The joint headquarters of the Sri Lankan forces in Vanni, situated in Vavuniyaa town, came under attack for more than 2 hours by the Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) in the early hours of Tuesday, according to initial reports from the town. There were at least 11 explosions that rocked the town and heavy exchange of gunfire was reported till 5:00 a.m. Meanwhile, there were also reports of three LTTE’s aircrafts engaged in the mission over Vavunyaa, around 2:30 a.m. In the meantime, at least one civilian was wounded when Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) attacked two localities in LTTE controlled region in Vanni.Kilde :Tamilnet.com, Automatisk oversat med google til Dansk.
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, following the advice by his brother and SL Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, has approved a suggestion to appoint Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan, alias Karuna, a renegade Tiger commander who turned leader of a paramilitary group operated by the Sri Lanka Army in Batticaloa and Ampaa’rai, as national list parliamentarian of the UPFA, […]
The Sri Lankan government should immediately lift its September order barring humanitarian agencies from the Vanni conflict area in northern Sri Lanka so they can assist thousands of persons displaced by flooding from Cyclone Nisha.
Civil authorities in the north say that in the providing essential relief to the displaced Killinochchi district has become difficult as fighting intensifies. Government Agent Nagalingam Vedanayagam said that about twenty five thousand are displaced as civilians flee their villages fearing further fighting. “Most of these people are from Iranamadu Junction, Murugandi and Arivial Nagar […]