Situation Reports on 17th May, 2009
LTTE leaders boxed in less than one square
Sri Lankan soldiers have boxed the remaining LTTE
cadres into a 400m x 600m land stretch in the Vellaimullaivaikkal area
reveal the latest battlefield reports.
All hostages rescued - Army
Troops have rescued all remaining civilians held
hostage by LTTE terrorists; revealed military spokesperson Brigadier
Udaya Nanayakkara a few minutes ago today (May 17).
Army rescues seven POWs from LTTE grip
Army 59 Division troops have rescued 7 servicemen held
captive by LTTE terrorists at Vellamullaivaikkal this morning (May 17).
According to information received, 4 sailors and 3
soldiers were among the rescued.
Over 36,000 hostages rescued; troops enter LTTE's
Sri Lankan soldiers have reached the concluding phase
of their humanitarian operation in the Island's northeast as they
rescued over 36,000 civilians from LTTE hold during last 24 hours.
According to the battlefield sources, Army 53, 58 and
59 Division soldiers have entered into the area where LTTE leaders have
been cowering among the civilians during last couple of weeks. Soldiers
are now looking for sick and disabled people that may be left in the
area as almost all the others held at hostage by the terrorists have