Tigers attack SLA ambush group

[TamilNet, Sunday, 07 October 2001, 06:53 GMT]
A Sri Lanka army soldier was killed and two were wounded in a counter ambush by the Liberation Tigers at Miyankulam junction on the Batticaloa-Colombo highway Saturday night around 11 p.m. military sources in the eastern town said. The soldiers were in an ambush party that had set out from the Miyankulam SLA camp to interdict a crossing point used by the Liberation Tigers. The camp is one of the eight military detachments that guard A 16 – the SLA’s Main Supply Route to the district.

The wounded soldiers were taken to the Polannaruwa hospital.

The A16 runs through a large zone in the northern part of the district which is controlled by the Liberation Tigers.

Strapped for manpower, the SLA finds it increasingly difficult to interdict LTTE movements across the highway.

 

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