Artillery exchange in Mukamaalai

[TamilNet, Saturday, 02 June 2007, 12:22 GMT]
Liberation Tigers (LTTE) and Sri Lanka Army (SLA) fought heavy artillery duels along Thenmaraadchi Forward Defence Lines (FDLs) along Mukamaalai between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Saturday, sources from Jaffna said. SLA and LTTE have not officially released information on casualties and injuries.

However, informed sources from Jaffna say, several SLA troops have been injured and there have been SLA casualties. Sources confirmed that Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) helicopters flew atleast three trips transporting dead and injured soldiers to Palaali military base.

The intense artillery exchange has occurred amidst wide speculation that a large scale war can breakout at Northern FDLs at any time.


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