Eleven Tigers killed

[TamilNet, Thursday, 04 June 1998, 23:59 GMT]
An Army captain was killed and two soldiers wounded when the Liberation Tigers fired mortars on the Sri Lankan Army base at Elephant Pass base, north of Kilinochchi, last night at around 9.30 p.m., said SLA sources.

The attack was repulsed and the bodies of 11 women Tigers killed in Army's counter attack have been recovered, they said.

Meanwhile the Voice of Tigers (VoT) said in its night broadcast today that 10 Tigers died in an accidental explosion. The radio, however, did not give further details.

The radio said following died in the explosion:

1. Maj. Thanika (Ethirraj Hemalatha, Nedunkerni)

2. Maj. Manohari (Nallathampy Kukaneswary, Batticaloa)

3. Cpt. Sivasakthi (Chellaiah Yokaranee, Trincomalee)

4. 2nd. Ltd. Anushiya (Balachanthiran Amirthalojini, Jaffna)

5. 2nd. Ltd. Thanuja also known as Elini (Kanku Vimalathevi, Jaffna)

6. Thooyaval also known as Velarasi (Markandu Malini, Jaffna)

7. Potchelvi (Murukesu Rajeswary, Kilinochchi)

8. Nila (Gnanapirakasam Arulmary, Mannar)

9. Sudar (Thankarasa Thayalini, Vanni Vilan Kulam)

10. Santhirika (Pasupathy Parameswary, Jaffna).

 

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