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The man who stood up for Sri Lanka
« on: May 26, 2006, 11:20:59 AM »
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Lieutenant Commander Lalith Prasanna Edirisinghe decided to make the ultimate sacrifice to stop the big suicide boat going for the passenger ship .


Many Lankan movie directors and actors have gladly and foolishly accepted foreign-funded opportunities to portray nation's defence force heroes as useless cowards in many movies. The statement of the SLMM representative onboard P 421, Mr Lars Bleymann commending the outstanding performances of Lieutenant Ranjith Walgampaya and his crew is a living testimony to the fighting bravery of the men in blues. Undeterred by over whelming numbers Ranjith Walgampaya & Lieutenant Arunashantha Wijayawardena blocked the advancing terrorists clusters by repeatedly engaging terrorists whilst mutually covering each other.

 

Sooner they heard the cracking voice informing that Lalith Edirisinghe's boat had come under a suicide attack they altered to the explosion site in order to hit terrorists and recover own personnel if any is in water. However Lalith edirisinghe's boat had sunk without a trace of any survivors. Quickly they focussed on their mission, although having experienced a devastating loss, time was not for grieving and lamenting, and the terrorists still could regroup and push for their target.

 

However terrorists seems to be reluctant to press further despite the presence of the three smaller suicide boats. Three remaining FACs placed a barrier line and waited to terrorists to advance but terrorists seems to be bewildered and unsure what to do after losing the large suicide boat which was to hit the passenger ship.

 

Meantime further reinforcements were speeding to the area from Kankasanthurai port and Trincomalee. Air force has taken to wings and safety of Pearl Cruise was enhanced. The first priority was the passengers, and further offensive action with three FACs was considered tactically disadvantageous. However by the time passengers were safely disembarked at Kankasanthurai port, the terrorists had retreated to their stronghold on the coast. Retreating terrorists were repeatedly engaged by Air force causing fairly high casualty to terrorists.

 

Another remarkable story unfolded onboard the passenger vessel Pearl Cruise. The Naval officer acting as the Liaison Officer onboard was listening to all the communication over the radio and he quickly closed the air tight doors so the passengers could not hear what was told over the radio. Then he placed the handful number of naval personnel of the security detail around the weather deck of the ferry without arousing suspicion of the passengers. No passenger knew about the unfolding situation outside and when the ferry was secured safely at the harbour just before they get down, the Officer, over the public address system onboard made the announcement that Navy had sacrificed 18 lives to save 710 lives and narrated the terrorists confrontation. It was reported that the passengers were stunned to hear the story and praised the men who gave not only their lives and their future, but also the future and the happiness of their loved ones, for them and also the Liaison Officer for his calmness and decision not to inform which obviously could have created a pandemonium onboard.

 


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Re: The man who stood up for Sri Lanka
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2006, 04:21:40 PM »
They are great...!! They sacrified their lives to protect their colleagues' lives. We should be proud of them. They are National Heroes....!!!!!
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Re: The man who stood up for Sri Lanka
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2006, 06:24:50 PM »
Anna niyama kollo....

ape rata gena niyama kekkumak thiyenne ki denatada?
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Re: The man who stood up for Sri Lanka
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2006, 11:06:56 AM »
me wage kollo ape ratata thawamath madi

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Re: The man who stood up for Sri Lanka
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2006, 08:30:34 AM »
ohugeema sahodarayin 700 kage jeewitha wenuwen tamange jeewithaya donate karanna taram deyak karala e ayage jeewitha araksha karadeepu ekagena api katakaranna one. Ada kaale ehema dewal karana aya bohoma adui. Hemoma tamange rata & jaathiya gena hitanawanam me LANKA wa sundarama ratak karanna puluwan