Sri Lanka Army claims capture of another LTTE post

April 29th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI  

Colombo, Apr.29 (ANI): The 58th division of the Sri Lankan Army has reportedly captured another LTTE post in Rettavaikkal.

Army officials said that the Rettavaikkal is a tactically important location considering the LTTE’s hold has been reduced to less than six square kilometers of territory. According to reports, the army continues to mount pressure on the Tamil Tigers breaking through their two defensive fortifications in the no-fire zone on Tuesday.

Army sources said that they are yet to capture LTTE supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran.

The Sri Lankan Government has clarified that there is no ceasefire, though heavy combat operations have ended.

In India, the Vice Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Noble Thamburaj and the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sureesh Mehta, have said that a watch is being kept on the southern and eastern coasts to prevent the entry of escaping LTTE rebels. The Southern Naval Command and the Coast Guard have been placed on alert to counter the LTTE threat, said Lt. General Thamburaj. (ANI)

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Posted in South Asia |

Subscribe