Thursday, May 21, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
By the time this report is being compiled, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam are preparing for its last attack. A meeting was called a few hours ago by Soosei who literally handed-over his family to the Navy (appears to the public as a capture by the Navy) calling on Black Sea Tigers to launch a series of attacks targeting the 58 and the 59 Divisions.
The two Divisions are expected to link-up shortly thus sealing shut the coastal zone and completely land locking the Tigers. The 59 Division faced stiff resistance as they approached the area closest to Prabhakaran's known location.
Tigers shifted much of its attack formations towards the 59, making it increasingly clear that Prabhakaran was still in this suspected location. They even launched a series of sea borne suicide attacks completely decimating, in one occasion, two bunkers killing 15 soldiers.
The Tigers then attempted to repeat the attack but were completely massacred by the 59. This fierce fighting and tactical advantage gained by the 58 allowed the Division to move forward, thus creating the grounds for the link-up, which should take place tonight or at dawn tomorrow.
The 58 Division's 2 Commando Regiment and the Special Forces battalion leading the 59 Division will face much of the brunt of any Sea Tiger attacks tonight or tomorrow. A SF battalion is stationed as a reserve for the 58 as well.
All fighting formations are eager to finish this battle by tomorrow evening at the latest!
The LTTE has lost total control over the civilians. Thousands are expected to flee within the next 24 hours to government controlled areas.
A total of 11,000 civilians have now reached the government's side by this evening. 5000 reached Vavuniya yesterday. Another 6000 have just reached government areas. Another 50,000 still remain.
The LTTE has told these civilians to give then 24hrs, until after the 16th when they except an Indian intervention, which will not be coming.
We have received HIGHLY credible reports that the SLA has located the whereabouts of Prabhakaran. This vital piece of information was received from an LTTE 'Doctor' named Susiran who visited Prabhakaran on the 10th to treat Sithamparathasan, the head of the Ratha Regiment and LTTE Leader V. Pripaharan's chief close protection officer who was injured in the Ananthapuram Box-in by the Special Forces and Commandos.
The 152 LTTE hardcore cadres who some say surrendered to the Army have subsequently 'vanished'. The LTTE 'Doctor' was also from the Ratha Regiment. He served as Prabhakaran's "Escort Leader" for 3 years before leaving the unit for medical training.
There is a very high likelihood that Prabhakaran might not live to see dusk over Mullaitivu coast on Sunday!
3 recent explosions were heard during the last week. 2 were weapons dumps hit by SLA artillery. One remains unknown, but is also thought to be a weapons dump blasted by the Tigers themselves.
The Tigers have also burnt vehicles, a large quantity of valuable documents, computers etc.
Rats from the sinking ship
Like rats from a sinking ship, senior, junior and greenhorn cadres as well as family members of the Tigers who have cold feet have started running towards the Army for ultimate safety having lost all confidence in their leader and cause.
In addition to the much publicized 'capture' of Soosei's family, an LTTE ship captain has also 'surrendered'. This individual has revealed vital information regarding the LTTE's shipping fleet. The individual's own ship had been blown-up by the Navy in 2005.
Among others who surrendered are 3 LTTE high-profile singers, including Shanthan who used to sing praise for Prabhakaran, Black Tigers etc at various events, for videos etc.