A large LTTE boat, boats manufacturing yard and LTTE torture camp
found - west of Puthukudiyirippu
Troops of 58 Division on final phase of the Wanni
liberating offensive uncovered the largest LTTE boat ever found during
the Wanni offensive from northwest of Puthukudiyirippu yesterday, 23
February. A boats manufacturing yard and LTTE torture camp were also
uncovered in further search and clear operations military sources said.
The recovered sea tiger boat is nearly 60 feet long,
military sources said.
LTTE terrorists have removed the engine and other
accessories of the boat and abandoned it on a trailer when it was
recovered by the troops.
Troops in further search and clear operations were
able to locate the boats manufacturing yard in 500m away this morning,
24 February. Machineries used for the boat production, prototype of the
boat and the removed accessories of the boat were also found from the
boat yard, military sources added.
Meanwhile, an LTTE torture camp in which many cells
with doors made of iron bars was also found by the troops operating in
the west of Puthukudiyirippu yesterday, 23 February.