SLA, LTTE clashes continue in Mukamaalai FDL
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 06 January 2009, 19:07 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) suffered setbacks Tuesday in an attempt to enter Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Front Defence Line (DFL) areas in Mukamaalai while Jaffna-Kandy road was blocked for public transport for more than three and a half hours enabling ambulances to transport injured soldiers from Mukkamaalai FDL positions, sources in Thenmaraadchi said. Defence Ministry in Colombo, however, claimed that the SLA had advanced in Mukamaalai.
Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) helicopters were also seen transporting injured soldiers from Mukamaalai FDL positions throughout Tuesday, sources in Jaffna said.
Heavy artillery fire exchange could be heard from Mukamaalai FDL positions from Tuesday morning till evening.
No information is available about the number of soldiers killed or injured in the Tuesday clashes.