50 SLA troops killed - VoT

[TamilNet, Sunday, 31 May 1998, 23:59 GMT]
Over fifty Sri Lankan Army soldiers (SLA) were killed and a large number were wounded when the Liberation Tigers counter attacked a column of SLA troops which began to advance from their positions west of Ampakamam last Thursday, the Voice of Tigers (VoT) said today.

The SLA column split in to two groups and retreated when it came under the attack by the Tigers, the radio said.

Tigers surrounded one of these groups and inflicted heavy casualties, it said.

Bodies of 20 SLA soldiers were recovered by the Tigers, the radio said.

9 bodies will be handed over to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the other 11 were unrecognisable and cremated by the Tigers, the radio said.

Nine Liberation Tigers died in the fighting near Ampakamam, the radio said.

Ampakamam, is 7 km north of Kara Patta Murippu, an interior village on the Mankulam-Mullaitheevu road, 10 km east of strategic Mankulam junction.

Sri Lankan Army sources said that 8 soldiers were killed and 18 were wounded in the fighting yesterday. However, they declined to give further details.

Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan Navy (SLN) sources said that four LTTE boats carrying medical supply to the Vanni battle front were destroyed, by the Air Force jets in Chaalai in the Mullaitheevu district today.

They said, they estimated between 10 and 15 tigers were killed in this attack.


Related Articles:
30.05.98   Fierce fighting continues
29.05.98   SLA claims early success
29.05.98   Tigers say army advance in deep trouble

 

Latest 15 Reports
22.08.19 06:50  
40 parents of missing persons die within 915 days of protest
21.08.19 18:17   Photo
‘Death certificates’ issued to 500 of 3,500 Tamils subjected to enforced disappearance in Ampaa'rai
20.08.19 20:23  
Wigneswaran warns of bleak future for Tamils, urges planning for next step
19.08.19 19:23   Photo
IC sheds crocodile tears over Shavendra appointment, US engages with his war-time chief
18.08.19 23:50   Photo
SL TID detains outspoken Tamil doctor at Pazhai hospital
17.08.19 23:08   Photo
SLA Jaffna commander refuses to release Palaali lands at meeting presided by Wickramasinghe
16.08.19 13:25   Photo
SL Archaeology Department resumes plans to construct controversial ‘chaitya’ at Koonith-theevu
15.08.19 21:39  
Wickramasinghe lacks courage to meet protesting Tamil mothers in North
14.08.19 23:31   Photo
2006 genocidal massacre at Chengchoalai campus marked in Vanni, Jaffna amidst PTA-threats
13.08.19 17:45   Photo
Tamil awareness urged on geopolitics-driven genocidal ‘development’ in Mannaar
12.08.19 20:04   Photo
Percival's 19th century Tamil proverb compilations collated and sorted in new publication
11.08.19 20:32   Photo
PTA-threats against constructing memorial arch for student victims of 2006 aerial massacre
10.08.19 22:49   Photo
Sinhala encroachers storm into 100 acres of lands at Kanneeraavi in Pulmoaddai
09.08.19 14:28  
SL Forest Department retains 8,034 hectares of pasturelands in Paduvaan-karai, Batticaloa
08.08.19 20:05   Photo
Colombo converts 2000 acres of ex-HSZ lands citing India-assisted airport expansion in Jaffna
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=1570