After several days of resistance, the LTTE today withdrew from the strategic Sea Tiger bases of Alampil and Chemmalai. With this withdrawal, LTTE is out of bounds from the Nayaru Lagoon, an area used extensively in recent times to infiltrate the East.
The Sri Lanka Army’s 59 Division has just 10km more to go to capture the strategic Mulaitivu base. The division has only 2km to go to reach Nedunkerni. In the meantime Task Force 2 moved into Puliyankulam, a former hub of LTTE activity along the A9, which was subsequently abandoned by the Tigers.
Meanwhile the LTTE is building a new earth bund and trench-line from Iranamadu to Oddusudan north. According to intelligence reports, a group of LTTE cadres are undergoing a special training on counter-attacks in Kilinochchi.
The funeral of the late Major Lalith Jayasinghe was held at his home in Avissawella on Tuesday. It was attended by high-ranking SF officers, unit commanders and hundreds of civilians who all came voluntarily to bid farewell to a great hero.