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Wednesday, February 25, 2009
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Amidst fierce resistance from the LTTE the Army yesterday entered Puthukuduirippu, the last township held by the Tigers.

Military Spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara said troops of the 53 Division from the north east and the 58 Division and Task Force – IV moving from the West had reached the area and fierce fighting was on.

Troops had breached the 3.5 km long LTTE Forward Defence Line (FLD) after a seven hour battle beginning Monday night the sources said.

Chidren of the families that escaped the LTTE areas study in an outdoor class set up in Manik Farm Welfare Village in Vavuniya yesterday. Pic by Kamal Wanniarachchi

SAM found at Thoppigala
Police detected a Surface to Air Missile (SAM) in the Thoppigala jungles, nearly new and primed for firing. They believe that this missile was smuggled into Thoppigala after it was liberated from the LTTE earlier last year.

VAT payments at Jawatte Rd or BOC branches
Following an LTTE plane crashing into the Inland Revenue Department head office at Sir Chittampalam A. Gardiner Mawatha in Colombo on Friday night ,arrangements have been made to accept VAT payments at the Jawatte...

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