Tigers ambush SLA convoy

[TamilNet, Thursday, 30 November 2000, 07:43 GMT]
Eight Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers, including a lieutenant were killed and 17 wounded when a bus in which they were travelling was hit by a powerful claymore blast at Piramanalankulam, about 22 km. west of Vavuniya on the Mannar road, around 11.15 a.m. Thursday, security sources said.

The vehicle was a part of an SLA convoy on its way to Mannar from Vavuniya, the sources said.

The wounded soldiers were rushed to Vavuniya hospital and later transported to Anuradhapura.

Hospital sources in Anuradhapura said many of the wounded soldiers were in a critical condition.

 

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