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Troops Liberate Illuppaikkadavai [Updated]

Troops Liberate Illuppaikkadavai [Updated]

Map 1Sri 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 morning.

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 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.

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Photos show the the Agrarian Service centre (left), the Government school (center) and another government office at Iluppaikkadavai. Sri Lanka government despite over two decades of terror domination in the Wanni  has been running all the public services including health , transport , education and civil administration for the civilians living in these areas .

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LTTE terrorist had their largest  base on the Northwestern coast of the Island at  Iluppaikkadavai. According to the ground sources, this camp is larger than  the Sea Tiger base found at Vidattaltivu though not much of a prominence given to it.

The Gallant soldiers of SL Army are now marching further Northwards of the A-32 road looking for more  terror hideouts

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