Army captures Iranamadu junction
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Army captures Iranamadu junction
SLAF attack LTTE command centre in Kilinochchi
"LTTE resistance astonishingly weak" - Army

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Troops from the 57 divison of the Sri Lankan army has captured the ‘notorious’ Iranamadu junction, this morning from LTTE after weeks of fierce battles at the Kilinochchi battlefront.

"Troops went ahead past the much spoken Iranamadu junction, about six km south of Kilinochchi town center as the first light broke heralding the New Year" Army Headquarters declared.

The capture, regarded as a significant breakthrough in the last leg of the Wanni operations, came as the troops were nearing the southern perimeter of the Tiger citadel, Kilinochchi, after Wednesday’s fall of the adjoining Paranthan town on A-9 Highway.

Troops of the 8 SLLI (Sri Lanka Light Infantry), commanded by Major Ipsitha Dissanayaka and 16 SLSR (Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment), commanded by Major Dhammika Dissanayaka operating under 574 Brigade, conducted those offensives along the A-9 to triumphantly reach the Iranamadu junction area. This will open easy capture of the Iranamadu town at any moment from now onwards.

Ground sources said LTTE resistance to those troops was astonishingly weak most probably due to their declining morale and physical strength.

In the mean time, the Air Force carried out raids on an LTTE command centre in Kilinochchi. The Air Force claimed that the center sustained heavy damages.

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