2ND LEAD (UPDATE)

LTTE sentry ambushed in Batticaloa, two dead

[TamilNet, Friday, 03 March 2006, 20:57 GMT]
Two Liberation Tigers cadres were killed Saturday midnight when a heavily armed group of attackers, who entered the Liberation Tigers controlled area beyond the no-go zone in Vavunathivu, launched an ambush on a LTTE sentry point, LTTE's Batticaloa District Political Head Daya Mohan said. A firefight ensued for more than 10 minutes and the attackers withdrew towards Vavunathivu Sri Lanka Army (SLA) base, Daya Mohan added.

At least ten Tiger cadres were on duty at the sentry point at the time of the attack which was reported around 00:30 a.m. Saturday. .

Vavunathivu is located 5.2 km southwest of Batticaloa town.


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