Thursday, May 28, 2009

Tigers could stage hit-and-run attacks: Army chief

(DM)Sri Lanka's defeated Tamil Tiger rebels could carry out hit-and-run attacks but lack the ability to militarily regroup, the island's senior army general said Thursday.

General Sarath Fonseka said security forces had crushed the entire leadership of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), leaving little of the once formidable guerrilla force except underground rebel cells.

“We have destroyed the LTTE leadership's first, second and third rungs. The LTTE is over,” Fonseka said at a ceremony here to honour his field commanders.

“They may do a bit of hit-and-run tactics, but they are militarily over. Full text