|Army captures last sea tiger base & clears entire Visuamadu area|
|Thursday, 05 February 2009|
The humanitarian military operations and skilful manoeuvres, being waged against the LTTE in the remaining swathe of territory in the Wanni marked another significant phase when valiant 55 Division troops rolled onto the biggest Sea Tiger Base in Chalai coastal isthmus by Thursday (5) evening and brought the entire area under their control, the Army Headquarters declared.
Chalai's total seizure came on the heels of the Army's complete liberation of the entire Visuamadu area, about 100 square km in extent in the former Tiger stronghold after a string of military offensives in the past few days that resulted in the fall of all terrorist fortresses into Army hands while boxing remaining terrorists into an area, less than some 200 square km.
Capture of Chalai by Army troops, several hours ago, drove a decisive blow to the entire Tiger organization, now in its death throes with the loss of the biggest Sea Tiger Base in the eastern coastal belt, which was excessively used by suicidal Sea Tigers right throughout for their numerous ground attacks, naval attacks and also for almost all clandestine terrorist operations, spearheaded targeting the Jaffna peninsula, MUHAMALAI, Trincomalee, Batticaloa and all other locations in the north-eastern sea belt.
Before the Army's surge into the main Chalai Sea Tiger Base today (5), Army troops within a matter of a year or so successfully and effectively struck all Sea Tiger Bases on the north-eastern and the eastern coast in Chundikulam, Kaddaikadu, Thalaidi, Champianpattu, Mullaittivu (Vadduval), Chemmalai And Alampil, sea towns, smashing their bases and capturing the entire area.
In the western coastal belt, Army troops smashed and captured Mullikulam, Seelavathurai, Palavi, Devil's Point, Valaipadu, Kiranchi (boat repair point), Nochchimoddai, Nachchikuda, Mulankavil, Illuppu Kadaveli and Viddathalattivu Sea Tiger Bases after they began their advance towards Pooneryn.
In addition, dominating ground troops of the Army directed simultaneous devastating assaults on many an LTTE boat launching pad in both eastern and western coastal belts. Those launching stations included Kokkuthuduvai, Chemmalai, Chilavattai, Vadduvakallu, Karaiyamullivaikal, Valayanmadam, Putumattalam, Peparaputti, Nallatannitodueay and Udayarthurai in the eastern coast.
Similarly, Army troops destroyed and dominated the north-western coast-based LTTE Sea Tiger launching pads in Karadikkuli, Navadantaivu, Arippu, Komputukki, Thekampuddi, Veddukaddu, Kavutarimunai, Kalmunai Point, Cheddiyakurichchi and Nallur, giving humiliating blows to Sea Tigers further.
As of Thursday (5) evening, Army troops in the south of Puthukudirippu are now poised to march on to Tiger dominated areas, surrounding the newly demarcated "Safe Zone" in Puthukudirippu west, adjoining the A-35 Paranthan-Mullaittivu road.
With the capture of Chalai and the entire Visuamadu territory, Tiger terrorists have completely lost the dominance on the entire north-eastern coastal region.
Courtesy: defence.lk, picture:MCNS
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