SLA advance repulsed, army body recovered in Ma'nalaa'ru - LTTE
[TamilNet, Thursday, 04 September 2008, 09:18 GMT]
Heavy fighting ensued Wednesday in Ma'nalaa'ru (Weii Oya) when the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) advanced in the Ceylon Theater front. Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) officials said Thursday that their forces repulsed the move, seized arms and ammunitions from the SLA and recovered a dead body of a Sri Lankan soldier in the clearing operation that followed.
The move started at 8:30 a.m., on Wednesday and lasted til 3:00 p.m. when the SLA was forced to withdraw their offensive units, following a counter-attack carried out by the Tigers.
Meanwhile, the SLA launched artillery shells towards civilians settlements in Kumizhamunai, beyond the fighting zone, Wednesday evening.