Tiger arms recovered
Eight LTTE cadres were killed in two different clashes with the
Security Forces in the North and East. A cache of arms and ammunition
were recovered, Military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara said.
Following an information the Security Forces confronted with a group
of LTTE cadres in the Sinhakanda area located 1km north of the
Kantale-Trincomalee main road yesterday morning.
Armed LTTE cadres who were fleeing from Thoppigala were attacked by
the Security Forces killed one recovered arms. The Security Forces
successfully repulsed the attack and recovered arms and ammunition
following the incident”, Brigadier Nanayakkara said.
The Security Forces recovered a body of LTTE cadre. six T56 riffles,
a pistol, a 40mm grenade launcher, a solar panel and two back packs.
Meanwhile, seven LTTE cadres were killed in separate incidents in the
North on Tuesday. “An LTTE cadre was killed on Tuesday at around 10.30
am when the Security Forces retaliated LTTE attack in Nagarkovil.
“Another two LTTE cadres were killed by the Security Forces when they
attempted to breach the Muhamalai Forward Defence Line on Tuesday at
around 11.40 am. Four other LTTE cadres were also killed in the same
area by the Security Forces at around 4.00 pm”, the Brigadier added. In
a separate incident, the Security Forces uncovered a haul of explosives
and weapons on a tip-off at Valikamam yesterday morning.
The Security Forces launched a search operation in the area and
recovered a consignment of TNT high explosive slabs, suicide kits and
other war like materials. Troops also unearthed four national ID cards,
a driving licence, an ID card issued by the army for civilians, two fake
rubber seals of the Assistant Government Agent (AGA) and Government
Servant (GS) and an ID of a GS.