Saturday, January 10, 2009

LTTE's airstrip in Mullaittivu captured

('s another airstrip located in general area Keppapularu, 6.5Km northwest of Mullayavalai town centre in Mulaittivu has been captured by the troops of 59 Division on offensive march towards Mullaittivu today, 10 January.

Soldiers of the 9 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Janaka Ariyaratne under 593 Brigade commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Jayantha Goonaratne launched an offensive operation a few days ago and captured the part of the airstrip by Friday evening (9 Jan) amidst stiff resistance given by the terrorists. Following days long fighting, troops have totally captured the airstrip by 9.00 AM today causing heavy damages to the enemy, military sources said. Full Text