Civilians flee Jaffna islet of Velanai

[TamilNet, Thursday, 07 September 2006, 09:09 GMT]
Hundreds of people from the Jaffna Islet of Velanai, began fleeing towards Jaffna town, Wednesday, for safety as anonymous posters requesting the people to move to safer areas appeared Wednesday overnight.

The people of Mandaithivu, Allaippiddy and other nearby islets, have already vacated their villages and many areas remain blocked for civilian access by the Sri Lanka Navy.

Meanwhle, Sri Lanka Army continued to launch artillery attacks towards the coastal villages in the LTTE controlled Vadamarachchy East, also on Wednesday.


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