Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam on the verge of defeat after years of civil war
Due to a massive Sri Lankian offensive
The Sri Lankan army says that there will be no more breaks in fighting against Tamil Tiger rebels as it completes manoeuvres to defeat them after years of war.
Mullaitivu, the last of the rebels' north-eastern strongholds, was taken in February preceded by the fall of Kilinochchi and rebel-held parts of the Jaffna peninsula.
The rebels now control only a small stretch of coastal land - estimated by the army to be no more than 12 sq km (5 sq m) - in the north-east of the country.
Thousands of people - troops, Tamil Tiger rebels and Tamil, Sinhalese and Muslim civilians - are estimated to have been killed since fighting escalated after 2005. Thousands more have been displaced.
This could be the end for what the FBI calls one of the most dangerous and deadly terrorist group in the world
This is also a blow to suicide terrorism seeing as the Black Tigers have been known to train other groups for suicide terrorism.