Armed Force Commanders promoted to next higher ranks - 18th May 2009
His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa, President of Sri
Lanka and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces has granted promotions
for the commanders of Army, Navy and Air Force who have been
instrumental in winning the historic battle against LTTE terrorism in
53 and 58 Divs uncover over 350 LTTE bodies - 18th May 2009
Troops of 53 and 58 Divisions have uncovered over 350
bodies of LTTE terrorists killed while conducting the search and
clearing operations in general area Vellamullaiwaikkal this evening, 18
Infantrymen of 53 Division have found uncovered 181
bodies of LTTE terrorists along with a large quantity of weapons and
ammunition, latest military sources said. Over 10 Million rupees were
also found in possession of killed top LTTE leaders, military sources
Bodies of 18 senior LTTE leaders positively identified; clearing
operations continue - 18th May 2009
Armed forces officials have positively identified 18
bodies of senior LTTE cadres including that of Pottu Amman. The
following is list of identified LTTE leaders found among the dead today
Army foils LTTE's last attempt to evacuate its leaders; bodies being
identified - 18th May 2009
Sri Lankan army elites and infantrymen of 53, 58 and
59 Divisions have foiled the LTTE's last attempt to evacuate its top
leaders this morning (May 18). According to the latest battlefield
reports, soldiers have located over 150 bodies of LTTE cadres so far.
The process of identifying the terrorist bodies is in progress.
Mop-up operations continue: Kapil Amman, Ilango also among dead -
18th May 2009
Sri Lankan security forces continuing mop-up
operations at the 100m x 100m remaining land patch, North of
Vellamullivaikkal have uncovered three more bodies of key LTTE leaders,
this morning (May 18).
According to latest battlefield reports received, the
53 and 58 Division troops including Special Forces and Commandos have
uncovered the bodies, suspected to be of Ilango (LTTE 'Police' wing
chief), Sudarman (Charles Anthony's close aid) and Kapil Amman( LTTE
intelligence wing). The bodies were found abandoned in the area, the
sources further said.
Three top LTTE leaders killed: Bodies found abandoned - 18th May
Sri Lankan Special Forces soldiers have found bodies
of three key LTTE leaders identified as Nadeshan, Pulidevan and Ramesh
during the mop-up 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 Vellamullivaikkal.
LTTE terrorists abandon their chief's son; body found - 18th May
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).
Army elites spearhead the final assault; Sri Lanka awaits total
liberation from terror - 18th May 2009
Sri Lanka Army elites have entered into the final
foothold of the LTTE terrorists that has been shrunk to a 350m x 250m
area on the northeastern coast, reveal latest battlefield reports.
Troops are now engaged in mop-up operations in a heavily mined and
trapped stretch of a land where the remaining terrorists are hiding in,
the reports add.