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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2553

Clashes with Sri Lanka Army in four fronts in the north - 44 Tigers killed and 90 injured

By Ruwan Weerakoon in Colombo

Colombo, 02 December, (Asiantribune.com): In the last 24 hours, Sri Lanka Army killed 44 Tamil Tigers and injured nearly 90 of them, in savage battles in four fronts in the northern theatre of war.Lt Gen Sarath Fonseka : "Terrorists (LTTE) are   a threat to Sri Lanka’s sovereignty, therefore we will eliminate them. Our officers and soldiers are doing this at the moment and we will continue do so and our officers and soldiers  are in high moral."Lt Gen Sarath Fonseka : "Terrorists (LTTE) are a threat to Sri Lanka’s sovereignty, therefore we will eliminate them. Our officers and soldiers are doing this at the moment and we will continue do so and our officers and soldiers are in high moral."

According to reports, fierce confrontations between the Sri Lanka Army and Tamil Tigers were reported in Vavuniya, Weli Oya, Muhamalle and Adampan. In the battle to contain and defeat the Tigers, six army soldiers were killed and 37 injured.

According to reports made available to Asian Tribune, the break-up of Tigers and Army soldiers’ causality details are as follows:

23 Tigers killed in Admpan, Mannar, 20 Tigers killed in Praiyapndichchan, West Vavuniya, 4 Tigers killed in Mauhamalle, Jaffna and the total killed - 44 Tigers.

Death toll of Army - 1 soldier in Muhamale, 1 in Vavuniya, 3 in Adampan, Mannar and a total of 29 soldiers injured.

In the meantime, Sri Lanka Army Commander Lt Gen Sarath Fonseka when contacted told Asian Tribune, that “Army’s prime objective is to safeguard Sri Lanka’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.”

Lt Gen Sarath Fonseka said, “Terrorists (LTTE) are a threat to Sri Lanka’s sovereignty, therefore we will eliminate them. Our officers and soldiers are doing this at the moment and we will continue do so and our officers and soldiers are in high moral"

In a separate incident it was reported, one soldier was killed and two others injured when LTTE detonated a claymore mine targeting an army foot patrol. The incident took place at Urani, on the Velvetithurai -Point Pedro road around 8.p.m on Saturday.

- Asian Tribune -

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