Tigers shell Vavunatheevu SLA camp

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 02 June 1998, 23:59 GMT]
The Liberation Tigers shelled the Vavunatheevu Sri Lankan Army camp, 5 km northwest of Batticaloa by the western shore of the Batticaloa lagoon, from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. today, said sources in Batticaloa.

The troops retaliated by firing mortars towards Paduvankarai, the vast western hinterland of the district across the lagoon, they added.

SLA sources said that the troops did not suffer any casualties.

The shelling of Vavunatheevu camp is believed to be a diversionary tactic by the Tigers prior to launching a bigger attack, said SLA sources.

The Vavunatheevu camp was overrun by the Liberation Tigers in March 1997.

They said that the camps in the area have been put on alert.

Meanwhile, the Voice of Tigers said in its night broadcast that one member of the Liberation Tigers, Lt. Janarthanan (Rasalingam Sivanathan, Muthur) died in a clash with the Sri Lankan Army in Muthur, Trincomalee district, on May 31.

 

Latest 15 Reports
24.08.19 02:22  
Tamil representatives urged to boycott OMP office opening in Jaffna
24.08.19 00:04   Photo
Despite ending Emergency, Sirisena keeps SL military empowered with police powers
23.08.19 07:04  
SL Forest Department remains unmoved by uprooted Tamils’ demand for resettlement
22.08.19 06:50  
40 parents of missing persons die within 915 days of protest
21.08.19 18:17   Photo
‘Death certificates’ issued to 500 of 3,500 Tamils subjected to enforced disappearance in Ampaa'rai
20.08.19 20:23  
Wigneswaran warns of bleak future for Tamils, urges planning for next step
19.08.19 19:23   Photo
IC sheds crocodile tears over Shavendra appointment, US engages with his war-time chief
18.08.19 23:50   Photo
SL TID detains outspoken Tamil doctor at Pazhai hospital
17.08.19 23:08   Photo
SLA Jaffna commander refuses to release Palaali lands at meeting presided by Wickramasinghe
16.08.19 13:25   Photo
SL Archaeology Department resumes plans to construct controversial ‘chaitya’ at Koonith-theevu
15.08.19 21:39  
Wickramasinghe lacks courage to meet protesting Tamil mothers in North
14.08.19 23:31   Photo
2006 genocidal massacre at Chengchoalai campus marked in Vanni, Jaffna amidst PTA-threats
13.08.19 17:45   Photo
Tamil awareness urged on geopolitics-driven genocidal ‘development’ in Mannaar
12.08.19 20:04   Photo
Percival's 19th century Tamil proverb compilations collated and sorted in new publication
11.08.19 20:32   Photo
PTA-threats against constructing memorial arch for student victims of 2006 aerial massacre
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=1588