...But of these sophisms and elenchs of merchandise I skill not...
Milton, Areopagitica

Except he had found the
standing sea-rock that even this last
Temptation breaks on; quieter than death but lovelier; peace
that quiets the desire even of praising it.

Jeffers, Meditation On Saviors



SL forces capture Kilinochchi town:

The Sri Lankan military says troops have taken the northern town of Kilinochchi, the headquarters of the Tamil Tiger separatist group.
Shortly after the claim on Friday, a powerful explosion went off in Sri Lanka's capital.
There has been no response from the Tamil Tigers about the military claim.
It was also not possible to independently verify the army's claims as journalists are not permitted in the vicinity of military operations.
Al Jazeera 02.Jan.09
The Kilinochchi town, where most of the buildings are either partially or fully destroyed now by continuous air strikes and artillery barrage by the Sri Lankan forces, once again fell into the hands of Sri Lankan forces 12 years ago.
The SLA captured the Kilinochchi-Paranthan area from the Tigers after fighting for more than a month in 1996 after losing more than 600 soldiers. The LTTE recaptured part of the town in February in 1998.
After several months, in September in that year (1998), the LTTE overran the Brigade Headquarters guarded by a 15 km long defence line, destroying the whole establishment in a two-day long major operation code named 'Oayaatha Alaika'l-2' (Unceasing Waves-2).
Eelam Nation Latest Reports 02.Jan.09
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