2:18 PM

Sri Lanka Army attacks a Black Tiger Base

Army spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara says the air force has launched a massive attack on a black tiger training camp in Pannikkamkulam north around 6.20 this morning using Kafir and MIG air craft. The camp was located north west of Mankulam.
Spokesman for national defence Minister Keheliya Rambukwella says more than one hundred LTTE carders were killed in clashes in areas surrounding the forward defence circle in Muhamalai. Another 200 LTTE members were injured. 43 members of the security forces have also succumbed to their injuries. The Minister at a media briefing in Colombo this morning also said 22 injured soldiers have returned to the battle front. He added that the troops were able to capture the first defence circle of the LTTE in this operation.

9:00 AM

MP's from UK's linked to Tamil Tiger Terrorists

Liberal Democrats MP's have been working closely with agents of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) for a considerable time which resulted in the formation of the "All Part Parliamentary Group for Tamil Tigers APPG(T) chaired by Leicester East MP Keith Vaz, who has consistently been scrutinized in the British media over his clandestine links with the LTTE otherwise known as the British Tamil Forum (BTF) in the UK.

Keith Vaz MP is also chairperson of the UK's "Home Affairs Select Committee" and is described to be "above the law". It is said that he is yet to be questioned and prosecuted by the UK's Metropolitan Police over his involvement with the British Tamil Forum (BTF) and the "LTTE's Heroes Day" celebration at the London Docklands Excel conference centre. The law enforcement authorities British authorities failed to question participating MP's on how the British Tamil Forum (BTF) raised such large sums of money in order to pay for the venue hire.

These days it’s all about securing votes, and these politicians are more than happy to liaise with terrorists or agents of terrorists and secure their votes in parliament and local assembly elections. The London Tamil Councilors Association (LTCA), chaired by London's Harrow Councilor Thaya Idaikadar too comprises of agents of the British Tamil Forum (BTF) of which Labour party Councilor Thaya Idaikadar is a key figure.

The Chief Whips of the Labour, Conservative and the Liberal Democrats have failed to take into account the seriousness of their Parliamentarians colluding with terrorists and their agents in the UK.

With the London's GLA (Greater London Assembley) Mayor elections scheduled May 1st, it is said that over 60,000 Sri Lankan’s from all communities who are opposed to the LTTE will boycott the Labour party candidate Ken Livingstone in favor of an alternative London Mayor.

6:28 AM

LTTE on the run

Over 100 LTTE including 15 senior terrorists and 43 soldiers were killed in fierce fighting that lasted for 11hours between SLA and LTTE in the narrow and open land stretches at Muhamalai and Kilaly - Jaffna yesterday (Apr 23), according to finalized reports received from North.

Troops have also recovered 9 LTTE bodies left behind as Army pushed and gained control over the LTTE's first line of defence at Muhamalai. Many LTTE bodies are scattered in the area and preparations are made to recover the bodies and hand those over to the LTTE through the ICRC, military sources said.

The LTTE fighting formations were driven some 500m back from its initial positions as troops mounted heavy resistance attacks, thwarting a pre-dawn LTTE offensive attempt.

55 and 53 divisions of Army entered into the battle from Muhamalai and Kilaly areas as pitched fighting broke out with soaring casualties from both sides.

"Soldiers have been able to capture the first line of bunkers of the Tigers in Muhamalai. LTTE terrorists came and attacked our forward line on Wednesday morning, we have retaliated and captured about 400 to 500 metres of LTTE area in Muhamalai," said military spokesperson Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara.

It has been reported that 120 soldiers had suffered injuries and those in serious conditions have been already air lifted to Colombo. According to reports, the injured were admitted to the National Hospital- Colombo, Sri Jayawardenapura and Eye Hospital. The Media Centre for National Security said that, 33 soldiers have gone missing following the confrontations and search operations been continued along the tensed battle lines at Muhamalai and Kilaly.

"Canter vehicles loaded with dead LTTE cadres and casualties were rushing continuously towards Mullaittiuvu and Kilinochchi districts since yesterday morning as civilians were restricted of movement along the main routes for over 7 hours", unverified sources close to LTTE were quoted as saying.

15 senior LTTE cadres who have led the fighting units during the offensive were killed as the brunts of terrorist casualties were reported from North of A-9 at Muhamalai, according to the sources.

LTTE civil militia units and 'Police' stormed into government hospitals at Kilinochchi and Mullaittiuvu; forcibly vacated the area of civilian presence allocating space for the arriving LTTE casualties. Accommodated patients were taken off from their beds and forced to lie on cardboard sheets, while women and children were cornered and others chased away from the sites, the sources were quoted further saying.

Defence sources report that the LTTE offensive was overall led by Theepan and Muhundan, two senior LTTE cadres , whilst fighting formations at Muhamalai and Kilaly were reported respectively led by 'Jerry', Kumunan and Kutti.

Source: Defence.lk