchenai staged an unprecedented protest against the abduction of their friends by the Tamil Tigers - sitting on the road and blocking the traffic.
The protest has continued for a second day, but is now confined to a handful of schoolchildren inside their compound.
Fear
Many parents are terrified of coming forward to the police or truce monitors and making a formal complaint.
Even local journalists are frightened of the rebels' reaction if they report the story.
The international ceasefire monitors are intervening to try and secure the release of the children, but their workers are increasingly being told by the Tigers not to report cases of child recruitment.
It's clear the rebels are sensitive to the negative publicity they get from underage recruitment, but not to the issue at the heart of it.

Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/south_asia/3170692.stm

Published: 2003/10/07 10:09:47 GMT

© BBC MMVI




Despite its assurances, the LTTE, reports indicate, has not given up on recruiting child combatants. A February 2000 report warned that the LTTE would be targeting children in the Wanni, where it was reportedly organising a vigorous recruitment drive. The report, citing the logic of numbers, said that the LTTE, in order to, make up 10,000 lost cadres, between 1995 and 1999, would have to target some 30 per cent of the school-going children who have come of age.

http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/countries/shrilanka/terroristoutfits/child_solders.htm

ruban90
08-22-2006, 07:58 PM
LTTE ANTI TANK WOMEN UNIT http://www.tamilnet.com/img/publish/2004/08/ltte_rpg_force_11.jpg

Ezekiel25:17
08-22-2006, 08:07 PM
Terrorist......................

S.H.P.D
08-23-2006, 05:19 AM
The organization of Tiger is terrorism

Red Beret
08-23-2006, 09:19 AM
I have no doubt that if a forum member was expressing support for a group such as hamas and their suicide attacks he would have faced the consequences pretty soon.

So I call on the mods to ensure the same rules in this case where a forum member is openly supporting a group thats listed as terrorist organization in almost every corner of the world and pretty much mastered the art of suicide attack against civilians.

ruban90
08-23-2006, 10:20 AM
link http://www.janes.com/regional_news/asia_pacific/news/jir/jir010307_2_n.shtml

Sea Tigers, stealth technology and the North Korean connection

By Roger Davies

http://images.janes.com/security/international_security/news/jir/jir010307_2_s.jpg (http://www.janes.com:8080/ramgen/janescom/tamil.smi)On 23 October 2000 the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) attacked and sank a Sri Lanka Navy operated passenger vessel in Trincomalee harbour. A video of the operation, analysed by Jane's Intelligence Review, reveals the use of stealth technologies in LTTE boat design (http://www.janes.com:8080/ramgen/janescom/tamil.smi) and the procurement of weapons from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (http://www.janes.com:8080/ramgen/janescom/attack.smi).

In the video, LTTE Sea Tigers can be seen using a variant of the 107mm Katyusha rocket, fired from a lightweight tripod, in pairs. This is believed to be a variant of the Chinese Type 63 107mm launcher. The Chinese produce a single tube version called a Type 85 fired from a man-portable tripod, but the North Koreans produce a double version. This is quite a rare weapon. The missile weighs about 18kg and has a range of about 8km.

In the engagement the Sea Tiger Strike Group appears to be firing at the naval base some 2-3km away. Fifteen rounds are seen being fired in the video, but the video is not continuous so there were possibly more. These weapons are ideal for insurgent terrorist campaigns, such as the LTTE's in Sri Lanka, and provide the terrorists with a form of artillery support that can be transported, hidden and easily used. The rockets are fired electrically from a few yards distance by simply connecting up a battery. Later in the video a Tamil Tiger is seen with a burnt face, possibly from standing too close to a rocket as it fires.

Also shown on the video are a number of 60mm mortars. Like the 107mm rockets these mortars can be broken down and carried relatively easily. It is not clear from the video if the mortars are of North Korean origin, but it would be no surprise if they were. One of the crews serving the two mortars in the video appears to be fairly professional, keeping up a high rate of fire despite incoming fire to their exposed position. The other crew appear less well trained.

The video also shows eight distinctively different 'stealth speedboats'. Without a hands-on technical inspection it is difficult to judge the efficacy of the stealth design, but the basic principles of stealth are adhered to in many respects. There also appears to be some steel plate armour on some of the boats.

The speedboats are powered by Johnson 200, or similar Yamaha, engines and are likely to be able to maintain a top speed of over 35kt in calm water. Each appears to be crewed by two Black Tiger suicide crew. The explosive content (apart from 122mm artillery shells stuck to the side deck of two of the boats) is not seen. The origins of the 'stealth' craft are the subject of much debate, and there are two schools of thought among intelligence analysts.

Some analysts believe the design and construction to be indigenous to Sri Lanka. They point out that the video shows several designs and that the Tamil population are by tradition expert boat builders. Furthermore the Sea Tigers have utilised speedboats as suicide weapons over the past few years. The frame on the front of the boat is described as holding spikes that fasten the boat to its target once they have collided.

The other view argues that the craft were primarily designed as 'stealth speedboats' and that the 'suicide' elements such as explosives have been added later. On two variants, 122mm artillery shells have been fixed to the side of the boat, limiting the effectiveness of the anti-radar design. The unusual frame on the front also detracts from the crafts' otherwise stealthy nature. Furthermore, the wiring for both the frame and the shells leads over the gunwale of the boats and has not been threaded through the body of the craft.

There are also different opinions about the objects on the frame. Are they spikes to fix the boat to its target when ramming or are they some form of initiation system that sets off the explosive on contact with the target? Some of the objects appear to be hollow tubes so the frame could be a weapon of some kind.

A further indication that the boats were not originally designed for suicide missions is a shot of cut-away parts of one boat's cockpit that are seen lying on the jungle floor.

Could the Tamil Tigers have obtained the boats from the same source as they got their 107mm rockets? North Korea has certainly shown interest in designing fast, stealthy craft for infiltrating South Korea and two years ago was reportedly approached by the LTTE for a multi-million dollar arms deal.

Not shown on the video were any surface-to-air (SAM) missiles. However, reports have indicated that a Sri Lankan Air Force Mi-24 'Hind' helicopter was shot down during this attack. Another Mi-24 had been shot down with a SAM the previous week near Jaffna. Again there is no indication as to the origin of the missile but it is possible that it was North Korean.

Other weapons on view include a variety of AK-type assault rifles, an RPD light machine gun, a Heckler Koch HK69A1 40mm grenade launcher (identical to those in service with the Sri Lankan Army, so probably a captured weapon), and a Singaporean CIS 40GL 40mm grenade launcher.

Further, more comprehensive details of the Sea Tigers' organisation and tactics can be found in the March edition of Jane's Intelligence Review. For information about the video, contact jir@janes.co.uk

ruban90
08-23-2006, 10:26 AM
I have no doubt that if a forum member was expressing support for a group such as hamas and their suicide attacks he would have faced the consequences pretty soon.

So I call on the mods to ensure the same rules in this case where a forum member is openly supporting a group thats listed as terrorist organization in almost every corner of the world and pretty much mastered the art of suicide attack against civilians.
its not a terrorist group even canada decide it was 2 months ago because of that idiot steven harper. even if we r how come ndp(canadian polictical party)
is supporting us hah ??
even liberal like us except steven harper who is trying to be a usa ass kisser

Whitcomb
08-23-2006, 10:30 AM
Terrorists

ruban90
08-23-2006, 10:34 AM
http://video.yahoo.com/video/play?p=ltte+&prssweb=Search&ei=UTF-8&b=4&oid=d3109c809be82754&rurl=video.yahoo.com&vdone=http%3A%2F%2Fvideo.yahoo.com%2Fvideo%2Fsearch%3Fp%3Dltte%2B%26prssweb%3DSearch%26ei%3DUTF-8

ruban90
08-23-2006, 10:39 AM
http://video.yahoo.com/video/play?p=ltte+&prssweb=Search&ei=UTF-8&b=0&oid=243c89c713d87251&rurl=video.yahoo.com&vdone=http%3A%2F%2Fvideo.yahoo.com%2Fvideo%2Fsearch%3Fp%3Dltte%2B%26prssweb%3DSearch%26ei%3DUTF-8

ruban90
08-23-2006, 10:48 AM
[/URL][URL="http://www.lankasri.tv/spthamil_12806.html"]
(http://www.lankasri.tv/spthamil_2.html)

ruban90
08-23-2006, 12:17 PM
Orly? When India controled Ceylon you guys, Tamil, were in power. Civilians that can't careless about your struggle is the enemy? PFFFTT, nice excuse. So by that al Tamils are terrorist then. Can't trust them.[/quote]

first india never controlled sri lnaka it was the british :cantbeli:

we were in power because non tAmils are low race ppl daa!!!
it was the tamil kings who controlled the whole island but now !!!!!:-(

ed316
08-23-2006, 12:47 PM
its not a terrorist group even canada decide it was 2 months ago because of that idiot steven harper. even if we r how come ndp(canadian polictical party)
is supporting us hah ??
even liberal like us except steven harper who is trying to be a usa ass kisser


It's a terrorist orginization that force kids in thier ranks, don't differentiate between civilians and soldiers. As long as they are Singhalese they are viewed as the enemies. You support ethnic cleansing, hacking to death of women and children, and deliberate killing of civilians. Steven Harper did the right thing. You, are a terrorist sympathizer. Nothing more.

ruban90
08-23-2006, 02:03 PM
It's a terrorist orginization that force kids in thier ranks, don't differentiate between civilians and soldiers. As long as they are Singhalese they are viewed as the enemies. You support ethnic cleansing, hacking to death of women and children, and deliberate killing of civilians. Steven Harper did the right thing. You, are a terrorist sympathizer. Nothing more.

wat u mean ltte dont differentiate civilians and soldiers.we wear uniforms and helmets just like regular armed forces even though some wear civilian clothes they wear bulletproof jacket or jackets where u keep ure ammo and stuff

Lt. James Anderson
08-23-2006, 02:04 PM
It's a terrorist orginization that force kids in thier ranks, don't differentiate between civilians and soldiers. As long as they are Singhalese they are viewed as the enemies. You support ethnic cleansing, hacking to death of women and children, and deliberate killing of civilians. Steven Harper did the right thing. You, are a terrorist sympathizer. Nothing more.

The other side does the same thing. How are they any better?

Ezekiel25:17
08-23-2006, 04:13 PM
Orly? When India controled Ceylon you guys, Tamil, were in power. Civilians that can't careless about your struggle is the enemy? PFFFTT, nice excuse. So by that al Tamils are terrorist then. Can't trust them.

first india never controlled sri lnaka it was the british :cantbeli:

we were in power because non tAmils are low race ppl daa!!!
it was the tamil kings who controlled the whole island but now !!!!!:-([/quote]


I meant the British empire. So you are a racist and a terrorist supporter?


wat u mean ltte dont differentiate civilians and soldiers.we wear uniforms and helmets just like regular armed forces even though some wear civilian clothes they wear bulletproof jacket or jackets where u keep ure ammo and stuff


Wearing military gear doesn't make you a soldier. Tigers are a bunch of terrorist.

Ezekiel25:17
08-23-2006, 04:15 PM
The other side does the same thing. How are they any better?


Explain pls?

You siad that you were in the US military. Did you see any of these goings on?

MG 3
03-15-2007, 03:05 AM
Anyone have any pics of Srilankan Al-Zaraar's (T-55 upgrade).