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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 82

What happened to Colonel Bhanu?

[b]What happened to Colonel Bhanu?[/b]

[b] Colombo, 11 October, ( [/b]The fate of Colonel Bhanu (43yrs), LTTE’s Special Commander for Amparai - Batticaloa district is unclear as four inmates in the pick-up he was supposed to be traveling were killed and seven others critically injured in an ambush by the Tamil National Force on Monday evening at 9.45 PM at Vavunathievu in the Batticalao district.

According to the spokesman of the Tamil National Force, they ambushed and attacked the pick-up vehicle which was supposed to be carrying Colonel Bhanu, who was on his way to the uncleared area controlled by the Liberation Tigers.

There LTTE cadres were in front and behind the pick-up as usual providing security to Colonel Bhanu, who was supposed to be in the vehicle, TNF spokesman added.

The Tamil National Force (TNF) — a para-military group under the joint command of the leader of the TamilEela Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP), V. Muralitharan (`Colonel Karuna) and the Eelam National Democratic Liberation Front (ENDLF), today claimed responsibility for the killing of a high value target belonging to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the East.

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