Operation Checkmate (Sri Lanka)

Operation Checkmate was an anti-insurgency operation carried out by the IPKF against the LTTE in the Vadamarachi area of northern Sri Lanka in June 1988. Initiated immediately prior to the elections in the North eastern provinces, the aim of the operation was to destroys the Tigers' capacity to hinder the electoral process, which they had called to boycott. It ended in a IPKF victory.[1]


  1. ^ Jain Commission Interim Report.Growth of Sri Lankan Tamil Militancy in Tamil Nadu.Chapter Chapter I.Phase 1.(1981-1986)

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