23 de Feb de 2020

Nacional

A free Sri Lanka

COLOMBO. Sri Lankan troops won the final battle in one of the world's most intractable separatist wars, and put the island nation under ...

COLOMBO. Sri Lankan troops won the final battle in one of the world's most intractable separatist wars, and put the island nation under government control for the first time since 1983, the military said. In the climactic final gunbattle, special forces troops killed Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran as he tried to flee the war zone in an ambulance early on Monday, state television reported. Army commander Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka said troops had crushed the last Tigers resisting an offensive that has in less than three years destroyed a group that had cultivated an aura of military invincibility while earning many terrorism designations. "We have liberated the entire country.”