Troops regain Kiranchi
Kiranchi: Troops attached to the 58 Division yesterday took control
of Kiranchi, one of the handful of Sea Tiger bases the Tigers had on the
North Western coast, military officials told the Daily News yesterday.
Kiranchi, located northwest of Nachchikuda, which fell to the hands
of the Security Forces two weeks back, was captured by the 58 Division
troops as they completely cut off the land area from north of
Nachchikuda to south of Chempangundu on the A-32 road up to the seventh
“With the capture of Kiranchi the LTTE is left with only Palavi,
Vallaipadu and Devil’s Point before the fall of Pooneryn, the
northernmost unloading point of the LTTE,” a senior Military official
told the Daily News.
Kiranchi, is located away from the shore and the LTTE had used it as
one of their cargo loading points with a Pier constructed by them. “The
LTTE may have used this area to unload their cargo due to its strategic
location which cannot be reached by the Navy,” the official added.
“The LTTE had apparently used this Sea Tiger base after the fall of
Vidathalthivu, their main Sea Tiger Base on the North Western coast,”
the official added.
The LTTE is also on the verge of losing Palavi and Vallaipadu on the
North Western coast within the next few days with troops of the 58
Division under the command of Brigadier Shavendra Silva due to march