Tuesday, February 20, 2007
The STF sources said that they have found a large food storeroom and a medical unit in the two LTTE camps captured deep inside the woods in Gangamuwa area.
A large stock of medicine and dry foods believed to be donated by INGOs were also found inside the camps. Two double cabs, a van, a mini truck, three motorbikes and few generators are among the other items recovered in the latest phase of the operation.
In September 2006, the STF personnel launched their first anti -terror move in to Ampara district since the signing of 2002 CFA. Since the beginning of last year, the LTTE stepped up violence in Ampara, Thirukkovil, Akkaraipaththuwa, and Bakmitiyawa areas disrupting the normalcy.
The terrorists re-launched their ethnic cleansing campaigns against Sinhalese and Muslim civilians , while the Tamil civilians in Ampara were subjected to a massive recruitment drive that marked with large number of abductions and assassinations.
The STF , the government's only paramilitary has hitherto destroyed 20 odd LTTE strong hold located in the jungles in Ampara district during its operation.
following list of items were recovered at the Medical Center and the food storage captured by the STF personnel during the Operation.
At The Medical Centre
Two Double Cabs loaded with medicines
Three Motor Cycles
A Van (Dolphin)
A Double Cab (Nissan)
A Generator (20Kv)
Three Generators (2.5Kv)
Large quantity of Medicines
An Oxygen Cylinder
A 21' TV
And at the Storage
Fifty two Rice packs
Twenty five plastic buckets
Sri Lanka’s Special Task Force yesterday captured LTTE’s medical center from Kanchikudichcharu along with a store of food items, the military said.
. “On a search operation conducted by the STF, troops found the LTTE medical centre called ‘Puvi Master’ and a store of foodstuff,” a military official said.
STF troops on reaching the location found that terrorists who were cooking meals had just left and fled the area, leaving behind a score of items including two double cabs, three mortar cycles, one dolphin van, one Nissan double cab, one tractor, three generators, service equipment, one oxygen cylinder, medicine, one TV set and furniture.
In the store that was captured there were 52 gunny bags of rice, 12 camping tents, 25 plastic baskets, stocks of medicine and a large number of empty bags with WFO emblem.