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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2704

Mankulam falls – another humiliating blow for Prabakaran

Colombo, 17 November, (Asiantribune.com): Sri Lankan troops recaptured today Mankulam after nearly 9 years, back from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

It was on the 5th November 1999 LTTE took control of Mankulam, a stratergic town located on the A 9 Road nearly 45 kilometers North of Vavuniya.

To the east of Mankulam lies Mullaitivu Road that crosses Odduchuddan to Thaniyootu and Mullaitivu; to the north lies Jaffna through Kilinochchi, Elephant Pass, to the south Vavuniya across the Omanthai Entry/Exit point and also to Velankulam coastal edge to the west across Mallavi (Yogapuram) and Thunukkai. In addition a few more minor roads provide connections to the Vanni hinterland.

Sources told Asian Tribune that following hours of heavy fighting with LTTE Mankulaqm fell in the hands of Sri Lankan troops today around 2p.m.

It is reported LTTE carders are on the run, but number of them were killed and many captured.

-Asian Tribune -

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