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The Battle of
was a battle fought on November 11, 1993 for the town of
Fort (; ) is located in
, adjacent to the Jaffna Peninsula. It was built by Portuguese to protect their possessions in Jaffna. The fort was captured by the Dutch in 1658, and subsequently by the British in 1796.
("Poonakari") is a strategically important village in the northern province of Sri Lanka situated just below the Jaffna Peninsula.
The A 32 passes through Thirukethiswaram, Pallamadu, Illupaikadavai, Vellankulam, Pallavarayankattu, Chunnavil,
and Arukuveli to reach Navatkuli.
Paapamkulam, Pachilaipalli, Padaraveli, Pandatharippu, Pandiyankulam, Palali, Palampiddi, Parangkich Chaalampan, Point Pedro (Paruththithurai), Paranthan, Periya Chaalampan, Pesalai, Periya Puliyangkulam, Periya Pollachi, Pollachi, Perumkulam, Paranthen Kerni,
, Puliyankulam, Puthukkudiyiruppu, Parayanalankulam, Pungudutivu, Puttur, Puthunagaram, Panamkamam,
The Division recaptured the strategically important
salient and played a major role in the recapture of the Kilinochchi in the Battle of Kilinochchi and the strategically important Elephant Pass the "Gateway to Jaffna".
In late 2008 the Sri Lanka Army launched a fresh offensive in the north of the island. The units of the Task Force 1 (a.k.a. 58 Division) recaptured
area on 15 November 2008.
In November 1993 2nd Lt Nissanka and his platoon was assigned to the
Camp and deployed facing
just outside the town. Due to
being a strategic stronghold it was under constant attack by the LTTE. On November 11, 1993, at about 1.30 a.m., the LTTE unleashed a sudden and major offensive on the
Camp in order to capture it. The brunt of this attack fell on the lines 2nd Lt. Nissanka's platoon was defending. The first wave was successfully repulsed by the 2nd Lt. Nissanka and his platoon. A second more powerful attack soon followed which came from both the front and the rear of the line. During this time 2nd Lt Nissanka moved from bunker to bunker, encouraging his men, paying no heed to the risk to his own life. He called for reinforcements from the battalion headquarters, but reinforcements couldn’t be sent as the headquarters itself was under attack. By around 5 a.m. 2nd Lt Nissanka was wounded badly, yet even in great pain he continued to command his men. Then with the enemy advancing towards his position, 2nd Lt Nissanka ordered the surviving members of his platoon to withdraw with their wounded. After giving the order he removed the pins on two grenades and ran towards the enemy, the grenades exploded killing him and the attacking terrorists instantly. This gallant action allowed the remainder of his platoon to withdraw to safety with their wounded.
Built in the
area of north portion of the island first by the Portuguese to protect its possessions in Jaffna, it was expanded by the Dutch till in 1770 it was recorded that it was square shaped with two bastions at opposite corners; the rampart on each of the sides was about 30 metres and was garrisoned till the late 18th century. The British built a rest house in 1805. Since 1983 due to the civil war it was garrisoned by the Sri Lankan Army till it withdrew from the
area in 1991; and recaptured in 2009. Ruins of the fort remains, however in bad condition.
By mid-November SLA forces managed to clear the entire west coast of LTTE cadres. By November 17, the SLA captured three more strategic towns: Mankulam, Pannikankulam and
. Mankulam and
had been in LTTE hands for the previous nine years. 54 soldiers were killed and another 350 wounded in the battle for
, which fell after SLA forces advanced on the
-Paranthan road. At the same time an offensive was conducted on the Muhamalai front. There, the SLA were attempting to break through the LTTE forward defence lines. Half a dozen attacks were repulsed by the LTTE leaving hundreds of casualties among government forces. In three days between November 16 and November 19, 200 SLA soldiers were reported to have been killed and another 700 wounded in battles across the north of the country. Some opposition lawmakers put the number at 250 killed. A Sri Lankan military source said the SLA Command in Jaffna had lost contact with two battalions. However, despite this, the SLA managed to break through the first line of the LTTE's defence on the Muhamalai front on November 20, which gave the SLA another 800 yards. This left the LTTE with two more lines of defence at Muhamalai.
The 66 Division is a division of the Sri Lanka Army. Established on 1 January 2009, the division is currently based in
in the Northern Province. The division is a part of Security Forces Headquarters – Kilinochchi and has three brigades and seven battalions. Brigadier A. M. R. Dharmasiri is the current commander of the division.
Jeyanthan Brigade consist of LTTE fighters from Eastern Sri Lanka. The fighters have participated in many conventional battles fought against the Sri Lankan Forces including Battle of
, Operation Jayasikurui, Battle of Mullaitivu, Battle of Kilinochchi and Second Battle of Elephant Pass.
Jeyanthan Brigade consisted of LTTE fighters from Eastern Province. Its fighters had participated in many conventional battles including Battle of
, Operation Jayasikurui, Battle of Mullaitivu, Battle of Kilinochchi and Second Battle of Elephant Pass. Brigade was named in the memory of Sampukuddi Pathmanthan "alias" Jeyanthan. Keerthi, the commander of Jeyanthan Brigade and his deputy, Nagesh were killed in Battle of Aanandapuram.
The main target of the LTTE in the shorline offensive was the Sri Lankan government naval base at
. The camp controlled the southern shore of the Jaffna lagoon and was being used as a command center for government forces preventing the Liberation Tigers from using the lagoon to supply the peninsula.
Since 1983 Due to the civil war it was garrisoned by the Sri Lankan Army from 1983 until the Sri Lankan military withdrew from the
area in 1991. The fort was recaptured in 2009. Ruins of the fort remains, though in bad condition.
On 17 October 2008, SLA troops cut off the Mannar-Poonaryn A32 highway north of Nachchikuda, the main remaining Sea Tiger stronghold on the northwestern coast of the island, thus effectively encircling it. They began their assault on 28 October and captured it the next day. After that the Army Task Force 1 continued their advance towards
and captured Kiranchchi, Palavi, Veravil, Valaipadu and Devil's Point. On 15 November 2008, troops of the Army Task Force 1 entered the strategically important Tiger stronghold of
. Simultaneously, the newly created Army Task Force 3 was introduced into the area of Mankulam with the objective of engaging the LTTE cadres in a new battlefront towards the east of the Jaffna–Kandy A9 highway.
SLA troops captured Mankulam and the surrounding area on 17 November 2008.
LTTE had executed prisoners of war on a number of occasions, in spite of the declaration in 1988, that it would abide by the Geneva Conventions. One such incident was the mass murder of 600 unarmed Sri Lankan Police officers in 1990, in Eastern Province, after they surrendered to the LTTE on the request of President Ranasinghe Premadasa. Police officers were promised safe conduct and subsequent release; they were instead taken to the jungle, blindfolded, and had their hands tied behind their backs, before being made to lie down on the ground to be subsequently shot. In 1993, LTTE killed 200 Sri Lanka Army soldiers, captured in the naval base at
, during the Battle of
A fort was built in the
area of northern portion of the island, at first by the Portuguese to protect its possessions in Jaffna. It was later taken and expanded by the Dutch, and in 1770 it was recorded that it was square shaped with two bastions at opposite corners; the rampart on each of the sides was about 30 metres, it was garrisoned until the late 18th century. The British built a rest house in 1805.
On November 16, 1991, he was promoted to lieutenant general and was appointed as Commander of the Sri Lankan Army. He held the post until December 31, 1993, when he resigned following the Battle of
. He was succeeded by G. H. De Silva. He was promoted to General on January 1, 1994 and retired from the army. Following his retirement he was appointed Sri Lankan Ambassador to Thailand and held the post till December 1994.
In February 1992 another series of government offensives failed to capture Jaffna. Lt. Gen. Denzil Kobbekaduwa together with Maj. Gen. Vijaya Wimalaratne and Rear Adm. Mohan Jayamaha, died on 8 August 1992 at Araly (Aeraella) point Jaffna due to a land mine blast. Their deaths badly affected military morale. The LTTE, for its part, scored a major victory when one of its suicide bombers killed Sri Lankan President Ranasinghe Premadasa in May 1993. In November 1993 the LTTE defeated the army in the Battle of
. This attack left 532 Sri Lankan soldiers and 135 sailors either dead or missing in action.
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