2:53 PM

Terrorists target security forces personnel going on leave

LTTE terrorists have triggered off a claymore mine targeting security forces' convoy of busses around 12.30 this afternoon (December 31). According to the available information the explosion has taken place close to the Kallai Aru Bridge on the Mannar-Madavachchiya road.

Four security forces' personnel including three navy sailors and one army soldier have suffered injuries in the explosion. The injured have been rushed to the Anuradhapura hospital. Hospital sources say one victim is in critical condition.

Defence official in Mannar said that the convoy of busses were carrying unarmed security forces personnel going on leave for the New Year.

More information will follow.

11:40 AM

Air Force pounds LTTE training camp

The Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) says that Sri Lanka Air Force have bombed a terrorists' training camp located in Mulaithiuvu this morning (December 31). The fighter jets launched from Katunayake air base have bombed the terrorist camp around 7.15.a.m, the sources added.

The target has been identified as a training base which conducts both recruit and refresher training for the LTTE cadres. Air force says the target has been accurately hit.

8:43 AM

Two cops for Rupavahini News Director

Rupavahini News Director T.M.G. Chandrasekara who was assaulted by the goons of Minister Mervyn Silva has been given two policemen for his security, Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa told Daily Mirror.