ELEPHANT PASS

  • Mystery over LTTE chief; may have fled Lanka January 18, 2009

    Colombo: The Sri Lankan army has cornered the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the northern jungle district of Mullaitivu and suspects rebel leader Velupillai Prabhakaran has fled the country. "Well, I am not sure whether he is in Sri Lanka. There are ways to escape, but it is not...
  • Troops seize last LTTEheld area, Jaffna January 14, 2009

    Colombo: Dealing another body blow to the cornered Tamil rebels, Sri Lankan troops on Wednesday captured the last remaining LTTEheld area in Jaffna, establishing total government control over the strategic northern peninsula. A senior LTTE Sea Tiger leader identified only as 'Thiru' was killed during the battle to takeover the Chundikulam...
  • LTTE under fire as Lankan army gains ground January 14, 2009

    New Delhi: Sri Lankan fighter jets pounded LTTE targets on Tuesday even as ground forces pressed ahead to capture Mullaittheevu from the retreating rebels. Officials claimed to have killed at least 26 rebels. The Lankan military made precise air assaults on two LTTE positions in Iranamadu on Tuesday morning. They...
  • Elephant Pass captured, says Sri Lanka Prez January 9, 2009

    Colombo: President Mahinda Rajapaksa says Sri Lankan forces have captured the strategic base of Elephant Pass from the Tamil Tiger rebels. Rajapaksa said in a nationally televised address that the rebels' last base on the Jaffna peninsula fell Friday on afternoon to advancing troops. The capture of the base gives the government...
  • SL army wrests Elephant Pass from LTTE January 3, 2009

    New Delhi: A day after the Sri Lankan army captured the LTTE's headquarters in Kilinochi the army now claims to have taken the Elephant Pass north of Kilinochi. The Elephant Pass is known as the Gateway to Jaffna. It is a thin strip of land with sea on either side....