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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 81

Sri Lanka Security forces captured LTTE controlled Vaharai

Colombo, 19 January, ( Sri Lanka Security forces announced of the capture Vakarai town a few hours ago located in the restive Batticaloa district.

According to Defence Ministrty, "The LTTE terrorists had fled the Vakarai Town area unable to withstand the intrusive thrust of the armed forces. Following an hours long effort the SL army troops finally liberated the Vakarai town and hospital which was used as an artillery launching pad by the terrorists keeping civilians as human shields."

According to military sources, the ground troops are presently consolidating their defences in the Vakarai town area.
In the meantime LTTE is maintaining a tacit silence over their defeat in Vaharai.

In the meantime according to Sri Lanka Army, in a separate confrontation at Trincomalee, a large number of LTTE cadres were killed and wounded and the surviving Tigers had carried the dead bodies of their colleagues.

However, the dead body of one LTTE cadre was found by the troops, Sri Lanka Army reports.

Following items were recovered during a subsequent search by the troops.

02 T-56 weapons
01 RPG bomb
02 Tents
and several Tiger uniforms

It is believed the LTTE cadres who were fleeing from Vakarai were involved in the confrontation and their number could be around 20.

- Asian Tribune -

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