Nagulan among tigers killed in Eravur
By Sunil Jayasiri
A top LTTE leader, who led the Tigers elite force – Charles Anthony Unit in the East, was among the dead during the fighting between military and the Tigers few days ago in Eravur; while in latest clashes in Vavuniya at least twelve Tigers were killed, the military said.
Military sources said that a major fight erupted early this week in Kaluwankerni, after the military found a group of LTTE men hiding in a house. Later the military found at least six bodies of Tigers including the leader ‘Nagulan’, who had been called to the area to carry out attacks against Karuna cadre and the military.
It reported that LTTE Leader Prabhakaran had sent a group of cadres of the Charles Anthony Brigade with Nagulan to the East a few weeks ago.
Meanwhile, at least twelve LTTE cadres were killed in two separate incidents during the last 36 hours in clashes North West of Omanthai, ahead of the Vavuniya – Mannar Forward defence lines.
Initially ten LTTE cadres were killed in an assault launched by the Army and subsequently two more Tiger cadres were killed in a separate incident.
In another development, intercepted LTTE communication revealed that the LTTE had admitted the death of 18 Sea Tigers in Thursday’s pre dawn sea battle to breach the Delft Island defences.
Tiger communication also revealed the names of seven Sea Tigers killed in the confrontation including senior leaders.
Navy said that Sea Tiger attempts to breach naval defences of the Delft Island was successfully repulsed. The Navy with the help of the Air Force destroyed four LTTE boats and disabled another two, it said.