SLA, LTTE clash in Kearatheevu

[TamilNet, Friday, 14 September 2007, 07:09 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in Jaffna said that it troops attacked Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) combatants in the Forward Defence Line (FDL) positions at A'rukuve'li and Kearatheevu area Thursday morning. SLA also claimed that it had recovered weapons in the search conducted in the said areas. LTTE has not released any information about the clash.

SLA said that its troops attacked LTTE fighters found to be moving in Poonakari and Kearatheevu area.

Gun shots and artillery fire were heard from Kearatheevu area from morning till afternoon Thursday, Themaraadchi residents said.

Tension prevailed among Kearatheevu fishermen while people in Madduvil and Chaavakacheari areas were also in a state of nervousness throughout Thursday.

 

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