1997 Vavunathivu Offensive
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|1997 Vavunathivu Offensive|
|Part of the Sri Lankan civil war|
|Military of Sri Lanka||Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Casualties and losses|
|75 killed & 70 wounded (SLA claim)||103 killed (Tamil Tiger claim)|
The 1997 Vavunathivu Offensive was a military operation in which the Tamil Tigers captured Vavunathivu Army camp from the Sri Lankan Army. The Tamil Tigers are believed to have captured large amounts of weapons & ammunitions in this operation.
- "Tiger triple jump in the Eastern theatre". SundayTimesLanka. 1997-03-09. Retrieved 2009-01-03.
- "Fighters killed in Vavunathivu SLA camp attack remembered". TamilNet. 2003-03-07. Retrieved 2009-01-03.