INTERVIEW-S.Lanka’s Tigers say no surrender despite setbacks

[Reuters]

Sri Lanka’s separatist Tamil Tigers on Tuesday vowed to fight on even if they lose more territory inside the area they want to establish as a separate nation for Sri Lanka’s Tamil minority. In an e-mail interview from an undisclosed location in northern Sri Lanka, Balasingham Nadesan, political head of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), said the group’s “freedom struggle does not centre on a town or a city.” The Tigers will also target Sri Lanka’s economy as part of their guerrilla strategy to counter a military offensive that has made the most progress of any in the 25-year-old war, and is now on the edge of the rebels’ self-proclaimed capital, Kilinochchi.

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