|Hmm lots of interesting tid bits in this weeks Situatin Report eh, poor GoSL hooters...
Lets start in the 'cleared' east shall we LOL:
The ground realities are covered by the thick fog of high pitched propaganda. Yet, a clear pattern of the intentions of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is discernable. The guerrillas have resorted to a ruse of concentrating in one particular area to be ousted by the Security Forces. In hopping from one to another area, they have managed to have the troops spread out considerably.
The LTTE, it has become clear, has left a considerable presence in the East to keep the troops under check whilst drawing out most of its cadres to the North to meet a Security Forces offensive.
It is these guerrillas who made two abortive attempts to mount large scale attacks on Security Forces detachments in the East. One was the March 21 attempt on Mavidivembu and the other, the suicide cadre attack on Chenkaladi on March 27. Reports of LTTE plans to carry out further attacks have received the attention of the Security Forces. Among them was one that spoke of an infiltration of guerrillas to areas around Manampitiya, Valachchenai, Sittandy and Chenkaladi to prevent further incursions by troops. Another is reports of guerrilla intelligence cadres conducting reconnaissance on the movement of senior Security Forces officials in the area. An intelligence source said attacks to drive home the point that the guerrillas were still present in the coming weeks cannot be ruled out.
Now to the failed SLDF attempts in the north:
Just days ahead of the Avurudhu, a group of soldiers who advanced into a guerrilla held area north of the Madhu Church were ambushed. The dead bodies of seven soldiers, all in uniform, placed on a trailer driven by a tractor was taken along the streets of Kilinochchi for public viewing.
Now this part is really interesting, there wasn't a word from the GoSL or LTTE on this:
In the aftermath of this incident, a group of eight highly-skilled soldiers who ventured to attack a guerrilla outpost were reported missing. Authorities fear they may have been captured.
Wow TAF has been busy eh ;)
Contrary to official claims, The Sunday Times learnt that Tiger guerrilla aircraft had conducted an unknown number of flights over the Wanni. According to a highly-placed Air Force source, one such flight was located over Padaviya in the Weli Oya sector. Intelligence sources also said there was at least one occasion when a reported air to ground firing practice had been carried out. However, independent verification of this claim is not possible.
Then back to the east (Trinco), another item mentioned by neither the GoSL or LTTE:
It related to an attempt to blow up a cargo vessel that had remained berthed near a cement complex owned by a private company. Contrary to official claims, the nature of the detections made has caused serious concern