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LTTE earth bund at Puthukudiyiruppu FDL breached 27/02/2009

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The war heroes have succeeded in breaching the earth bund of the LTTE terrorists within the Pudukkudiyiruppu Forward Defence Line (FDL). Our Representative Sujith Vithanapathirana reporting form the area said the troops are advancing after continuously attacking the terrorists. The LTTE had built the massive earth bund to protect Pudukkudiyirippu, their final stronghold. The 53rd Division led by Brigadier Kamal Gunarathne breached the bund and entered the town. The 58th Division, led by Brigadier Shavindra Silva has entered the town from the West. The 21st Sinha Regiment, the First Gajaba Regiment, the 14th Gajaba Regiment, the 4th Vijayaba Infantry Regiment and the 1st Vijayaba Infantry Regiment were instrumental in breaching the bund. The 53rd Division commanded by Brigadier Kamal Gunaratne and Task Force 8 commanded by Col. Ravi Priya was engaged in a heavy battle to bring down the bund. The 53rd and 58th Divisions have confined the LTTE to a limited area. The 21st Sinha Regiment recovered several LTTE vehicles and two dozers from behind the bund. The 14th Sinha Regiment recovered a small submarine concealed in a jungle area South of Pudukkudiyiruppu.
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