9:30 AM

Wanni Commanders Brief Visiting Army Chief

On the heels of continuing confrontations and the series of humiliating setbacks to the enemy, Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka, as was his previous practice at the height of eastern battles, paid one more visit to Wanni yesterday morning (10) with several senior officers from the Army Headquarters.

Commander, Security Forces Headquarters, Wanni (SF HQ-W) Major General Jagath Jayasuriya after receiving the Army Commander and other visiting military chiefs gave a detailed outline of the security developments unfolding in areas under his command. All respective commanders in Divisions, Brigades and Units joined him afterwards to brief the visiting Commander on the current situation.

Lieutenant General Fonseka evaluating latest developments in the area further discussed matters of concern to the soldiers and measures that should be adopted in fighting the enemy while keeping safety of the local population in mind.

Matters related to welfare of the soldiers deployed in the area were also taken up for speedy resolution. Commander of the Army and his retinue returned to Colombo the same evening.