LTTE boat destroyed -SLN
[TamilNet, Sunday, 05 November 2000, 08:48 GMT]
A sea battle was reported between the Liberation Tigers and the Sri Lanka Navy off the coast of Trincomalee around 8.30 p.m. Saturday said sources in the eastern town. The Sri Lanka Navy Sunday morning claimed that a LTTE boat laden with explosives was destroyed in the sea battle.
Meanwhile the Voice of Tigers radio Sunday evening said a SLN Dvora gun boat was heavily damaged in the sea battle around 7.45 p.m. Saturday near Trincomalee port. According to the radio two Sea Black tigers, identified as Lt.Col. Naresh (Murugesu Brammakumar of Jaffna) and Major Sudarmany (Sivarasa Sritharan of Jaffna) died in the attack.