3 Tigers killed in Vanni - Radio
[TamilNet, Monday, 06 April 1998, 23:59 GMT]
A Tiger, 2nd Lt.Senthamilan (Thiruchelvarasa Prabhaharan of Puthtukudyiruppu in Mullaithivu) was killed in a counter ambush by the Liberation Tigers yesterday on a group of elite commandos of the Sri Lankan Special Task Force (STF) in the Moondumurippu area said the Voice of Tigers in its night broadcast today.
Moondumurippu is a interior road junction west of the A9.
The radio said that the LTTE had captured a 40 MM grenade launching pistol and four claymore mines from the STF in the counter ambush.
The VoT also said that two Tigers, Ilancheliyan or Vasi (Sinnarasa Sivanthan of Jaffna) and Suriyappraha (Pakkiyarasa Rathikala of Batticaloa), were killed in a confrontation with the Sri Lankan army last evening near Mankulam.