Troops enter Kumulamunai, 21 Tiger bunkers captured
KUMULAMUNAI: The 59 Division troops operating in the South of
Mullaitivu entered the strategically important Kumulamunai village
located 12 km south of the LTTE stronghold of Mullaitivu after capturing
21 Tiger bunkers located between Thannimurippukulam and Kumulamunai,
Military Spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara told the Daily News.
“Troops are now clearing the area around Kumulamunai and
consolidating their positions in the Kumulamunai village,” the Brigadier
According to military officials Kumulamunai is the first build up
area after passing the Andankulam forest reserve in the South of
By entering Kumulamunai village troops are now within striking
distance of Mullaitivu , a senior Army official said.
According to military officials this is the first time troops have
reached this village after commencing military operations from the Weli