2:39 PM

Fighter jets and army-gunners pound LTTE gun positions

Sri Lanka Army artillery and Air Force fighter jets pounded LTTE gun positions located in the Kalmunai Point (K- point) area North of Paranthan this morning (January 28). According to the defence sources, the attack was launched in retaliation to the terrorists' artillery shelling at the Jaffna peninsula around 10.a.m.

Sri Lanka Army responded to the attack with heavy artillery and multi-barrel rocket fire. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Air Force fighter jets launched from Katunayake air base raided enemy gun positions with repeated air sorties around 11.45.a.m. The Air Force sources said that the air raids were successful.

According to the defence sources in the area there were no casualties or damages caused by LTTE artillery fire.