IPKFIndian Peace Keeping Force
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The IPKF found itself engaged in a bloody police action against the LTTE.
M Hariz was in Jaffna yesterday to pay floral tribute to Late Captain Path Vall of the IPKF, who demised in action in Kopay in 1987.
17 -- General Officer Commander-in-Chief of the Southern Command of Indian Army Lieutenant General P M Hariz is expected to pay floral tribute to one his colleague, who was killed in August 1987, during the IPKF operation.
Parthasarthy and I flew to Jaffna to have a close look at the activities of the IPKF.
He recalls the brutality and depravity of the terrorists, the arrival of the ill disciplined, thieving, rapacious, murderous scourge of the IPKF, the near genocide of poor Sinhalese in 1988-89 and the challenge of duty in Jaffna post 1990 .
In addition, he is scheduled to meet leaders from across the spectrum of the Sri Lankan polity and pay his respects at the IPKF Memorial.
The IPKF had left its wretched mark in dead and raped Northerners.
The Public Relations Officers who went to cover the activities of the IPKF and the correspondents of the All India Radio told me that the Tamils of Jaffna, Batticaloa and Trincomalee expected India to support them in their fight for a rightful share of power in Sri Lanka.
Will they be credible and clear the air about Ranil's performance during the last phase of the war, CFA, IPKF invasion, US and Norwegian interference and the defeat of the LTTE?
It had eluded at considerable cost the much vaunted (pre invasion of SL), IPKF, of the 4th biggest Army in the World.
He was actively involved in IPKF Operations at Sri Lanka, for which he was awarded Yudha Seva Medal.
SL remembers that not so longer ago the latter dropped anchor opposite the Presidential Secretariat Office in Colombo (1987) in a 'show the flag ' support of the criminal invasion of the IPKF and to give warning to any SL citizen who opposed the 'Agreement'.