Fresh Sri Lankan offensive towards Vaharai repulsed - Ilanthirayan

[TamilNet, Friday, 27 October 2006, 09:41 GMT]
An offensive launched by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) towards Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) controlled Vaharai region in the East was repulsed by the Tigers Friday, according to LTTE Military Spokesman Irasiah Ilanthirayan, who was speaking to media from Geneva, Swtizerland.

Military Spokesperson of the Tigers, Mr. Irasaiah Ilanthirayan (Marshall)
"Around 300 Sri Lankan troopers launched a ground offensive backed by artillery and mortar fire from Welikande and Karadikkulam SLA camps and entered our territory via Thirukkonamadu at 7:30 a.m.," Mr. Ilanthirayan said adding that the LTTE forces in Trincomalee had repulsed the SLA offensive around 9:30 a.m.

Sri Lankan offensive targeted Kattumurivu, an interior village in Vaharai.

 

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