LANKA ARMY

  • Was Prabhakaran's son shot in cold blood by Sri Lankan army? February 19, 2013

    Some photographs have shown LTTE chief Prabhakaran's son shot dead with five bullet wounds. ...
  • Lankan security forces to arrest deserters December 14, 2010

    Colombo: Sri Lankan security forces are set to launch a drive to arrest around 50,000 military deserters amidst reports of their involvement in crime and other illegal activities. Military officials said the deserters would be arrested and prosecuted. In the past, military coordinated with police to apprehend the deserters and the same...
  • Fonseka 'hellbent' on betrayal: Sri Lanka February 9, 2010

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's government on Tuesday said defeated presidential candidate General Sarath Fonseka was "hellbent" on betrayal and would be courtmartialled on charges of conspiring against the president. Fonseka lost by an 18 percentage point margin to President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a January 26 election, after which he accused his former...
  • Execution video aired by British channel fake: Lanka September 8, 2009

    Colombo: Sri Lanka on Monday said its technical investigations had shown a video purporting to show Sri Lankan soldiers executing Tamils was faked and challenged the British TV station that aired it to refute its findings. The footage aired last month by Britain's Channel 4 shows men in military fatigues...
  • Lanka rejects video of soldiers on murder spree August 26, 2009

    New Delhi: The Sri Lankan High Commission in London has denied its army was involved in atrocities against the ethnic Tamil minority after Britains Channel 4 news aired a video on Tuesday allegedly showing a soldier executing two men. News agency AFP reports Channel 4 News aired video of a man...
  • Top LTTE leaders killed while trying to surrender: Report May 24, 2009

    London: Two top Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) leaders had tried to negotiate their surrender but were killed by the Sri Lankan army while "holding white flags", a Sunday Times report said. According to the paper, political leader of the Tamil Tigers, Balasingham Nadesan was in touch with its correspondent...
  • Sri Lanka wins last battle, 'Tigers' extinct May 18, 2009

    Colombo: Sri Lankan troops won the final battle in a separatist conflict seen as one of the world's most intractable wars, and put the island nation under government control for the first time since 1983, the military said. In the climactic final gunbattle, special forces troops killed Liberation Tigers of Tamil...
  • Prabhakaran's son dead: Lanka army May 18, 2009

    New Delhi: Sri Lanka army on Monday claimed a body suspected to be that of Charles Anthony, son of LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran, was found in war zone. According to the Lanka army website, sources in the battlefront say the body was found after an unsuccessful and halfhearted attempt by the...
  • International calls to end Lanka fightings grow February 24, 2009

    New Delhi: International calls to end the fighting in Sri Lanka are growing. The US says the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE should end hostilities and move towards a political settlement. The State Department said it was concerned over the fate of more than 2,00,000 refugees caught in the...
  • LTTE shoots at civilians fleeing war zone, kills 19 February 10, 2009

    Colombo: At least 19 civilians were killed and 75 wounded when Tamil rebels fired at hundreds of civilians fleeing Sri Lanka's war zone, the defence ministry said on Tuesday. The ministry accused the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) of carrying out this "cowardly attack at the civilians seeking refuge with...
  • Lanka troops capture Black LTTE base, haul arms February 1, 2009

    Colombo: Sri Lankan troops fighting their way into the Tamil Tiger rebelheld areas in the island's north have captured a "Black Tiger" camp complex along with a large haul of heavy weapons left behind by the fleeing guerrillas, military said Sunday. The Black Tigers were responsible for the assassination...
  • 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...
  • 3,000 LTTE cadres left, chief maybe dead: Lanka December 31, 2007

    Colombo: Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has hinted that Velupillai Prabhakaran, chief of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), might have been killed in an air raid on his bunker on November 26. "Our intelligence sources believe that he was seriously injured or killed. It is obvious that the...