Clashes erupt in Mukamaalai FDL
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 31 December 2008, 17:53 GMT]
Clashes erupted between Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Tuesday night in Mukamaalai Forward Defence Line (FDL) area after a short lull, sources in Thenmaraadchi said. Artillery duels and gunfire exchange heard through out Tuesday night, and continued intermittently on Wednesday.
After suffering heavy casualties in recent attempts to advance into LTTE territories at Mukamaalai, Ki’laali and Naakarkoayil FDL areas, SLA appears content to stay and safeguard their forward positions sources said.
The clashes continue as SLA Jaffna Commander Major. Gen. G. A. Chandrasiri completes his term of office in Jaffna district.