Six MBTs damaged -VoT

[TamilNet, Monday, 28 June 1999, 07:50 GMT]
Six SLA Main battle Tanks (MBT) were damaged by the Liberation Tigers in the fighting on Saturday, said the Voice of Tigers (VoT) radio said in its morning news broadcast today.

The radio further said that the Liberation Tigers have thwarted a massed advance by the Sri Lanka Army to take the Pallamadu junction and that twenty-two Tigers were killed in the fighting.

The radio announced five names out of the 22 killed in the fighting: They are:

Raaveenan (Rasarathinam Sasitharan of Jaffna)

Arumainilaa (Sivarasa Sivaranjini of Rasanayagam road, Oddusuddan)

Mathanan (Sabarathinam Santhirakumar of Kovilkunjukkulam, Omanthai)

Rajeevan (Palanichamy Naagarasa of Vavuniya)

Puhalan (Rasu Thanabalasingam of Puliyamadhu, Nedunkerny)

Meanwhile two policemen were seriously injured when a wild elephant attacked a bunker in Sector 8 near Madhu Road along Vavuniya-Mannar trunk road, around 11 p.m. yesterday police sources said.

The injured policemen, Seneviratne and Shaminda Bandara have been admitted at the Anuradhapura hospital, the sources added.

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