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APRIL 12, 2004 EST, USA
 
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Over 1000 Cadres In Cleared Areas- Karunas Whereabouts Not Known
Bandula Jayasekara in Colombo, SLT 10.00 P.M Monday 12 April. Military officials say nearly 1500 cadres who were under LTTE's renegade, Eastern Commander, Karuna Amman had come to cleared areas today but, they were yet to hear anything about the 4000 odd cadres Karuna claims to be having under his control. Immediately after he broke off with Prabhakaran, Karuna claimed that he has 6000 LTTE cadres under his command. Military officials said, " It is difficult to fathom what had happened to them. There is no communication from them" Karunas whereabouts are also not known though the rumour in Batticaloa is that he had flown out of the area to an unknown destination. However, military officers in the area said that they were not in a position to comment on the rumours that were spreading in the area. Intelligence sources say that though they were in a position to intercept communications from Prabhakarans troops they were unable to listen to any communication from Karunas faction. Reports also said that Prabhakarans group had blocked Karunas communication network before they commenced the attack early Friday.

Reports also said Prabhakarans troops had destroyed Karunas Meenaham camp. Meenaham camp is the camp where Karuna displayed his military might when he broke off with Prabhakaran. A senior military officer said " We did not hear of any blast from the area and we cannot say anything about it." Army is heavily involved in relief operations in the area, assisting the displaced families. President Kumaratunge sent a special team headed by her former Secretary. K. Balapatabendi today to spearhead the relief work in the area.
Published: Mon Apr 12 12:23:11 EDT 2004


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Lanka considers offering refuge to Karuna
hinduonnet.com, Monday, April 12, 2004 : 2230 Hrs. Colombo, April 12. (PTI): Sri Lanka today said it was willing to consider granting refuge to rebel Tamil Tiger leader, V Muralitharan, who abruptly ended a factional fight between the LTTE, Defence Secretary Cyril Herath, said. The government was willing to consider requests for refuge for Muralitharan, better known as Karuna, who abruptly ended fighting, but is reportedly being pursued by the main guerrilla group, Herath said. More...
Published: Mon Apr 12 15:31:24 EDT 2004 Back to the top

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Sri Lanka factional war ends as renegades run
channelnewsasia.com, Time is GMT + 8 hours . Posted: 12 April 2004 2010 hrs

BATTICALOA, Sri Lanka : Sri Lanka's renegade Tiger rebels gave up fighting and disbanded to avoid a bloodbath in the face of an onslaught by the main guerrilla group, the military and rebels said. The fighting that lasted four days and cost the lives of at least 10 rebels and two civilians came to an abrupt halt when renegade leader, V. Muralitharan broke up his fighters, guerrillas among those sent home told AFP. More...
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