Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Police Commandos played a major role in the war

(TI)When the LTTE triggered Eelam War IV by taking over the Mavil Aru sluice in July 2006, the government accepted the Tigers’ military challenge. The army deployed in the Batticaloa –Ampara sector had to be relieved immediately to launch an operation at Mavil-aru. The absence of the army commander, Lieut. Gen. Sarath Fonseka, recuperating following an LTTE suicide attack had increased pressure on the government struggling to face up to Prabhakaran’s challenge. Full text