Clash erupts in northern waters off KKS
[TamilNet, Friday, 30 June 2006, 17:39 GMT]
A sea fight was reported in the seas east of Kankesanthuari Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) base around 10:15 p.m. Friday. The clash, which started in an area between Valalai and Thondamanaru, went on for 30 minutes, paused for a short period, and re-started again, residents along the coastal areas in Vadamaradchi said. At least two boats were seen burning.
Sri Lanka Army soldiers were firing towards the sea from their sentry points located in the coastal stretch from Mayiliyathanai in Thondamanaru to Valvettithurai, civilian sources said.
SLA sources in Jaffna confirmed the reports of a clash in the sea.
Further details are not available at the moment.