Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Troops reach Dharmapuram

Sri Lanka Army 58 Division sweeping down the A-35 road (Paranthan - Mullaittivu) on the West- East axis has reached the outskirts of Dharmapuram today (Jan 14), reveal defence sources.

Troops had several confrontations with LTTE fighters ingeneral area of Dharmapuram, the officials said. Later, the security forces found three bodies of LTTE fighters killed during the clashes in the area along with three T-56 riffles, the Defence Ministry said. Security forces also found four bodies of LTTE cadres from Murasumudai near Kilinochchi.

Three LTTE cadres manning defence line in Dharmapuram area have surrendered to the security forces, the army said.

Separately, Sri Lankan authorities said they have buried 41 unclaimed bodies of suspected Tamil Tigers killed by troops in the island's north, media reports said. T