Monday, January 19, 2009

Army facilitates opening of new sea route to Jaffna

by Shamindra Ferdinando

*Liberation of A 32, A9 necessitates review of costly supply operation

With the army taking the upper hand in the Jaffna and Vanni theatres after the liberation of two overland supply routes to the Jaffna peninsula, the government is now in a position to terminate a costly naval operation to move supplies, security forces and civilians to the Jaffna peninsula.

Authoritative sources said that the naval operation involved about ten cargo and passenger ships including Jetliner, Lanka Muditha, SLNS Shakthi, 543 and Green Ocean. Full Text