Elephant Pass Fall fifth anniversary celebrated

[TamilNet, Saturday, 23 April 2005, 13:17 GMT]
Fifth anniversary of the fall of Sri Lanka Army's (SLA's) Elephant Pass garrison is being celebrated from the 22nd to 25th April in Vanni with long distance running competitions among different military divisions of Liberation Tigers followed by a day of cultural events, sources from Vanni said. The fall of Elephant Pass, described as "impregnable" by a US army officer who visited the garrison months before the fall, established the Tigers as the only non-state military force in the world today capable of complex manoeuvre war fighting.


Elephant Pass celebrations


On Friday 10 kilometer race was held for women cadres of Malathy Brigade, Sothiya Brigade and Kutti Sri Mortar Brigade from Puthukadu junction to Muhamalai LTTE checkpoint. Northern Region military commander of LTTE, Col. Theepan, supervised the events. Commander of LTTE's Women's Wing, Col.Vithusha, started the 10K run, sources said.

Saturday cultural events were held in the Col.Raayu memorial hall at the Military Academy of Liberation Tigers and the events included Poetry forum where several women, men LTTE brigades took part.

10K run for men are scheduled to be held Sunday, organizers said.


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