SLA shelling triggers artillery duel in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Sunday, 03 September 2006, 12:46 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) launched artillery shelling towards Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) controlled territory in Vavunatheevu in Batticaloa district. LTTE responded by counter-artillery fire toward the SLA postions, civilian sources said. The artillery duel lasted from Sunday midnight till 3:00 a.m. Sunday. Tension prevailed in the area.

No casualty details were available.

SLA camps in Kommathurai, Vavunatheevu and Battical 23-3 SLA camp launched artillery shells towards LTTE controlled areas close to the Tiger FDL.

 

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