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Uploaded on Apr 12, 2008
Charles Anthony Brigade contributed to the success in many conventional battles fought against the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in Oyatha Aligal-1, the battle at Mullaituvu camp, Battle to recapture Kilinochchi, Oyatha Alaigal-2, Jaya sukurui and the Battle of Elephantpass. Military analysts say that with the fall of Elephant pass Charles Anthony Brigade established Tigers as the only non-state military force in the world today capable of complex manoeuvre war fighting. The Elephant pass was described as "impregnable" by a US army officer who visited the garrison months before its fall in April 2000.
Charles Anthony, from Trincomalee district, was a close associate of Pirapaharan, and was killed in a close encounter with Sri Lanka Army soldiers in Meesalai area on 15 July 1983. Pirapaharan named the Charles Anthony Brigade as a tribute to his close friend.