It is best that this Government which boasts of trying to capture the North for the first time in Sri Lanka understands that it is under Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Defence Minister when D.B.Wijetunge was the President and with Lucky Algama and Janaka Perera as the Heads of the armed Forces that the Eastern province was captured from the LTTE.
The armed forces, the Special units and the commandos advancing to the Thoppigala area were able to search and destroy the LTTE cadres. In consequence of this, the LTTE Leader Karuna Amman fled to Wanni..In these victories there were only few casualties among our Forces. Besides, there was no harm inflicted on the civilians and Peace in that area was restored
Thereafter, the Government at that time could even conduct Provincial Council elections in that region peacefully .Over 70 % of the registered voters could exercise their franchise without any hindrance or violence.
In addition, a President’s Mobile Services was established in Batticaloa and a National day celebrations was held in Vavuniya.