Eight powerful claymore mines have been unearthed from Cheddikulam in Vavuniya,
De-mining is taking place speedily in the North and East liberated from the LTTE. The work is being carried out with mediation of the Security Forces. Accordingly, the Police Special Task Force was able to recover eight powerful claymore mines and 130 detonators from the Niliyaamotai area in Cheddikulam. The explosives were buried within a shrub in the area. The Police Special Task Force said it was the first time that they were able to recover a foreign made claymore mine. Inquiries are proceeding on the instructions of Vavuniya Zonal Commanding Officer SSP H. Jayaweera and Chief Inspector Dickson Amarasinghe.