Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) officials in Vanni told media that their defensive formations put up stiff resistance against the SLA offensive units that attempted to advance on three fronts in southern Ki’linochchi district from 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday. 26 SLA soldiers were killed in Akkaraayan – Mu’rika’ndi sector, 16 in Vanni Vizhaangku’lam and 20 in Vannearikku’lam. The SLA offensive units were pushed back in all three fronts the Tigers said claiming that 49 SLA soldiers were wounded in Akkaraayan and 23 in Vanni Vizhaangku’lam. The Tigers also claimed to have seized arms and ammunition in the clearing mission in the evening. (Sources: National Television of Tamil Eelam)
Sri Lankas økonomi udviklingsminister Basil Rajapakse, som er bror til Sri Lankas præsident Mahinda Rajapaksa, fik noget af et chok i dag, da en chimpanse langede ud efter ham, mens han var på besøg i Dehiwala Zoo. Rajapaksa, som trykkede hånd med den tilsyneladende chimpanse, måtte dukke sig da dyret pludseligt langede ud efter ministerens […]
Al Jazeera Inside Story, with presenter Nick Clark, discusses the chances of the Sri Lankan army achieving this objective and asks whether there should be peace talks between the government and the Tamil Tigers. Watch part one and part two of this episode.