Thursday, January 1, 2009

IRANAMADU Junction Captured too

KILINOCHCHI: January 1st morning’s capture of ‘notorious’ IRANAMADU junction area by heroic troops of the 57 Division ends months of speculation about the LTTE’s fabricated stories regarding their military might, the Army Headquarters declared.

Troops commanded by Major General JAGATH DIAS went ahead past the much spoken IRANAMADU junction, about six km south of KILINOCHCHI town center as the first light broke heralding the New Year. The capture, regarded as a significant breakthrough in the last leg of the WANNI humanitarian operations, came as the troops were nearing the southern perimeter of the Tiger fortress, KILINOCHCHI after Wednesday’s fall of the adjoining PARANTHAN town on A-9 Highway.

Troops of the 8 SLLI (Sri Lanka Light Infantry), commanded by Major IPSITHA DISSANAYAKA and 16 SLSR (Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment), commanded by Major DHAMMIKA DISSANAYAKA operating under 574 Brigade, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel SENAKA WIJESOORIYA conducted those offensives along the A-9 to triumphantly reach the IRANAMADU junction area. This will open easy capture of the IRANAMADU town at any moment from now onwards.

Ground sources said LTTE resistance to those troops was astonishingly weak most probably due to their declining morale and physical strength.

(Courtesy: SL Army)

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