Monday, February 2, 2009

Troops capture Prabakaran's main hideout: Terrorist to face inevitable defeat - Mullaittivu
Sri Lankan Army troops of the 11th Light Infantry (SLLI) under the 58 Division led by Brigadier Shavendra Silva have captured a main LTTE hiding place, what is believed to be a major housing site of the terror leader Prabakaran.
The two storied underground built residential multifaceted was situated in a two acre coconut cultivated land which was well fortified, provided with all-round defense from neighboring gun positions and bunker locations. The whole area was brought under security forces control following serious fighting that ensued between troops and LTTE since near the beginning this morning (Feb 2). At least 20 LTTE terrorists were killed during the argument that lasted for hours the sources further said.
According to ground sources, the subversive dugout runs 50ft deep, private with a 3ft thick layer of concrete. The air force had bombed this site before, which is in the middle of cadjan houses 500m west of the Paranthan - Mullaititvu main road in general area Piramanthalkulama. The underground dugout was totally air taught which consisted of four furnished compartments and tiled floors, the sources said adding that watch cameras were also built-in at the entry of the bunker many-sided.
During further search operations conducted, troops have also found an oxygen place inside a luxury section believed to be Prabakanran's room along with a M-16(new version) machine gun and an insulin container. Troops had also situated a deep-freezer inside the compartment. "Four guard point were found located adjacent to the compartment which were manned by Prabakaran's personal bodyguards", a military official said. Three sound evidence power generators were used to supply electrical power to the housing site and the neighboring bunkers, the sources further said.
Search operations are continuing .....

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