Kilinochchi

  • Prabhakaran still in Sri Lanka, vows to fight on April 24, 2009

    Kilinochchi: Sri Lanka's feared Tamil Tigers leader Velupillai Prabhakaran is still holed up in a coastal strip in the north and has told his cadres that he will fight on, an army commander said on Friday. Quoting the confession of a Tiger leader who surrendered two days ago, Brigadier Shavendra Silva...
  • LTTE boss's bunker stocked with fancy gizmos February 4, 2009

    New Delhi/Colombo: A luxurious 50-ft bunker in the heart of Wanni jungles is where LTTE chief Prabhakaran was said to be hiding in a bunker for months before fleeing. The bunker was equipped with every possible modern facility, has tiled floors, furnished compartments, CCTV cameras, an oxygen plant and a...
  • Where is Prabhakaran? | No sympathy for LTTE: India January 27, 2009

    New Delhi: While the Sri Lankan army is close to the completion of its final assault on the Tamil hideouts and strongholds, many wonder where the LTTE chief Prabhakaran is holed up. Indian External Affairs Minister who is to fly to Sri Lanka said India is worried only for civilians...
  • Sri Lanka war not over till Pirabhakaran captured January 6, 2009

    New Delhi: It's perhaps the most critical phase in the war in Sri Lanka. Having captured LTTE headquarters Killinochi the Sri Lankan army now claims that they are advancing towards the LTTE's bastion in Mullathivu. However, pro-LTTE websites claim that the Tigers are offering stiff resistance. They claim that the Tigers...
  • 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...
  • Lankan army advances towards LTTE bastion January 4, 2009

    Kilinochchi: Sri Lankan troops consolidating their positions in this former LTTE stronghold have vowed to continue their fierce offensive campaign till they hunt down the elusive rebel chief, Velupillai Prabhakaran. Two days after the battle-hardened soldiers seized Kilinochchi, a town the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) had controlled over for...
  • 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....
  • LTTE faces defeat as Kilinochchi falls January 3, 2009

    New Delhi: Sri Lankan defence forces claimed their biggest victory in the war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on Friday taking the rebel group's headquarters in Kilinochchi. Even as the government was announcing it had isolated the rebel group, there was another suicide bombing in the capital Colombo. However,...
  • 2 killed in blast outside Lankan air force HQ January 2, 2009

    Colombo: Two persons died when a suspected suicide attacker riding a motorcycle struck near the headquarters of the Sri Lankan Air Force, a military official said. Over 30 people were injured in the attack shortly after Kilinochchi, the de facto capital of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, was captured by...
  • LTTE stronghold falls, Sri Lanka declares victory January 2, 2009

    Colombo: Sri Lankan troops have captured the separatist Tamil Tiger rebels' headquarters town of Kilinochchi after months of fighting, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said on Friday. Troops fought their way into Kilinochchi in one of the biggest blows for the rebels in years. "We should pay the gratitude of the...
  • Sri Lankan forces take over last LTTE bastion January 2, 2009

    Colombo: Sri Lankan soldiers fought their way into the Tamil Tiger rebel capital on Friday for the first time in a decade, military officials said, following months of fierce battles on the outskirts that left scores dead. Troops entered the northern town of Kilinochchi from two sides, senior military officials told...
  • LTTE capital to fall in two days: Lankan army officers January 2, 2009

    Colombo: Sri Lankan troops backed by fighter jets on Thursday captured two key LTTE bastions near the Tamil Tiger headquarters of Kilinochchi in the island's north after killing 50 guerrillas and injuring 100, the army said, asserting that the rebel 'capital' will fall in two days. The security forces took control...
  • Army captures strategic point near Kilinochchi December 24, 2008

    Colombo: At least 15 LTTE cadres were killed as troops captured a strategic area near the rebel headquarters of Kilinochchi in the embattled Northern Sri Lanka, officials said on Tuesday. Troops engaged in counter-offensives west of Paranthan, consolidated 300 m further southwards along the LTTE-built earth-bund-cum-ditch, capturing a LTTE strong-point, 'Sinna-Paranthan',...
  • 'New Delhi won't listen to political jokers in Tamil Nadu' December 8, 2008

    Colombo: The Sri Lankan Army chief has said that the Congress-led Indian government would not listen to "the political jokers" in Tamil Nadu and insist that Colombo go for a ceasefire with the Tamil Tiger rebels. Sri Lankan army chief Lt Gen Sarath Fonseka, in an interview with the state-run Sunday...
  • Vowing to fight on, Prabhakaran asks India to lift ban November 28, 2008

    Colombo: Tamil Tigers leader Velupillai Prabhakaran urged India Thursday to lift the ban on his group even as he pledged to continue his war against Sri Lanka "till alien Sinhala occupation of our land is removed". Sending an olive branch to India, the first country to outlaw the Liberation Tigers of...
  • 147 die in Sri Lanka clashes, 27 soldiers killed November 24, 2008

    Colombo: At least 120 Tiger rebels and 27 soldiers were killed as Sri Lankan troops intensified their operations to capture the tiger bastion of Kilinochchi, officials said on Monday. Pitched battles raged as government troops closed in on Kilinochchi from two sides overcoming stiff LTTE resistance to battle their way to...
  • Pranab in SL, LTTE stares at defeat October 21, 2008

    New Delhi: The Sri Lankan Army claims it has breached the last defences of the Tamil Tigers in the north of the island. Sri Lanka on Saturday indicated that its military campaign against the Tamil Tigers will continue, even as it invited Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee to visit...