Tuesday, June 2, 2009

FINAL HOURS

B. MURALIDHAR REDDY
in the war zone

An eyewitness account of the last 70 hours of Eelam War IV.

PICTURES: KANCHAN PRASAD

In the final days of the war, the Sri Lankan military seized huge stockpiles of the LTTE’s arms and ammunition (top), bundles of cash (middle) and large numbers of communication equipment (below).

(frontline)The Frontline issue dated June 5, 2009, carried a report containing the observations of this correspondent inside the war zone between May 13 and 16. The Hindu group got embedded with the military for the first time in Eelam War IV, which began in August 2006, and was attached to 58 Division of the Sri Lanka Army. The division, headed by Brigadier Shavendra Silva, was in the forefront of the war in the north until the last shot was fired sometime on May 18-19. Full text

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