Two SLA soldiers injured in Thenmaradchy firefight
[TamilNet, Sunday, 28 May 2006, 13:49 GMT]
Two Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers were seriously injured in a firefight in Kovilakandy in Thenmaradchy SouthWest inside the High Security Zone (HSZ) when unknown gunmen attacked a SLA foot patrol which was returning to the camp at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, sources in Thenamaradchy said. Firefight followed by grenade attack lasted for more than 10 minutes, sources added.
Tje injured soldiers were taken by helicopters to the Palaly Military Hospital, sources said.
Thanankilappu, Maravanpilo and Kovilakandy area fall within the HSZ and are in full control of the SLA.
After the Oyatha Alaigal offensive by the Liberation Tigers in 2000, the HSZ was created and residents were displaced from these areas.
Only after the signing of the Cease Fire Agreement (CFA) between the LTTE and the Government of Sri Lanka the SLA allowed limited resettlement of families in Kovilakandy area,