Forces regain Mundampiddy
MANNAR: The Security Forces operating north of
Illuppaikaddavai yesterday captured the Mundampiddy area completely
capturing the LTTE defences south of Vellankulam while capturing a
section of Vellankulam Thunukkai from the east of Vellankulam, military
sources from the Mannar-Vavuniya front said yesterday.
According to General Officer Commanding 58 Division troops have taken
full control of the LTTE defence line in south Vellankulam which was
constructed covering the two branches of the Pali Aru flowing to the sea
from the South of Vellankulam.
The Forces also captured areas East of Vellankulam as they captured
the Vellankulam – Thunukkai road which was used by the LTTE as a main
supply route to feed their cadres operating north of Mannar in the North
According to the military this is the first instance after the early
1990’s the Security Forces have captured a section of the Thunukkai -Vellankulam