Clash reported at Vadamaradchi gateway to Palaly
[TamilNet, Monday, 28 August 2006, 18:49 GMT]
A clash was reported Monday night from 11:30 p.m. till midnight in the gateway area between Valalai, 4 km east of Palaly Sri Lanka garrison and Thondaimanaru, 6 km northeast of Palaly. Sri Lanka Army sources in Palaly claimed situation was under control.
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troopers fired flares to illuminate the night sky and launched a cordon and search operation in the area after the clash, civilian sources said.
Exchange of gunfire and explosions were heard for 30 minutes in the area.