Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Reflections from Mullaittivu Battle in 1996 - Wanni Operation - 27 Jan 2009


Former Mullaittivu Battle Hero Colonel Laffeer Remembered

Recapture of Mullaittivu township by Sri Lanka Army refreshes memories of brave soldiers who had sacrificed their lives during yesteryear fighting in the same area for the sake of safeguarding the territorial integrity of the country. The decisive day was 18th July 1996 when the terrorists launched a massive onslaught on the Mullaittivu camp and decimated over 1200 heroic soldiers who valiantly fought until the last soldier.

Colonel A.F Laffeer, then Commanding Officer of the 1 SF (Special Force) who led his troops to reinforce the 6 Brigade troops under siege was the senior most officer to lay his life during the Mullaittivu battle in 1996.

Full story here.