Military chartered vessel with civilian passengers reaches Trinco harbour

[TamilNet, Saturday, 09 September 2006, 17:59 GMT]
Sri Lanka military chartered vessel arrived Trincomalee harbour Saturday evening around 6 p.m. with about 795 civilian passengers who had been stranded in Jaffna district since the fresh fight between the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) broke out since August 11.

Civilians sail from KKS
A soldier stands guard as a naval ship carrying about 800 people who had been stranded in northern Jaffna reaches a jetty in Trincomalee. (AP Photo)
The vessel left Kankesanthurai (KKS) harbour in the Jaffna district Saturday around 4 a.m. with naval gunboat escort.

The vessel is now anchored in the Ashraff Jetty located in Chinabay coast in Trincomalee harbour.

Passengers arrived in Trincomalee left to Colombo and to their destinations on their own.

 

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