Sunday, January 18, 2009

One More Training Camp & Boat Manufacturing Centre of LTTE Captured

KILINOCHCHI & MULLAITTIVU: THE 58 DIVISION troops confronted terrorist groups in the general areas of PULIYANPOKKARAI, east of DHARMAPURAM, KANDAVALAI and UDAYARKATTUKULAM Saturday (17). Four LTTE dead bodies, including one female,and one T-56 weapon was recovered by the troops from PULIYANPOKKARAI and UDAYARKATTUKULAM areas later.

Meanwhile, Task Force-11 troops during clearing operations in the general area of PIRAPPAVADDUVAN found two T-56 weapons, one I com radio set, fourteen electric detonators, nine hand grenades, eight IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) and forty two switches Saturday (17).

At the same time, terrorists in the south of PUTHUKUDIYIRIPPU suffered heavy casualties when the 59 Division troops attacked their hideouts Saturday (17). During subsequent search and clear operations, troops found eight LTTE dead bodies, one Light Machine gun, ten T-56 weapons, one thousand (1000) rounds of T-56 ammunition, six dog tags and one I com radio set abandoned by fleeing terrorists.

One more LTTE training camp built in the east of PUTHUKUDIYIRIPPU was captured by the 59 Division troops Saturday (17) afternoon. Two buildings of 40 x 20 and six buildings of 30 x 20 among constructions found inside the training camp protected by strong bunkers including six overhead bunkers.

Similarly, troops operating under the same Division discovered a boat manufacturing centre of the LTTE from the same area the same day. Two dovra boats, two water jets and seven small boats were also found from the location.

In the meantime, troops in the general area of UDYARKATTUKULAM found two hundred (200) anti personnel mines, five 81 mm mortar rounds, one water bowzer with a trailer, eighteen huts built in the area, two anti tank mines, one hand grenade, one booby trap and five electric detonators during search and clear operations conducted after confrontations with terrorists.

(Courtesy: Sri Lanka Army)