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Vavunikulam Captured, 33 LTTE bodies found; Sri Lanka Military Claims

(NIDAHASA News) Sri Lanka government troops in 57 Division and Special Forces engaged in consolidation operations in north of Vavunikulam, in combined Mannar and Vavuniya front, have found 33 bodies of the LTTE cadres along with a large stock of arms and ammunition yesterday evening (25), Media center for National Security (MCNS) claims.

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(NIDAHASA News) Sri Lanka government troops in 57 Division and Special Forces engaged in consolidation operations in north of Vavunikulam, in combined Mannar and Vavuniya front, have found 33 bodies of the LTTE cadres along with a large stock of arms and ammunition yesterday evening (25), Media center for National Security (MCNS) claims.

Eight senior LTTE cadres of the “Charles Anthony” band were also among the cadres killed during this gun battle, MCNS added.

The senior LTTE cadres killed during fierce battle were identified as Pallavan, Ambumani, Selvakannan, Sellappu, Muhi, Illambu, Sudar and Jenathan who were at the commanding level of the “Charles Anthony” band in Mannar sector. LTTE outfit have given self-styled rank of “Lieutenant Colonel” to the Pallavan and Ambumani, the report further added.

No LTTE comments were available immediately.

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Sri Lanka Air Force Jets clash:One Pilot Killed

(NIDAHASA News) Two Israeli-built Kfir bomber jets of Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) crashed in a fly-past rehearsal today (01) morning killing one pilot at Yakkala in Gampaha, Defense Ministry says.

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(NIDAHASA News) Two Israeli-built Kfir bomber jets of Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) crashed in a fly-past rehearsal today (01) morning killing one pilot at Yakkala in Gampaha, Defense Ministry says.

The body of one pilot, Flight Lt. Monash Perera has been found at the crash site, Air Force said. Squadron Leader Vajira Jayakody survived with serious injuries. One civilian wounded by the crash.

The aircraft were reportedly rehearsing for the fly-past aerobatics and a skydiving display for the 60th anniversary of the air force. The celebration is scheduled to be start on Wednesday (02).

President Mahinda Rajapaksa who has been invited as the chief guest for the event at the Ratmalana air base visited the scene of the accident.

Those jets were used in the 30 year long civil war which was ended in 2009.

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Nine Year Old Girl Reped by Sri Lanka Army Soldiers

(NIDAHASA News) A nine year old ethnic Tamil girl has been raped by three suspected Sri Lanka Army soldiers, reports say.

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(NIDAHASA News) A nine year old ethnic Tamil girl has been raped by three suspected Sri Lanka Army soldiers, reports say.

The victim is a grade five student of Sitthandi Digili Vellei School in Madakalapu. Girl was admitted to the Mawadiwembu hospital.

Army Media Spokesman Major Prasad Samarasinghe confirmed to media, that the girls’ mother has been filed a complaint in police regarding the crime.

Meanwhile Body of a man who protested against the rape found near in nearby lake, report said further.

According to reports, a group of soldiers went to house to house and threat villagers who protested against the crime. Commodore soldiers are questioning the girl frequently victim, reports said.

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Uncovered Plot to Kill Gotabhaya Rajapakse; Sri Lanka Police Claims

(NIDAHASA News) Sri Lanka police claims that they have uncovered a plot to assassinate Defense secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse, who is the younger brother of President Mahinda Rajapakse.

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(NIDAHASA News) Sri Lanka police claims that they have uncovered a plot to assassinate Defense secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse, who is the younger brother of President Mahinda Rajapakse.

Police recovered suicide bomb kits, ammunition and hand grenades from a house at a residential complex situated in Mutwal today, police spokesman Deputy Inspector General Nimal Mediwaka saod tp media.

According to Police, the LTTE plan was to carry out a guerrilla attack on the Gotabhaya Rajapakse. They planned to make sure of Defence secretary death by attacking the ambulance carrying the injured Rajapakse to the hospital after the guerrilla attack, police spokesman added.

Gotabhaya Rajapakse also survived a previous suicide attack by the LTTE in 2006.

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