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  • One More LTTE Earth Bund Pierced; More Dead Tigers & Their Weapons Found

    MULLAITTIVU: AS the final countdown on liberation of terrorist-held areas has already begun, determined troops late Monday (30) moved further into the interior capturing one more earth bund, put up by the terrorists in the general area of THEVEDDI amidst fierce gun battles. The earth bund, about 15 ft in depth and 12 ft in height has been erected to stall the advance of the troops .....

  • Desperate Tigers Play with Arty Guns, but End in Disaster

    MULLAITTIVU: DISASTER struck hard on Tiger terrorists once again at about 11.30 a.m. Tuesday (31) forenoon when Tiger terrorists after bringing a 130 mm Artillery gun, as close as some 200 meters away from troop positions in PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU, started launching direct-roll fire (face to face) on the troops.Timely preparedness and alertness of the troops however prompted action and completely destroyed ....

  • Army Destroys One More Tiger Boat

    MULLAITTIVU: VALIANT troops operating in the remaining narrow coastal strip of PALAMATTALAN observed two Sea Tiger boats Wednesday (1) around 11.00 a.m. and opened fire at them. The fire destroyed one boat and caused it to sink in the seas while the other one had fled towards the interior of the high seas. The troops also recovered two T-56 weapons from the same area after some time.

  • Nine More Claymores Found as Troops Move Further in

    MULLAITTIVU: WHILE entering the last phase of the humanitarian mission, meant to liberate besieged Tamil civilians in PUTHUKUDIRIPPU from the grips of LTTE terrorism, valiant troops continued their thrust against the enemy for another day on Tuesday (31). Their offensives against LTTE largely took place in the general areas of PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU, PATTIKKARAI and IRANAPALAI areas causing heavy damages to the terrorists.

  • LTTE's Chemicals for Bomb Production Unearthed

    VAVUNIYA:AN ESTIMATED quantity of 3500 kg of Potasium Chloride, used for production of C-4 explosives and other deadly mines, etc by Tigers was unearthed by the troops in OLUMADU, VAVUNIYA last evening (31) while the stock remained buried in a container.The consignment in 70 bags of 50 kg each has been apparently brought to the.....

  • Prabha's Son Charles Anthony Confirmed Injured

    MULLAITTIVU: TIGER supremo, PIRABHAHARAN’s son, CHARLES ANTHONY PIRABHAHARAN (24) alias DHANASEKARAN in the LTTE outfit has been confirmed injured during the most recent offensives in PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU, according to Military Intelligence and other technical sources. CHARLES ANTHONY, in charge of LTTE’s manufacturing unit of Weapons and Explosives (IED) was born in TAMIL NADU on 18th April 1985 and trained as an expert for manufacture of explosives cum technician for aircraft engineering in the organization.

  • 'Voice of Tigers' Reporter Killed in Fighting Against Troops

    MULLAITTIVU: JUST a couple of hours after confirmation of the injuries to CHARLES ANTHONY were received by the Army troops, the death of one more leading Tiger (LTTE) propagandist, MATHIYALAN of “Voice of Tigers” during the recent clashes   was confirmed Wednesday (1) afternoon. The so-called “Lieutenant Colonel” THIRUBAHARAN alias MATHIYALAGAN who was said to be an LTTE announcer and a media reporter has since of recent times been associated with offensives against the troops in PUTHUKUDIRIYPPU areas.

  • Nineteen More Dead Tigers Found

    MULLAITTIVU: AS THE ARMY TROOPS were passing PACHCHAPULIMODDAI, the eastern most edge of the PUTHUKUDIYIRUPPU build up, Tiger resistance increased as more and more Tigers started coming forward to meet the troops in their final resistance. Fighting claimed lives of a large number of terrorists while injured several more. Search operations conducted during Wednesday (1) recovered nineteen LTTE dead bodies, nineteen T-56 weapons, two base stations, two I-com radio sets and two cougar hand-held sets of the LTTE. 

  • Tiger Paws Behind Humanitarian Pause? "The Island" Editorial

    THE LTTE has lost the entire land area under its control save about one sq. km. Before the present phase of war began in 2006, the LTTE held over 15,000 sq. km in the North and the East. But, today it has taken refuge in the no-fire zone behind a human shield. In fact, the term no-fire zone has lost its meaning as the LTTE is using it to mount attacks on the army. It is a no-fire zone only for the troops.

  • Callousness of International Community

    WHILE doubtless the assaults on the Sri Lankan State will continue, at least until the Tigers can no longer operate either from our shores or elsewhere, I believe the last few weeks have helped us to clarify certain misconceptions. Certainly the problem that is aired accusingly has boiled down to the one simple fact, that there are a number of civilians forcibly kept by the LTTE in the area still under their control, and they will continue to suffer while conflict continues. Gone however are the claims that they were being targeted by our Forces. Whilst one cannot be absolutely sure that there is no collateral damage, the care that is being exercised now, the results of the care exercised in the first several months.....