Nine SLA soldiers killed in Omanthai

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 18 August 1999, 11:35 GMT]
Nine Sri Lanka Army soldiers were killed in an claymore mine attack by the Liberation Tigers this noon around 1.30 p.m. in Navvi in the interior, west of Omanthai in the Vavuniya district. The soldiers had been travelling in a tractor.

Unconfirmed reports from the area indicated that 11 soldiers were killed.

Omanthai is north of Vavuniya on the A9 highway to Jaffna. The area and its interior are controlled by the SLA.


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