Thursday, January 8, 2009

Pallai Liberated by Troops 53 and 55 Divisions

The valiant troops of the 53 and 55 Divisions liberated the strategically important LTTE PALLAI Stronghold this morning (Jan 8), as a result of the bitter clashes which continued since yesterday. The troops who captured the PALLAI town have consolidated their positions in the newly captured town area and have now entered the KILINOCHCHI district and accelerating their operations towards Elephant Pass. The troops are advancing under the leadership of Brigadier Kamal Gunrathne of the 53 Division and Brigadier Prasanna Silva of the 55 Division.

Meanwhile the ground troops state that the remaining distance to reach the Elephant Pass area is only 14km.