The Sri Lanka Army took control of two more LTTE controlled villages in Kilinochchci district yesterday. 58 division soldiers spearheaded by Commando units, took control of Mulankavil located 8km north of recently captured Vellankulam. And LTTE graveyard and a radio communications station in the area were also take under army control. The latest advancement by the 58 division puts further pressure on LTTE sea tiger base in Nachchikuda.
The LTTE continued to offer fierce resistance to the 57 division units marching towards Tunukkai, one of the largest towns under LTTE control. Despite resistance, troops were able to capture the village of Kalvilan located 3kms southwest of Tunukkai. Despite LTTE resistance and heavy artillery fire, operations towards Tunukkai are still continuing.
Meanwhile the official LTTE propaganda machine, Tamilnet.com posted an interesting article on the 12th August. After accusing the SLA 'Deep penetration Unit' for every single claymore explosion in the north during the last few months, Tamilnet now claims that a 'tiger penetration attack' killed 21 SLA soldiers on the Kilali frontline. The article however is cleverly worded. According to Tamilnet, "The SLA sources attributed the ambush to 'Deep Penetration Units' of the Liberation Tigers of Tamileealm (LTTE)" while never quoting any official statement from the LTTE; "The LTTE is yet to issue details on the latest episode in the Northern Front". Regardless of Tamilnet's word games, we can confirm that such a 'penetration attack' never occurred as the article claims.