Heavy casualties in Kilinochchi?

[TamilNet, Monday, 28 September 1998, 09:48 GMT]
The Sri Lankan Army (SLA) remained tight lipped about the situation in Paranthan today while reports about heavy losses sustained by government troops continued to emanate from the north.

Sources in Vavuniya said this morning that a large ammunition depot in the Elephant Pass base had exploded yesterday and that the Liberation Tigers have not withdrawn from the Paranthan sector.

A non-commissioned officer of the SLA in Palai, the civilian centre closest to the base complex, said that more than hundred soldiers were wounded in the fighting.

Latest fighting broke out when the Liberation Tigers launched an assault on the Sri Lankan Army's largest base complex in Elephant Pass-Paranthan and Kilinochchi, in the early hours of Sunday.

Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in communiqué issued on Sunday that 19 SLA soldiers and 40 Tigers were killed in the fighting and the "troops are in full control of the situation".

 

Latest 15 Reports
19.07.18 23:22   Photo
Skulls with bullet-like holes excavated in Mannaar mass grave, women and children among victims
18.07.18 19:21   Photo
Uprooted Mu'l'lik-ku'lam Tamils adopt Ira'nai-theevu approach, enter their lands seized by SL Navy
17.07.18 21:29   Photo
Colombo steps up shadow war against NPC Chief Minister Wigneswaran
16.07.18 22:48   Photo
SL Forest Department seizes agricultural lands of Eezham Tamils in Paduvaan-karai
15.07.18 19:14   Photo
Families of enforced disappeared vehemently oppose OMP sittings in North
14.07.18 19:35  
SL High Court in Vavuniyaa tricked again into postponing hearings on TPP case
13.07.18 23:20   Photo
NPC CM declines participation in Colombo's unilateral task force for so-called Development
12.07.18 12:22   Photo
Genocidal Sri Lanka seizes ancient coastal hamlet of Tamil-speaking aborigines in Trincomalee
11.07.18 18:20  
Collaborationist sections of TNA lose significance, Wigneswaran holds key to unified Tamil polity
10.07.18 21:53  
SL Military Intelligence recommences recruitment of notorious ex-paramilitary operatives
09.07.18 22:30   Photo
Antiquities Ordinance used to justify Sinhalicisation of 48 locations in Mullaiththeevu
08.07.18 19:06   Photo
TNPF protests against Colombo's move to militarise Jaffna Fort
07.07.18 19:56   Photo
SL Police in Champoor blocks remembrance of Tamils massacred by SL military
06.07.18 23:17  
Jaffna University silent to Colombo's pressure, motives behind Fort excavation questioned
05.07.18 23:49  
Tamils need native movements to confront Colombo-centric environmental exploitations
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=2110