Saturday, June 14, 2008

Weli Oya and the 61 Division


As mentioned earlier, the Sri Lanka Army is at the gates of the LTTE's former 1-4 Base complex at Weli Oya. This area saw heavy fighting between the Army and the LTTE from the time of Major General Denzil Kobbekaduwa.

The former LTTE stronghold is now a shadow of its former image. However, significant numbers of Tiger Cadre still remain inside the environs. The current operations are focused on the general area Vettikaikulam.

The 59 Division and the 61 Division are focusing their efforts in this area under Brigadier Dawulugala's Command. The 61 Division is currently classified as a semi-offensive Division in the Army. It has not yet fully engaged itself in the battles so far. This is because of a tradition in the Army to allow time for the experienced soldiers enlisted to it from other units to adjust to their new roles. So far, the 59 and 61 have combined to kill a few hundred Tigers in this area alone.

53 comments:

Pina said...

Congratulations for our lion hearted boy!May you be blessed with the benovelance protection of the Tripple Gem!

Sam Perera said...

Our thoughts and hearts are with you my brothers of Armed Forces of Sri Lanka.

LKDOOD said...

Dw

thanks for the update

so LTTE is still in control of parts of the 1-4 Base ?

LKDOOD said...

Periyamadu Tank area falls to troops - Vavuniya

defence.lk

Sun Tzu's disciple said...

DW,

1.Whats your view on SFs optimistic view of capturing Mullaitivu and Prabhakaran?
***
2.It is mid-June now.45 days to go for the August deadline to obliterate LTTE militarily, and 6 months to go before SFs retirement.The LTTE seem unable or unwilling to stem the slow tide of SLA. Are they really exhausted or playing for time till the next monsoon?

3.SLAF seems to have lately drastically cut its sorties.
And SLN seems to be on the defensive.
Have they run out of targets/intelligence or are they feeling the effects of the global rise in price of oil?

4.The small SLN bases are awfully lax I think--10-15 well armed soldiers in fortified posts can easily hold-off 30-40 sea tigers if they detect them on time and use thier wits .The Ltte photos show the SLN had no lack of arms or ammunition--they simply decamped from the post.Also reinforcement not counterattcking in a heavily militarized and small place like Mannar is inexcusable( though the Chiruteevu one can be excused, being an isolated islet).

LKDOOD said...

"...entire bund of the Periyamadu Tank which is about 2.5 Km long..."

LKDOOD said...



MAP of PERIYAMADU tank

LINK


CodeRed said...

Sun Tzu's disciple,

Hey,Dont worry! SFs and all the SLDF will move in to Mulathiv and Ki'nochchi sooner or later. U are counting just 2 of our Small SLN posts were attacked by LTTE.True, its been attacked. But it didnt display the weekness of the SLN or or strenght of the LTTE.Cz as we know when 100s come and attack for 5-6 men post its hard to gain control of a post.

These are last few things that they can do.Attack small detachments of SLDF and show the world that they are still control the stuff. Cheerup for your LTTE men cz these are ther last cheers that you can. I wonder how quick you forgot that dosens of your floating wepon dumps were sunked by SLN?is it defensive move by SLN ?

Sun Tzu's disciple said...

codered,

you on medication?

Constantin Demiris said...

DW,

todays sundayobserver says

The formation of the 61 Division under the command of Major General Lalith Daulugala as a defensive Division to hold and secure the ground captured by the 57 Division in the West of Vavuniya

but you say its going to help in welioya?

Can you clarify? they also have a good map of the welioya area

LKDOOD said...

Blogger BoviCanine said...

ikdood,
DS = defense secretary.
BC.

June 14, 2008 8:34 AM

thanks

LKDOOD said...
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LKDOOD said...



LTTE TO ATTACK JAFFNA on June 19 and 20 ?


LINK

tangara said...

If anyone can provide me the history of all LTTE attacks, I can predict the next attack..

It can be accurate upto 90%.

I also need the dates of the demise of LTTE leaders...

LTTE will launch major operations usually 2 months after the death of a prominent LTTE leaders. Look for selvi and balraj's 2 months , one year remembrance days.

Bhairav said...

Encouraging news are coming out of Wanni now that LTTE is preparing for the biggest push of all in recent memory. Newly called national front organization which mostly civilians are ready to support the cadres who are stationed at front lines while university students will join with the LTTE when the time is right. Yes, at least, 200,000+ of Wanni mainland people will participate in this historic battle.

Next 3 months will answer all your questions.

tangara said...

As I have been always telling in these blogs, expect a Major attack on Jaffna any time.

thiru said...

tangara, you seem to have figured out the ltte eh, maybe you should help out the fonsy and the boys.

tangara said...


All LTTE threats must be taken seriously.

That way it is always easy to inhilate them where they start.

thiru said...

yes tangara "inhilate", the only thing you are going to inhale is the shit that comes out of my ass.

Moshe Dyan said...

tangara,

yes; you were right.

lkdood,

thanks for the link. this explains the high "defensive" action SLA was taking in jaffna as i mentioned in a previous post.

LTTE has realised that a good offensive is the best defence. lets see how the "terrain advantage is for the defender" works this time!!

no doubt tigers will use LARGE NUMBERS as they know jaffna is defended by the LARGEST SLA detachments per square kilometre. more than 50k are said to be in the peninsular.
if that happens that should be taken as an OPPORTUNITY to kill 100k+ tigers (which is a staggering 6% of the SL tamil population) depending on the numbers. nevermind they are civilian tigers. this will bring clarity to the situation to quote balakumaran (the only pro-LTTE bastard i have some respect). so far tigers have killed 2% of the SL tamil population and tamil leaders, the international community, human rights groups, diaspora don't seem to care. they want the "liberation struggle" to continue AT ANY COST. if they want liberation, let them have it in HELL.

cluster bombs, jets, Mils, MBRLs, etc. etc. should be readied for the MASS SLAUGHTER of invaders. i wish this will happen as pro-LTTE bastards threaten and i wish i were in jaffna to harvest as much as i can. dear tigers take this as a counter threat and abandon the planned offensive, my assss!!

Moshe Dyan said...

STD,

SLAF has actually drastically increased the number of air sorties.

yes; SLN IS PLAYING A MEEKLY DEFENSIVE ROLE.

tangara said...


It is quite possible that LTTE will stage a simulanious attack somewhere else to concide with the Jaffna attack..

They tried this in 2006...

tangara said...

Thiru,

When you run, run for your life..Don't shit...

tangara said...

Thiru,

A crushing blow to the LTTE in Wanni will make them shit.
Since you a part of it, I won't be surprised.

thiru said...

tangara, you must be able to predict the time that i will shit, 90% of the time since you are such genius, lol, this proves my point all along that modhayas never learn

Defencewire said...

std,

We never supported any deadlines for this war. Its a war without borders. IOt will take several years unless decapitations kick in.

constantin,

Correct. the mobility corridor is Weli Oya/mullaithivu for 61, but the avenue of approach until fully offensive, will be in the general area Vavuniya. This is because the 57 is now moving westwards now.

magnet said...

Defencewire

Can you explain where "Weli Oya" is generally situated? Also the current population. I can't find this "Weli oya" river in any of the maps. Does it include Kokilai too?

Also is that true that Weli Oya sinhala settlement completely seperates east and North provinces

Also I heard there were sinhala settlements in Nayaru and Kokkutudowal Kokilai regions do they still exist?

Pina said...

Thiru,

200,000 strong Eeelam force against SLA eh?

Unprecedented and massive!

What a shere force it would be!

SLA beware of this! LTTE coming with 200,000 strong force. A force with Babay and Grand Ma brigades included it would be deadly and unbelivelby destructive indeed!

NOLTTE=Peace said...

If there is a massive push to capture Jaffna by LTTE. It would be supported with parallel attacks to KAB and Trinco harbor.

Defencewire said...

Weli Oya is sometimes called Manal Aru (Tamil word) and is a small river in terms of length. It also refers to a administrative area. If you see the GS divisions of Kokilai, Kokkutuduwai,Alampil in a map, that is part of the area of Weli Oya (12 GS Divs). Mulaithivu is further north. Mullaithivu Town is along the coast.

The sinhala settlements are at Padaviya in A'pura, Padavi Sri Pura-Trinco, Janakapura, kiriibbanwewa, Pulmoddai, Parakramapura etc.

Sun Tzu's disciple said...

MD/tangara,

Dont you feel the article in sundayobserver has the feel of rumormongering? It appears as if the author got 'info' of impending attck on 19 & 20th and then filled in the rest himself using inanities and common sense;)
I dont think a wily org like ltte would give an open date as mentioned, esp when they are badly constrained for manpower thus necessitating absolute surprise & shock to carry the momentum.
Chandrasiri saying ltte capturing Jaffna in dreams is another avoidable bombast.Looks like he forgot his last boast before Muhamalai.Similar boasts were made of impregnability of Elephant pass.I feel if LTTE can somehow free 10,000 regular combatants for Jaffna mission alone ,and it has good stock of indirect fire ammunition to last several months, it has the gumption and skills to capture Jaffna.Ofcourse the big question is where to bring such numbers , unless it engages in massive drafts like bhairav suggests.
I wonder if SLA has any plans for a worst-case scenario? I wont be surprised if they dont.

tangara said...

Thiru,

[This proves my point all along that modhayas never learn.

]


Given the no of attacks by the LTTE, it is easy to create an Expert System with available data and Intelligence...The available data is what I am after..When combined with available intelligence, anything can be predicted..I cannot tell the probability of success of such a system..It is only a prediction.

Any way, even without the absence of a such a system,
Velu's 30 years of gains reversed in just under 2 years..That shows the amount of Punnakku the LTTE is getting lately.

Looks like I hit the nerves of a diehard LTTE'r.

Moshe Dyan said...

some jokers say LTTE will bring 200,000 for the attack!! fantastic.

we can solve both the terrorist problem and the "ethnic problem" AT THE SAME TIME.


this is the joke about the "liberation" struggle. those abroad are cheering when their less fortunate relatives die for them to cheer. on their part they don't fight the rulers of their new found greener pastures for "liberation".

anyway this is a good chance for the SLDFs to "bring clarity to the situation" quoted from balakumaran - the only tiger i have some respect.

Constantin Demiris said...

"the mobility corridor is Weli Oya/mullaithivu for 61, but the avenue of approach until fully offensive, will be in the general area Vavuniya. This is because the 57 is now moving westwards now."

but the lakbima also seems contradict what you say?

"With the Task Force Two expected to be launched in the east of Omanthai, next to the Weli Oya front"
Lakbima

Thanks

Sun Tzu's disciple said...

those who says 200,000 ltte, and those who take them seriously, are both in fools paradise.

Soldiers talk tactics.
Experts talk logistics.

CodeRed said...

Sun Tzu's disciple ,

10,000 combatants from LTTE? I wonder whether they could find such combat skilled rebels out from their man power. Don’t forget they have to fight in both Welioya and Mannar as well. Even tough they tried to breach the muhamalei, kilalai and Nargerkovil FDL,I don’t think that they can equate to the 50k SLA detachment that have in Jafna peninsula. Plus to this SLDF has definite advantage on AIR power and ground fire power.
It’s true that LTTE has some field advantage in National front. History proves it several times. But I don’t think that it is enough to breach the Strong FDL s that placed in the National front. What ever if LTTE tries to Invade Jafna, heavy human losses from both sides in-evitable.

Moshe Dyan said...

it seems that the barbarians are again getting ready to target civilians in the south.

TN reports that SLAF raids have killed 2 civilians and caused alot of havoc in putukudurippu and paranthan.

SLAF has confirmed that the puthukudirippu attack has been VERY successful.

K-ponint and paranthan was bombed repeatedly.

these must have caused IMMENSE losses to the LTTE.

TN also mentions about the excreta-maggots called the ellalan crap. this is a CLASSIC case of terrorism where terror is used to stop LRRP attacks and SLAF attacks.

as i always say retaliation (or re-retaliation) should have been used by the govt. if we stop LRRP attacks when terrorists attack civilains in the south, the next time they will attack civilians in the south and demand that SLAF attackes be stopped!!!

this is a joke. had the govt. stopped deep space attacks after the LTTE barbarians targeted civilians in the south, the above possibility is very high. expect bomb attacks on civilians this week.

at least now the govt. should deter LTTE attacks on civilians by VIOLENTLY retaliating EACH attack.
after the LTTE attacked a bus in kabithigollewa in 2006 SLAF bombed sencholai and at time THE GOVT.'S OFFICIAL POLICY WAS RETALIATION. with that terrorists stopped attacking civilians for a while.

there is no other way. if the monkey presses the button and gets a banana, there is nothing that can stop him pressing it EVERYTIME he wants a banana. if when he presses the button a meachanical arm hammers his head, he will never touch that button again.

this is the only way to condition LTTE subhumans.

Tissa Hami said...

Thiru,

I'm a person who has review all your post with great interest & have notice that you hate Sinhalese.. right?

thiru said...

Tissa Hami, for your information i do not hate all singhalese, i hate the ones that support this government and for that matter all tamils as well that support this government and everyone that is against tamils having a homeland for ourselves. Years of suffering must come to an end, for those who understand this concept i look at them like my brothers and sisters.

Tissa Hami said...

Thiru,

if you turn back and look our history, you will notice we all suffer one way or other due to fault of both sides. and this happen when you and i both live under one country. so what make you believe if tamils have their own place that we both can live peacefully?

Lankapura said...

The photos of the the bomb attack on Tamilnet are a joke. Who do they think they are fooling? The color photos of uprooted trees and smashed buildings don't look anything like a bomb attack. Might even be tsunami damage!!
Then there are black and white images of burnt bodies - that might be terrorists from the real ground zero.
The fools are getting worse at these face photo shows.

LKDOOD said...

20 killed in Lanka clashes, jets destroy LTTE facility

LINK

Bhairav said...

[10,000 combatants from LTTE? I wonder whether they could find such combat skilled rebels out from their man power. Don’t forget they have to fight in both Welioya and Mannar as well. Even tough they tried to breach the muhamalei, kilalai and Nargerkovil FDL,I don’t think that they can equate to the 50k SLA detachment that have in Jafna peninsula.]

LTTE no need to capture all of peninsula in one time. We need to break the Mugamalai and Ponnerign SLA forward defences, then march through kodigamam,chavakacheri, then stop at Navatkuli. We can slowly put the pressure on the remaining SLA camps in Jaffna onwards. For this, you need 10,000 trained cadres and 10,000+ auxiliary forces.

Breaking the Mugamalai and Ponerign forward lines are hardest part of all just as rockets require tremendous amount of power to get started before moving into orbital. Break up of Mugamalai and Ponerign fdl will open up the flood-gates to Jaffna peninsula.

Sam Perera said...

bahirav,

Your plans to capture Jaffna, Trinco, and then Eelam is brilliant. Man, why couldn’t Velu think like you do? You should be the next military advisor to Mad Velu. Last guys who boasted like you, that One Legged Chelvam and Balaraj are 6 feet under now. Seriously, I recommend you to take medication for loose motion and hysteria immediately. You should also sought friends', if any, help to go to mental hospital. You need lots of help.

Bhairav said...

[You need lots of help. ]

Sam...I can feel your pain when two third of sea resources and one third of land on the line.

Do not worry, all you have to do is to get a visa to enjoy the lost land and sea resources.

Defencewire said...

constantin,

There is no contradiction. As 57 Moves west, the 61 must fill the gap east of Omanthai in Vavuniya. Task force 2 is NOT the 61. TF is much smaller than a division. Await more clarification on this in our next post.

Sam Perera said...

defencewire,

What stands on our way to encirle Vidatthalthivu?

Defencewire said...

sam,

Defences in Parappakaandaal, booby traps, pill boxes, trenches etc and some fortifications between Palampiddi and Veduthalthivu. We will get there eventually. Have no fear.

mboi said...

lol that tamilnet pic shows bomb has destroyed a brick house but hasn't set fire to its dry coconut-thatched roof.

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wijayapala said...

Dear Bhairav,

"Newly called national front organization which mostly civilians are ready to support the cadres who are stationed at front lines while university students will join with the LTTE when the time is right. Yes, at least, 200,000+ of Wanni mainland people will participate in this historic battle."

Not only university students but whole of Jaffna and Batticaloa population will rise up with the LTTE. Pillayan has secretly arranged to rejoin the iyakkam (but these foolish Sigalese are not aware of this). Up-Country will also rise up (the National Leader has given Brigadier rank to both Thondaman and Chandrasekaran for this endeavor).

All 60 million Tamils in S. India are also planning to participate in this military offensive. They will be bringing nuclear weapons from Sivakasi Even Tamils who are living in outer space are planning to land with laser guns and robots.

If I would have to put a number for the Tamil liberation forces, I would say it is a gazillion. Haha these Sigalese have no chance.

su said...

Bharav says,
[We need to break the Mugamalai and Ponnerign SLA forward defences, then march through kodigamam,chavakacheri, then stop at Navatkuli...Breaking the Mugamalai and Ponerign forward lines are hardest part of all just as rockets require tremendous amount of power to get started before moving into orbital. Break up of Mugamalai and Ponerign fdl will open up the flood-gates to Jaffna peninsula.]
I think though you say pooneryn, You are talking of Nagarkovil isnt it? Pooneryn is with the Ltte & is YET to be attacked by SLDF.Even ltte comes with rockets,unless something BIG like AAB or katunayaka happaends & ALL SLAF power is loss,the air supremacy & if JOC continued it would be really a heart breaker for the ltte...

Bhairav said...

[think though you say pooneryn, You are talking of Nagarkovil isnt it?]

Opps..Su..Yes, I'm talking about Nagarkovil.

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