Army captures Palamoddai and Ulathuvely areas
The counter terrorist offensive operation launched to
liberate Wanni region from LTTE clutches has reached to a significant
milestone as the troops of Task Force-2 and 59 Division captured the
Palamoddai Town, west of A-9 Road, near Omanthai, and Ulathuvely beach
area, 4 km to the north of Kokkutuduvai in the Welioya front,
respectively this afternoon, 28 August, the latest report received from
Troops of Task Force 2 advanced along the northwestern
border of the Vavuniya district, on the west of the A-9 road have gained
the total control over the Palamoddai town area. LTTE terrorists making
their fullest effort to protect this strategically vital area and to
delay the security forces' advances directing heavy resistance on them.
With the fall of Palamoddai, terrorists have to make more efforts to
defend their territory in north of Omanthai area against the fast moving
victorious soldiers now marching towards Kilinochchi, defence sources said.
Simultaneously, troops of the 59 Division advanced to
the north of Kokkutoduvai have captured the Ulathuvely area, about 4 km,
north of Kokkutoduvai, a strategically important beach front.
Vavuniya Battle front
Weli-Oya Battle front
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