Troops advance in Kokavil area
Kokavil: Troops attach- ed to the 574 Brigade advancing in the
general area of Kokavil to the south of Kilinochchi by yesterday
afternoon closed in on the Kokavil town centre perimeter where the
famous Kokavil SLRC (Sri Lanka Rupavahini Cooperation) transmission
The area fell to the LTTE hands in November 1990 after the terrorists
launched an attack on the Army detachment at the SLRC tower.
During that fateful military thrust, the Army detachment remained
isolated after it was cut off from the rest of the deployments in the
The imminent fall of the entire Kokavil into the Army hands at any
moment deprives the terrorists of using this site in the future.
Officer Commanding at Kokavil Army camp, Lieutenant S.U Aladeniya was
posthumously awarded the highest valour in combat, the gallantry medal
“Parama Weera Vibushana” (PWV) for his fight against Tiger terrorists
valiantly without reinforcements until his camp was destroyed by the
terrorists on 11th July 1990.
He received orders to abandon the camp, but he refused to do so as
the majority of his troops were injured by then and completely immobile.
He was the first to be nominated for this prestigious PWV upon his