LTTE, SLA clash in Vavuniyaa, Mannaar, Ma'nalaa'ru

[TamilNet, Friday, 01 February 2008, 01:41 GMT]
Attempts by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troopers to attack Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam(LTTE) bases in the southern Forward Defense Lines (FDLs) in Mannaar, Vavuniyaa and Ma'nlaa'ru were defeated in counter attacks by the LTTE, Mannaar operations command of Tigers said Thursday.

SLA troopers initiated a two-pronged offensive Thursday morning 8.20a.m. aimed at LTTE-controlled areas in Naavatkulam, lasting 20 minutes. After retreating from the battle front SLA troopers initiated a second attack at 9:45a.m, supported by intensive artillery fire attempting to penetrate through LTTE-controlled Paalamoaddai area.

During the 45 minutes of duel lasting till 10:30a.m., SLA troopers were forced to withdraw to their bases, with heavy losses. LTTE did not suffer any casualties during the counter attack.

In small-scale attacks by SLA beginning at 9:00 a.m. and lasting 25 minutes targeting LTTE-controlled area of Pa地divirichchaan, Mannar artillery attacks were staged using armoured vehicles and Tankers.

Elswewhere in Ma地alaa池u, a three pronged attack by SLA at 12.20p.m.targeting Kokkuththoduvaay and Ma地ki地dimalai with heavy artillery support and gun fire lasting till 5:30 p.m. was once again foiled by LTTE cadres. There were no losses for LTTE, Liberation Tigers Operations Command in Ma'nalaa'ru reported.

Meanwhile Thursday afternoon at 3:40 p.m., LTTE fighters destroyed an SLA sentry point located in Aariyakundaan in Ma'nalaa'ru .

SLA launched another attack Thursday morning near the Forward Defence Lines (FDL) in the Northern Front from 5:40a.m till 7:55 a.m. targeting LTTE bases in Ki値aali, Naakarkoayil and Mukamaalai as well as civilian settlements in Vadamaraadchi East. Casualty figures were not available, Tigers said.

In a separate incident in Kanchikuduichaaru, Ampaarai three SLA troopers were injured when clashes erupted Thursday 10:40a.m between the troopers and LTTE cadres patrolling the area


Latest 15 Reports
12.07.20 10:04  
Sinhala Police OIC hit Tamil women with vehicle for opposing monks-led heritage 奏ask force
11.07.20 03:40   Photo
CBK, Kadirgamar condemned at Navaali genocidal massacre remembrance event
10.07.20 00:05   Photo
SL Police harasses Shivajilingam at 25th Remembrance of Navaali massacre in Jaffna
09.07.20 09:33  
SL Navy brutally assaults Tamil fishers in Mullaith-theevu
08.07.20 16:33   Photo
Sinhala colonists encroach into Kangku-veali, Mean-kamam reservoirs in Trincomalee
07.07.20 19:36   Photo
Colombo schemes to expand ilmenite scooping into North from Pulmoaddai in East
06.07.20 19:06  
Colombo transfers Tamil Political Prisoners to notorious Anuradhapura prison
05.07.20 23:06   Photo
University students, Shivajilingam brave SL harassment to commemorate fallen Black Tigers
04.07.20 22:28   Photo
Monk commanding Sinhala-Buddhicisation of North-East threatens Tamil villagers in Batticaloa
03.07.20 19:28   Photo
After Naavat-kuzhi, Colombo targets Poonakari for Sinhala colonisation across Jaffna lagoon
02.07.20 22:26  
Colombo imposes restrictions on Tamil valour related symbolism in schools of North
01.07.20 13:22  
New secret unit among four SL military and police squads competing to arrest Tamil youth in North
30.06.20 22:10  
Tamils blocked from accessing properties near SL Navy training base in Champoor, Trincomalee
29.06.20 23:29   Photo
Moragoda advising Gotabaya prompts Sinhala parties to scrap Provincial Councils
28.06.20 22:06  
India privileging BRIC/RIC over Quad 租iscordant, says former US top diplomat
Find this article at: