Forces set to free Mavilaru
Encounter heavy minefield during advance:
THE Government yesterday expressed confidence
that Security Forces will effectively reach its humanitarian task of
opening the Mavilaru anicut as ground troops moved closer to their
target clearing a heavy minefield set by the LTTE.
LTTE holding 5,000 children in combat camps
CREDIBLE evidence has emerged that the LTTE are
holding about 5,000 children in combat camps. In 2004 alone, the
LTTE recruited 1,000 children. According to the latest human rights
reports, children abducted from schools and homes are held in LTTE
camps where they undergo training in guerilla combat and prepare for
deadly missions such as suicide bombings.
Army Commander resumes duties today
Army Commander Lt. General Sarath Fonseka who
returned to Sri Lanka last Tuesday after undergoing treatment in
Singapore will resume his duties at his office at the Army
Headquarters today, military sources said.