Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers after securing the Madhu church premises has made further progress in the Wanni battlefront. They have gained territory in Palampiddy, Manthai and Thirukethishwaram and Kaththankulam regions. At least 10 LTTE cadres are believed to be killed in yesterday's (29th) fighting.
Meanwhile it is now confirmed that one of LTTE's artillery guns was hit in a SLAF air raid on the 23rd. According to MI the gun has been damaged. Whether its repairable or not is yet unknown. In other news DefenceNet can confirm its readers that LTTE casualties in Muhamalai battle are as high as 80 (as said earlier).