SLN, Sea Tigers clash off Katpitty

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 12 April 2000, 12:45 GMT]
A Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) sailor was killed and four others injured when the Liberation Tigers attacked and sank a naval patrol craft off the north western coast of Katpitty around 6.30 a.m. today, navy sources said.

The clashes erupted when the SLN craft had rushed from Kuthiraimalai base to engage a LTTE dinghy, sources said.

Following the incident, reinforcements were sent to the area. The navy sources said the LTTE craft was destroyed and its crew killed.

 

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