Troops advance further south:
Another earth bund captured
Two huge explosions in NFZ:
The advance of the troops towards the remaining
areas under the control of the LTTE is set to be expedited with the
58 Division troops capturing another earth bund yesterday paving the
way for the 53 Division advancing along the A-35 road to join with
the 58 Division and advance further southwards in the No Fire Zone,
military officials told the Daily News yesterday.
Children recruited by LTTE surrender, reveal horror stories
Thousands of children recruited by the LTTE have
surrendered. Forcefully recruited by the terrorists, the children
and survivors recount horrific tales of the LTTE’s brutalities.
An act of cyber terrorism
Web hackers made inroads into the official
website of the Sri Lanka Army, www.army.lk, in the wee hours of
yesterday, prompting officials to put a temporary halt to the
hosting of the site in the Internet.
Army Chief inspects IDP facilities
Army Commander Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka,
accompanied by several other high ranking Army officers toured the
Vanni on Thursday, in a bid to obtain first hand information on the
progress made by troops, engaged in the final phase of their rescue
mission to save trapped civilians in the ‘safe zone’ & facilities
made available to the rescued ones.
Navy destroys three Tiger boats
The Navy destroyed three Sea Tiger boats
including two suicide boats killing at least 23 LTTE cadres in a
pre-down attack in the seas off Mullaitivu yesterday.