Sri Lankan army seize LTTE arms factory

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Colombo, Jan 20: Srilanka army has seized a sophisticated boat manufacturing unit and a highly-fortified camp of the guerrillas in the embattled northern region on Sunday, Jan 18, . This gave a new hope for the Mahinda Rajapaksa govt's military campaign against Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

Brig Nandana Udawatta led the troop. The troop entered the South of Puthukkudiyiruppu jungle vicinity in Mullaittivu on Jan 18. An LTTE camp and boat manufacturing factory of the rebels were capatured in the Maruthampuvel area.

“Troops found two fast attack boats, two water jets and seven small boats used for suicide missions inside the facility suspected to be funded by foreign NGOs," the Defence Ministry said.
Six over head bunkers, two permanent buildings and six temporary huts were seized by the security forces after a day-long clashes with LTTE . The security personnel also found a wreckage of a helicopter in the Mullaitivu jungles. It is said that helicopter might have been used by LTTE for training purposes.

In the north of Muthiyankadu tank area, the security forces also took six T-56 riffles, two light machine guns (LMG), one RPG launcher, eight claymore mines and four grenades.

OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)


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