Thursday, January 8, 2009

Military success not due to Karuna Amman’s defection, says Army Chief

(DM)Army Commander Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka says it was ‘shameful’ for anyone to try connect Karuna Amman leaving the LTTE with the recent success of the Army on the battlefield against the LTTE.

The Defence Ministry website quoted the Army Chief as telling State electronic media that Karuna Amman and LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran fell out because of ideological differences and that by the time the Sri Lanka Army started retaking the Eastern Province he was left with about 200 cadres. Full Text