Troops Liberate Illuppaikkadavai [Updated]
Sri Lanka army has declared Iluppaikkadavai
town liberated ending 21 years of terror rule of LTTE this afternoon
(July 20). According to defence sources troops of Task Force 1 and
Commando brigade encircled the remote town situated 12 km
North of Vidattaltivu by last night and entered the town this
The sources further said that another large LTTE
stronghold situated on the Northwestern coast of the Island has fallen
with the new victory.
Military spokesperson Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara
speaking to defence.lk said that troops have also captured the
largest LTTE base situated on Northwestern coast. He said that this base
was not a Sea Tiger base but used for other terror activities in the
area during last 2 decades.
Speaking further he said , troops of Task Force 1 has already marched about 2
Km North of Illuppaikkadavai town and consolidating their defences
at present. At least 15 LTTE cadres were killed during the battle ensued
during last 48 hours in the area , he added.