A Newspaper Published by World Institute for Asian Studies. Powered by WIAS, Vol. 9 No. 12

Sri Lanka troops find Tiger leaders underwater metal home

Colombo, 09 May, ( Sri Lankan troops battling the Tamil Tigers in their in the last leg of the humanitarian operation to rescue the remaining civilians trapped in the Safety Zone located in the northeastern area have discovered a metal structure, which the Army believes to be an underwater home for the rebel leaders.

"This 360-ft long and 25 ft wide huge cylindrical metal structure in Irattavaikkal belonging to the LTTE, apparently compartmentalized into three major sections, i.e. front (engine), office and the rear (relatively bigger), has been made of strong iron, and set on iron rails, like a railway carriage.

In addition, a huge 300 ft-long canal with 30 ft deep water that leads to the seas beyond, has been dug touching this underwater structure, enabling it to float directly into the seas at any given time after induction", the Sri Lanka Army website said.

The Army said the work on the structure was on progress when the LTTE had to make a hurried exit off Mullaittivu district's Irattavaikkal area just before the ground troops moved in.

The troops are still on the lookout for the LTTE leader Velupillai Prabakaran who is believed to be trapped in the 4.5 sq kms area now restricted to by the Sri Lankan troops.

Although the troops in early April managed to kill a large number of LTTE's second string leaders, their top level including the Tiger supremo, his intelligence chief Pottu Amman and the head of the sea Tiger wing Soosai's whereabouts are not known.

- Asian Tribune -

Sarath Neither in the sky


Neither in the sky nor in mid-ocean, nor by entering into mountain clefts, nor by building an underwater metal home, nowhere in the world is there a place where one may escape from the results of evil deeds.