Tigers recover 30 SLA bodies -VOT
[TamilNet, Friday, 27 April 2001, 03:23 GMT]
The Liberation Tigers recovered the bodies of thirty Sri Lanka army soldiers from the battlefield in Jaffna south, the Voice of Tigers said in its morning news broadcast Friday. The radio denied a report by the Special Media Information Centre of the Sri Lankan government that the Sri Lanka Air Force bombed two busloads of its troopers behind the lines on Thursday. The VOT said that heavy fighting was raging in the southern parts of the peninsula for the third day.
The radio said that 30 Tigers have been killed so far in the fighting. It gave the names of eight LTTE troopers, including a member of the LTTE’s auxiliary force, who died. Three of these were from Jaffna and the rest from the Vanni.