Navy recovers Tiger leader Nishanthan’s body
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Author:  Peter [ Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Navy recovers Tiger leader Nishanthan’s body

Navy recovers Tiger leader Nishanthan’s body

2 Oct 2007 / agencies

The body of LTTE leader Nishanthan killed in a fierce sea battle on 27th September was recovered by the Navy from the seas off Kuchchaweli last Sunday (29th September).

The body which had a LTTE uniform was handed over to the Kuchchaweli police by the Navy. Investigations by the Police revealed that the deceased was 32 year old self styled LTTE leader ‘Lieutenant Colonel Nishanthan’.

Nishanthan was killed in a fierce gun battle that erupted off the sea of Pulmudai on 27th September 2007 when the Navy’s fast attack craft (FACs) successfully foiled an attempt by the LTTE to evacuate trapped Tiger cadres in Peraru and Kumburuppiddi jungles.

Sailors intercepted and engaged around 20 LTTE craft launched from Nayaru completely destroying three of them. Intercepted LTTE communication revealed that the Naval attack had inflicted heavy casualties to the enemy. 18 Sea Tiger cadres were killed including the self proclaimed LTTE leader ‘Lieutenant Colonel Nishanthan’

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