Page last updated at 10:38 GMT, Friday, 30 January 2009

In pictures: Sri Lankan war

Army helicopter flies towards Mullaitivu

The Sri Lankan army says it is continuing to make advances in its offensive against the Tamil Tigers in the north-east.

Soldier in front of Tamil Tiger logo in Mullaitivu

The army captured the last remaining major rebel base of Mullaitivu on 25 January.

Soldiers in Mullaitivu

BBC reporter Chris Morris, who was taken to Mullaitivu, says it is a ghost town, full of broken buildings.

Injured Tamil civilian

The pro-rebel TamilNet released pictures of civilians it says are caught up in the fighting, accusing the army of "indiscriminate artillery barrages".

Soldiers at Mullaitivu

Soldiers have been dealing with heavy monsoon rain and fierce resistance from the rebels.

Soldier at a beach at Mullativu

The army says it is moving north from the town to secure the last rebel-held coastline.

Armour at a missionary in Vishwamadu

It has also headed into the jungles to tackle the rebel bases there. Rights groups have expressed fears for 250,000 trapped civilians.

Women Tiger fighters, from 12 December

The Tigers have released no pictures of the clashes recently, but in December showed women fighters in the region.

Soldiers at Elephant Pass

The army secured the strategic Elephant Pass on 9 January, sandwiched between the capture of the rebels' de facto capital, Kilinochchi, and Mullaitivu.



Print Sponsor



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC iD

Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2019 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific