Fighting erupts again in Kilali

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 09 May 2000, 17:07 GMT]
The Sri Lanka army base in Kilali is being attacked by the Liberation Tigers from 5.30 a.m. this morning Tamil media reports in Europe quoting Voice of Tigers radio said Tuesday. The Tigers in Jaffna have announced that Operation Unceasing Waves III has resumed the reports said. Meanwhile a statement by the Sri Lankan government's Media Centre said that there was a heavy assault this morning on SLA positions north of Pallai.

The statement said that two concerted assaults by the Tigers on SLA positions north of Pallai were repulsed this morning by troops.

Kilali is a key SLA base on the southeastern coast of the Jaffna lagoon.

The European Tamil media reports quoting the VoT radio in the Vanni, said that the Tigers are attacking the base from four directions.

The Sri Lanka Navy's Special Boat Squadron has a naval detachment here. The 52-3 brigade of the SLA and an element of the 53 division are based here.

 

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