12:07 PM

Wanni Operation

Undeterred by adverse weather affecting the Wanni battlefront, SLA continued surge into LTTE territory as military reports claimed 18 terrorists killed during confrontations yesterday (March 31).

According to Mannar defence sources, 2 terrorists were killed sniped in general areas at Tirikeshwaran and Parayankulama by SLA on Monday morning.

Meanwhile, troops have captured 2 LTTE bunker defences in general area Adampan, sources said. In a separate confrontation between SLA and LTTE in general area Tirikeshwaran, ground troops reported to have killed at least 4 terrorists, while intercepted enemy communication revealed 2 LTTE killed, defence sources further said. Meanwhile, troops have also recovered 20 AP mines during subsequent search operations conducted in Tirikeshwaran area, between 12.25 and 4.p.m., yesterday military sources said.

According to reports received, troops have captured an LTTE bunker and 5 safe houses while advancing in general area Parayakulama.

It was also reported that a soldier has received injuries during a confrontation with LTTE in general area Parappakandal, at around 9.40 a.m.