SLA artillery barrage destroys A9 entry point to Vanni amid celebrations in Colombo

[TamilNet, Thursday, 19 July 2007, 03:31 GMT]
The main entry point to Vanni, located on A9 route at Pu'lyangku'lam, was destroyed in targeted artillery and Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL) fire by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Wednesday night, LTTE's Vavuniya District Political Head, S. Gnanam told TamilNet Thursday. The attack on the entry point to Vanni comes as the Sri Lankan establishment in Colombo was projecting a celebration in the wake of Tiger forces discarding conventional confrontations with the Sri Lankan forces at Kudumpimalai, a hat shaped hill in the middle of the Vadamunai region, surrounded by large swathes of forest, northwest of Batticaloa.

A9 entry point to Vanni


The artillery attack by the SLA on the only civilian entry point to Vanni, was aimed at cutting the civilian link, already strained to the limit, Mr. Gnanam said.

MBRL rockets exploded also near the Pu'liangku'lam hospital premises that has sustained damage in artillery fire three days ago.

Gnanam said that the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission and the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) would be contacted by the LTTE to inspect the attack on the civil facilities.

A9 entry point to Vanni
A9 entry point to Vanni
A9 entry point to Vanni
A9 entry point to Vanni
A9 entry point to Vanni


Chronology:


Related Articles:
14.07.07   GoSL prepares to celebrate capture of Kudumpimalai
01.07.07   SLA mistook Muslim villagers for LTTE cadres, say escapees

 

Latest 15 Reports
23.07.16 23:09  
Ethnic discrimination in student enrollment exposes reconciliation farce: Tamil academic
22.07.16 19:47   Photo
Tamil student leaders in Jaffna condemn SL Governor Cooray’s remarks in Colombo
21.07.16 01:26  
University engineers not learning lessons
21.07.16 00:21   Photo
Tamil politicians blame SL Military for enticing Sinhala students with triumphalist chauvinism
20.07.16 16:39   Photo
Tamil fishermen rise up against Colombo's move to permanently militarise Pa'l'li-munai in Mannaar
20.07.16 15:21   Photo
NPC demands CoI to go beyond criminal investigations on Jaffna University clash
19.07.16 23:15  
Sinhala-Tamil student clash in Jaffna exposes dangerous proportions of military occupation
18.07.16 18:01   Photo
‘SL President sanctioning 67-feet Buddha statue off Jaffna is act of aggression’
17.07.16 23:46  
Eastern University instructs assaulted Tamil student to attend investigations in Colombo
16.07.16 13:37   Photo
SL military-backed Sinhala students clash with Tamil students in Jaffna University
15.07.16 23:51   Photo
Encouraged by US appeasement, SL military strengthens genocidal grip on North
14.07.16 23:52  
SL Commander of 58 Division twists lists at Mullaiththeevu Magistrates’ Court
13.07.16 23:31   Photo
SL military deployed to rob material remains of houses in Valikaamam North ‘HSZ’ 
12.07.16 13:10   Photo
Colombo demonstrates military diktats over resettlement in Jaffna after Geneva ‘update’
11.07.16 23:03   Photo
Sinhala goons, monk erect Buddha statue by force at coastal Tamil village in East
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=22767