SLA Pooneryn thrust repulsed -VoT

[TamilNet, Friday, 11 June 1999, 07:47 GMT]
At least 25 Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers were killed and several others wounded when the Liberation Tigers attacked advancing SLA troops in the Pooneryn area with heavy weapons yesterday, forcing them to retreat to their original positions, the Voice of Tigers (VoT) radio said today.

The VoT said that the LTTE intercepted SLA troops advancing towards Pooneryn from Kattunallur and Paranthan, and forced them to retreat after heavy fighting.

Nine LTTE fighters were killed in the fighting at Pooneryn, the radio said.

SLA troops had also been ferried to Kattunallu by boats from Mandaithivu, the radio added.

A Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) helicopter was also damaged in the fighting, the radio said.

The VoT said the Tigers had used tank fire in the defence of their positions.

Arms and ammunition were captured from the SLA, it added.

The radio gave names of the Tigers killed as Captain Iniyaval, 2nd Lt.Amkusaa, Naavini, Senmathi, Kamala, Vengaiyarasi, Kannan and Meiyappan

The Sri Lankan military launched a combined air, sea and land operation to capture the Pooneryn area the radio said.

SLA officials in Jaffna said last night that the operation which was launched in the Pooneryn area was limited and ha concluded.

Troops had returned to their bases late in the evening they added.


Related Articles:
10.06.99   SLA operation towards Pooneryn

 

Latest 15 Reports
01.07.20 13:22  
New secret unit among four SL military and police squads competing to arrest Tamil youth in North
30.06.20 22:10  
Tamils blocked from accessing properties near SL Navy training base in Champoor, Trincomalee
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
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=3422