Troops conducting search operations in the Thoppigala jungle have found a Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBR...
Troops conducting search operations in the Thoppigala jungle have found a Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL) of the LTTE terrorists in the Omunugala area at around 12:00 noon, today ( July 18).
The MBRL is one of the important items of heavy armour of the LTTE terrorists, and had been used against both troops and civilians.
According to Defence sources in the East, the troops had dug up the MBRL which was found dumped at a location close Omunugala, West of Narakamula. This is a part of the heavy armour the LTTE had abandoned when it fled the Thoppigala jungle as troops moved in for the final assault on Baron's Cap.
The LTTE terrorists had damaged some of heavy armour and vehicles they left behind as they fled Thoppigala. It is believed that some more heavy guns of the terrorists could be lying hidden in the jungle terrain of Thoppigala. More search operations will be under way to recover these.
The troops made today's find amid the campaign by certain political elements in the South to bring disgrace to the soldiers who won an important victory against the terrorists in the Eastern province. Some of these politicians have even gone to the extent of insulting the soldiers by raising ill-informed questions about the fate of the LTTE's arsenal in Thoppigala.