4 Tiger boats sunk - SLN
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 10 March 1998, 23:59 GMT]
Sri Lankan Navy sources in Trincomalee said today that SLN gunboats had engaged Sea Tiger craft off the Kokkilai coast south of Mullaithivu from 12.30 midnight to 5 a.m. this morning.
They said that sea battle was fought near the Boulder Point.
Three Dvora Fast Attack Craft (FAC) were slightly damaged in the fighting and four SLN sailors were injured.
The SLN claimed that the FACs had sunk four Sea Tiger boats including the command vessel.
The Navy said that at least fifteen Sea Tigers were estimated killed in the attack.