2ND LEAD (CORRECTION)

SLA Major succumbs to wounds from Tiger booby trap in Mannaar

[TamilNet, Friday, 14 March 2008, 16:58 GMT]
A Sri Lanka Army (SLA) commander in the 58 division, Major Keerthi Ranawaka, who hit a booby trap set by the Tigers 3-days ago and seriously wounded in the explosion when he went to inspect the Forward Defence Line of the fighting formations of the SLA in Mannaar, succumbed to his wounds Friday, informed military sources said. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

There were 35 random explosions, according to a report by the LTTE operations command in Mannaar on Wednesday.


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