Twin victories for Forces
Alampil and Puliyankulam regained
Sea Tigers lose another strategic location
MULLAITIVU: Troops engaged in the Wanni liberation operation
yesterday achieved yet another victory with 59 Division troops capturing
the strategically important Alampil area 10 Kilometres south of
Mullaitivu whilst Task Force II troops captured the key junction town
Puliyankulam north of Omanthai on the Jaffna Kandy A-9 highway, Military
officials said yesterday.
Military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara confirmed to the Daily
News that troops of the 59 Division reached the strategically important
Alampil in the North of Nayaru lagoon and were in the process of
consolidating their positions in an area where LTTE had their major Sea
“With this move troops are in full control of the Nayaru lagoon which
was used by the LTTE as one of their strategic locations to launch their
attacks targeting vessels of the Sri Lanka Navy,” a military official
told the Daily News.
The LTTE cadres used the area as a major Sea Tiger operational base
for logistics from Mullaitivu through the sea route.
Troops attached to the 591 Brigade were in the process of clearing
areas in the Alampil Sea Tiger base by yesterday afternoon.
According to military sources following the fall of the Kumalamuani,
11 Gemunu Watch battalion under the command of Lt.
Colonel Priyanka Fernando advanced to Alampil after dominating the
Kumalamunai- Alampil road.
The 14 Vijayaba Infantry Regiment attached to the 591 Brigade
advanced northwards of Kumalamunai cutting off the Mullaitivu-Alampil
main road at a location a few kilometres north of Alampil before moving
in their bid to capture the Alampil.
Hours after the fall of Alampil, one of the key stronghold of the
LTTE in the Eastern coast, troops attached to the Task Force II
operating under the command of Brigadier Rohana Bandara, reached the key
junction town of Puliyankulam by yesterday noon.
Puliyankulam is located north of Omanthai and is currently a key
location as food convoys to Wanni are proceeding through Puliyankulam,
According to Military officials this move will definitely enable the
troops to use A-9 road as their supply route to the Kilinochchi and
Mullaitivu fronts after the remaining areas from Puliyankulam to
Mankulam also taken under the Security Forces control soon.
With the fall of Mankulam LTTE cadres operating in the south of
Mankulam withdrew towards South of Oddusudan after shifting their Entry
Exit point to the south of Oddusudan.
Troops are now dominating the A-9 road from Mankulam to Kokavil after
57 Division and Task Force II troops took control of the A-9 road from
north of Mankulam to Kokavil town.