Troops getting closer to A9 Road

  • 26 Sep 2008 08:02:57 GMT

    What this `Lankagona` is saying about? Army close to A9 in deeper LTTE controlled area. Is it not the Victory ? How LTTE are closer to Negombo road ?

    Dont tell without having any geographical knowledge about Sri Lanka. LTTE can freely move every where in very limited time. Sooner you will get the real picture.

  • 26 Sep 2008 08:28:01 GMT

    Going parallel to A9..deeper into Killi....days numbered.

  • 26 Sep 2008 08:36:44 GMT

    JayaweLanka,

    Don`t you remember that STF found some explosives from Wattala, And do you say no LTTE presence in Negambo. From my knowledge LTTE stays closer to all the high ways. Only thing is, they are still silent, and with out the barraks and Tanks. Understand the reality, just getting closer and bombing hide outs want do any thing, we need results. Still the list is freely available

    Praba

    Pottu Amman

    B Nadesan

    Soosei

    Ilayantharan

    list goes on..

    But from SL side

    Premadasa

    Lalith

    Gamini

    Denzil

    Parami

    Klency

    and list goes on... Saw the difference ... ?

  • 26 Sep 2008 11:13:29 GMT

    2552 years and counting.This is never ending war. At some point the LTTE will produce a decisive blow to one of the main garrisons and all the troops in the field will be starved to death. If Napoleon is alive he will tell Sarath Fonseka be careful, army travels on their stomach. The biggest weapon is food, deny it and even God will down on his knees.

  • 26 Sep 2008 12:41:03 GMT

    [SLA shells Ki`linochchi suburb, Black Tiger Women injured]

    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=27033

    She looks like Tiger women.

    if not I feel sorry for her.

    when I look at the image, I can`t see Velu unna did any thing to vanni, apart from building up military.

    Hospitals and schools run from state funds.

    What Velu does is taxing from public.

    Velu is a proper Bast**D

  • 26 Sep 2008 13:21:15 GMT

    [This is never ending war.] etc.

    So how long do you think Mr. P is going to live? Apparently he has health problems so it might not be that long. Even if there is a stalemate for X years, once he pops off, the rest of the LTTE leadership will very quickly start fighting among themselves. End of story.

  • 26 Sep 2008 16:26:53 GMT

    Who cares about A9.

    Read this

    Sri Lanka `on verge of victory`

    By Roland Buerk

    BBC News, Colombo

    Sri Lanka`s powerful Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has said the government is on the verge of victory in the war against Tamil Tiger rebels.

    `In all fronts we are very superior, on the ground, the sea and air,` said Mr Rajapaksa in an interview with the BBC.

    `Our numbers are very much greater than theirs, our firepower is much greater. We are very confident we can win and we want to finish this very soon.`

    About 70,000 people have been killed in one of South Asia`s longest wars.

    After a ceasefire fighting resumed in earnest in mid-2006 and Sri Lanka`s military ejected the Tigers from the East.

    Attention then turned to territory controlled in the north by the rebels, who want a separate state for the ethnic Tamil minority.

    In recent months troops have advanced rapidly, and Mr Rajapaksa, who is the brother of Sri Lanka`s President Mahinda Rajapaksa, said they are now 4.5km (2.8 miles) from the rebel stronghold of Kilinochchi.

    The Tigers administer areas under their control from the town.

    The government bars most journalists from areas where the fighting is taking place and the military`s accounts cannot be independently verified.

    Civilians have fled their homes ahead of the military`s advance, moving further into the diminishing area still held by the Tigers.

    Aid agencies estimate 200,000-230,000 displaced people are in Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu districts.

    `Indirect fire`

    Earlier this month humanitarian workers from the United Nations and other aid agencies left Kilinochchi.

    The government ordered them out saying their safety could not be guaranteed.

    `Now we are very close to Kilinochchi and we don`t want these organisations to get unnecessarily involved in the crossfire, to get hurt with indirect fire,` the defence secretary said.

    Mr Rajapaksa also defended tight security in Colombo saying it was intended to curb bombings which have been blamed on the Tigers.

    Tamils have complained of harassment, frequent searches and arbitrary detention.

    All those who had arrived in the city and surrounding towns in the last five years from the five war torn northern districts, overwhelmingly Tamils, were ordered to register with the police last weekend.

    `There is a threat. We have to take precautions to safeguard the innocent people of this country,` Mr Rajapaksa said.

    `We know all Tamil people are not terrorists, that is true, but almost all terrorists are Tamil, 98 percent of the terrorists are Tamil.

    `When you do operations of course, the Tamil community will get targeted. But this is not because the government and the security forces want to harass Tamils. It is because of the Tamil Tigers that this is happening.`

    Story from BBC NEWS:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/south_asia/7638384.stm

    Published: 2008/09/26 15:31:07 GMT