TMVP, lead by LTTE's renegade commander Karuna, is planning a massive attack on LTTE forward defence lines in Thoppigala. Sri Lankan Army (SLA) also launched a massive operation to capture the last major rebel base in the eastern province nearly one month ago. The progress of the operation has been hampered by bad weather. However, armed forces have marched forward without any severe resistance from LTTE and have cornered the rebels in a 120 square KM jungle area in Thoppigala.
Meanwhile Karuna is said to be giving special training to 500 of its cadres in TMVP training bases. Their objective will be to break the LTTE FDL in Thoppigala and trigger a mass surrendering. However, it must be said that SL armed forced and Karuna faction operations are not coordinated attacks and are independent of each other.