The fighting is shifting to the north, where the most determined LTTE
fighters are. Government forces have increased their patrols, and are
apparently collecting information preparatory to a new offensive. Over 4,000
people have died in the LTTE violence during the past year, but for the first
time, the fighting has had a decisive effect. The LTTE is badly hurt, and may
not survive another year of such pressure.
29, 2007: Two more LTTE camps were captured in the east. Nearly a thousand LTTE
fighters have been killed or captured in the east in the last few weeks, and
most of the camps where these fighters lived have been captured. There are
still several thousand hard core LTTE supporters in the east, but many, if not
most, are unarmed, or cut off from supplies of ammo and leadership. The new
Tamil political coalition is trying to recruited these LTTE members.
27, 2007: Navy gunboats sank three LTTE suicide boats that attempted to enter
Colombo harbor (for the first time in ten years) to attack the shipping
24, 2007: The new Tamil political organization, that will compete with the LTTE
for support from the Tamil community, consists of Karuna's TMVP, the EPDP,
EPRLF/Nabha and PLOTE. These smaller organizations have long just barely
survived in the shadow of the LTTE. But with the LTTE organization collapsing
in eastern Sri Lanka, and under increasing attack in the north, the LTTE has
been unable to stop the little guys from getting organized.