Sunday, January 4, 2009

Updates from the Northern War Front - 03 Jan 2009

Three air strikes in Mullaittivu and Muhamalai

Air Force fighter jet planes pounded an LTTE sea tiger base in MULLAITTIVU area today (03) around 2.10 pm.

Again MI 24 fighter helicopters launched an air strike on identified LTTE target 1.5 km East of PARANTHAN – MULLAITTIVU road today (03) around 1.20 pm.

The LTTE FDL at MUHAMALAI South was pounded by the Air Force fighter jet planes today (03) around 5.45 pm.

Pilots confirm the three air strikes were successful.

Army Commander Visited Wanni to Congratulate Ground Troops

Followed by the historic feat achieved by Army in capturing Kilinochchi, Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka accompanied by Wanni Security Forces Commander and a few senior officers of the Army Headquarters, flew to Vavuniya on Saturday (3) morning in a bid to take stocks of the ground situation in Wanni theater of war. Divisional Commander, 57 Division Major General Jagath Dias received the Army Commander on his arrival at the airstrip.

During the review meeting held at the Security Forces Headquarters Wanni (SFHQ-W) attended by Commanders of Divisions, Task Forces and Brigades, Wanni Commander appraised Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka and other senior officers of the advances and gains the Army has so far achieved in Wanni humanitarian operations. At the end of the meeting Army Commander praised officers and other ranks of their commitment in achieving this great victory and gave necessary instructions to be adapted during future operations.