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LTTE still smuggling humans

LTTE international network had strengthened human smuggling activities in Sri Lanka after the war, international terrorism expert Prof Rohan Gunaratna said.

Gunaratna who is also head of the International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR)] at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore said the phase of human smuggling changed after 2009 when the LTTE focused on smuggling its remainning memebrs in the country to several countries in Asia and the West.

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The best antidote to human smuggling

Time was when the Sri Lanka Navy had to concentrate only on protecting this country’s national security interests. It accomplished the Herculean task of bringing the LTTE’s arms smuggling operations to an end and neutralising the Sea Tigers well ahead of the conclusion of the war, though Prabhakaran used to boast that the final battle for Eelam would be fought not on land but at sea. The Navy sank several floating warehouses of the LTTE in daring operations against tremendous odds and successfully destroyed Prabhakaran’s suicide boat squadron which had been thought to be invincible.

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Communal claims on common land

Power sharing in Sri Lanka is about drawing up constitutional title deeds to enshrine communal claims on a common territory. Consequent to this local twist, there are many barriers to power sharing in Sri Lanka, including the wide, nonexclusive dissemination of knowledge. Knowledge diffusion is mainly via Sri Lankan dialogues. The following dialogue had the following catalyst;  

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ICRC Supports Imperialism for Profit

Progressive News Hour regular James Petras once said most NGOs skim 90% of donations for themselves. They’re predators, not humanitarians. They serve political agendas for profit.

 They avoid denouncing governmental patrons providing financing. They don’t link neoliberal exploitation and human rights violations to imperial agendas.