Seven LTTE casualties in sea battle -Radio
[TamilNet, Saturday, 16 October 1999, 13:35 GMT]
One Sea Tiger was killed in the clash with the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) on Thursday night and six Sea Black Tigers were killed when two boats collided with each other, the VoT said in its morning news bulletin today.
The radio said that the sea battle with the SLN lasted about 5 hours from 10p.m till 3a.m. the following day.
In the fighting between the Sea Tigers and the SLN, Major Thuvakaran (Sangaran Rajkumar of Jaffna) was killed the radio said.
Sea Tigers damaged 4 Dvora speedboats of the SLN, the radio added. Acording to the radio following Sea Black Tigers died in the boat accident:
Lt.Col Arunthavan (Krishnapillai Uthayakumar of Jaffna)
Lt.Col Palaniyappu or Kuganes (Rengiah Mohendran of Vavuniya)
Major Gopi or Parani (Aariya Yogananthan Amirnaath of Jaffna)
Major Karimahal (Aariyakuddy Kalaimathy of Jaffna)
Major Sooriyapriya (Alphonsraajah Jancyraani of Jaffna)
Capt. Suthakaran or Suthakar (Rasanayakam Prasnna of Jaffna)