Navy recovers 5,200 detonators
The Navy recovered 5,200 detonators in a search operation at
Chettikulam, Vavuniya on Friday. These detonators were believed to have
been hidden by the LTTE for their mine attacks, according to Defence
The sources said that weapons were also recovered at Mathiamadu and
Wellamullivaikkal on Friday.
The lethal items found in these areas were - 22 weapon magazine, a
T56 rifle, 58 rounds of 5.56 mm ammunition, six rocket propelled
grenades, eight Arul type explosives, six cyanide powder packets with
five of them weighting two killogrammes and another weighting 1 Kg, 3
hand grenades and four empty M-16 rifle magazines.