SLA soldier killed in ambush
[TamilNet, Thursday, 07 October 1999, 07:10 GMT]
A soldier was killed when the Liberation Tigers ambushed a Sri Lanka Army (SLA) patrol in the Pulmoddai area, about 45 km. north of Trincomalee town around 7.15 p.m. yesterday, sources said.
It is not known whether any other soldiers in the patrol were wounded.
Meanwhile Sri Lanka Army has cordoned off Koddaimunai and Thaandavanveli area of Batticaloa and conducting a search operation following a police post at Loyds avenue was fired at by a LTTE member this morning around 10.15 a.m. sources said.
Police sources said the youth has escaped.
The troops have stopped all transport on the Trincomalee road and Loyds Avenue sources said.
Unconfirmed reports said a youth was killed when the Police retaliated.