Sunday, January 18, 2009

Only 1000 LTTE fighters left: Fonseka

(TH)Colombo (PTI): Claiming that the LTTE only had 1,000 well-trained fighters left, the Sri Lankan Army Chief has asserted that the military offensive against the rebels would end soon as the Tamil Tigers were now "boxed" into a small jungle area in Mullaittivu district.

While refusing to hazard a guess on the time frame for liberating the entire Northern Sri Lanka from the rebels, Army Chief Sarath Fonseka said he had been given another one year extension beginning January 2009 and the period is enough to completely clear the LTTE held areas. Full Text