Tigers using election fever to launch attacks

By Norman Palihawadana

Three soldiers and two police constables were killed and three civilians were injured when Tiger terrorists attacked army and police post at Ruwanpitiya, Welikanda in Polonnaruwa district yesterday (17) morning, army sources said.

The injured civilians have been admitted to Polonnaruwa hospital.

When the army and the police retaliated the Tiger terrorists fled. The casualties among the Tigers in this attack were not known.

A search operation by the army and the police has now been launched in the area to track down the Tiger terrorists.

In Kebithigollewa in Anuradhapura district five police constables including a home guard were wounded when Tiger terrorists exploded a side charger yesterday.

Police said that the Tiger terrorists were using the present election fever to their advantage to carry out their targets successfully also that there is no reduction in the terrorists threats to the border villages and north and the east.