Tigers release details of arms, ammunition seized in Northern Front

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 23 April 2008, 18:15 GMT]
Liberation Tigers Military Spokesman Irasiah Ilanthirayan on Wednesday evening told TamilNet that Tige forces under the leadership of Commander Theepan confronted the SLA units for ten-and-a-half hours, from 02:30 a.m. till 12:40 p.m. along a 7 km wide defence line in the large scale operation launched by the Sri Lanka Army. 30 SLA bodies were recovered by the Tigers. Arrangements were being made to hand over the mortal remains of the SLA soldiers killed in action to their parents. 60 guns including tank mounted PKT machine guns, Rocket Propelled Grenade Launchers and forty-five assault rifles were seized by the Tigers.

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Mr. Ilanthirayan provided details of the arms and ammunition seized by the Tigers:

  • Forty-one T-56 Type 2 assault rifles,
  • Three T-56 Type-1 assault rifles,
  • Five Light Machine Guns (LMG),
  • Two PKT Tank machine guns,
  • Five Rocket Propelled Grenade Launchers (RPG),
  • Three 40 mm Grenade Launchers,
  • Seven anti-armour RPG shells,
  • Twenty-one anti-personnel RPG shells,
  • Twenty-six propellers for RPGs,
  • 8500 inter-medium ammunition,
  • 1500 chained ammo for machine guns,
  • 104 magazines
  • Twelve helmets


Ilanthiryan quoted LTTE Commander Theepan as saying that there were further bullet and explosives ridden bodies of SLA soldiers scattered around inside the no-man zone.

16 LTTE fighters were killed in action.

arms, ammunition
arms, ammunition
arms, ammunition


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