10:29 PM

LTTE heavy artillery gun damaged

Intercepted LTTE communication revealed that, an LTTE heavy artillery gun was damaged today (January 14), following an air raid carried out by SLAF jets, North of Parappakandal in Mannar, around 1.p.m.

According to reliable information, a 122mm artillery gun has been damaged in the aerial strike. Meanwhile, military sources citing intercepted enemy communication said that, an LTTE senior artillery coordinator identified as Mangalesh, is also believed to be among the terrorist casualties.

2:34 PM

LTTE intelligence hideout

SLAF fighter jets led pinpoint air strikes at an LTTE intelligence' hideout this morning (January 14), North of Puthukkudiyiruppu in general area Kombavil, Mullaittivu.

The air sorties were made following real-time ground information, confirmed a LTTE gathering at 10.45.a.m, SLAF sources said.

According to defence sources, military has observed intensified terrorist activities in the area, obtained through ground and air reconnaissance information. Defence sources, citing 'intel' reports state that, the destroyed facility was a hideout of high profile LTTE intelligence wing cadres.