Tigers name troops killed in ship attack
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 05 November 1997, 23:59 GMT]
The Voice of Tigers, the official radio of the LTTE announced today in the Vanni that fourteen Liberation Tigers were killed in the SLAF attack on a cargo ship off the Mullaithivu coast on Sunday.
The Voice of Tigers gave the names of the Tigers who died in the attack in which the cargo ship, believed to have been carrying arms and explosives to LTTE the was bombed and sunk. They are
- Major. Vetti
- Captain Vettikkarasan
- Captain Ratnakumar
- Captain Ravi
- Captain Isaippriyan
- Captain Thuvarahan
- Captain Thiraichitpi
- 2nd Lt.Palasekeran
- Veera Vengai Veerappan
- Veera Vengai Viduthalai
Tamil sources in Vavuniya said that the ship had been spotted after the Sea Tigers had unloaded the cargo during the previous night.
The SLAF say they launched their attack at 10.am, two hours after an unmanned drone detected the ship.
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