Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) fired their long range artillery at army positions in Narakamulla north today, killing at least 6 Sri Lanka Army (SLA) personnel. The positions shelled were areas recently captured by the SLA. Five soldiers and one army Major were killed in the incident.
Following the army's advance, LTTE had moved their long range weapons including mortars and MBRLs to a location west of Thoppigala. LTTE is known to operate at least 2 6-barreled Multiple Rocket Launchers and at least 4 120MM Mortar launchers in the eastern province. 120MM mortars (nicknamed 'arti mortar') have a range of 7-10KM and the mortar shell is known to inflict heavy splash damage on impact.