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 Post subject: LTTE Motar manufacturing plant uncovered
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:09 pm 
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LTTE Motar manufacturing plant uncovered

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The 58th division today uncovered an LTTE mortar manufacturing plant in the areas North of Surantharanpuram, Mullaithivu, Defence Sources claimed. The plant allegedly had equipment for filling of explosives and production of barrel type claymore mines inside the premises. Troops of 58 Division commanded by Brigadier Shavindar Silva also located a huge LTTE printing press while conducting consolidating and search operations in general area Sugandhirapuram, Mullaittivu, yesterday morning, the military said.


Army today announced the demarcation of a new 12-km long Safe Zone along the Western boundary of the Mullaitivu lagoon, effective from today afternoon, the Army Headquarters declared.

The 12-km long strip, beginning from the northwest of Vadduvakalto the west, and north of Vadduvakal to the eastern coastal boundary, runs up to Palamattalan south on the western side. On the coastal belt up to the extreme north, the eastern strip ends at the southeast of Palamattalan. The area between the northwest of Vadduvakal to the north of Vadduvakal that touches the eastern sea boundary is about 2 km in width and the extent at the northern end of the strip, touching Palamattalan area is about 1 km in breadth.

The entire un-cleared coastal area from the north of Vadduvakal in the demarcated zone includes tiny villages, Vellamullavaikkal, Karayamullivaikkal, Velayanmadam, Ampelavanpokkanai and putumattalan in the 12 km-long strip.


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 Post subject: 39 LTTE killed by Lankan troops
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39 LTTE killed by Lankan troops

Colombo, Feb 12: At least 39 Tamil Tigers were killed in the fierce clashes with the advancing Sri Lankan troops even as army seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition besides a grenade factory and a printing press of the LTTE, officials said on Thursday.

Security forces captured a highly fortified Tiger camp located in Sinna Villu area northeast of Kuppilankulam in Mullaittivu yesterday, the Defence Ministry said.

During search operations, troops found a body of an LTTE cadres and a huge cache of arms and ammunitions, it said. Meanwhile, troops had fierce day-long clashes with the Tiger rebels in the Tamarankulam area.

Security forces subsequently found four bodies of LTTE cadres, five T-56 riffles, two claymore mines, six electrically operated mines, and one radio communication set. Tamarankulam is a remote area located about 5 km north of A-35 and 3 km west of Chalai lagoon near Elephant pass.

Snipers deployed in the forward areas confirmed shooting down of 23 LTTE militants at various locations in the Wanni yesterday, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) said.

Separately, the troops inflicted damages on the LTTE cadres during confrontations throughout the day yesterday in Puthukudiruppu area in Mullaittivu, it said, adding troops too have sustained minor damages.


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