Two LTTE boats damaged-SLN
[TamilNet, Friday, 13 August 1999, 09:52 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) said today that two boats belonging to the Liberation Tigers were damaged in a three hour long confrontation in the seas off Kokkilai, 40 km. north of Trincomalee, in the early hours of the morning.
SLN sources said navy patrol boats observed four LTTE boats moving in the direction towards Trincomalee around 12.30 a.m. and engaged them, damaging two.
The LTTE boats retaliated, the sources added.
The damaged LTTE boats were seen taken to the shore of Kokkilai, and were later towed towards the Alampil in the Mullaitivu district, the navy sources said.