Fighting erupts in Ampakamam

[TamilNet, Saturday, 30 October 1999, 14:30 GMT]
Fierce fighting broke out again this evening in the Ampakamam-Olumadu area, east of Mankulam security sources said. Initial reports said at least 60 Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers have been wounded.

The wounded soldiers were being air lifted to Anuradhapura hospital the sources said.

The sources said Sri Lankan Army and the Liberation Tigers are exchanging heavy artillery and mortar fire.

Further details are not known.

Reports of the fighting could not be independently verified as the Sri Lankan government has banned reporters from entering the warzone.

 

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