Friday, November 14, 2008

Commander wants essentials dispatched in streamlined convoys

Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka, Commander of the Army throughout his custom visit to the Wanni Security Forces Headquarters today (13) morning, instructed Major General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander, Security Forces Headquarters, Wanni (SFHQ-W), to explore possible of send off of basics into un-cleared areas in single lined-up convoys, on one occasion or twice a week, instead of customary fleets of vehicles all through the week in consultation with the global group of the Red Cross (ICRC) officials.
The instruction in this look upon came subsequent winning ICRC officials' unwillingness to man the Omanthai Entry/Exit point as usual after the SFHQ-W determined to keep the Omanthai opening hours only between 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. from Wednesday (12) onwards, in view of more than a few concerns and intensification of caring operations, moving ahead away further north to the gateway.
The visiting Commander further advised his Wanni Commander Major General Jayasuriya to seek the precious services of the ICRC accompany for those lined-up food convoys to be taken in one fleet. though the ICRC has not so far showed up for manning at the gateway, its ambulances and other vehicles executed their emergency medical services across the point in the past 48 hours, the Commander was told.
Lieutenant General Fonseka throughout the same meeting inquired about the earth realities as the heat on Wanni Tigers intensifies with the fall of their Kilinochchi bastions in a string, one by one.
Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka, was further inquisitive to know the plight of overwhelmed civilians in LTTE held areas, particularly after Tuesday (11) evening's imprison of an English lady teacher among hostility Tigers and also startling revelations made thereupon by her. He told his ground Commanders that all possible steps should also be taken to capture Tiger terrorists alive if any, who would actually signal very much in the battlefields.
Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka with his staff was met by Major General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander, Security Forces Headquarters - Wanni on arrival. Major General Jayasuriya at the beginning of the meeting gave a comprehensive inform of the developments to the visiting Army Chief.
Commander upon receiving of updates from Divisional and Brigade Commanders who were there at the meeting discussed matters pertaining to ongoing operations and the progress complete in their own fronts and march towards Pooneryn.

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