Fresh SLA thrust towards Mankulam

[TamilNet, Friday, 27 February 1998, 23:59 GMT]
The SLA said that the troops of Operation Jayasikurui have begun a fresh thrust towards Mankulam from their current positions east, west and south of the strategic junction on the highway to Jaffna from Vavuniya.

They expressed confidence that the Mankulam junction can be captured in a few days while acknowledging that resistance is bound to be heavy.

The SLA sources declined to give further details of the ongoing operation to take Mankulam.

They said more information might be available in the evening.

 

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