13 Wanni Tigers killed by Karuna group
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Author:  AT [ Thu Mar 24, 2005 3:45 am ]
Post subject:  13 Wanni Tigers killed by Karuna group

Karuna group kill 13 Tigers in battle

@ The Island
by Dasun Edirisinghe and Keerti Warankulasuriya

Karuna loyalists had inflicted heavy damages on the Wanni Tigers, killing 13, in the ongoing clashes between the two factions at Welikanda, security sources said yesterday .

Civilians fleeing the area had told the forces that Wanni faction suffered heavy damage in the battle.

The LTTE’s Wanni faction has commenced a major operation aimed at annihilating Karuna loyalists in the Vakarai area, sources added.

Meanwhile, the Wanni faction had not gone to take over the two bodies of cadres lying at Polonnaruwa morgue, sources said. The corpses, of the two Wanni cadres, killed in a clash at Welikanda have been lying at the hospital morgue for days, the sources said adding that civilians had handed over the bodies to the forces with GMS communication equipment and night vision equipment found along with the bodies.

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