SLAF Kfir jets bomb Vaakarai, 2 civilians wounded

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 26 July 2006, 14:15 GMT]
Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Kfir jets bombed thrice Mavilaru in Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) controlled Vaakarai region in Trincomalee district Wednesday between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Two civilians, wounded in the bombing were rushed to Eachilampattu hospital, medical sources said. The wounded civilians were from Thonithandamadu, located close to Mavilaru, located in Serunuwara division. Two houses were destroyed in SLAF bombing, according to S. Elilan, LTTE's Trincomalee District Political Head. Colombo has chosen, according to SLAF spokesperson, to bomb the area following a dispute over water supply from Verukal river.

Verukal river is a branch of Sri Lanka's longest river Mahaweli.

Vaakarai region encompasses a large expanse of land north of Navalady Junction extending 50 km to the Verugal River.

Further details are not available at the moment.


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