Naval detachment attacked
[TamilNet, Sunday, 02 January 2000, 10:38 GMT]
A Sri Lanka Navy personnel was killed and another wounded when the Liberation Tigers attacked the Naval detachment at Gopalapuram in Nilaveli, about 12 km. north of Trincomalee town, around 10 p.m. yesterday.
This is the second attack on this naval detachment within a week. Two SLA personnel were killed and two others were wounded in an attack on Wednesday, 29 December.
Security sources said the Sri Lanka Navy has taken up duties at defence positions in the northern Trincomalee district, after Sri Lanka Army soldiers were relocated to Vavuniya and Jaffna districts following the Liberation Tigers launching of 'Operation Unceasing waves-3' on November 2.
29.12.99 Two Naval personnel, 2 police officers killed