24-hour ultimatum was given to the
LTTE to surrender. The army earlier
broke the earthen fortification that
was blocking the exit route. Many
civilians have escaped through this
route, according to a military source.
The Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa
stated that there are 35,000 people
still in the military controlled area.
The defense spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella
said, “With the influx of people,
we have given a final