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Hidden LTTE arms recovered from Mullaithivu

[PTI, Sunday, 2 October 2011 23:15 No Comment]

(PTI) Nearly two-and-a-half years after the defeat of the LTTE, a special task force in Sri Lanka has recovered a huge cache of anti-aircraft ammunitions from the former LTTE stronghold of Mullaithivu, officials said today.

The discovery of 1,600 rounds of anti-aircraft ammunition came amid continuing search operations by the military to recover hidden arms cache of the LTTE, which conducted a three-decade bloody war with the army for a separate state for the Tamils of Sri Lanka.

Mullaithivu served as the LTTE”s military capital since 1999 when the rebel group overran the government garrison there in a surprise attack killing several hundreds of soldiers.

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