11:53 AM

Troops confront with LTTE group

Troops launched an operation in the general area Weliara east bank, 1 Km south of Kehelwatte, confronted with a group of terrorists this morning at 9.15 am (17 January). Troops were tracking the terrorists' withdrawal roots when they came under LTTE fire.

According to the defence sources one soldier received injuries during the confrontation and the injured was rushed for immediate medical attention. Further, Media Centre for National security says that troops are still on pursuit of the withdrawing terrorists.