Tigers’ Michael Base captured
WELIOYA: The Army’s 59 Division engaged in an offensive on the
Weli-Oya front gained another victory by capturing the LTTE’s strategic
‘Michael’ base yesterday afternoon.
The Michael base, part of the 1-4 base, is located seven km north of
Janakapura. Munnagam, the first base in the 1-4 complex was captured
Around 17 LTTE cadres were killed in the battle field, Military
spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara said.
“The base is located north of Janakapura where the 59 Division
intensified offensive attacks. It is marching forward to the LTTE
defence lines,” Brigadier Nanayakkara said.
The Michael base was captured following three days of operations.
“Troops are consolidating their positions at the Michael base following
three days of fierce fighting,” he added.
He said the Michael base was similar to the Munnagam base with an
underground structure. The structure of the Michael base was extended in
an area containing 200 square metres.
The Security Forces launched a search and clear operation in the area
following the capturing of the base.