LTTE infiltration attempt halted : Manalkadu

Two LTTE cadres who attempted to infiltrate into the Jaffna peninsula via sea were shot dead by the army and navy today dawn. It is believed that the LTTE cadres were engaged in an intelligence gathering/sabotage mission.

Navy's Fast Attack Craft patrolling the seas off Point Pedro were the first to make the discovery. The small boat carrying LTTE cadres was moving north hugging the coastline. Upon detection, Navy's Special Boat Squadron was deployed to neutralize the enemy threat. SBS fire instantly killed one cadre but the other managed to swim shore. He was later killed by SLA ground forces deployed in the area.