Sunday, January 25, 2009

Mullaittivu liberated; LTTE main garrison captured

Sri Lanka Army announced that troops of 59 Division, lead by Brigadier Nandana Udawatta, entered into the LTTE's main barracks town Mullaittivu, have gained total control over the Mullaittivu Township after implementation the wash up operations conducted in the area by this evening, 25 January.
Recapturing the Mullaittivu town which had been under enemy control by the LTTE terrorists for last 13 years marks the important marker of war against terrorism launched to free the whole state from LTTE.
On July 18, 1996 the LTTE terrorists launched an attack on Sri Lanka Army base at Mullaittivu town on the north eastern coast and captured it as troops deliberately withdrawn from the town. Since then LTTE terrorists documented its main military and decision-making bases there.
According to the battlefield sources, troops of 593 Brigade lead by Lieutenant Colonel Jayantha Gunarathne have made a surprise attack across the Nanthikandal lagoon and entered the Mullaittivu town area this morning. Infantrymen of 7 Gemunu Watch (7 GW) lead by Lieutenant Colonel Chaminda Lamahewa have been in first to enter the town amid grave terror resistance, the sources said. The Mullaittivu town is located in a narrow stretch of a land between Nanthikandal lagoon and the Indian Ocean.
Announcing the victory, Army Commander Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka requested the people to celebrate the conquest with self-respect by hoisting the national standard.

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