|Heavy fighting in North
Heavy fighting took place in Mannar North and Vavuniya
yesterday, with the military claiming that 16 LTTE cadres had
been killed during the attacks.
According to the Defence Ministry, troops had fought back
against an advance of the LTTE’s Wanni defence lines in
Uliyankulam, Mannar North and Periyathampanei in Vavuniya, with
heavy artillery fire.
The Defence Ministry reported that at least 16 LTTE cadres were
killed and their bunkers destroyed in clashes in the Wanni
Security forces fired heavy artillery at the advancing LTTE
cadres, forcing them to flee, according to the Defence Ministry.
According to the MCNS, four soldiers were wounded in last