LTTE attack on Kilaly repulsed

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 20 April 1999, 10:33 GMT]
Sri Lankan security sources said that government forces have repulsed an attack by the Liberation Tigers on the Kilaly base, about 35 km. south of Jaffna, in the early hours of the morning today.

The sources said the Liberation Tigers came in about ten boats and launched an attack that lasted for more than three hours.

The troops did not suffer any casualties, they added.

The security sources also said that details of the damage that they inflicted on the LTTE are not yet available.

The jetty at Kilaly is under the command of the Special Boat Squadron (SBS), the elite special forces wing of the Sri Lanka SLN, modelled after the US Navy SEALS.

 

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