Norway island attack by SLN draws warning from LTTE
[TamilNet, Thursday, 30 March 2006, 20:04 GMT]
Mr.Elilan, LTTE Trincomalee district political head, informed the Trincomalee head of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) Mr.Ove Thursday evening in Sampoor that LTTE
has the right to movement in seas adjoining LTTE controlled coastal areas and this right does not violate the ceasefire agreement, LTTE sources said.
Mr.Ove Janssen, SLMM Trincomalee head (L) discusses the situation Thursday evening in Sampoor beach with Mr.Elilan,LTTE district political head (R).
Mr.Ove Janssen and Mr.Elilan.
Elilan said there will be serious consequences if Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) attacks the armed LTTE cadres in LTTE controlled coastal area about 750 meter away from the position of the SLN in the Norway island.
Mr.Ove Janssen who rushed to Sampoor in the Muttur east Thursday evening on receipt of a message from the SLN that it would attack the armed LTTE cadres seen in the coastal areas if they fail to withdraw.
Mr.Ove Janssen met with Mr.Elilan and discussed the situation. The discussion lasted for about two hours from 5 p.m. Later Mr.Ove Janssen accompanied by Mr.Elilan visited the site where the attack on fishermen by SLN took place Thursday morning.
The firefight between SLN and LTTE took place when SLN soldiers from the Norway Island had fired Thursday morning around 11 a.m. at two fishermen who were fishing in the sea using traditional method (Kattuvalai) about 150 meter off west coast of Sampoor. On receipt of information from the fishermen LTTE cadres had rushed to the site to observe
the situation. But the SLN soldiers had started firing at the LTTE camp and LTTE cadres fired back in response. Thereafter the SLN had sent a message to the SLMM in Trincomalee that they would attack the LTTE cadres if they fail to withdraw from the coastal area, sources said.
Mr.Ove Janssen and Mr.Elilan discuss the situation.