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Sri Lanka Army to launch a full scale offensive in the Tiger-heartland shortly

Sri Lanka Army Commander Lt. Gen. Sarath Fonseka said that Sri Lankan ground troops will attack Kilinochchi town from next week with the support of the Air Force.
Army Commander said this while addressing a book launch ceremony held at the National Library service board auditorium, in Colombo, yesterday.
He told the gatherings that at the moment troops were located four km from Kilinochchi town. He emphasized that after the capture of Kilinochchi, troops would search every nook and corner and eliminate terrorists.
“Once Kilinochchi is captured troops will advance towards Mullaitivu,” he said, adding that the morale and determination of the Sri Lanka troops was very high.
He made these comments when he and Air Force Commander Air Vice Marshal Roshan Goonetileke participated as chief guests at the launch of the 'Rivira' weekend Sinhala newspaper defence correspondent Tissa Ravindra’s third book titled "Battle in the Wanni."
The Air Force Commander addressed the audience and said the Air Force was receiving intelligence on the LTTE leader Prabhakaran’s hideouts.
Prabakaran change his location time to time but, one day we will bomb Prabhakaran’s bunker and destroy him and bring long lasting peace to Sri Lanka, Air Force Commander said.
He said further so far the Air Force has bombed and destroyed the LTTE’s military infrastructure and would continue bombing and destroying the Tiger military infrastructure.