300 SLA killed - Tigers

[TamilNet, Friday, 05 December 1997, 23:59 GMT]
The Liberation Tigers said in a press release issued today that 300 Sri Lankan troops were killed when the LTTE launched a counter offensive yesterday against the Jayasikurui troops near Kanakarayankulam. The Tigers said they have lost 35 fighters including 10 women.

The LTTE press release issued at 13.30 GMT said:

"On the morning of 4th December 97, the Sri Lankan Army attempted to advance on two fronts from Puthur towards Mannankkulam, Kanakarayankulam. The LTTE launched a counter offensive and there was heavy fighting between the Sri Lankan Army and the LTTE from early morning till 3.00 pm in the evening. 300 Sinhala troops were killed, many were injured, and the Sri Lankan Army was forced to withdraw."

"133 bodies of Sinhalese soldiers were recovered by the LTTE and out of these the 113 which were in good condition were handed over to the ICRC. The remaining 20 bodies which were in bad condition were cremated by the LTTE. In this successful counter offensive 35 LTTE fighters including 10 women fighters were martyred. Huge amounts of arms and ammunitions were captured by the LTTE."

 

Latest 15 Reports
21.10.17 21:46  
Unitary constitution imposing choice irrelevant to fundamentals needs rejection by Tamils
20.10.17 07:02  
Jaffna University students boycott classes against manipulative justice of genocidal Sri Lanka
19.10.17 17:11   Photo
Sirisena disappoints student leaders, Cooray humiliates families of hunger-striking prisoners
18.10.17 23:45  
Eastern Provincial Land authority discriminates Tamils
17.10.17 18:46   Photo
Paramilitary operative employed at Cooray's secretariat in Jaffna harasses public servants
16.10.17 07:15   Photo
UN Refugee agency ignorant of stranded Tamil refugees in Indonesia
15.10.17 19:12  
Tamil fisherman rammed by intruding Sinhala fishermens’ boat, fishing disputes escalate in Jaffna
14.10.17 07:34   Photo
Tamil protesters confront Maithiripala Sirisena in Jaffna
13.10.17 17:40   Photo
North at standstill, Sampanthan not to accompany Sirisena to Jaffna
12.10.17 23:35  
SL military postpones land release for 2 years as UN awarded Colombo with 2 more years in Geneva
11.10.17 23:48   Photo
20 Tamil organisations to lay siege to SL Governor's office on Friday
10.10.17 22:05   Photo
SL ‘Manipulative Justice’ exposed once again in Tamil political prisoners’ case: Sivapalan
09.10.17 22:09  
Protests gain momentum as hunger-striking political prisoners’ health deteriorates
08.10.17 23:00   Photo
SL constitutional discourse seen coupled with ‘Vision 2025’ policy of genocidal Sri Lanka
07.10.17 23:21  
Colombo brings Sinhala private partnerships to wage structural genocide in Vanni
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=425