Triumphant Rajapaksa visits Kilinochchi
History they say, is made of defining moments.
Today (April 16) Percy Mahinda Rajapaksa, Executive President and Commander-in-Chief of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka visited the town of Kilinochchi, situated 330 kilometers (202 miles) north of Colombo, which used to be the "de-facto" capital of the LTTE's utopian state of "Eelam".
Earlier, on 2 January 2009, the Sri Lanka Army entered the town of Kilinochchi, previously perceived to be an impregnable stronghold of the terrorists.
H.E the President and Commander-in-Chief, Mahinda Rajapaksa visited the recently liberated Northern Town of Kilinochchi today (April 16).
The President made this goodwill visit during the traditional Sinhala and Hindu New Year period to meet with the troops stationed there as well as IDPs and other civilians.
This is the first visit by a Head of State to this part of Sri Lanka after the first Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Mahamanya D.S. Senanayake toured the area in early 1950s.