Sri lankan army's two day long offensive to capture LTTE bases in the Peraru (Trincomalee North) region ended with success today. All LTTE bases which were used as gathering points by fighters of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were overrun by SLA infantry units in the operation.
LTTE bases were subjected to heavy artillery and MBRL shelling before infantry movement began. There was minimal close combat as most of the tigers had fled the bases when the SLA units reaches them. However bloodstains, bandages and pain killers were scattered all over the bases indicating that the artillery batteries had fired with precision.
Further north of Peraru region is the Mullaithivu district.
Meanwhile, troops on the march towards Thoppigala continued the operation for the second day. A total of 10 LTTE fighters have been killed in this operation so far and further 17 are said to be wounded.
Pro LTTE media have once again falsely reported that the tigers have thwarted the army operation. This is not the case and the army offensive has not met any stiff tiger resistance yet and is going on according to plan.
However, LTTE offered heavy resistance to the Special Task Force when they tried to advance into rebel held territory in Pullumalai. 12 STF personnel were injured and 3 were killed in this incident.