Maps of airports found in LTTE ammo dump
High technical data on Airports and Air Force bases in Sri Lanka
including maps and manuals of sophisticated aircraft were found by the
Sri Lanka Army hidden in a massive LTTE arms and ammunition dump.
Troops attached to the 57 Division commanded by Major General Jagath
Dias recovered the arms and ammunition East of Pudukkudyirrippu,
according to ground sources.
The arms and ammunition included, 300,000 M16 primers mainly used in
manufacturing Anti Personnel mines, 40,000 detonators, 100,000 5.56mm
ammunition used for M16 weapons, 80,000 9mm rounds, 20,000 3.47 mach
rounds and 30,000 0.38 ammunition.
The arms and ammunition were recovered by the 18 Vijeyaba Infantry
Battalion under the 572 Brigade commanded by Colonel Senerath Bandara
during the search and clear operations.
Following the historic victory over terrorism, the Sri Lanka Army
expedited the search and clear operations in the affected areas enabling
resettlement and development work to be initiated as early as possible.
All the Divisions and Task Forces are conducting search and clear
operations providing more strength.