SLA takes new ground

[TamilNet, Monday, 22 March 1999, 11:51 GMT]
The Sri Lankan Army (SLA) said that it has brought a section of Aandaankulam, six kilometers north of Uyilankulam junction under its control by 4 p.m. this afternoon. The Uyilankulam junction is on the Mannar-Vavuniya highway and is currently the entry point for civilians to the LTTE controlled parts of the Vanni.

Sri Lankan military sources in Mannar told the TamilNet correspondent that troops had moved through Karukkaikkulam and Adampan and had advanced on the Andaankulam School road today.

They said that troops are now in control of that section of Aanadaankulam in which the LTTE's Wardead Memorial is located.

The village of Parappukkadanthaan is contiguous with Aandaankulam and lies to the east on the road running to Madhu.

The Aandaankulam Parappukkadanthaan area is about 16 kilometers west of Madhu linked by a gravel and mud road through the jungles.

Intial reports indicated that heavy fighting had broken out between the Liberation Tigers and the SLA in the general area of Parappukkadanthaan.

Meanwhile, a civilian wounded by shrapnel from shells fired by the SLA columns that advanced towards Aandaankulam today was admitted to the Mannar base hospital this evening.

The civilian, Santhiyogu Ritaamma,40, of Adampanthaalvu in Vattankandal was brought by her husband through Uyilankulam.

Ritaamma's husband Santiyogu said that she was hit by a shell that fell in front of their house this afternoon around 1 a.m. He said that they had not seen the army in their area.

They had, however, heard heavy shelling from army positions southwest of their village.

Vattakkandal is three kilometers northeast of Uyilankulam.


Latest 15 Reports
21.10.17 21:46  
Unitary constitution imposing choice irrelevant to fundamentals needs rejection by Tamils
20.10.17 07:02  
Jaffna University students boycott classes against manipulative justice of genocidal Sri Lanka
19.10.17 17:11   Photo
Sirisena disappoints student leaders, Cooray humiliates families of hunger-striking prisoners
18.10.17 23:45  
Eastern Provincial Land authority discriminates Tamils
17.10.17 18:46   Photo
Paramilitary operative employed at Cooray's secretariat in Jaffna harasses public servants
16.10.17 07:15   Photo
UN Refugee agency ignorant of stranded Tamil refugees in Indonesia
15.10.17 19:12  
Tamil fisherman rammed by intruding Sinhala fishermens’ boat, fishing disputes escalate in Jaffna
14.10.17 07:34   Photo
Tamil protesters confront Maithiripala Sirisena in Jaffna
13.10.17 17:40   Photo
North at standstill, Sampanthan not to accompany Sirisena to Jaffna
12.10.17 23:35  
SL military postpones land release for 2 years as UN awarded Colombo with 2 more years in Geneva
11.10.17 23:48   Photo
20 Tamil organisations to lay siege to SL Governor's office on Friday
10.10.17 22:05   Photo
SL ‘Manipulative Justice’ exposed once again in Tamil political prisoners’ case: Sivapalan
09.10.17 22:09  
Protests gain momentum as hunger-striking political prisoners’ health deteriorates
08.10.17 23:00   Photo
SL constitutional discourse seen coupled with ‘Vision 2025’ policy of genocidal Sri Lanka
07.10.17 23:21  
Colombo brings Sinhala private partnerships to wage structural genocide in Vanni
Find this article at: