Seven service personnel rescued
Three soldiers and four Navy personnel who were detained by the LTTE
had a pleasant surprise when troops rescued them.Lance Corporal
Thennakoon of 1st Vijayaba Regiment (VIR), Lance Corporal Weerasingha of
4th Gemunu Watch (GW) and Private Ranasinghe of 6th Sinha Regiment (SR)
of Sri Lanka Army and Leading Mechanical Engineer (LME), P.K.I.
Pitiyakumbura, Leading Seaman (S/L) G.H.C.K.Hewage, Able Body Seaman
(A/B) K.M.K.H.KumarasiriI and Recruit M.G.A.P.Bambaradeniya of Sri Lanka
Navy finally saw their emancipation following the Army’s rescue
operation.The four rescued sailors had fallen into LTTE hands after Sea
Tigers rammed two Navy Dvoras ( P-461 & P-416) patrolling the Point
Pedro seas on November 09, 2006.
The LTTE cadres had captured those sailors.One of the rescued
soldiers has been captured by the LTTE in Muhamalai following clashes
that took place in the early stage of the Vanni humanitarian operations.