2:44 PM

LTTE ready to “silence its guns”

Head of the LTTE's International Diplomatic Relations Selvarasa Pathmanathan has said in a statement today the LTTE is read to "silence its guns" in order to save the lives of civilians still caught up in the fighting. However there was no mention of a Tiger surrender.

2:39 PM

LTTE leaders in less than one square kilometer

Sri Lankan soldiers have boxed remaining LTTE cadres into a 400m x 600m land stretch in the Vellaimullaivaikkal area, reveal the latest battlefield reports. According to the sources, troops have already rescued all the civilians held at hostage by the terrorists and taken them to safer areas.

Military spokesperson Udaya Nanayakkara said that over 50,000 civilians have been rescued from the LTTE hold during last 72 hours.

According to available information, two senior LTTE leaders identified as Muttappan and Pradeep were killed during the failed attempt to breach the military defences at the West bank of the Nathikadal lagoon this morning.