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SLN, SLA step up confrontations, Tigers sink two SLN vessels

[TamilNet, Thursday, 30 April 2009, 11:57 GMT]
Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) continued to attack Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal shore since Wednesday 4:00 p.m., killing and maiming many. Meanwhile, Liberation Tigers of Tamlieelam (LTTE) Sea Tigers confronted the SLN vessels sinking a water jet gun-boat and Dvora Fast Attack Craft (FAC) around 2:45 p.m. Thursday.

Meanwhile, Voice of Tigers (VoT), the LTTE radio broadcast reported heavy fighting in the early hours of Wednesday north of Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal. At least 350 SLA soldiers were killed and more than 700 sustained injuries, the LTTE claimed.

The fighting comes after 2 days of heavy attacks by the SLA that has attempted to advance towards Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal.

Explosion in the sea
Explosion in the sea

 

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