Prabhakaran may be hiding in the coastal areas of Mullaittivu. The Sri Lankan army attacked the area around the coastal areas of Mullaittivu.
The Army chief had said the LTTE was now confined to an area of 40 km in the embattled north of the island.
Fonseka had earlier said the Army's aim was to capture Prabhakaran alive. The Sri Lankan Army chief survived an LTTE suicide attack in 2006 outside his office and underwent treatment abroad after suffering serious injuries.
Last year, the Army added the specialised Task Force-2 to supplement the four divisions that were engaged in attacking Mullaittivu, the headquarter of sea Tigers.
OneIndia News (with inputs from Agencies)