Marksmen compete in Elephant Pass celebrations

[TamilNet, Thursday, 28 April 2005, 00:10 GMT]
100 meter sharpshooting competitions marked the fourth day of events celebrating the fifth anniversary of the fall of Sri Lanka Army's (SLA's) Elephant Pass garrison with Liberation Tigers' Northern Region Commander, Col Theepan, supervising the day's events at the LTTE Military Academy, sources from Vanni said. The fall of Elephant Pass in 22 April 2000 established the Tigers as the world's only non-state military force capable of complex manoeuvre war fighting.


Sharpshooting competition




Sharpshooting competition
Sharpshooting competition
Hundreds of shooters including women cadres from Malathy brigade and Sothya brigade, fighters from Kutti Sri Mortar brigade and Charles Anthony Special brigade, instructors from military academy and LTTE officials participated in the competition.

"A sniper's job is to deliver discriminatory, accurate rifle fire against targets which cannot be engaged successfully by the regular rifleman because of range, size, location, fleeting nature, or visibility. Our cadres chosen for such training develop basic infantry skills to a high degree of perfection. The competition highlights the importance of snipers and allows our cadres to show their marksmanship," Col Theepan said.

The celebrations are expected to conclude at the end of Thursday's cultural events.


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