soldiers of Army 58 Division and Commando Brigade have liberated the strategically important Vidattaltivu town yesterday morning (July 16), said the defence sources in the Mannar warfront.
LTTE had lost its biggest Sea Tiger base in the Western coast.
Vidattaltivu is the biggest town situated on the North- Western coast of the Island, 20 km North of Mannar and is the main Sea-Tiger base cum the logistic hub of the LTTE in the West.
This is the first time after the departure of Indian Peace Keeping Force in 1990 that troops have dominated the area , the sources added.
troops are now advancing towards Illuppakadavai, the next Sea Tiger base in the Western coast, in order to restrict Sea Tiger activities in the Gulf of Mannar.