Sri Lanka Army

Defender of the Nation

Nine More Claymores Found as Troops Move Further in

MULLAITTIVU: WHILE entering the last phase of the humanitarian mission, meant to liberate besieged Tamil civilians in PUTHUKUDIRIPPU from the grips of LTTE terrorism, valiant troops continued their thrust against the enemy for another day on Tuesday (31). 

     Their offensives against LTTE largely took place in the general areas of PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU, PATTIKKARAI and IRANAPALAI areas causing heavy damages to the terrorists. Army snipers played a key role in those offensives taking minute targets.

     In the meantime, during search operations conducted in VISUAMADU, PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU and IRANAMADU areas, troops recovered eight T-56 weapons, three T-56 magazines, two communication sets, one pedal gun used in navy boats, three suicide jackets, nine claymore mines, five hand grenades, eight Rocket Propeller Grenades (RPG), two artillery sights, one aiming sight, one 81 mm mortar sight and one jacket, the same day (31).