SLN boat destroyed in commando raid - Radio

[TamilNet, Thursday, 26 February 1998, 23:59 GMT]
The Voice of Tigers (VoT) said this evening that the Sea wing of the Leopards special unit of the Liberation Tigers had destroyed a Water Jet and killed five soldiers in a commando raid on the SLN's jetty at Kilaly, in Jaffna late last night around 11.50 p.m.

The radio said that the Leopards had also burnt supply depot in the SLN base and damaged two Out Board Mootor fitted speed boats.

Two more water jets which are engaged in patrolling the Jaffna lagoon had withdrawn west to the Elephant Pass base according to the VoT.

The jetty at Kilaly is under the command of the Special Boat Squadron (SBS), the elite special forces wing of the Sri Lanka SLN, modelled after the US Navy SEALS. The SBS was raised after the PA government came to power.


Related Articles:
26.02.98   Navy positions attacked at Kilaly

 

Latest 15 Reports
18.04.19 21:24   Photo
Sinhala colonisation escalated in Vavuniyaa North with a multitude of players backing infrastructure
17.04.19 23:18   Photo
Journalist harassed after exposing SLN surveillance on peaceful protest in Vanni
16.04.19 22:20   Photo
Uprooted Tamils in Karanthaay enter their lands in dispute with SL authority
15.04.19 23:44   Photo
Linguistic discrimination, insensitive iconography used to establish Sinhala Buddhist hegemony
14.04.19 22:43   Photo
Colombo schemes new settler colony for intruding Sinhala fishers in Mullaiththeevu
13.04.19 08:01   Photo
Tamil youth in Batticaloa irked by SL State-backed southern company bent on ilmenite mining
12.04.19 21:01   Photo
SLA deployed Tamils as human shields in 1990, activists allege mass graves in Jaffna islet
11.04.19 23:47   Photo
Assange arrest: Declaration of war against digital civil society by bandwagoning powers
10.04.19 21:25  
Tamils discriminated in demarcation of education zones in Ampaa'rai district
09.04.19 17:20   Photo
Analyst: Transitional justice will never work, SL State institutionally genocidal
08.04.19 22:13  
Tamil Nadu politician's family continues ‘Sri Lanka’ investment, disregards criticism
07.04.19 23:39  
Employment discrimination in educational sector in East
06.04.19 22:59   Photo
Monks groom SL police on misusing UN rights intended for controlling hate speech
05.04.19 22:31   Photo
SL State appropriates lands of Tamils in Batticaloa under ‘Mahaweli’ scheme
04.04.19 23:46   Photo
Colombo's next step of genocide: urbanising and linking Mannaar-Trinco belt with South
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=1009