Mullaittivu

  • Lankan Army kills 41 LTTE rebels, thwarts infiltration February 8, 2009

    Colombo: The Sri Lankan Army claims to have thwarted a major infiltration bid by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on their defence lines on Sunday and killed 34 of the rebels in a fierce clash in Mullaittivu. Seven others LTTE cadres were killed by the Sri Lankan Navy. The...
  • LTTE should release civilians, cry protestors February 2, 2009

    Jaffna: Thousands of Sri Lankans of all ethnic origins came out on the streets of Sri Lanka's northern city of Jaffna to protest against the LTTE holding civilians hostage in Mullaittivu. A distraught protestor Jayamani Devi said, "All my family members are there. My brother, sisters, other relatives and friends. The...
  • Sri Lankan forces take Visuamadu as LTTE cadres fall January 29, 2009

    New Delhi: Sri Lankan troops have gained total control over the Visuamadu town in Mullaittivu. The army is now busy conducting clearing operations in the area. A huge number of LTTE cadres have reportedly been killed or injured during the operation. Military sources say that the troops have also gained control over...
  • Sri Lanka promises India, will respect 'safe zone' January 28, 2009

    New Delhi/Colombo: There are clear signs in India that the Centre has buckled to pressure from alliance partners, the DMK party. External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee had rushed to Colombo last night for urgent talks with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse. Mukherjee stated before his departure that India had no sympathy for...
  • Sri Lankan troops fight towards finale with Tigers January 27, 2009

    Colombo: Sri Lankan troops on Monday surged forward after seizing the last big town held by Tamil Tiger rebels, aiming to strike a death blow to the 25year separatist insurgency, the military said. On Sunday the army announced the capture of Mullaittivu, the northeastern port seized by the Liberation Tigers...
  • Lanka army retakes LTTE HQs, says war 95 pc over January 25, 2009

    Colombo: Dealing a body blow to the beleaguered Tamil Tigers, Sri Lankan troops on Sunday captured the garrison town of Mullaittivu, the last urban stronghold of the LTTE, with the military asserting that the 25yearlong ethnic conflict was now "95 per cent over". "We have completely captured Mullaittivu," a...
  • Sri Lankan Army attack repulsed, claims LTTE January 5, 2009

    Colombo: Sri Lankan armed forces continue their ground offensive against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and are now advancing forward in an attempt to capture Tamil Tigers' last stronghold, Mullaittivu. On Saturday, the Sri Lankan Army had captured the LTTE headquarters in Kilinochchi. Sri Lankan Military Spokesperson, Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara...