Thursday, January 8, 2009

Army moves in as Tigers withdraw from Vadamratchy East and Pallai

(TC)The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on Wednesday January 7th 2008 continued withdrawing from entrenched positions in the Jaffna peninsula and evacuating cadres to the northern mainland.

The 53 division commanded by Brig. Kamal Gunaratne and 55 division commanded by Brig. Prasanna Silva are currently moving into positions vacated by the LTTE.

The 53 division is now moving into Pallai on the A – 9 highway that has been vacated by the tigers who have fallen back to areas near the Puthukkaadu santhi or junction from which a road branches out eastwards to Maruthankerni via Soranpatru and Maasaar. Full Text