Artillery duel in Vavuniyaa, SLA suffers casualties

[TamilNet, Saturday, 02 June 2007, 21:06 GMT]
A key artillery launch pad of the Sri Lanka Army in Vavuniyaa, at Pampaimadu, 13 km southwest of Oamanthai has come under the artillery fire by the Tigers Saturday night, Sri Lanka Army (SLA) sources in Vavuniyaa said. Both the SLA and the LTTE were locked in a heavy artillery duel. SLA has suffered casualties at their artillery base, initial reports said.

Exact death toll is not known.

More than 15 SLA soldiers were rushed to medical treatment from the artillery base.

Pampaimadu is located 10 km northwest of Vavuniyaa.


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