LTTE returns captured army truck to SLA

[TamilNet, Thursday, 10 July 2003, 14:33 GMT]
The army truck captured by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) with six soldiers during the latter part of the last year was returned to the Sri Lanka Army Thursday around noon at no man zone close to Welgam Vihare in the Nilaveli area, about sixteen km north of Trincomalee town, the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission head in Trincomalee, Mr.Abdel Burkan, said.

The Kuchchaveli LTTE military head, Mr. Eehan, handed over the army truck to a representative of the SLA in the presence of the SLMM members, LTTE sources said.

The LTTE captured six soldiers who entered the LTTE controlled area near Kumburupiddy with the army truck to remove sand. Later, the SLA soldiers were released by the LTTE. However the army truck was not returned to the SLA at that time.

Due to the intervention of the SLMM head, Major General (retd.) Triggve Teleffsen, the LTTE leadership in the Trincomalee district agreed to return the army truck to the SLA, SLMM sources said.


Related Articles:
09.07.03   LTTE-SLA meeting held in Kattaiparichchan

 

Latest 15 Reports
26.07.16 23:38  
JUSU opposes police cases against Tamil students, SL military steps up surveillance
25.07.16 21:12   Photo
2009 genocide justice not going to come from UNP of 1983 pogrom: Shivajilingam
24.07.16 23:00   Photo
Saiva priests protest against Colombo constructing fishing jetty near Nakulesvaram temple
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
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=9398