SLA officer killed
[TamilNet, Monday, 20 July 1998, 23:59 GMT]
A Sri Lankan Army (SLA) Major was killed and a soldier was wounded in a claymore mine
The SLA patrol was on a route clearing operation, sources said.
The army cordoned off the area following the attack and launced a search operation ,
the sources added.
Road traffic between Vavuniya and Mannar has been disrupted following the attack and
all vehicles from Mannar have been stopped at the Thalladi SLA camp.
The Mannar-Vavuniya road was captured by the SLA during the 'Operation Edibale' early