'Security Forces poised to regain Mullaittiuvu, capture Prabhakaran'
says Army Chief
"The Security Forces are attacking Mullaittiuvu,
Prabhakaran's hideout, from several directions. Army's aim is to capture
Prabhakaran, who is holed up in a bunker, alive", Army Commander
Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka has stated during an interview with
the local daily 'The Dinamina' on Wednesday (June 11).
"The 56, 57, 58 and 59 divisions will surge towards
Mullaittiuvu and Task Force 2 will also be inducted to the operation" he
Troops are attacking the LTTE's 1-4 Base complex in a
preliminary bid to reach Mullaittiuvu. Prabhakaran is believed to be
living in an underground bunker in the area. Forces have already
regained several hundred square kilometers where the Tigers held sway
and they have to march forward another 21 miles to achieve the
final goals, he has said during the interview.
He said Prabhakaran was cowardly attacking civilians
in the South, unable to face the military onslaught.
The Government and the Security Forces were determined
to liberate the Northern masses from the tyranny of the Tigers, as they
did in the East. "Our Forces' morale is very high. They are determined
to achieve victory," he was further quoted as saying.