Artillery exchange in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Friday, 01 September 2000, 17:04 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Army and the Liberation Tigers fought heavy artillery duels Friday in Meesalai sector of the Thenmaradchi Division in the Jaffna peninsula said sources. Meesalai is about 3 km. from Chavakachcheri on the Jaffna highway towards SLA-held Kodikamam. Chavakachcheri was captured by the Tigers in May this year.

Sources in SLA controlled parts of Jaffna said that heavy shelling which began around 9 p.m. Thursday continued today. They said the army was firing heavy weapons in the direction of the areas held by the Liberation Tigers in the peninsula.

A civilian, Iyaththurai Apputhurai, 40 from Kachchai near Chavakachcheri was wounded in the heavy shelling, other sources said.

 

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