Troops enter final phase in Thoppigala
Troops engaged in the humanitarian mission to
liberate the last bastion of the LTTE in the East have entered the
final phase of the battle in Thoppigala by engaging in clearing
operations in the jungle terrain bordering Narakamulla and
Tharavikulam Tiger bases, Military sources said yesterday.
LTTE pistol gang leader killed
An LTTE pistol gang leader was killed by the
Naval foot patrol yesterday morning in Pesalai, Mannar, the Media
Centre for the National Security said. According to a spokesman for
the MCNS, a group of sailors conducting foot patrol yesterday at
around 5.00 a.m. observed two suspects carrying weapons and coming
towards the troops.
Police detect 20Kg claymore from Obeysekarapura
Mine transported in vehicle belonging to Local
Increased public vigilance on suspicious
elements in Colombo helped Police to detect a 20 Kg claymore mine
transported to Colombo from Kilinochchi when it was hidden in a
backyard at Obeysekarapura, Rajagiriya yesterday.