Repair vehicles destroyed on A-9
[TamilNet, Thursday, 02 April 1998, 23:59 GMT]
A group of armed persons, suspected to be members of the Liberation Tigers, blasted three heavy vehicles of the Sri Lankan government's Road Development Authority (RDA) which were engaged in rebuilding the A-9 highway to Jaffna between Vavuniya and Kanakarayan Kulam this afternoon around 2 p.m. at Vaarikkuttiyoor on the Vavuniya Mannar road.
A bulldozer, loader and a tipper were blown up with high explosives by the group after it had asked the workers at the gravel loading site to lie down with their ears stuffed with cotton wool.
The large quantities of gravel required for rebuilding that part of the A-9 captured since May last by the SLA are taken by the RDA from Vaarikkuttiyoor where its is available in plenty.
The workers at this site are Sinhalese said an RDA official in Vavuniya.