Sri Lanka Army

Defender of the Nation

Army Destroys One More Tiger Boat

MULLAITTIVU: VALIANT troops operating in the remaining narrow coastal strip of PALAMATTALAN observed two Sea Tiger boats Wednesday (1) around 11.00 a.m. and opened fire at them.

     The fire destroyed one boat and caused it to sink in the seas while the other one had fled towards the interior of the high seas.

     The troops also recovered two T-56 weapons from the same area after some time.

     In the meantime, fresh confrontations that raged in the general area east of PUTHUKUDIYIRUPPU Wednesday (1) from 6.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. caused considerable damages to terrorists.

     During search and clear operations, troops found three dead terrorists, ten T-56 weapons, thirty-one rounds of cannon-type ammunition and one I-com radio set.

     Meanwhile, troops in the general areas of NAVATKULAM in VAVUNIYA, VISUAMADU and IRANAMADU in MULLAITTIVU also recovered two anti tank mines, thirteen 60 mm mortar bombs, twenty-three hand grenades, twenty-eight Rocket Propeller Grenade launcher (RPG) rounds, one RPG, three Arul type bombs, three 81mm mortar bombs, two Improvised Explosive Device (IED), connected 81mm mortar bombs, eight anti personnel mines and one hundred (100) 82 mm mortar bombs during Wednesday (1).