MULLAITTIVU: DISORGANIZED and panicking Tiger organization, now breathing its last, unable to survive in the absence of moral and material support, appeared to have got their priorities mixed, if not torpedoed. The Sea Tiger base they had been running in the PUTHUMATTALAN “No Fire Zone” lagoon area had been reduced to a mere tiny pier, it was found by the troops found as they rolled in to the base.
More than 14 years of absence, inhabitants in 97 houses dotted between Gurunagar and Ceynor Jetty in Jaffna were to return to their original homes after Security Forces, Jaffna, removing all security restrictions in place handed them over to their lawful heirs during a brief ceremony. Facilitation of the resettlement of those families in their own houses became possible and speedy after the Security Forces opened the New Beach Road along Gurunagar beach patch for public use.
Student Officers at the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) Sapugaskanda, Sri Lanka’s highest seat of learning for Defence Services personnel, had the rare opportunity of listening to a lecture of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya this morning (29). The students belonging to all three forces inclusive of a few Officers from other foreign Armies listened to this lecture as a part of their training for Passed Staff College qualification (psc) at the DSCSC.
MULLAITTIVU: THE FINAL massive exodus of civilians into government-held cleared areas from the remaining New Safety Zone areas was fast swelling in the past two hours as more than 5,000 – 10,000 escapees have already lined up from a distance to entire government held areas. As the clock struck 5.00 p.m. Friday (15) evening (local time) KARAYANMULLIVAIKKAI troops screened 1405 civilians and took them in after they crossed NANTHI KADAL lagoon, adjacent to the New Safe Zone through the new opening made by the troops on Thursday (14).