SLA intelligence operative killed in east

[TamilNet, Monday, 10 December 2001, 09:23 GMT]
An operative of the Sri Lanka army intelligence was killed in a counter ambush by the Liberation Tigers near the Batticaloa town in the early hours of the morning around 3.30 a.m Monday. A soldier was wounded in the attack. The military intelligence operative was identified as Corporal K. S Satkunanathan alias 'Kuyil'. He was a member of the 'Nithi group', paramilitary sources working with the SLA said.

Three senior operatives of this military intelligence unit were killed in a suicide bomb attack in the heart of Batticaloa town on 15 November . The unit was responsible for several successful deep penetration attacks in the LTTE held western hinterland of the eastern district.

A group of soldiers from the military intelligence unit of the SLA in Batticaloa led by Corporal Kuyil were lying in ambush near a suspected crossing point in Saththurukkondaan, 3 kilometres north of the eastern town when the Tigers attacked it, sources said.

The wounded soldier was identified as K. I Kariyawasam.

 

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