Clash in Mannar sea
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 21 November 2000, 21:37 GMT]
The Liberation Tigers and the Sri Lanka Navy clashed in the seas of Pallimunai in the northwestern Mannar Monday morning, the Voice of Tigers radio said in its night news broadcast today.
Two SLN naval boats were damaged in the clashes. A member of the LTTE's auxillary forces identified as 2nd Lt.Jegan (Varapirakasam Anton Sabesan; Jaffna) was killed in the clashes which erupted around 8 a.m. Monday the radio said.
The clashes lasted for nearly 45 minutes, according to the radio.