Monday, September 29, 2008

Sri Lanka War News Updates -- September 30, 2008

A government soldier fired at Tamil Tiger insurgents in Kilinochchi,
north of the capital Colombo, Sri Lanka. Reuters

Bomb Hits Sri Lanka Capital, Fighting Kills 21 -- Washington Post

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- Suspected Tamil separatists set off a bomb in a parking lot in Sri Lanka's capital Monday, wounding three people a day after fighting in the country's intensifying civil war killed 20 rebels and one soldier, the military said.

The violence came as government forces closed in on the rebels' administrative capital of Kilinochchi in a campaign aimed at routing the guerrillas and ending the 25-year-old war that has killed more than 70,000 people.

The bomb, placed between two vehicles in a parking lot in Colombo's busy Pettah neighborhood, exploded shortly after noon and slightly wounded three bystanders, said military spokesman Brig. Udaya Nanayakkara. The Tamil Tigers, who have been accused of scores of bombings and other attacks on civilians, were suspected in the blast, he said.

Read more ....

War News Updates On Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka claims it's closing in on Tamil Tiger stronghold -- Christian Science Monitor
Bomb blast in Sri Lankan capital wounds five -- Reuters
Bomb hits Sri Lanka capital, fighting kills 21 -- International Herald Tribune
Heavy rebel losses in Sri Lanka fighting: military -- AFP
UN to restart Sri Lanka food aid -- ABC Radio Australia

My Comment: The final push to end major military engagements is now on. I doubt the LTTE will be able to maintain their positions .... I expect them to disband and to start a classic guerrilla war in the next few months.

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