Army Commander Sarath Fonseka yesterday vowed to totally liberate the North soon after his force rescued the eastern region from the LTTE.
The Army Chief said action would be taken to eradicate terrorism totally in the East within the next two to three months. `After eradicating the Tigers from the East, full strength would be used to rescue the North,` the Army Commander said.
Lt. Gen. Fonseka made this comment yesterday morning during a visit to the Sri Dalada Maligawa where he paid homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic. Later he paid a courtesy call on the Asgiriya Maha Nayake Ven. Thibbotuwawe Sri Sidhartha Thera.
The Maha Nayake Thera who blessed the Army Commander expressed the wish that peace be dawned at least this year as the people have suffered enough.
Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dela Bandara received the Army Commander on his arrival at the Dalada Maligawa. The Army Commander was accompanied by his wife and two daughters.
The security in the Kandy city was tightened for the visit of the Army Commander.