Thursday, January 8, 2009

Terrorist loose more ground in Jaffna Peninsula; Troops liberate Soranpattu

(defence.lk)Soldiers of Sri Lanka Army 55 Division have liberated Soranpattu village this evening (Jan 8), said the defence sources in the Jaffna peninsula. Soranpattu is situated 9 Km from Elephant Pass and 5.2 Km from Pallai town down the A-9 road (Jaffna- Kandy).

According to the sources, infantrymen of 6 Sri Lanka Light Infantry (6SLLI), 7 Vijayaba Infantry Regiment (7 VIR), 4 Gemunu Watch (4 GW), and 8 VIR have entered the village after wiping out the terrorist hideouts in the area.

Earlier in the day, troops of Army 53 Division marching along the South of A-9 axis liberated the Pallai Township.