Thursday, September 25, 2008

"We will only rest after defeating LTTE" says Army Chief

"We will only rest after defeating LTTE and till then our campaign will continue", Army Chief Lt. General Sarath Fonseka, was quoted saying during the launch of 'Wanni Satana', a book written by Defence Columnist, Tissa Ravindra Perera at the National Library and Documentation Services Board on Thursday(25).
"The Army will fire its first rounds towards Kilinochchi town by next week, as troops are some four kilometers away from Kilinochchi," said Lt. General Fonseka further adding that, "we can even see some of the buildings in the town."
"They even said that the Eelam war-IV would come to Colombo. But now we can see our forces taking the war to Kilinochchi and now the LTTE Leader is like a caged animal," he said.
"When we commenced of the liberation of the east in 2006, some had said, we can't do it. But we have proved we can, and our forces are near the heart of Kilinochchi," he said.
"We have done our duty during last two years as promised," Lt. Gen Fonseka said, adding, "we need the support of the media institutes, for the sake of the country and to show we are strong enough to stand by ourselves."
Also speaking at the occasion, Air Force Commander Roshan Goonetilake said, that the Air Force would continue to hunt for the LTTE Leader.
"We are getting intelligence and information about the whereabouts of Prabhakaran; we will continue with our raids, targeting those hideouts", he said.
Earlier, the author had published two books about the ongoing military campaigns. Director General of the Civil Defence Force (CDF), Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara was also present at the occasion.
In addition, a dedicated web site for 'war Heroes' ( was re-launched at the event.

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