Two Naval personnel, 2 police officers killed

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 29 December 1999, 09:40 GMT]
Two Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) personnel were killed and two wounded in a counter ambush by the Liberation Tigers at Gopalapuram in the Nilaveli area in Trincomalee, around 2 a.m. this morning said security sources.

Nilaveli is about 12 km. north of Trincomalee town, on the Kuchchaveli road.

Meanwhile two police officers were shot dead by the Liberation Tigers at Seelamunai in Mamankam, 3 km. north of Batticaloa, around 10.30 a.m. today said sources.

The police officers, Liyanage,30, and Piyadasa,30, died on the spot the sources added.

Liyanage was the officer in-charge of the security post near Mamankam Pillayar Temple, police sources said.

The police handed over their bodies to the Batticaloa hospital.

The police and the Sri Lanka Army soldiers have cordoned off the Seelamunai area and conducted a search operation following the incident, residents said.

It is not known if any arrests were made, they added.

 

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=4445