LTTE to hand over bodies of 40 SLA troopers
[TamilNet, Thursday, 03 August 2006, 14:03 GMT]
The Liberation Tigers were making arrangements to hand over bodies of forty Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troopers killed in Muttur fight, LTTE's military spokesman Irasiah Ilanthirayan said. The LTTE would be handing over the bodies through the ICRC.
"Twelve Tiger fighters have been killed during the last 48 hours fighting in Muttur area thwarting the Lankan navy and army attempts to land their troops," he said.
The Tiger forces were led by LTTE's Special Commander Sornam and Trincomalee LTTE Commander Arivu, according to Ilanthirayan.
"A Sri Lanka Navy boat was sunk in the clash with the Sea Tigers Thursday morning in Muttur jetty and their attempt to land troops was thwarted," Ilanthirayan said.