Wednesday, June 11, 2008

SLN Repulsed LTTE attack on a naval out post Errukkalampiddi - Mannar

SLN foiled an attempt of LTTE to attack on the naval out post at Errukkalampiddy situated in the island of Mannar about three kilometres off the mainland, Vedithalthievu, around 0215 hrs today (11.June 2008) .The LTTE cadres arriving by a cluster of boats from the un-cleared area in Vedithalthievu made the attempt of mounting an abortive attack on the out post.

The naval troops thwarted the attempt of LTTE effectively countering the attack and in the confrontation ensued five LTTE cadres had been killed including the senior cadre named Sirimaran. Four sailors died in action and three others sustained minor injuries.

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