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* In pictures: Kilinochchi after liberation
Monday, January 5, 2009, 15:28 GMT, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka military Sunday (04) took foreign and local media personnel on a rare tour in the newly liberated Kilinochchi, the rebels' administrative capital.

A moat constructed by the LTTE
A buried bomb
Troops searching for hidden explosives along the main road
An earth bund supported by a moat
A soldier walks along a deserted earth bund
Remnants of spent mortar
Two soldiers elated over the victory
Construction underway after devastation
Soldiers moving through the streets after fierce battle
Troops hosting a meal to reporters
Commander of the 57 Division, Major General Jagath Dias
Commander of Task Force 1, Brigadier Shavendra Silva
Maj. Gen. Jagath Dias familiarizing media personnel on the situation
A Hindu temple in Kilinochchi
The water tank destroyed by fleeing LTTE cadres
The UNHCR office
A deserted shopping center in Kilinochchi
Paranthan after the fall
Soldiers enjoy the victory
Commandos who spearheaded the liberation
Commandos who spearheaded the liberation
Entrance to Kilinochchi
A Hindu temple in Kilinochchi
Administration center of the LTTE
Kilinochchi hospital
Civilians escaped from un-cleared areas
Civilians escaped from un-cleared areas
Pictures by Sudath Silva

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