More than a dozen barrels stashed with documents belonging to the senior leadership of the now defunct separatist Tamil Tigers were unearthed from a location deep inside the Mullaitivu district this week, senior officials said yesterday.
They said the documents were recovered along with LTTE stationery items and clothes which were apparently personal belongings of the LTTE leadership.
Military spokesperson Udaya Nanayakkara said investigators had found some documents but refused to elaborate on the nature or the contents.
Brig Nanayakkara said he could not comment whether documents of LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran was found.
In a related development, a 130mm field gun was also recovered at Puthukkudiyirippu on Thursday during clearing operations by the military, Brigadier Nanayakkara said.