A disaster was averted today when Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troops uncovered a Claymore mine from a suburb in Jaffna. The speciality of this mine was its weight. The mine weighed 25KG, marking it one of the heaviest of the type to be found in the history of Eelam Wars.
It is a well known fact that LTTE uses claymore mines to attack military convoys and VVIP escorts as well as civilian targets such as buses and trains. Average weight of the mines they have so far used hovers around the 10Kg mark. The mine uncovered today surpasses this margin by a good 15Kg. The 25kg mine, if exploded in a populated area, could have caused widespread destruction to both lives and property.