2 fishermen feared drowned in SLA mortar fire

[TamilNet, Sunday, 22 April 2007, 14:14 GMT]
Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) launched mortar fire on fishermen fishing in Uduthurai seas in Vadamaradchy east Sunday around 4:00 a.m. in which two fishermen are missing and their fishing boat burnt, sources in Vadamaradchy said. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Army (SLA) launched heavy artillery barrage from the Varani artillery base on civilian settlements in Uduthurai, Vettilaikerny, Vatharayan and Maruthankulam in Vadamaradchy east, from Saturday 10:00 p.m to Sunday 4:00 a.m, damaging six houses, the sources added.

Vetharaniam Karan, 28, from Maruthankeri, a father of two children and an associate of his have been missing after the SLA fired motars, fisheries sources in Point Pedro said.

Meanwhile, skirmishes between SLN forces and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) combatants in Muhamalai Front Defence Line (FDL) positions took place Sunday morning.

Casualty information is not available.

 

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