SLN arrests 29 civilians fleeing war, in Jaffna lagoon

[TamilNet, Monday, 22 December 2008, 17:23 GMT]
Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) arrested Sunday morning 29 civilians, fleeing Sri Lanka Army continuing artillery barrage, bombings and economic sanction, from Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) held Vadamaraadchi East, Iyakkachchi and Pa’lai, across Ki’laali lagoon, sources in Vadamaraadchi said. The boat, with a 6-month-infant children and pregnant women dared to cross the lagoon, was about to sink when the SLN arrested them, according to government sources.

The arrested persons are detained in the SLN camp in Naakatheavanthu'rai in Poonakari.

 

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