Prabhakaran's photo albums, documents recovered

Besides the documents and photo albums, four video cassettes depicting Prabakaran's activities were recovered by the troops engaged in search operations at Ampalawanpokkanai in Mullaitivu, military spokesman Maj Gen Prasad Samarasinghe said.
He said troops also found weapons hidden by the LTTE during the search operation on Saturday last.

Meanwhile, army chief Lt Gen Jagath Jayasuriya extended Sinhala and Tamil New Year greetings to troops in the island's North and East.
Jayasuriya, at a function here, ceremonially handed over parcels containing sweetmeats to representatives of security forces based in Jaffna, East, Kilinochchi, Mullaittivu and various other remote areas for distribution among troops.
This year's New Year celebration for the army comes almost after three decades of war, particularly after elimination of LTTE, the army said.
There had been no New Year holidays for the soldiers during the war with the LTTE, 'The Sunday Times' reported.

"Instead of the sound of fire crackers that heralds the auspicious time of the New Year, what they heard were the sounds of guns and artillery fire.
"While the rest of the country looked forward to a new beginning with fresh hope, our war heroes were away from their families and friends fighting a bitter battle to save the country from the clutches of terrorism," it said.
However, those days are no more and the long, anxious wait for the soldiers and their families to be with their kith and kin to experience the true spirit of the festive season is over now, the report said.

"This being the first Sinhala and Tamil New Year after the war ended, there is a sense of contentment in the soldiers' families for they know their loved ones will be home this new year," it said.

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