Tigers, SLA clash in Madu

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 30 May 2007, 12:32 GMT]
Liberation Tigers Wednesday said they confronted a contingent of Sri Lanka Army troopers who attempted to advance through LTTE defence line in Madu. The SLA suffered casualties and fled the battleground carrying their own casualties, Irasiah Ilanthirayan, the military spokesman of the Tigers told media Wednesday evening. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka military spokesman in Colombo, Brigadier Samarasinghe told the press that five SLA troopers were killed in action in Madu.

The fighting broke out around 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, Mr. Ilanthirayan said. There were no LTTE casualties, according to the Tiger spokesman.

In the meantime, Brigadier Smarasinghe has claimed that nine LTTE fighters were killed in a confrontation in Weli Oya (Ma'nal Aa'ru) Tuesday.

 

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