Sunday, January 18, 2009

Armed forces poised to take last bastion of LTTE

By Leon Berenger

(ST)For the first time in over two decades, the entire Jaffna Peninsula has been brought under the control of the government as the security forces overran Chundikulam on the northern coast earlier this week. The armed forces are now poised for the final assault on the last remaining LTTE stronghold deep inside Mullaitivu. According to the military the LTTE is confined to an area less than 600 square kilometres.
With the capture of Chundikulam the military now has full land access to the Jaffna mainland. Full Text