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Fortifications destroyed by the Sri Lanka Army described as the beginning of the end

By Walter Jayawardhana

Advancing troops of the Sri Lanka Army demolished the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam stronghold of Panichchankerni , North of Batticaloa town of the Eastern Province killing more than 30 guerillas. The fall of Panichchankerni was hailed as the beginning of the end of the Tamil Tigers in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka, where they were rapidly withdrawing from more than 14 garrisons in the adjacent district of Ampara in the same province unable to face advancing elite police commandos of the Special Task Force.