1:17 PM

Jets pound on terror command centre

Sri Lanka Air Force fighter jets pounded on an LTTE Command Centre located in the Parappakadattan area, on the Mannar warfront this morning (May 23).

According to Air Force spokesperson Wing Commander Andrew Wijesuriya, the target was engaged around 7.40 am to support troops advancing on the Mannar front. He said that the target was effectively hit but details of damages caused to the terrorists are yet to be verified.

12:14 PM

Security News 23/05/2008

An army soldier was killed due to a claymore explosion carried out by the LTTE terrorists in general area Bakmitiyawa in Ampara this morning, May 23.

A member of the Tamil political group Eelam Peoples' Democratic Party (EPDP), was shot and injured by alleged LTTE gunmen at the Mannar Town area around 5.35p.m., yesterday (May 22).

Troops while acting on civilian information received, have uncovered few warlike items alleged smuggled by LTTE operatives at Karaveddy in Point Pedro, yesterday (May 22) at around 8.55 p.m.

A Tamil civilian was shot dead by an alleged LTTE gunman in Manipura-Ganeshapur area at Nelukkulama around 12.30a.m., today (May 23), Vavuniya Police said.