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Bhanu injured

SLA recovers Prabha’s second bunker

Top LTTE Leader Bhanu was seriously injured in Udayarkattu, Mullaitivu and had fled for safety from the advancing Army, military sources said, causing as severe dent in the fighting capability of the Tigers.

Bhanu, a close confidant of LTTE Supremo Prabhakaran, joined the group in 1994, undergoing training in India and a few other countries. Accordingly, he has been responsible for a number of major attacks launched by the Tigers against the security forces.
Meanwhile, 12th Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment troops of the 57 Division under the command of Major General Jagath Dias have located a high profile LTTE hideout including an underground bunker while being engaged in mop-up operations in the Visuamadu jungle last Friday. The LTTE hideout was well fortified and concealed from air detection, security sources said.

This hideout had been frequented by LTTE Chief Prabhakaran and senior cadres. The underground bunker was air conditioned and constructed beneath a luxury compartment which had bullet proof doors.

A sound-proof generator supplied the necessary power for the compartment and underground bunker. An elevator which had been used to move between the underground bunker and the overhead compartment was also found. According to security forces this is the first instance they had come across such a thing.

Drugs, especially for diabetes patients were also found; suggesting that this site was recently accommodated by the LTTE leader.
These evidences clearly underscore the type of liberation struggle the LTTE inner circles had orchestrated for decades, through the millions of dollars extorted from the Tamil Diaspora and also victimising hundreds of Tamil youth, men, women and children.

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