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Troops take control of LTTE Operations Centre and bank 04/03/2009

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Troops have seized a terrorist Operations Centre and a bank branch in Puthukuduyiruppu. Our Representative Sujith Vithana Pathirana reporting from the area said troops of the 53rd Division commanded by Brig. Kamal Gunaratne achieved this success. Troops captured the main Operations Centre and the Puthukuduyiruppu branch of the illegal LTTE bank and seized a number of weapons. These centres were located East of the Puthukuduyiruppu Junction. The Operations Centre and the bank branch are located on the same premises. They were set up in the midst of civilian houses. The 4th Vijayaba Infantry Regiment of the 681st Brigade commanded by Lt. Col. Lalantha Gamage under the guidance of Task Force Eight of Col. Ravipriya and the 53rd Division commanded by Major General Kamal Gunaratne captured this area. 36 T-56 firearms, an RPG launcher, a 40mm bomb launcher, a T-81 weapon and 10 communication equipment have been recovered.
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