Sri Lankan army captures LTTEs headquarterJanuary 2nd, 2009 - 8:24 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Jan.2 (ANI): The Sri Lankan army has seized the Tamil Tigers” de facto capital of Kilinochchi.
Sources from President Mahinda Rajapaksa’’s office said that the troops entered Kilinochchi from two locations and after a fierce confrontation with the tigers, the Lankan army was in control of the town.
“Presently the 57 division troops and one battalion of the Sri Lankan army have entered Kilinochchi town,” military spokesman Udaya Nanayakkara said.
On January 1, 2009 Lankan troops on captured Iranamadu junction, south of the LTTE’’s self-proclaimed capital of Kilinochchi and Paranthan town to the north.
Sri Lanka’’s military has been closing in on Kilinochchi since September last year. Over the past month, it has been assaulting Tiger defences encircling the town.
Meanwhile in Colombo, shortly after President Rajapakse’’s announcement of the fall of Kilinochchi, a suspected suicide bomber attacked the headquarters of the Sri Lankan airforce killing atleast two persons and injuring about thirty others. (ANI)
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