Two Tiger boats destroyed - SLN
[TamilNet, Monday, 04 January 1999, 17:59 GMT]
Sri Lankan Navy (SLN) sources said that two boats of the Sea Tigers were sunk and two damaged, killing 6 tigers, at 6.30 am today, when the patrolling units of the Navy opened fire at 6 tiger boats speeding towards Mannar from the direction of Kalpity.
Clashes between the Sri Lankan Navy and Sea Tigers continued for two hours, until 8.30 a.m., the sources added.
One sailor was injured in the clash the sources added.
Meanwhile, Sri Lankan Police sources said two fibre glass fishing boats, with out board motors, have been taken around 5.30 am today by armed men off the Poragama coast in the Kaltpity area of the Chillaw district, south of Mannar.
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