59 Div takes largest LTTE airstrip
Final showdown likely in
Navy throws cordon off Mullaitivu
The Army is poised to thwart a possible attempt by LTTE
leader Velupillai Prabhakaran, his family and the top leaders to escape by
closing the the north-eastern seaboard completely.
Authoritative military sources said that the 53and 55
Divisions rapidly advancing southwards on the narrow neck of land towards
Chundikulam would link-up with the 59 Division now deployed just south of
the LTTE’s last stronghold at Mullaitivu on the north-eastern coast.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa in conversation with Eastern Province
Governor, Rear Admiral Mohan Wijewickrama while Principal of Thurstan
College, Colombo looks on during a ceremony held yesterday to unveil a
cenotaph for Thurstanites killed in action. Chief of Defence Staff,
Air Chief Donald Perera, Commander of the Army, Lt. General Sarath
Fonseka, Navy Commander Vice Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda and Air
Force Commander Air Marshal Roshan Gunatialke are also in the picture.
(Pic by Kamal Wanniarachchi)
Lasantha killed by
mysterious group in Govt – Mangala
day ‘Sunday Leader’ editor, Lasantha Wickrematunga, was killed, he
was to make several calls regarding some documents he had received on
shady deals, SLFP (M) leader Mangala Samaraweera told a pressconference.
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