Heavy battles broke out in the northern FDL when LTTE resisted a ground troop movement by SLA to neutralize rebel mortar positions. Rebels have been firing 120MM mortars on the army forward defence line and on the Muhamalai entry exit point from this area.
Soldiers of the 57th division have been engaged in the offensive for nearly 2 weeks. At one point, the operation was temporary halted due to tiger resistance. However, pro rebel media claims about repulsed offensives are not true; the offensive has not entirely been repulsed and is still ongoing. But it has not been a success as government media claim either. SLA was able to break the FDLs and move their special infantry units beyond the enemy lines on some occasions but later had to return to their original positions due to stiff tiger resistance and strategic reasons. However, SLA has not been able to meet the goal of destroying all nearby mortar positions.