ICRC staff escape SLA shelling in Mullaiththeevu

[TamilNet, Monday, 09 February 2009, 23:29 GMT]
ICRC staff who went to Maaththa'lan coastal area located north of Mullaiththeevu town, came under Sri Lanka Army artillery fire around 11:00 a.m. Monday, media reports in Vanni said. The ICRC staff had gone there after informing the Sri Lankan defence authorities that they would be present there for the preparatory work to facilitate transportation of the wounded civilians.

The ICRC staff had a narrow escape and returned to their office, according to the news reports.


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