Elephant Pass Captured by Sri Lanka Army
Sri Lanka Army news | January 9, 2009 at 01:41 amby
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Elephant Pass, Alimankada is the Gateway to the Jaffna Peninsula and it is a strategic military Base. LTTE has tried several attempts to capture it. In 1991 LTTE suffered heavy losses while trying to capture it. In that fight Sri Lankan Army Soldier Gamini Kularathne sacrificed his life. He jumped to an incommig LTTE bulldozer tank and saved the Elephant Pass camp. Corporal Kularatne's supreme sacrifice, dedicated for the sake of Sri Lanka's territorial integrity and sovereignty was award of "Parama Weera Vibhushanaya", the highest gallantry award in Sri Lanka for the second time in the history of Sri Lanka Army. However the Sri Lankan Army lost control of the Elephant Pass on April 22, 2000 after they withdrew from it.
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