10:36 AM

LTTE's clandestine airstrip located by troops

Troops of the 57 Division operating North of Vannivilankulama have located a 500m long airstrip, believed used by LTTE for emergency landing, Tuesday (Sep 30) afternoon.

According to military the airstrip was located 7km Northwest of Mankulama and about 500m West of the A-9 trunk road in general area Pankikkankulama.

It is also believed the airstrip could have also been used as an open parking space or a hangar, in a way, Army sources were quoted saying.