Saturday, May 16, 2009

Sri Lanka military cuts off rebel sea escape

(yahoo-AP)COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Sri Lankan forces took control of the entire island's coastline Saturday, trapping the Tamil Tigers in a tiny pocket of territory and cutting off any sea escape for the rebels' top leaders, the military said.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa vowed to defeat the remaining rebel fighters and end the 25-year-old civil war by Saturday night. Full text