SLA operation in Kilinochchi

[TamilNet, Thursday, 04 June 1998, 23:59 GMT]
Fighting is reported between the Sri Lankan Army (SLA) and the Liberation Tigers (LTTE) in the Kilinochchi area, south of Elephant Pass. The fighting erupted when the SLA launched a fresh offensive to advance in the southern direction.

The sounds of explosions could be heard from this morning in the Kilinochchi area, said residents in the southern coast of the Jaffna Peninsula.

The SLA sources confirmed that the army has launched an operation in Kilinochchi.

Further details of the fighting are not yet known.


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