Sunday, January 18, 2009

Tamil Tiger head may have fled Sri Lanka-army chief

By C. Bryson Hull and Ranga Sirilal

COLOMBO, Jan 18 (Reuters) - The elusive leader of the Tamil Tigers may have already fled Sri Lanka with the army charging fast toward the separatist rebels' final strongholds, Sri Lanka's army commmander said.

Lieutenant-General Sarath Fonseka, commanding the most successful army offensive in the history of one of Asia's longest-running wars, also predicted victory in a matter of months as the Tigers' resistance was weaker than expected. Full Text