|Most Sacred ‘Sivam Kovil’ Area Liberated|
|Tuesday, 29 July 2008|
MULLAITHIVU: TROOPS thrusting at Tigers with their superior fire-power in the areas to the south of MALLAVI, east of THUNUKKAI entered LTTE-held areas as dusk fell on Sunday (27), clearing the area where the most sacred Sivam Kovil, previously venerated by the Hindus in their hundreds lies.
As the photos depict, an 8 ft deep trench filled with water with a huge mound of sand and soil dug on one side of the terrain and a chain of false pits with thorny bushes had been found erected to prevent troops from rolling in to the area.
This fertile irrigational land area which was earlier part of the MANNAR ‘Rice bowl’ was turned into a main hub of the Tiger terrorists, from where they were launching terrorist attacks on the directives from fallen VIDATTALTIVU Sea Tiger base.
The famous Sivam Kovil which is venerated with an annual feast used to draw thousands of Hindu devotees from MANNAR, JAFFNA, KILINOCHCHI and MULLAITHIVU districts. However, the temple had not been able to perform annual rites due to terrorist –threats and activities for the last couple of years, it has been told to the Security Forces.
Troops who had by now taken positions in the area have made their way forward passing the VAVUNIKULAM tank, as this report was filed.
(Courtesy : Sri Lanka Army)
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