Five SLA troops killed in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Thursday, 06 November 1997, 23:59 GMT]
There was a fire-fight between the Liberation Tigers and the Sri Lankan Army at Navalady in Koddikamam in the Jaffna peninsula at around 7.30 p.m last night.

Sources in Jaffna said 5 Sri Lankan soldiers were killed in the fighting.

Following this incident, the Sri Lankan Army cordoned off the area and carried out a search operation.

Kulasegaram Koneswaran, a 23 year old student of Jaffna Unversity, and Kathirkamanathan Paheerathan, 16 year old student were arrested in their homes during the search operation.

Both were severely beaten up in their homes by Sri Lankan soldiers before being taken away.


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