SLA Mankulam thrust repulsed

[TamilNet, Sunday, 07 June 1998, 23:59 GMT]
Fresh fighting erupted today between the Liberation Tigers and the Sri Lankan Army near Ampakamam, when the troops of Operation Jayasikurui made a fresh attempt to capture the strategic Mankulam junction, today, said an LTTE official in Europe.

The attack was repulsed and heavy casualties inflicted on the SLA he said. The bodies of twelve SLA soldiers were recovered by the Tigers, he added.

One Tiger was killed in the fighting today, he said.

Yesterday, the Liberation Tigers had launched a fierce counter attack on SLA troops who tried to advance towards Mankulam from their positions in Ampakamam and Olumadu at around 2.30 p.m., the LTTE official said.

The bodies of six SLA soldiers were recovered by the Tigers in this action, he added. The SLA forces had been backed by Kfir jets and helicopter gunships he said.

The Tigers had captured some weapons, including small arms and mortar shells, he said.


Latest 15 Reports
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 ‘discordant’, says former US top diplomat
27.06.20 22:11  
Indo-Pacific expert wants US to seek opportunities in ‘Sri Lanka’
26.06.20 21:24  
Russia steps up influence on New Delhi to uphold “multilateralism” against US “rules-based order”
25.06.20 23:53  
Pompeo talks about US reposturing troops, mentions India, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia
24.06.20 23:36   Photo
Devananda circumvents court order, manipulates Jaffna fishers to allow poachers from South
23.06.20 22:03  
Sinhala encroachment of pastureland continues unabated in Batticaloa
22.06.20 18:17  
SLMC Chairman: Time for joint Tamil-Muslim efforts
21.06.20 23:11   Photo
Ex-councillor: Poverty-stricken Tamils at receiving end of SL military brutality in North
20.06.20 23:53   Photo
Tamil man killed, Sinhala Army opens fire at motorbike rider at Mukamaalai in North
19.06.20 23:30  
Dr Amir Ali: SL Archaeology aims to obliterate Tamil traces, shrink territory of Muslims in East
18.06.20 21:02  
Colombo steps up surveillance harassment on organisations operating in East
17.06.20 22:12  
SL military cordons off Jaffna islet with war-time like harassment, families fear reprisals
16.06.20 11:58  
Former NPC Councillor urges mobilisation to protect contiguity of Tamil homeland
15.06.20 16:41   Photo
Dairy farmers feel harassed after exposing Sinhala encroachment in Batticaloa
Find this article at: