Three LTTE boats destroyed - SLN

[TamilNet, Thursday, 18 February 1999, 11:49 GMT]
The Sri Lankan Navy (SLN) said that three boats belonging to the Liberation Tigers were destroyed in a sea battle in the Kilaly lagoon, in the north of the island, in the early hours of the morning today.

They said the fighting erupted when a flotilla of 10 LTTE boats moved in from Pooneryn to attack a SLN Dvora gunboat.

The Dvora was damaged in the fighting they added.

The Navy said that they have inflicted heavy casualties on the LTTE.


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