SLN attacks fisherman in northern seas

[TamilNet, Thursday, 13 December 2007, 17:06 GMT]
Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) Dvora gunboats opened fire Wednesday around 10:00 p.m and again around 4:30 a.m Thursday on fishermen fishing in Vadmaraadchi eastern sea, destroying a boat completely, while the two fishermen in the boat jumped into the sea to save their lives, sources in Vadamaraadchi said. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Army (SLA) launched heavy artillery fire Wednesday and Thursday on civilian settlements in Vadamaraadchi east, Pa値ai and Iyakkachchi areas causing damage to houses and shops.

The fishermen who narrowly escaped death in the SLA attack Wednesday night are A. Kavithas and his companion.

SLN attacked fishermen fishing in Chu地dikku値am area Wednesday around 10:00 p.m, destroying a boat and its outboard motor and the fishing nets.

Civilian settlements in Pa値ai and Iyakkachchi areas came under heavy SLA artillery attack Wednesday from 1:20 p.m to 2:40 p.m causing damage to houses and shops.

No one was hurt as the occupants had fled the areas after SLA offensives.

Meanwhile, SLA launched heavy artillery fire Thursday from 9:50 a.m to 11:00 a.m on civilian settlements in Maruthangkearni, Thaa値aiyadi areas in Vadamaraadchi east.


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