Saturday, May 16, 2009

It’s a no-holds-barred battle in Sri Lanka

B. Muralidhar Reddy

FLight TO SAFETY: Tamil civilians who escaped from the clutches of the LTTE arrive in the government-held zone in Mullaithivu, in this photo released by the Sri Lankan Army on Friday. Colombo has vowed to finish off the Tamil Tigers in 48 hours.

(TH)FROM INSIDE WAR ZONE: It is a continuous buzz of explosions in and around the New-Safety Zone (NSZ) as the military and the Tigers engage in a no-holds-barred battle. The former is engaged in the combat in its declared pursuit to rescue the civilians and the latter to save the top brass of the LTTE at any cost. Full text