SLA, SLN conduct joint war rehearsals in Jaffna seas

[TamilNet, Friday, 16 May 2008, 02:25 GMT]
Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) sailors from Karainagar Naval base and Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troopers stationed along the northern coastal areas, have been jointly conducting large scale war exercises in the seas off the coast of Jaffna peninsula in Valigaamam North High security Zone (HSZ) for the past few days supported by attack air crafts of Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF), civil sources in Jaffna said.

Attack air crafts and bombers of Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) and Dvora boats of Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) were involved in this exercise aimed at as a show of strength of the military might of Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) against Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eeelam (LTTE).

SLN boats were anchored in the seas of Kankeasanthurai (KKS), Mayiliddy, Maathagal and Valveddithurai (VVT) during the exercise. Already there is a ban on fishing in these areas and as such there were no movement of any fishing boats in the region during the war rehearsal.

Meanwhile, intense gunfire has been reported during day and night in the seas off Thondaimaanaaru, in the area between Idaikkaadu and Mayiliddy.

Deafening noise from the artillery barrage reverberated across the peninsula, according to local residents.

A similar exercise was conducted prior to the April attack in Mukamaalai Forward Defence Lines (FDL) and the current war exercise may be a prelude to such attack in the near future, the residents said.

The exercises are being held to also showcase maritime strength of the armed forces along northern coasts to prevent attempts by LTTE to land along the coastal areas, and to strengthen the HSZ along the coast, local residents added.

 

Latest 15 Reports
16.01.21 11:03  
Tamil national parties demand UN to inquire into crime of genocide and set up IIIM
09.01.21 09:37   Photo
Demolition of Tamil genocide monument, fourth emblematic trauma since 1974: Rev Fr Sakthivel
08.01.21 23:51   Photo
Colombo destroys Mu'l'livaaykkaal memorial monument at Jaffna University
07.01.21 11:22   Photo
With emphasis on genocide, Suresh calls for ICC-referral, IIIM and referendum
07.01.21 00:04   Photo
Boyle prefers IIIM demand over ICC-referral, says specific reference to genocide essential
06.01.21 14:26  
Indian Minister of External Affairs Jaishankar trades off Tamils’ sovereign rights
05.01.21 07:08  
TNPF's reluctance, NGO-meddling pose challenges to formulating joint Tamil demands to UN: Shivaji
06.12.20 15:44   Photo
Colombo’s brutal suppression of Tamil Heroes’ Day counter-productive to stated objectives: Tamil MP
27.11.20 16:44   Photo
Occupied Tamil Eelam marks Heroes' Day indoors, SL military detains seminary principal
16.11.20 18:45  
China launches world’s biggest regional trade agreement without Indian participation
31.10.20 10:58  
Tamils risk Kashmir-like status revocation if Gota continues Trinco military cooperation with US
06.10.20 11:40  
Poet Pulamaipithan who championed Tamil Eelam solidarity in Tamil Nadu turns 85
28.09.20 23:19   Photo
Muslims join Tamils opposing Colombo's suppression of Thileepan Remembrance in North
27.09.20 12:05   Photo
Tamils unify to mark Thileepan Remembrance, brave Colombo's suppression of memorialisation
26.09.20 09:10   Photo
Commemorating sacrifices of Tamil struggle is an inalienable right, not a subject for ‘SL permission’
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=25653