Saturday, December 06, 2008

Sri Lanka: Knocking down the Gates of Hell

The Sri Lankan Ministry of Defence reports government troops have dealt "a huge blow on the gates of the LTTE run mono ethnic Wanni hellhole" by reaching Kanakarayankulam.

Troops have reached the former LTTE stronghold in a "swift eastward thrust" according to sources. The town is located about 10 Km north of Pulliyankulam which was captured on yesterday Dec 4.

According to defence observers, with the liberation of Mankulam, Pulliyankulam, and now Kanakarayankulam townships located on the A-9 road; the LTTE has severely lost its grip over the Wanni civilians. The liberation of these key towns on the A-9 will trigger off an exodus of civilians that would speed up the certain demise of the terrorist outfit, they add.

The Ministry of Defence also reports "With troops reaching Kanakarayankulam , the A-9 road is cleared for another 21 Km towards north from Omanthai , where the LTTE had its blockade for civilian movements".
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