1997 Vavunathivu Offensive

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1997 Vavunathivu Offensive
Part of the Sri Lankan civil war
Date March 7, 1997
Location Sri Lanka
Result LTTE victory
Emblem of Sri Lanka.svg Military of Sri Lanka Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
Commanders and leaders
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
75 killed & 70 wounded (SLA claim)[1] 103 killed (Tamil Tiger claim)[2]

The 1997 Vavunathivu Offensive[1] 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[2] in this operation.

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  1. ^ a b "Tiger triple jump in the Eastern theatre". SundayTimesLanka. 1997-03-09. Retrieved 2009-01-03. 
  2. ^ a b "Fighters killed in Vavunathivu SLA camp attack remembered". TamilNet. 2003-03-07. Retrieved 2009-01-03.