Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Sri Lanka military seizes key northern peninsula

(yahoo)COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Sri Lankan government forces seized a final strip of Tamil Tiger rebel-held land in the north Wednesday, securing control of the symbolic heart of the 25-year separatist insurgency, the military said.

The Jaffna peninsula is the cultural capital of Sri Lanka's ethnic minority Tamils. Taking full control of the territory after nine years is a strategic and symbolic victory for the government. Full Text