The Sri Lanka Army (SLA) has taken control of LTTE's 1-8 (pronounced as One-Eight) base located in Kallikulam, Mannar. SLA soldiers conducting operations to the north of Giant's tank (Yodha Wewa) were able to overrun the base today (30th). SLA casualties stand at 1 killed and 6 wounded. Exact LTTE casualties are yet unknown.
Meanwhile SLAF's helicopter gunships conducted raids on two LTTE artillery positions. Artillery directed from these locations were slowing down the army operations in Mannar front. It is not confirmed if the guns were actually destroyed or were moved before the attack.
In addition to the gunship attacks, Air Force fighter jets carried out a bombing run on LTTE targets in the Weli-Oya sector. Damages caused by the raid is yet unknown.