Government spokesman Anusha Palpita and Mahinda Rajapakse have both made separate statements which claim the Tamil Tigers(LTTE) will be completely defeated by Sunday the 17th of May 2009.
Sri Lanka vows to defeat Tamil Tigers in 48 hours
Sri Lankan government spokesman Anusha Palpita said the war would be over by Sunday morning.
"The president (Mahinda Rajapakse) assured that within the next 48 hours the thousands of Tamil civilians will be freed from the clutches of the Tamil Tigers," Palpita said.
"All territory will be freed from Tiger control."
A 30 year old civil war seems to be coming to an end. But this is not the first time the government has claimed the rebels would be crushed. Let's hope this time is for real!
Defiant Tigers frustrate Sri Lanka's military - Mon Mar 30, 2009
Two months after President Mahinda Rajapakse vowed that the Tamil Tiger rebels would be defeated within days, fighting rages on in Sri Lanka at the cost of escalating military, rebel and civilian lives.
Government forces who were advancing into Liberation Tigers' of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) territory at the rate of more than a kilometre (0.6 miles) a day have slowed to a snail's pace.