Monday, January 12, 2009

Video of largest LTTE Airstrip and Hangers captured in Mullaitivu

Troops of the 59th Division had been able to take control of the fourth air strip of the LTTE terrorists on January 10th. It is the first airfield found in Mullaitivu. It is two and half kilometres long and the width is 100 metres. The air strip is located within the thick jungles, West of Mullaitivu. Troops of the 9th Sinha regiment under the guidance of Colonel Jayantha Gunaratne of the 593rd Brigade and Brigadier Nandana Udawatte, heading the 59th Division, succeeded in taking control of the air strip, the largest to be recovered so far. The LTTE had operated their light air planes from this location. It was a tarred air strip.