SLA repairs damaged defences
[TamilNet, Thursday, 18 March 1999, 23:38 GMT]
Sri Lankan Army (SLA) headquarters sources in Colombo said that the food store of the Thallady base was also completely burnt out in the LTTE shelling yesterday.
They said that over a hundred soldiers received minor injuries in the attack while 14 were killed.
Several vehicles were destroyed, they added.
Meanwhile the TamilNet correspondent in Mannar said that SLA had taken implements in the morning from residents of Mannar town to clean up and repair the extensive damage to the Thallady base.