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Two Tigers killed in ambush north of Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Friday, 20 August 2004, 11:13 GMT]
Mr. Bawa, a senior member of the Liberation Tigers from the Amparai District and an LTTE rehabilitation affairs official were killed in an ambush near a Sri Lanka army camp at Kayankerni, 36 kilometres north of Batticaloa, Friday around 2.15 p.m. Mr. Bawa was riding a motorbike with Mr. Yoga, an LTTE official in charge of rehabilitation work, when gunmen ambushed them triggering a claymore mine and opening fire at Pullaavi junction in Kayankerni, an area controlled by the Sri Lankan military. A female cadre travelling with them was seriously injured. She was earlier believed dead.

Mr. Bawa was formerly head of the LTTE political division for the Amparai District.

The Sri Lanka army has a regular day sentry at Pullaavi junction, residents in Kayankerni said.

The female cadre earlier believed killed is admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Batticaloa General Hospital with serious injuries.

The gunmen who ambushed the Tigers near the SLA camp got away, they said.

 

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