SLA attempt to enter Batticaloa LTTE territory beaten

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 28 March 2007, 11:30 GMT]
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) forces thwartted a pre-dawn attempt by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troopers and paramilitary cadres of Karuna group from Chenkalady Black Bridge SLA camp in Batticaloa district Wednesday around 3:30 a.m, to advance into Koduvamadu area in LTTE held territory in Batticaloa, sources in Batticaloa said.

LTTE recovered the bodies of two paramilitary members killed in the retaliation besides eight T-56 rifles, unconfirmed sources in Batticaloa said.

The four injured paramilitary members were first rushed to Chenkalady hospital and later transferred to Batticaloa Teaching hospital.

They were identified as Thutchan, Varman, Nesan and Thevikan, according to hospital sources.

The SLA and the Karuna group paramilitary personnel withdrew to their camps following the failed attempt.

Chenkalady is located 13 km north west from Batticaloa town.


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