Four Tigers killed
[TamilNet, Sunday, 10 January 1999, 14:02 GMT]
The Liberation Tigers said that four of their members died in two separate incidents in the Vanni on 7 and 8 January.
One member Lt.Ealavanan ( Sivanendran Kaviventhan of Kilinochchi ) was killed in a clash with the Sri Lankan Navy (SLN) in the Mullaithivu seas on 7 January.
The others, Thamilvanan ( Mahalingam Subaskaran of Trincomalee ), Maruthiyan (Selvaratnam Ahilesan of Pooneryn ) Kesavan (Sinnthamby Ketheeswaran of Jeyanthinagar) died in an accidental explosion in the Vanni they said.