Saturday, July 19, 2008

Two-thirds of LTTE manpower lost: Sri Lankan Army Chief

Claiming that nearly two-thirds of the LTTE manpower and land area have been lost, Sri Lankan Army chief Sarath Fonseka has said the security forces were moving in swiftly in the war with the rebels, forcing them even to abandon their vehicles.

"The LTTE has now lost nearly two thirds of its manpower and land area to the security forces...," Fonseka said.

"The LTTE capability-wise has got depleted to a larger extent. Areas will start collapsing at one stage, now their strength is getting depleted and they have started to leave their vehicles behind.

"In the last one week we recovered three LTTE vehicles. I don't think the Army had ever recovered LTTE vehicles in the past," he said yesterday in Kandy, about 115 kms from Colombo.

The Army Commander made the remarks after paying homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic at the Sri Dalada Maligawa and visiting the Buddhist religious leaders Malwatte and Asgiriya Prelates to receive their blessings.

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