Unexploded Johnny mine recovered in Thallady
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 23 November 2005, 01:20 GMT]
Road Development Authority (RDA) workers Tuesday afternoon around 1.45 p.m. recovered an unexploded Johnny mine when they were repairing a culvert at Thallady in Mannar district. The incident was immediately reported to the 212 Brigade of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) located in Thallady. Bomb dispersal unit from Thallady camp rushed to the site to diffuse the mine, security sources said.
The Thallady camp is one of the earliest and largest military camps to be established by the Sri Lankan government in the north and east of the island. Since 1990 it has expanded in to a large base complex, strategically located on the coast mainland Mannar at the junction.
The causeway that links the Mannar island to the mainland is guarded by this SLA base.