Casualties from Jaffna fighting
[TamilNet, Saturday, 10 June 2000, 12:08 GMT]
Twenty-five Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers, including a senior officer, were killed and about 50 others were wounded in the heavy fighting that erupted at Sarasalai in the Jaffna peninsula yesterday, SLA sources in Colombo said.
The fighting erupted when the troops launched an attack on the LTTE positions in the area, the sources said.
An offensive assault by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in the Sarasalai area of the Jaffna peninsula was repulsed Friday with heavy casualties, the Liberation Tigers said in a statement from their London offices.
Meanwhile the Voice of Tigers radio gave the names of 8 civilians who were killed in shelling by the Sri Lanka Army in the Thenmaradchi area yesterday. The radio further gave names of 16 civilians wounded in the shelling.
Following were killed in the shelling, according to the radio:
1) Sabaratnam Vijitha,2, Madduvil South
2) Sivapirakasam Sasthiri of Nunavil South
3) Somasunderam kurukal Gobalakumar,20, of Madduvil North
4) Sangarapillai Salini,15, of Madduvil North
5) Thambu Sabaratnam,45, of Madduvil South
6) Thambu Manonmani,50, of Madduvil South
7) T.Sivasothi,46, Principal, Santhira Mouliga School,
8) Varithamby Sivapakiyam,70, of Kalvayal
The wounded are:
1) T.Sinnathamby,67, of Madduvil
2) M.Sivapakiyam,70, of Kalvayal
3) G.Valarmathy,28, of Kalvayal
4) C.Sivapooranam,78, of Madduvil
5) Uthayachanthira Sarma,27, of Kalvayal
6) Mahathevan Thevan,10, of Madduvil
7) Sabaratnam Mathushan,4, of Madduvil South
8) Pakayarasa Dilani,22, of of Madduvil South
9) Balasunderam Babi Sarojini,20, of Madduvil
10) Thavaratnam Rohini,21, of Mirusuvil
11) Sarojinithevi,60, of Nunavil West
12) David Vinothini,29, of Thavasikulam, Mirusuvil
13) Torinton David Gnanagiri,50, of Thavasikulam, Mirusuvil
14) Gnanarasa Sivatharshini, of Chunnakam
15) Mrs.Atputham, of Madduvil South,(School Principal)
16) Vetharaniyam Eeswaran Kalyani42, Vempirai.