12 SLA soldiers killed at Sungawil -VoT

[TamilNet, Friday, 11 May 2001, 18:50 GMT]
Twelve Sri Lanka Army soldiers were killed in an ambush by the Liberation Tigers at Sungawil in the Polonnaruwa district around 6.40 a.m Thursday. The LTTE ambush unit recovered 3 bodies of the SLA soldiers killed in the attack, the Voice of Tigers (VoT) radio said Friday evening.

The radio said the SLA troops were returning to their camp at Sungavil after night patrol when they were attacked.

The LTTE ambush unit recovered following weapons, according to the radio:

AK Light Machine Guns-02, 40 mm. Pistol-02, T-56 assault rifles-09, Communication equipment-01, Night Vision Glass -01, medium range rounds-2282, Binocular-01.

Meanwhile the Liberation Tigers handed over a body of a SLA soldier to the International Committee of the Red Cross on Friday in the northern Vanni region, according to the radio. The soldier was killed in an ambush by the Tigers at Ceylon Theater in the Manal Aaru region Thursday morning.

In a seperate incident the Liberation Tigers snipped and wounded a Sri Lanka Army soldier at Kiran, about 27 km. north of Batticaloa around 6 a.m. Friday, army sources in the eastern town said. The soldier was admitted at the Polonnaruwa hospital.

Sources in Batticaloa said all transport through Kiran bridge was disrupted and some civilians were also assaulted by the soldiers.


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