Following the heavy artillery strike yesterday night, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) launched a massive three pronged counter strike on army FDL positions in Vavuniya. Tigers have launched the offensive to recover the ground lost due to army offensives in the past month. Current SLA casualty count stands at 25 killed and 50 injured. Although an actual LTTE casualty figure cannot be presented, roughly 25-30 LTTE bodies could be observed scattered near the FDLs.
Advancing LTTE units have overrun one FDL position (Mullikulama) but the SLA 57th division has been able to hold off the tigers at the other two fronts. LTTE's objective of restoring their previous FDL will not meet if the other two fronts are not overrun. Capturing only one front will enable SLA to box them into conquered territory and easily rout them causing maximum damages.
Heavy fighting is still going on near the two defended FDLs and MBRL rocket fire was hitting the FDL position that was overrun.