News in Brief:

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 11 November 1998, 12:25 GMT]
The Sri Lankan Army in Jaffna deny arrest of 15 persons; five Tigers have died in confrontations with the Sri Lankan Army since Saturday; displaced civilian feared dead in floods in the Vanni, and posters against British Minister's visit.

Fears over missing arrested civilians

The Sri Lankan Army (SLA) in the Jaffna peninsula have informed relatives of 15 persons, reported to have been arrested recently by the SLA, that no such arrests were made by them.

The relatives were told when they had gone to the SLA camp to inquire about the detainees.

The relatives said that the arrests were made during search operations in the Thenmaradchi sector of the peninsula.

The SLA has intensified search operations and made wide spread arrests in Jaffna recently amidst reports that the LTTE might launch an attack in the peninsula.


Five LTTE casualties since Saturday

The Voice of Tigers (VoT) said yesterday evening that five members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) had died in confrontations with the Sri Lankan Government troops since Saturday.

The radio said one member of the LTTE, Maj. Rajan, (Karthikesu Vilvarajan of Trincomalee) died in a confrontation at Salli in the Trincomalee district on Saturday 7 November.

The radio further said 2 Tigers, Major Karmegam (Thambirasa Varathakumar) and Cpt. Easan (Muthukumarasamy Sivaranjan of Jaffna) died in a confrontation with the Sri Lankan Navy off the coast of Mullaitivu Monday night around 9.30.

Meanwhile a LTTE member Yarlvaanan (Rasiah Tharmaseelan of Jaffna) died in a confrontation with the Sri Lankan Army at Mankulam on Monday, and Maniyarasi (Xavier Velusiya) died at Mankulam on Tuesday, according to the radio.


Civilian dies in flooding

A displaced civilian, Sinniah Sivathasan, who had sought refuge at Vadakadu Mallavi in the Vanni region, is feared dead after he was washed away by the spilling floods over the bridge at Parangiyaru, on Sunday 8 November.

Sinniah Sivathasan is from Sarasaalai South, Chavakachcheri in the Jaffna peninsula. His body has not been recovered.

Meanwhile continuing heavy monsoon rain has affected atleast 30 displaced families living in temporary shelters in low lying areas of Vidathalthivu in the Vanni region said sources. They have moved to higher land area.


Protest at British Minister's visit

Posters appeared in the capital Colombo and it's suburbs yesterday protesting at the visit of the British Foreign Office Minister, Mr. Derek Fatchett.

The posters have been put up organisations called the Patriotic Bhikku Front and Ruhunu Rata Bhikku Front.

Mr. Fatchett arrived in Colombo yesterday morning on a three day visit.

 

Latest 15 Reports
13.08.19 17:45   Photo
Tamil awareness urged on geopolitics-driven genocidal ‘development’ in Mannaar
12.08.19 20:04   Photo
Percival's 19th century Tamil proverb compilations collated and sorted in new publication
11.08.19 20:32   Photo
PTA-threats against constructing memorial arch for student victims of 2006 aerial massacre
10.08.19 22:49   Photo
Sinhala encroachers storm into 100 acres of lands at Kanneeraavi in Pulmoaddai
09.08.19 14:28  
SL Forest Department retains 8,034 hectares of pasturelands in Paduvaan-karai, Batticaloa
08.08.19 20:05   Photo
Colombo converts 2000 acres of ex-HSZ lands citing India-assisted airport expansion in Jaffna
07.08.19 23:28   Photo
Book on Santhiya becomes narration of Tamil struggle incorporating Marxist ideas in early 80s
06.08.19 23:27   Photo
State discrimination causes death of 1000 cows, milk production drops by 5,500 litres in Batticaloa
05.08.19 23:55   Photo
Pirapaharan’s statements between 1984 and 1993 reproduced in book form in Europe
04.08.19 23:47   Photo
Threatened female activist suffers injuries in suspicious ‘accident’ in Batticaloa
03.08.19 23:55  
SL Army puts up military post, Buddhist chanting dominates Kanniyaa
02.08.19 21:18  
Tamils must fight back against illegal seizure of lands by SL Forest Department: Kurunathan
01.08.19 22:55  
38 parents of missing Tamils have perished during prolonged protest, mothers blame IC
31.07.19 23:39   Photo
Deception of so-called reconciliation at display in Kanniyaa: Tamil councillor
30.07.19 16:18   Photo
SL Police evades filing case against extremist monk in Neeraaviyadi
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=2295