SLA rebuilding FDL posts in Vadamaradchi
[TamilNet, Monday, 13 March 2006, 08:51 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) is reconstructing previously abandoned positions in the Valikkandy area, a border village between Vadamaradchy North and Vadamaradchy east in Jaffna district. SLA soldiers are using large amounts of sleepers brought from Palaly military base for construction of the sentry posts and positions. The rebuilding of Valikkandy checkposts is part of an effort in strengthening the forward defense positions of the SLA in Jaffna district, SLA sources said.
SLA's Forward Defense Lines (FDLs) in the Nagorkovil sector of Vadamaradchy North extended from Mulli in Varani through Valikkandy after the capture of parts of Jaffna district in 1995.
However, after the MoU was signed in 2002, SLA abandoned some of its FDL camps and sentry points in the Vadamaradchy North, East border.