Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Manhunt for top rebel stepped up in Sri Lanka

By Ravi Nessman The Associated Press

COLOMBO: A special forces team waits on high alert to search for one man. Fighter jets stand poised to strike. Drones scour the jungle for hidden bunkers, while intelligence agents interrogate captured guerrillas.

As Sri Lankan troops wage large-scale battles against rebel forces in the north, they are also desperately trying to find, capture or kill Velupillai Prabhakaran, the autocratic leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Full Text