Three top LTTE leaders killed: Bodies found abandoned
Sri Lankan Special Forces soldiers have found bodies of three key
LTTE leaders identified as Nadeshan, Pulidevan and Ramesh during the mop operations
in the last LTTE foothold this morning( May 18). According to the latest
information, the remaining LTTE cadres are now boxed into a 100m x 100m area, North of
LTTE terrorists abandon their chief's son; body found
Sri Lanka Army special forces soldiers have found a body suspected to be
of Charles Anthony, the elder son of LTTE chief V. Prabhakaran in the
Karayamullavaikkal area this morning (May 18). According to the defence sources in the battlefront, the body was found
after an unsuccessful and half-hearted attempt by the LTTE cadres to
evacuate their leader's son early this morning.
All civilians freed
The humanitarian mission launched to liberate
civilians taken hostage by the LTTE for months reached an end last
afternoon in Mullaitivu with the last batch of civilians arriving in
Government controlled areas through the Vadduvakkal causeway towards
Mullaitivu by 2.30 p.m yesterday whilst troops surrounded the last
batch of Tiger cadres inside a less than half square kilometre
stretch in the No Fire Zone.
Troops foil Tiger’s final attempt
Troops operating in the western edge of the
Nanthikadal lagoon yesterday foiled what was described by the troops
as the final attempt by the LTTE to escape towards the jungles in
Mullaitivu and Puthukudiyiruppu South killing more than 80 Tiger
cadres who tried to breach the Security Forces’ defences in the
early hours of yesterday.
President arrives to hero’s welcome
Following a successful visit to Jordan,
President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in the country early yesterday
morning, as the leader of a nation that vanquished terrorism, with
cheering crowds including Government Ministers giving him a hero’s
welcome at the Bandaranaike International Airport.