Friday, January 16, 2009

All divisions heading to Mullaitivu

Defeated LTTE cadres withdraw further

(DM)The Liberation Tigers Tamil Eelam (LTTE) fast losing the areas they once occupied are withdrawing further interior towards Mullaitivu area. This is the last stronghold of the LTTE and the Sri Lanka Army has been able to restrict the Tigers to a 30 X 20 kilometre land stretch in the north eastern area of the country.

Commencing with capturing of Mavil Aru, after years of fierce battles the troops have now been able to gain control of almost all LTTE-held areas except Mullaitivu and its suburbs.On Wednesday the army scored yet another decisive victory over the LTTE when they captured the well-known LTTE runway in Iranamadu, which is considered the largest air strip belonging to the Tamil Tigers. The army also succeeded in capturing the last LTTE area - Chundikulam- in the Jaffna Peninsula. Full Text