The Security Forces yesterday confirmed that the second in command of
the LTTE's naval wing Cheliyan was killed during a confrontation with
the Forces at Karayanmullivaikal.
According to Military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara, he was
killed by troops during a confrontation to take control of the earth
bund erected by the LTTE at Karayanmullivaikal to delay the Security
Forces advance. To
Nanayakkara said the intelligence officials have revealed that
Chelyan was among the killed during this confrontation that began on May
"Chelyan is a resident of Trincomalee and was the mastermind of
several attacks carried out by the LTTE on naval craft," he said.