சனி, 4 ஜூன், 2016

Colombo beefs up naval installations along eastern coast

Colombo beefs up naval installations along eastern coast

[TamilNet, Friday, 03 June 2016, 23:16 GMT]
Emboldened with the blessings coming from the diplomatic US Establishment and its increased ‘military-to-military’ rapport with the Sinhala navy in the island, the military Establishment of genocidal Sri Lanka has stepped up its programme of militarisation and Sinhaliciation of the strategic belt in the three coastal directions of the country of Eezham Tamils in the recent months. The SL Navy, which has been fortifying its coastal cantonments, mini-camps and detachments along the western coast facing towards the Gulf of Mannaar and the Palk Bay during the past 6 months, has in recent weeks stepped up its expansion programme along the eastern coast of Northern and Eastern provinces facing the Bay of Bengal.
‘SLNS Gotabhaya’ at Mu'l'livaaykkaal
‘SLNS Gotabhaya’ at Mu'l'livaaykkaal


The SL Navy at the largest navy camp in Vanni, named ‘SLNS Gotabhaya’, has already seized more than 300 acres of private lands and 200 acres of public lands for the expansion into a full-fledged cantonment as the ones established during the Rajapaksa regime at Champoor (SLNS Vidura and SLNS Parakumba) in Trincomalee district.

Now, new tall buildings have become visible from a distance from Ve'l'laa-mu'l'livaaykkaal where ‘SLNS Gotabhaya’ is situated, eyewitnesses who have seen the expansion said.

SL Navy personnel, including young recruits from South, are continuously deployed in putting up fences around the seized area, Eezham Tamils from Mullaiththeevu said.

In the meantime, Tamil rights activists have alleged that the place was also used as a detention camp to keep undeclared Tamil Prisoners of War imprisoned for several months.

The area also contains crucial evidences from the last days of genocidal onslaught in Vanni in 2009.
‘SLNS Gotabhaya’ at Mu'l'livaaykkaal


The ‘Gotabaya’ camp was initially launched as a Naval Deployment (ND) in January 2011 and was formally announced as ‘Sri Lanka Naval Ship Gotabhaya’ in 2012, transforming it as a key ‘Regional Security Center’ of the SL Navy. Several naval detachments connected to ‘Gotabhaya’ were deployed between Naayaa'ru to Kokku'laay.

‘SLNS Gotabaya’ comes under the so-called Eastern Naval Area of the SL Navy Command, which has its central command at Trincomalee.
Eastern Naval Area
‘Eastern Naval Area’ as defined by the occupying SL Navy [Image courtesy: navy.lk]
CNBs in Eastern Naval Area
There are 13 so-called ‘Commissioned Navy Bases’ in the Eastern Naval Area of the SL Navy [Image courtesy: navy.lk]
Mahaweli, System L and B
‘Mahaweli Master plan’ currently targeting Mullaiththeevu, Batticaloa and Ampaa'rai through System L and System B [Image courtesy:mahaweli.gov.lk]
The SL Navy has divided the entire island into 7 ‘Naval Areas’.

SL Navy's Eastern Naval Area (ENA) covers the longest eastern belt of the occupied country of Eezham Tamils, and consists of 13 Commissioned Naval Bases (CNBs), the largest establishment within the SL Navy.

Of these 13 CNBs, ‘SLNS Gotabaya’ is the only one in Mullaiththeevu distirct. ‘SLNS Kashyapa’ is the other single CNB in Vaakarai of Batticaloa district in the Eastern Province. The remaining 11 commissioned bases are all situated in the strategic Trincomalee district.

For comparison, Western Naval Area covering Colombo from Chilaavaththu'rai in North and Bentota in South has 8 CNBs, Northern Naval Area covering Palk Bay and Bay of Bengal maintains 7 CNBs, North Central Naval Area covering Palk Bay and Gulf of Mannaar is having 5 CNBs, North Western Naval Area has established 4 CNBs, Southern Naval Area is having 3 CNBs and the recently established South East Naval Area (it was part of ENA earlier) is having one CNB.

Several commanding cantonments have been put up along the Eastern Coast, each attached to a programme of structural genocide with the intention of causing demographic changes and permanently wedging the territorial integrity of the Tamil homeland at its strategic locations. The various detachments linked to each of the named command centers are classified as Naval Deployment (ND), Naval Sub Units (NSU) etc.

‘SLNS Gokanna’ at Ki'n'niyaa, ‘SLNS Lankapatuna’ at Thoappoor, ‘SLNS Vidura’ and ‘SLNS Parakumba’ at Champoor, ‘SLNS Ranweli’ at Pulmoaddai, ‘SLNS Walagamba’ at Thiriyaay, ‘SLNS Vijayaba’ at Nilaave'li, ‘SLNS Maweli’ and the Naval Dockyard at Trincomalee city are some of the SL Navy cantonments located in the Trincomalee district.

Several of these SLNS cantonments also have a so-called ‘Fisheries Coordinating Office’ embedded into them and these offices operate behind the scene in bringing Sinhala fishermen from South to rich seabeds in the territorial waters of Eezham Tamils amidst protests from native fishermen.

While Colombo has conceived its plan for Sinhalicisation and Militarisation of the coastal stretch from Nalla-tha'n'nith-thoduvaay in Mullaiththeevu to Thu'rai-neelaava'nai in Batticaloa district using its naval establishments, the so-called ‘development’ agenda, backed by the West, is aggressively targeting the fertile interior lands of Eezham Tamils through the so-called ‘Mahaweli Master Plan’, which is being led by ‘Polonnaruwa Chinthana’ of Maithiripala Sirisena, the incumbent president of genocidal Sri Lanka.

‘System L’ of Mahaweli project targets the fertile areas in Mullaiththeevu while ‘System B’, the largest of the current projects, aims to seize the resourceful interior lands of Batticaloa district.

In the meantime, another ‘urban’ development programme, conceived already by ‘Mahinda Chintana’ targeting Trincomalee has now been transformed to ‘Singapore’ based scheme with the advice coming from USA, informed civil sources in Trincomalee said. SL Prime Minister Ranil Wickramsinghe is spearheading this urban development project, which targets the city of Trincomalee and its suburbs.
‘SLNS Gotabhaya’ at Mu'l'livaaykkaal
SL Navy personnel deployed in putting up fence around 500 acres of lands seized for the largest SL Navy base in Mullaiththeevu


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