Pakistan has sent to Sri Lanka a large quantity of ammunition from its ordnance factories and reserves to finish off the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the final phase of Eelam War IV, according to the independent Colombo-based weekly newspaper, The Sunday Leader.
Pakistan has promised one ship-load of wherewithal every ten days in the coming months, the paper said in its edition dated August 17.
It is generally believed that the Sri Lankan armed forces are in the final stages of their campaign in the Wanni, and that the LTTE, as a conventional fighting force, will cease to exist by the end of this year.
But for the tough fighting ahead, the army needs ammo in large quantities. Sri Lanka manufactures no arms, though it has been fighting a modern war since 1983-84. The main suppliers have been China, Pakistan, and the East European countries.