Sunday, December 7, 2008

A-9 road under control of Security Forces - Army chief

With the capturing of Kanakarayankulam, the 48 kilometre stretch of the A-9 Road (Jaffna-Kandy Road) which runs through the so called LTTE political capital - Kilinochchi, is now under the control of the Security Forces and it is now opened upto Kokavil. The Security Forces liberated this long strip of the A-9 upto Kokavil, 10 years since it fell to the LTTE in 1998.

According to Army Commander Lt. General Sarath Fonseka this was the first time that the Security Forces liberated the A-9 upto Kokavil and during the ‘Jayasikuru’ operation, the troops captured the stretch only upto A-9 Road upto Omanthai. This time the Forces have gone beyond.

The troops of the Task Force 2 who captured Pulliyankulam, the main town to the North of Omanthai, also captured Kanakarayankulam, and according to military sources, liberating of Mankulam, Pulliyankulam, and Kanakarayankulam will help civilians to cross to government controlled areas now. Full Text