Friday, December 5, 2008

Mullathivu vulnerable: Colombo

(The Hindu)B. Muralidhar Reddy
COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan military on Thursday claimed to have captured yet another bastion of the LTTE in Mullathivu district in the north.

The Defence Ministry said troops attacked the remaining LTTE fortification in the district. They “have reached a decisive stage” entering the Sea Tiger bastion, Alampil, near Mullathivu. After capturing the Kumulamunai, a battle formation advanced along the northern bank of Nayaru lagoon and dominated Kumulamunai-Alampil road.

The Ministry said the battle formation cut-off the Mullathivu-Alampil main road near north of Alampil and moved southwards with an effective thrust on Alampil. Full Text