Army recover explosives, weapons in North and East
Sri Lanka Army personnel recovered a haul of explosives and weapons
during search operations conducted in the Northern and Eastern Provinces
through the week from June 17 to 23.
The Sri Lanka Army Media Unit states troops conducted search
operations in Wannivillamkulam, Karayamulliwaikkal, Vilathikullam,
Palamoddai, Marandamadu, Kokkuthuduwai, Pulmudai 13th mile, Pulmudai,
Kumulamunai, Kombawil, Wahalkada, Omanthai, Ampakamam, Murusamuddai,
Kokawil, Kalaweddiudal, Gautharamunai, Nandukadal Lagoon, Padani,
Illuppakaddaweli, Wellamulliwaikkal, Ramagala and Mullaitivu areas in
the Northern Province.
Search operations were also conducted in the Kanchikudichchiaru,
Anawillandankullam, Akkarayankullam, Kolawil and Kuchchaweli areas in
the Eastern Province.
Army personnel recovered one 122 mm artie ammunition, 603
anti-personnel bombs, one claymore bomb, two 120 mm mortar bombs,15 81
mm mortar bombs,12 60 mm mortar bombs, three 40 mm mortar bombs, five
RPG bombs, 36 hand grenades, one land mine, one T-56 gun, one T-97
gun,one T-97 magazine, 103 12.7 mm ammunition,250 T-56 ammunition,395
7.62*39 mm ammunition, 25 7.62*51 mm ammunition,19 MPMG ammunition,19
weapon parts, one 122mm projectile, 58 parts of 81mm mortar bombs, 163
kilogrammes of ammunition rounds, 7,000 kilogrammes of iron boxes used
to store artie ammunition and 15 m of detonator wire during their
Army personnel, on information provided by civilians also recovered
33 60 mm mortar bomb.