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LTTE confined to a 20 x 15 sq.km area

[DailyMirror, Sunday, 25 January 2009 20:38 No Comment]

Army Commander Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka yesterday said the LTTE has now been restricted to a 20 by 15 square kilometre area after the military liberated the Mullaitivu town. In a televised statement he commended the sacrifices made by the troops in the present military operations.

 

“This victory was achieved by our troops after taking a difficult path. The people of the country too supported the military throughout these operations. They wished for this victory. Around 80,000 youths joined the armed forces to achieve this success,” he said.

 

The Army Commander said it was with great happiness that he was announcing the capture of Mullaitivu town which marked the fall of the final township held by the Tigers.

 

“The Mullaitivu town was captured after a battle that lasted about a month.

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