|Part of the Sri Lankan civil war, Eelam War I|
|Military of Sri Lanka||Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Casualties and losses|
|100 killed (Tamil Tiger claim), 4 killed (Sri Lankan Army claim)||16 killed (LTTE claim)|
The Kokkilai offensive was a military operation carried out by the Tamil Tigers in Kokkilai, Mullaitivu District, Sri Lanka. It is claimed this was the first attack by LTTE on a Sri Lankan Army barrack. Ravi Jayewardene, brother of then President of Sri Lanka JR Jayewardene reported to the National Security Council that the Kokkilai attack was a full-scale armed confrontation and said the Tamil Tigers were becoming a ‘sophisticated enemy.’
- ↑ "Hardening Determination". TamilNation. 2005-04-18. http://www.sangam.org/articles/view2/print.php?uid=986&PHPSESSID=751dce09655e042d6df8265fd7908c0e. Retrieved 2009-01-02.
- ↑ "1985 - the year in the brink of civil war". TamilNation. 2001-08-08. http://www.tamilnation.org/forum/sachisrikantha/vp/vp10.htm. Retrieved 2009-01-02. [dead link]
- ↑ "The Eastern warlord". Frontline. 2004-04-09. http://www.hinduonnet.com/fline/fl2107/stories/20040409006000800.htm. Retrieved 2009-01-02.
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