COLOMBO: Sri Lankan security forces
have recovered a damaged bullet proof limousine belonging to Tiger supremo
Velupillai Prabhakaran in the island's embattled north, as they pushed deeper
into the region to capture the remaining rebel pockets.
Division troops engaged in search and clear operations in the area in the North
East Puthukudiyiruppu recovered a damaged bullet proof limousine "confirmed to
have been used by Tiger leader Prabhakaran close to a luxury air-conditioned
bungalow inside the one square km terrain surrounded by the Security Forces on
Wednesday," the Army said.
Earlier this year, the security forces
stumbled upon a damaged bullet-proof vehicle in the erstwhile LTTE areas in
The bullet proof car was recovered along with four more
burnt cars closer to the luxury house. Security Forces recovered these vehicles
last evening during the search and clear operations conducted in the North East
"Losing Tiger cadres, having lost all hopes for
a last-minute salvation, have vandalised and set ablaze all the five cars,
including the chauffeur-driven limousine, believed to have been used by top-rung
Tiger leaders," the Army said in a statement.