Wednesday, May 27, 2009

'LTTE Is now defunct' says Jane's Defence Weekly

(By: Walter Jayawardhana)

( Jane's Defence Weekly said all parties agreed that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as a conventional fighting force has now become defunct.

The magazine quoted UN spokesman Gordon Weiss as saying , "Without Prabhakaran there is no LTTE."

The piece written by the magazines Asia Pacific Editor, Trefor Moss in its latest issue of May 27 as the headline of the issue said, "the defeat of the LTTE began with the formal abandonment of a Norwegian-brokered truce at the start of 2008" , by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. It declared that the Sri Lanka Army has defeated the Tamil Tigers ending 26 years of civil war. Full text Share on Facebook