Wednesday, April 15, 2009

'Security forces will eliminate terrorism from Sri Lanka very soon' says Army Chief

Sri Lanka Army Comander, Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka said over the years the Sri Lanka security forces were able to kill 18,000 cadres of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and make them lose most of its heavy arms and he vowed to eliminate terrorism from the Indian Ocean island nation.

"We were able to crush the Tiger's dream of a separate state and we have destroyed most of their weaponary, planes and sea craft," General Fonseka said in a message on the occasion of the Sinhalese and Tamil New Year.

He triumphantly declared that the Tamil civilians held by the LTTE have now completely come to trust the security services and he lauded the men of the armed forces who in a dedicated service have rendered to win the hearts of the Tamil people.

"Hospitality, friendliness, kindness and other noble qualities shown towards the civilians on their arrival to cleared (government-controlled) areas have proved that we are a disciplined and friendly army," The Army chief further said.

Promising all Tamils who are still under the bondage of the LTTE, freedom soon General Fonseka said, "Ever rising number of civilians reaching cleared areas .... Confirm this truth" about their ever increasing trust in us.

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