SLA troopers on paramilitary rescue mission killed

[TamilNet, Monday, 01 May 2006, 09:46 GMT]
The Liberation Tigers commando unit that returned to LTTE Forward Defence Line (FDL) Sunday after completing the attack on three paramilitary camps in Welikande area, has claimed that 5 Sri Lanka Army troopers, including a Captain rank officer, who took part in a paramilitary rescue operation, were killed in confrontation with the Tigers. Informed defence circles in Colombo said that the SLA deaths were not revealed to avoid reports of SLA complicity in paramilitary issue.

The LTTE sources in Kokkaddicholai in Batticaloa district identified the Sri Lankan captain killed in action as LLoyd Fernando (5VIR RSP) from Kalwatte, Kurunegala.

The other soldiers killed in the confrontation were identified as Upul, Jeyakody, Tissanayake and Anura.

Four SLA troopers escaped with wounds, according to LTTE sources.

 

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