Saturday, September 27, 2008
The Tigers, dressed in Army uniforms, had inquired from the CDF member in Sinhala, the directions to their destination arousing suspicion. The CDF member then ran away from the team narrowly escaping death and alerted the Army, CDF and the police of the infiltration. Finally the Special Forces managed to corner and kill 12 members of the team while 25 others managed to escape.
Two days ago on Thursday, a lone soldier in the Weli Oya defences at Andankulam North detected a suspicious man dressed in Army uniform and confronted him on the spot. The man was subsequently killed and a silenced weapon was recovered from his possession. Military Intelligence who were alerted to this attack were amazed to discover the man's real identity.
He was none other than 'Lt. colonel' Nadesan, the deputy of the LTTE's deep penetration forces from the 'Ratha Regiment' and was also the team leader of the 37 member team that were almost completely annihilated in August at Konketiyawa.
Nadesan was a high priority target that had avoided troops for some time. He had been given clear instructions to infiltrate areas south of Weli Oya to sustain cadre movements to the east and to sustain attacks at the rear of the Army. He is one of only a few high-ranking cadres to have been killed in a deep penetration operation in the recent past.
Posted by Defencewire at 10:22 PM
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