15 SLA killed, body recovered in Ma'nalaa'ru - LTTE
[TamilNet, Thursday, 27 March 2008, 05:59 GMT]
Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) Operations Command in Ma'nalaa'ru on Thursday said the Tigers confronted two Sri Lanka Army (SLA) offensive pushes within the last two days in the region. On Wednesday, the LTTE thwarted an SLA attempt to break into LTTE territory after 2 hours confrontation at Ceylon Theatre area from 1:15 p.m. 5 SLA soldiers were killed and the Tigers recovered the dead body of one SLA soldier with arms and ammunition. On Tuesday, 10 SLA soldiers were killed in a similar confrontation that erupted when the SLA attempted to advance, the Tigers said.
One T-56 assault rifle, eighteen magazines, four-thousand rounds, four gun holsters, five helmets, two knives, four military kit bags and six water cans were seized by the Tigers after the confrontation on Wednesday.
The SLA retreated to its positions after the failed attempt to break into LTTE territory, the Tigers said, without giving details of their own casualties.