Three navy personnel killed
[TamilNet, Friday, 28 January 2000, 12:57 GMT]
Three Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) personnel were killed and 2 others wounded in an attack by the Liberation Tigers at Periyakarachchi, close to Kumburupiddy, in Trincomalee around 9.30 a.m. this morning, security sources said.
Kumburupiddy is on the Nilvali-Kuchchaveli road, 15 km. north of Trincomalee town.
The Liberation Tigers attacked as the SLN personnel were taking food packets from their main camp at Periyakarachchi to their counterparts manning checkpoints at Nilavali, the sources said.
The wounded naval personnel were admitted to the Trincomalee Naval hospital.