MULLAITTIVU: EYEBROWS were raised when the troops dominating areas deep down in IRATTAVAIKKAL after terrorists were evicted, came across one more huge monstrous cylindrical metal structure, identical to a device that enables to live underwater. (See photos).Tigers appeared to have been weilding the structure just before the troops rolled in, as all the hallmarks confirmed. This 360-ft long and 25 ft wide structure, apparently compartmentalized into three major sections, i.e. front (engine), office and the rear (relatively bigger), has been made of strong iron, and set on iron rails, like a railway carriage. In addition, a huge 300 ft-long canal with 30 ft deep water that leads to the seas beyond, has been dug touching this underwater structure, enabling it to float directly into the seas at any given time after induction. A few rotor blades that had been kept dismantled and hidden by terrorists were also found by the troops.
A LARGE number of young men and women who had been active members or supporters of the LTTE and later surrendered or fell into custody of the Security Forces found their new life subsequent to the rehabilitation offered to them by the government. After initial inquiries, they were directed to the rehabilitation centre at Thelippalai in Jaffna under patronage and supervision of Security Forces Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J).
DAWN of the New Year 2010 was marked at Security Forces Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) during a simple ceremony on 01st January morning on the directions of the Wanni Commander Major General Kamal Gunaratne. The chief guest on the occasion, Brigadier M.A.M Dias hoisted the National Flag and inaugurated the event. Recital of National anthem and Army song followed as troops stood in attention. Reading of the service oath afterwards added a new flavour to the occasion. The New Year message of the Commander was also read out by the chief guest. The proceedings ended after a tea party.