Sri Lankan police claimed to have recovered two faulty 'suicide vests' in the Chinnathambanai forest area in Vavuniya on Thursday (18th Feb).
Cheddikulam police and Sri Lankan Special Task Force (STF) officers conducted a search in the area, claiming they received a tip from Colombo.
Sri Lankan police are investigating the discovery from various angles and allege it may have belonged to the LTTE.
Over the past few months, Sri Lankan security forces have intensified search operations and raids seeking weapons allegedly belonging to the LTTE across the North-East. In October last year, A large-scale excavation to recover weapons belonging to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in Vavuniya, only resulted in an empty beer can and crowbar.