Victorious Sri Lanka Army today (Jan 9) fully unconventional the 325 km make bigger of Jaffna- Kandy (A-9) road from terrorist hold after 23 years. With this historic take-over against terrorism, Point Pedro, the northernmost tip of the Island state has been reunited with the Dondra Head, the southernmost tip of the island. The longitudinal chilliness between these two small towns is 480 Km.
Troops of Army 58 Division crossed the Elephant Pass quay between the Jaffna Peninsula with the mainland this morning and wrested manage over Elephant Pass, the the majority carrying weapons LTTE barracks in the Northern theatre of battle. Meanwhile, troops of Army 53 and 55 Divisions marching southwards from Muhamalai beaten off terrorists from the Pallai and Iyakachchi areas and connected up with 58 Division on the A-9, north of Elephant Pass.
With the re-opening of the A-9 road, Sri Lankan citizens have regained their freedom of group between Jaffna and the South. Since, the LTTE captured Kokavil in 1990, the citizens of Sri Lanka were disadvantaged of of their right to journey to the Northern part of their own country via land route. as a result, the terrorists had got the possibility to extort the civilians at length by collecting ransoms from those who wished to enter or go away Wanni. Later, the public called the road by the name "Kappang Highway" (Ransom Highway) due to this reason. No human rights winner uttered a word next to LTTE for this grave infringement of basic rights that sustained more than 2 decades.
Now, the people in the Jaffna can not only trip liberally to the South but also contract their undeveloped products with the South. Let the opening of the A-9 be the beginning of the new era of peace, harmony and parity.