Two Naval personnel, 2 police officers killed

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 29 December 1999, 09:40 GMT]
Two Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) personnel were killed and two wounded in a counter ambush by the Liberation Tigers at Gopalapuram in the Nilaveli area in Trincomalee, around 2 a.m. this morning said security sources.

Nilaveli is about 12 km. north of Trincomalee town, on the Kuchchaveli road.

Meanwhile two police officers were shot dead by the Liberation Tigers at Seelamunai in Mamankam, 3 km. north of Batticaloa, around 10.30 a.m. today said sources.

The police officers, Liyanage,30, and Piyadasa,30, died on the spot the sources added.

Liyanage was the officer in-charge of the security post near Mamankam Pillayar Temple, police sources said.

The police handed over their bodies to the Batticaloa hospital.

The police and the Sri Lanka Army soldiers have cordoned off the Seelamunai area and conducted a search operation following the incident, residents said.

It is not known if any arrests were made, they added.

 

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