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Sri Lanka says senior Tamil rebel has been killed

 This image made from video shows an explosion in background, as Sri Lankan Muslim men perform during a religious procession in Akuressa, in Matara, a...
 A Sri Lankan police officer looks at the wreckage of motorcycles and dead bodies, covered with green color clothes at an explosion site in Akuressa, ...
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APTOPIX Sri Lanka Civil War

This image made from video shows an explosion in background, as Sri Lankan Muslim men perform during a religious procession in Akuressa, in Matara, a...

Sri Lanka Civil War

A Sri Lankan police officer looks at the wreckage of motorcycles and dead bodies, covered with green color clothes at an explosion site in Akuressa, ...

APTOPIX Sri Lanka Civil War

This image made from video shows an explosion in background, as Sri Lankan Muslim men perform during a religious procession in Akuressa, in Matara, a...

Sri Lanka's military says that a senior Tamil Tiger rebel leader has been killed in a government attack on the insurgents' shrinking territory.
Military spokesman Brig. Udaya Nanayakkara says that troops on the front lines confirm killing Sabaratnam Selvathurai whose nom de guerre was Thamilenthi, in battles in the last rebel-held town of Puthukkudiyiruppu.
Selvathurai, who was in-charge of the rebels' financial unit, is the second senior leader to be killed in government attacks. S.P Tamilselvan, the head of the political wing head, was killed in a 2007 airstrike.
Rebel officials could not be reached for comment.


Updated : 2020-12-05 17:12 GMT+08:00