Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers manning the forward defence line bunkers in Wanni region thwarted a multi pronged LTTE attack on Wednesday. LTTE cadres launched what seemed to be a pre emptive strike to disrupt limited operations carried out by the army in the area. The attacks which was launched on two fronts was beaten back by the army.
Nearly 20 LTTE cadres are said to be dead according to intercepted LTTE communications. This includes one Lt.Colonel ranked cadre who is believed to have lead one fighting formation into the battlefield. Precise intelligence information was the key to army success in the battle.