Sri Lanka Army's military intelligence corps (MI) have learnt that a large number of LTTE intelligence wing members have infiltrated SLA controlled territory in Mannar. LTTE cadres disguised as civilians have been able to enter SLA controlled areas and mix in with the civil population in the region. Disrupting civilian life, launching hit and run attacks on army convoys, gathering intel on future army offensives in the region and locating SLA artillery and MBRL positions are supposed to be the main objectives of these LTTE intelligence wing members.
LTTE senior leadership is concerned about a future army offensive into Wanni heartland through the Mannar region. Loss of Thampanai/Madhu regions to the army could cause the major sea tiger base in Silawathurei fall. Silawathurei is a known sea tiger launching pad and many LTTE suicide boats are said to be launched from here. MI learns that LTTE has dug additional trenches and a 3rd bunker line after heavily mining the no-man-zone ahead of Mannar FDLs.