Surrounded Last Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka Plan Mass Suicide

May 16, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Sri Lankan troops have seized the entire coastline of the Indian Ocean island signaling a rapidly approaching victory over the the Tamil Tiger separatists,for the first time since civil war  erupted in 1983. Facing surrender or death, Tamil Tiger rebels are reportedly preparing to commit “mass suicide,” the defense ministry said Saturday, after being effectively cut-off of escape routes, and now encircled in a mere 3.5 square kilometers (1.3 square miles) of land,” a statement said.

There are more than 50,000 soldiers surrounding fewer than 1,000 hardcore Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. The defense ministry said it also believed the leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Velupillai Prabhakaran, was still holed up in the area. But no one has given definitive proof, and Prabhakaran has proved elusive over his three-decade militant career. The United Nations rights chief has backed calls from Britain for an independent inquiry into possible war crimes or violations of humanitarian law. Diplomats have in the past said this is unlikely to succeed, given that China and Russia are sympathetic to Sri Lanka’s fight.

Via: Times of India


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