“Ranaviru Week” marking 1st anniversary of victory
It was an era in which the peoples screamed in fear instead of the sound of religious festivals which emanated from the Temple, the Church and the Kovil.
It was era in which the entire North of the motherland was alight due to terrorism.
It was also an era in which air attacks were launched to breach the massive earth bunds of the terrorists instead of the sound of the sounds heard earth moving heavy machines used for development.
The troops who were engaged in an uphill task of rooting out the terrorists from the East focused their main attention on the North. Embarking on the operation from Mannar, terrorism was totally routed at Nanthikadal, passing victoriously through Adampan, Pooneryn, Elephant Pass, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu.
One year has reached since the hoisting of the Lions Flag in the motherland.
This is the week solely dedicated to the gallant soldiers for their enormous dedication making supreme sacrifices to ensure a brighter future for the nation. The soldiers succeeded in inheriting a future for the parents who had lost their children and to children who had lost their parents. This is the first phase of the tour undertaken by the Independent Television Network at a time when the North was rising up victoriously and reawakening through the lives of the war heroes
LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran at that time said that capturing Kilinochchi was a day dream of the President. Traitors who appeared as patriots emphasized that the war heroes were treading towards Medawachchiya, saying they
advancing towards Kilinochchi. Somehow the war heroes succeeded in capturing Kilinochchi dashing the hopes of Prabhakaran and the traitors. This was mainly due to the bold and prudent leadership of the President and the guidance of the Defence Secretary..
Making the meaning of Humanitarian Operation a reality, the government launched a streamlined programme to take development speedily to the North. Kilinochchi could be described as one of the main town reaping the dividends of peace and development. The civilians are leading normal lives. Not only the Police, a District Court has also been established to mete out justice to the people. The Kilinochchi Central College has been re-opened. Children are pursuing their studies enthusiastically. It will not be very far when this College will begin moulding Engineers and doctors. The people have taken to Banking following the enrichment of their lives. They are congested as the Bank not because it is closed but since is full of customers. We think that nothing else is required to proven the development that has taken place in the region. Many Buddhists who travel on the A9 Highway pause at the Sri Sambodhi Viahare. Also the Murukkandy Kovil is always frequented with devotees. Kilinochchi has actually become a populated area. Certain ruins had not been cleared. These have been left to remind the people the extent of devastation unleashed by the terrorists. When taking into consideration all these facts, the development that has taken place in Kilinochchi is amazing.