Sri Lanka: March 1, 2004


movement, and give the army an opportunity to crush the rebels.

The leader of the LTTE forces in the east, Karuna, has reached a deadlock with Velupillai Prabhakaran, the overall leader of the LTTE. Karuna is complaining that the easterners are supplying most of the troops, and taking most of the casualties, while northerners give the orders. Karuna controls some 6,000 armed fighters,


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