News in Brief:

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 27 January 1999, 23:21 GMT]
The Sri Lankan Army in Jaffna will issue tickets for the flight to Colombo tomorrow and PLOTE's military leader Maanikkadaasan vows revenge for the killing of his group's Jaffna commander.

SLAF tickets issued tomorrow

The Sri Lanka Army (SLA)'s civil affairs office in Jaffna announced today that tickets for the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF)-run flight to Colombo will be issued tomorrow.

Those who purchase tickets will be taken from the premises of Jaffna's disused railway station to the SLAF base in Palaly.

Sources at the SLA's civil affairs office said today that the SLAF will operate only one flight a day to begin with.

PLOTE threatens revenge

The PLOTE's military wing leader, Maanikkadaasan said today that his organisation would take revenge against the Liberation Tigers for killing its Jaffna organiser, Satheesh.

He said that Satheesh had not taken enough security precautions while moving about in the peninsula.

The PLOTE military wing leader said that he will not reveal the details of the action that his organisation intends to take against the Tigers.

Meanwhile Balakrishnan Vinayakamoorty, 23, who had been detained in the PLOTE camp at Hospital Road in Jaffna attempted on Sunday to commit suicide by setting himself alight.

Balakrishnan had been detained by the PLOTE following a quarrel between him and his brother.

He said he decided to commit suicide unable to withstand the torture at the camp.

He has been admitted to the Jaffna hospital.


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