Fierce fighting reported near Mankulam

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 29 September 1998, 10:21 GMT]
Heavy fighting is reported in the general area of Mankulam between the Sri Lankan Army and the Liberation Tigers. The fighting broke out when the troops engaged in Operation 'Jeyasikurui' mounted a fresh attempt to capture strategic Mankulam Town said sources.

Further details are not known yet.

Meanwhile local residents in the government held northern town of Vavuniya said that a large number of wounded SLA soldiers are being brought from the front through Vavuniya town and traffic has been halted to enable the rapid transport of wounded.

 

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