SLA operation in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Sunday, 01 August 1999, 11:30 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Army (SLA) launched a limited military operation today towards Paduvankarai, an area administered by the Liberation Tigers (LTTE), from Batticaloa.

Heavily armed SLA units including armour moved out this morning said sources.

The SLA is yet to approach LTTE defence lines they said.

Civilian traffic towards Batticaloa from Paduvankarai is noticeably reduced due to this military operation.


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