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* LTTE underground fuel storage found in Northern Sri Lanka
Wed, Apr 14, 2010, 07:15 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 14, Colombo: A special joint operation conducted by the police and Army has discovered a buried fuel storage tank used by the LTTE Tiger rebels in northern Sri Lanka, the military said today.

On information received by the police, a special team of police and army troops Tuesday discovered the underground tank in the Tigers' former stronghold of Puthukkudyiruppu.

Police Spokesman Prishantha Jayakody said the tank which is 18 feet long and 8 feet wide was estimated to contain about 20,000 to 25,000 liters of diesel.

Troops conducting search and clear operations in former rebel-controlled Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu districts continue to recover hidden stocks of arms, explosives, and other military hardware.

On Monday troops conducting search operations in the areas of Mirusuvil, Iranamadu, Alankulam and Visuamadu in Kilinochchi district found one kilogram of TNT, 150 g of C-4 explosives, two 81 mm mortar bombs and seventeen 60 mm mortar bombs among a haul of military items.

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