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Battle of Paranthan
Part of the Sri Lankan Civil War,
2008–2009 SLA Northern offensive
Date December 30, 2008 - January 1, 2009
Location Paranthan
Emblem of Sri Lanka Military of Sri Lanka Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
Commanders and leaders
Lt. Gen Sarath Fonseka:
Maj. Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya:
Brig. Shavendra Silva
Velupillai Prabhakaran
Sri Lanka Army:
58 Division

The Battle of Paranthan was a military conflict over control of Paranthan, Sri Lanka between the 58 Division of the Sri Lankan Military and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as an engagement of the Northern Theater of Eelam War IV during the Sri Lankan civil war. Fought from December 30, 2008 to January 1, 2009, the Army announced on the January 1 that it had claimed the land.[1] The Army indicated that it had previously claimed the town in September 1996 during the campaign of Sathjaya I and Sathjaya II, but had withdrawn for tactical reason in September 1998.[2]


  1. Reddy, B. Muralidhar (2009-01-02). title = Paranthan captured: Army "Error: no |title= specified when using {{Cite web}}". The Hindu. title = Paranthan captured: Army. Retrieved 2009-06-11. 
  2. "SL Army captured Paranthan LTTE garrison". Sri Lankan Ministry of Decence. 2009-01-01. Retrieved 2009-06-11. 

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