7:17 AM

Troops captured Palampiddi Bridge

Troops on offensive operation in Vavuniya front on Wanni theatre of battle have gained control over an LTTE's stronghold in general area Palampiddi this afternoon, May 06.

According to the sources, troops have captured Palampiddi Bridge following a fierce gun battle which lasts in hours. Ground troops said that enemy suffered heavy casualties as troops launched heavy artillery barrages targeting enemy locations. Monitoring LTTE communication channels it is learnt that 5 terrorists were killed while another received injuries.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Air Force fighter jets have launched close air support mission targeting an LTTE stronghold in the same area this afternoon. Air Force sources said that an LTTE stronghold located 1Km north of Palampiddi junction was targeted around 3.40 pm.