Sunday, January 11, 2009

Pottu Amman not in custody

Military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara yesterday denied rumours that Pottu Amman, head of LTTE intelligence wing, had turned himself in and been taken into custody by the security forces.

On Friday, it was reported that Pottu Amman had handed himself over to the Special Forces at an undisclosed location. Since joining the LTTE in 1981, Amman had masterminded many attacks against the government and civilians.

With the capture of Killinochchi and Elephant Pass LTTE controlled territory has now been limited to only a 40 square km area. Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara added that only 10 LTTE cardres have been captured from the Killinochchi area. He stated that no cardres have been captured from Elephant Pass so far.

Note: Mawbima Lanka News regrets the unconfirmed report on Pottu Amman yesterday, which was, however, clarified minutes later. Our Apologies!