Monday, January 19, 2009

Fall of V’madu will reveal where Prabhakaran is – Army Chief

(the isaland)Army Chief Lt. General Sarath Fonseke on Saturday night said that his troops were rapidly advancing into the remaining LTTE strongholds.

"They are on the verge of collapse," he said, expressing confidence in bringing the war to a successful conclusion soon. Addressing journalists at the General’s House, the war veteran said that Tigers had been brought down to their knees.He told The Island that whether LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran had escaped or not would be known only after the army had liberated the remaining LTTE strongholds, including Vishvamadu. Responding to our queries, he asserted that even if Prabhakaran had managed to escape, he would never be able to raise an ‘army’ again. (SF)