SLA strengthening defences around Palaali airbase

[TamilNet, Friday, 20 July 2007, 11:21 GMT]
Jaffna Sri Lanka Army (SLA) high command, anticipating attacks by the Liberation Tigers, is reinforcing defences against Palaali military airbase, located in the heart of the Northern High Security Zone, sources close to the SLA said. The SLA soldiers are also building an additional protective fence around the runways including a new runway that is being constructed with Indian financial assistance.

The Palaali military complex, the nerve centre of the SLA in Jaffna peninsula, is already fortified with three encircling defence fences.


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