Three pronged artillery barrage on Vaharai villages

[TamilNet, Saturday, 23 December 2006, 09:35 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army, with massive firepower, launched artillery barrage simultaneously from three directions, Kallaru SLA camp, north of Vaharai, Karadikkulam, in the west and from Mankerni SLA camp in the south towards Kathiraveli, Kandalady, Palchenai, Vammiveduvan, Vellayadimadu and Uriyankattu villages in the Vahara region. The artillery barrage, launched around 6:30 a.m. Saturday, continued for more than 8 hours. Vaharai hospital sources reported artillery explosions 200 meters close to Vaharai hospital. Casualty details were not available.

Sri Lanka Army has vowed to capture the Vaharai region within a couple of days, before Christmas, according to media personnel who have been briefed Sri Lanka Army Commander Lt. Gen. Sarath Fonseka Friday.


Chronology:
15.01.07  Unfolding misery
11.01.07  Vaharai tragedy
07.01.07  SOS from Vaharai

 

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