RANAGOSA AND RALA PAHARA (99 Sep 15)
The armed forces launched a new Ranagosa operation and also a temporary operation in Paranthan, Ali Mankada area under the name Rala Pahara. Both operations are reported to be successful.
However, the irony is that while the forces are sacrificing their lives to defeat terrorism, the government has started its peace campaign again. The school peace week or Sama sathi is being held in this week and the school children are discouraged from joining the armed forces.
The NGO's and the peace beggars have a field day but a group of such people who wanted to meet the Most Ven. Mahanayake Thero of the Malwatte Chapter to preach the importance of peace to the Mahanayake Thero could not muster even twenty people to go as a delegation.
However these people would never think of going beyond Vavuniyava to preach Prabhakaran who is carrying arms, on peace. They do not want him to lay down arms but are only interested in preaching the unarmed Mahanayake Thero.