Heavy fighting reported in Vanni

[TamilNet, Sunday, 08 March 2009, 16:19 GMT]
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) launched heavy artillery barrage and mortar fire Saturday midnight on Sri Lanka Amy (SLA) soldiers of its 55th Division stationed in Chaalai, Chu’ndikku'lam and some areas of Puthukkudiyiruppu, killing and seriously injuring considerable number of soldiers, according to an SLA source in Thenmaraadchi.

LTTE forces are attempting to break into the formation of the SLA 55th Division, the officer said.

Residents in Thenmaraadchi said they could hear loud explosions from the above area where the fighting is said to be continuing until Sunday evening.


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