SLA closes Uyilangku'lam checkpoint

[TamilNet, Thursday, 17 May 2007, 11:54 GMT]
The Uyilangku'lam checkpoint of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in the Mannar (Mannaar) district was closed since Friday afternoon following artillery attack from Adampan in the LTTE held territory. All transport activities to and from LTTE held territory and government held areas in the Mannaar district through Uyilangku'lam have come to halt.

Some artillery shells fired from Adampan around 2 p.m. Friday had fallen and exploded in front of the forward defence line of the SLA at Uyilangku'lam.

However, SLA sources said there was no casualty on the army side.

The Uyilangku'lam checkpoint of the SLA is normally opened three days a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


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