The army had opened a new front on west
of Jaffna-Kandy road to flank 57 Division.
Military spokesman Brigadier Uadaya
Nanayakkara said the newly created Task
Force 11 would advance northwards while the
57 Division stepped up pressure on the LTTE
holding on to Periyamadu, about 16
kilometers north of Madhu.
The 57 Division and Task Force 11 would
advance on the uncleared areas, the
newly created 61 Division would be deployed
on a holding role in areas captured by the
57 Division. The 57 Division had regained
about 600 square kilometers since it
launched operations last year.
The Division 57 is about 26 kilometers north
of the Vavuniya-Mannar main supply route and
the Task Force 11, too would be able to make
good progress, Military spokesman said.
The Task Force 1 on the Mannar front had
advanced up to Adampan and on yesterday
captured a further three square kilometers
in Adampan general area.