Two suicide boats have been recovered from Alampil North. Our Special Representative Sujith Vithanapathirana reporting from the battle front said troops of the 14th Vijayaba Infantry Regiment made this recovery.
The 14th Vijayaba Infantry Regiment under the 591st Brigade commanded by Col.Aruna Ariyasinghe, which comes under the 59th Division and led by Brig. Nandana Udawatte, captured the two suicide boats of the LTTE in the Northern Coastal area. The LTTE is believed to have planned a massive attack against the Navy in the Mullaitivu coast. The LTTE has turned these ordinary boats into suicide vessels by rigging claymore bombs and explosives, to mislead the Navy. While the 59th Division is advancing, six more divisions have joined it strategically. The abandoning of the vessels indicates that the LTTE had debilitated to a considerable extent.