Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Commander highlights importance of alertness in Jaffna

Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka Tuesday (11) morning flew to Jaffna peninsula with the intention of receiving an update on ground realities after meeting Jaffna based senior military officers.

During the meeting at Jaffna Security Forces Headquarters (SFHQ-J), the visiting Commander received a comprehensive account of security developments in Muhamalai, Kilaly and Nagarkovil areas where the troops were able to smash LTTE earth bunds in the past few days.

The arrival of 56 displaced civilians from Wanni into the peninsula so far across Ariyale, Paranthan and Thanankilappu areas in the past fortnight from Pooneryn sector was another matter that was taken up. Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka specifically inquired into the arrangements in place for receipt of more and more such people or any other exodus, as the heat on the Tigers elsewhere close to Pooneryn was now fast rising. Full Text