Fighting, along the front lines
up north, is getting more intense, with casualties sometimes more than a
hundred a day. Most of the activity is directed at preventing the LTTE from
sneaking fighters into Sri Lanka proper. The army is also taking more LTTE
bunkers, as the LTTE is not as effective in defending their positions any more.
There is still some fighting in the east, where several groups of LTTE fighters
refuse to surrender and are conducting guerilla operations.
November 28, 2007: Two LTTE suicide bombers
attacked in the capital, leaving 21 dead. The LTTE had promised a major attack
to celebrate their annual "Heroes Day" festivities, and this,
apparently, was it.
November 27, 2007: The government accused a UN aid
organization of assisting the LTTE. The UN denied it, but, throughout the
world, corruption, fear, or partisanship, among UN employees has caused rebels
and bandits to benefit.
November 26, 2007: The LTTE is moving more of its operations
to Tamil Nadu, the south Indian state that is the homeland of all Tamils. The
LTTE is officially not welcome in Tamil Nadu, but it has many supporters there.
November 25, 2007: The air force found and bombed
an LTTE communications center in the north, which included a satellite
November 24, 2007: Unlike most terrorist
organizations, the LTTE keeps good records. For example, they just announced
that 19,887 LTTE members have died in the last 25 years. The LTTE was formed in
the early 1970s, but didn't "go to war" with Sri Lanka until late
1982. Their dead include 343 suicide bombers (27 percent of them women). Over
50,000 others (Tamil and Sinhalese civilians, plus soldiers and police) have
died as well.