Bunkers for Janakapura Village

Someone might wonder, what could have been the reason to make bunkers for a Sinhalese village who does not deal with any military activities. The reason is; people in Janakapura are another set of victims under the forced Tamilization over a long period which eventually ended with arms struggle. The bunker project by the Helabima organization is to save the lives of the Sinhalese people in Janakapura from the mortars fired from LTTE Tamil terrorists. This was happened in very Sinhalese country.

Any historical evidence of a separate independent Tamil Kingdom in anywhere in Sri Lanka is a clear myth as no one can show the places where possible to find artefacts, epigraphs, or inscriptions of an ancient Independent Tamil Kingdom in East or even in North, or a single tank or irrigation system developed by the so-called Tamil chieftains of an Independent Tamil Kingdom in the North or in the Dry Zone.

There was no treaty signed by the so-called Tamil chieftains with later history invaders Portuguese, Dutch or English who ruled Sri Lanka, to assert their sovereignty but proven and found treaties signed with foreign powers only by Kings of Sri Lanka.

Portuguese historians have recorded that the fiefdom of Jaffna had agreements to pay tribute to the kings of Lanka, like the other chieftains of other regions in the Vanni. These records are not only documented in Sri Lanka but also in Portuguese History Libraries. A person called Atapattu Mudali (Mudali or Mudliyar means the leader) led the Sinhalese forces to conquered Jaffna. The march of Atapathu Mudali confirms that it was a part of the Sinhala Kingdom that had to be reclaimed from the invading Portuguese forces.

There was no necessity for the King of Kandy to send Atapattu Mudali to risk his life and the lives of a few thousand Sinhala soldiers if they did not consider it to be a part of the Sinhala Kingdom.

Where was this independent kingdom with the power to resist the invading forces of the West and force them to make treaties? With the so called Western powers had also helped the LTTE to create their struggle for a separate homeland where the original people were Sinhalese.

Janakapura is one of the gateway to Vanni where the LTTE chieftain's illegal army maintains an illegal state with their iron clutches even controlled innocent Tamil people trapped in Vanni region. It is obviously the Sinhalese people in Janakapura had to be eliminated in order to spread their captured lands. Another important factor was the paddy cultivation in the area and if the people would eliminate from those areas, they would achieve an economical target which is de-stabilizing the farming. 

But the Sinhalese people in Janakapura were adamant and committed to stay in their native lands. They had well known the sound and the behaviour of a mortar bomb which fired from a distance as, they would hear two exploding sounds as first when it fired from the gun point while the rest at destination finally. About a minute of a time gap would be enough them to move into a safer place before it explodes at destination. 

The villagers had been saved their lives several times miraculously due to the wrong targets taken by LTTE from few kilometres. The LTTE killing machine found the best ways of eliminating the Sinhalese people in different localities. For an example, LTTE easily had killed innocent 44 people in Mahakongaskada by merely using knives because they are exposed to Tamil areas and also were not very powerful to make their own protection. People in Janakapura were comparatively different by having closely linked with Army and always vigilant about the LTTE threats.

Colonel Anil Amarasekare in Thawalama organization who was done immense services to the war torn areas have been informed the situation to Helabima organization. He further explained the grave situation as well as the extreme necessity of making bunkers in strategic places in Janakapura as soonest to save the people. Ten bunkers had been built immediately to accommodate all the people in village as requested and the people had methodically trained to use them in such a situation by Army defence units scattered in the area. 

Despite of many attempts of firing Mortars by LTTE, none of the human being had been hurt in the Janakapura village. It has been later reported all the cats, dogs and cattle in the village killed by the rain like minute shrapnel spread by the Mortar bomb.

Following is a picture of a damage tractor which has taken to exhibit the force of a shrapnel. The damage was such that shrapnel passed through the lamp then went right across the cast iron engine block.