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The largest ammunition recovery made by the police since the end of the war was detected when they found 81,500 ammunition rounds used for a various number of fire arms in a pit in the Verugal forest area in Vakarai.

The ammunition was found in 122 boxes and all were 7.6 millimetres long. The recovery was made by a special team attached to the Vakarai police.

The weapons were hidden underground and were therefore unable to be tracked. The recovery was made after gathering valuable information from the area.

The operations were conducted following information received from the public and LTTE cadres in custody and based on information provided by the State Intelligence Service (SIS) these stocks of weapons had been hidden in the area.

A large number of arms and ammunition hidden underground by the LTTE in the Northern and Eastern Provinces were recovered by the armed forces and the Special Task Force (STF) since the conflict ended in May last year.  

Security forces are continuing their search operations especially in the two provinces which were once strong foot holds of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and large quantities of buried weapons exist as a result of it. (Supun Dias)

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  • amaya Thursday, 19 January 2012 11:18 AM

    Good job....

    Engineer Thursday, 19 January 2012 01:23 PM

    This ammunition should either be disposed of or used for training purposes under strict supervision.

    We don't know the condition of this ammunition or the quality assurance measures taken by the LTTE to know with certainty to what specification and tolerances these ammunition were manufactured to.

    We don't want to be dropped into a foreign country inside enemy territory and realizing our weapons are miss firing unexpectedly, jamming, not firing at all or even firing under an erratic nature.

    sumanabadra Saturday, 21 January 2012 07:13 AM

    Wsa Waas there by any chance?

    LAK PUTH Thursday, 19 January 2012 07:33 PM

    KEEP LOOCKING FOR MORE. SOME GROUPS ARE WAITING UNTIL EMERGENCY IS LIFTED TO GO AND DIG THESE PLACES. NEVER RELAX NEVER GIVE UP. THERE IS ALWAYS A CHANCE TO REGROUP. DO NOT FORGET THE HISTORY THE CHOLARS RETURNED AFTER BEING DRIVEN BY DUTU GAMUNU, WALAGAMBA . SO BE CAREFUL . NEVER EVER TAKE THE ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE NORTH.


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