Yesterday’s picture of troops carrying out mopping up operations in the Kilinochchi town, which was recaptured by the security forces on Friday. Pic courtesy Sri Lanka Army.

Prabha's day-dream turns into Tiger nightmare
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By Iqbal Athas
It was past 12.30 pm on Friday when Major General Jagath Dias, General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Army's 57 Division, reached out to a secure telephone to give the Commander of the Army, Lt. Gen. Sarath Fonseka the good news. Troops have entered Kilinochchi bringing to a close a three-pronged thrust.
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Hard on the heels of the successful campaign to re-capture Kilinochchi, the Government is formulating plans to proscribe the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on grounds that it is a “terrorist” organisation.
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The much awaited entry of the Security Forces into Kilinochchi on Friday augurs well for the Government's prosecution of the war. Much blood has been shed in wresting this town, which was the political headquarters of the LTTE organisation.

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