Vavuniya SLA fire mortars
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 19 May 1998, 23:59 GMT]
SLA troops fired mortars from the forward defences in the west of Vavuniya this afternoon towards LTTE positions, said SLA sources in Vavuniya. However, there were no fighting reported said, the sources.
Sounds of explosions echoed in Vavuniya and SLAF helicopters flew several sorties, said local residents in Vavuniya town centre.
Meanwhile the Liberation Tigers announced, according to travellers from Mannar who arrived in Vavuniya, that travelling through Uyilankulam check post will not be permitted until further notice.
The SLA allows civilians to travel on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays only.