Saturday, May 16, 2009

Troops take coast as rebels face defeat: Sri Lanka

COLOMBO (AFP) – Sri Lanka said Saturday it had smashed the Tamil Tigers' maritime capability as Colombo pressed on with an offensive to crush the rebels amid growing international pressure over its tactics.

A military official said two troop divisions had linked up to grab the last piece of coastline held by the Tigers and they would soon be stripped of the remaining land they controlled. Full text