Three Tigers killed
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 16 December 1998, 19:08 GMT]
The Voice of Tigers (VoT) radio said in its morning transmission today that one Sri Lankan policeman was killed in an attack by the Liberation Tigers at Meeravodai in the east during the early hours of Monday December 14.
The radio said that the LTTE had recovered a T56-1 rifle, 14 magazines, 550 medium rounds and 02 hand grenades from the police during the attack.
According to the VoT, one member of the Liberation Tigers, identified as Major John (Arumugam Tharmalingam from Pooneryn), was killed in a clash with the SLA in Mannar town area on December 11 around 11.30 p.m.
Another member of the Liberation Tigers, Ahilan (Rajasekaram Selvanathan of Jaffna) died on December 14, having been injured in a clash with the SLA in the Paranthan area of the Vanni on the previous day, said the radio.
Lt. Arunathaas (Sellappah Vadivel of Amparai) of the LTTE died in a clash with the SLA at Paandiruppu in Amparai district near the Throupathai Amman Kovil on December 7, the radio said.