SLA faces stiff resistance in Mannaar
[TamilNet, Friday, 25 January 2008, 16:45 GMT]
Three Sri Lanka Army soldiers and two Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam fighters were killed Friday when Tigers offered stiff resistance to SLA units that stepped up an offensive push targeting Adampan in Mannaar, according to LTTE Operations Command in the district. A ground troop movement headed by tanks with the support of artillery and Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher fire from Tha'l'laadi base, was halted at 1:00 p.m. due to the resistance mounted by the Tigers.
The offensive push by the SLA targeting Adampan was launched at 9:00 a.m., according to the Tigers.
Meanwhile, 2 SLA soldiers and three LTTE cadres were killed in intense clash that lasted for 30 minutes at Pa'ndivirichchan from 1:45 p.m.