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Vows to capture sea supply base in Mannar soon

The military yesterday said the strategically important area in the Mannar District, known as ‘rice bowl’ comprising an area of 120 square kilometers was completely brought under its control.

“The area called ‘rice bowl’ or the entire green patch in the district had been brought under full military control by yesterday after months of fighting”, military spokesman Udaya Nanayakkara told the Daily Mirror yesterday. The area is called the ‘rice bowl due to the large tracts of paddy fields in the area which yielded the biggest paddy harvest in the country in 1991.

Brig. Nanayakkara said the military commenced its operation to capture Mannar district in September 2007 and so far had killed over 2,100 LTTE cadres and injured over 1,500 cadres. The number of military casualties was not available at the time this edition went to press.

“Losing the ‘rice bowl’ area is a major set back for the LTTE and for the military it is a major achievement as troops are nearing the end of their objective to capture the entire district soon including the Vidaththaltivu area, which is the Tigers’ sea supply base”, the spokesman said.

He also said the military had to face many difficulties when capturing this area as the Tigers had massive and strong defence lines in the area.

The liberated area comprises 150 small reservoirs fed by the Yoda Wewa.

The Army’s 58 Division had carried out the operation to capture this area, consisting Parappakandal, Giant Tank, Alampil, Parappakadattan, Andankulam, Palakkuli, Palampiddi, Periyamadu, Andankulam and Adampan areas, including several and large Tiger bases.

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Vows to capture sea supply base in Mannar soon

The military yesterday said the strategically important area in the Mannar District, known as ‘rice bowl’ comprising an area of 120 square kilometers was completely brought under its control.

“The area called ‘rice bowl’ or the entire green patch in the district had been brought under full military control by yesterday after months of fighting”, military spokesman Udaya Nanayakkara told the Daily Mirror yesterday. The area is called the ‘rice bowl due to the large tracts of paddy fields in the area which yielded the biggest paddy harvest in the country in 1991.

Brig. Nanayakkara said the military commenced its operation to capture Mannar district in September 2007 and so far had killed over 2,100 LTTE cadres and injured over 1,500 cadres. The number of military casualties was not available at the time this edition went to press.

“Losing the ‘rice bowl’ area is a major set back for the LTTE and for the military it is a major achievement as troops are nearing the end of their objective to capture the entire district soon including the Vidaththaltivu area, which is the Tigers’ sea supply base”, the spokesman said.

He also said the military had to face many difficulties when capturing this area as the Tigers had massive and strong defence lines in the area.

The liberated area comprises 150 small reservoirs fed by the Yoda Wewa.

The Army’s 58 Division had carried out the operation to capture this area, consisting Parappakandal, Giant Tank, Alampil, Parappakadattan, Andankulam, Palakkuli, Palampiddi, Periyamadu, Andankulam and Adampan areas, including several and large Tiger bases.

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