Tigers shell base, Jaffna coast

[TamilNet, Friday, 24 March 2000, 19:32 GMT]
The Liberation Tigers fired artillery and mortar on the Elephant Pass base and on Sri Lanka army (SLA) positions on Jaffna's southeastern coast from this morning said sources in Jaffna today.

The Tigers had bombarded SLA camps and defences from their positions in Kilinochchi and the Vettilaikerni- Kaddaikadu sector, on the southeastern coast of the peninsula which is under their control now.

The morning bus from Jaffna town to Thalaiyadi, an army controlled village on the same coast was turned back at Kaththaappu junction by the army. Soldiers from the Maruthankerni camp who turned the bus back had said that there was heavy shelling in the interior, east of the Kandy road (A9) and in the coastal areas.

Meanwhile two artillery shells fired by the Liberation fell at Navatkuli junction last night. Navatkuli is close to Jaffna town by the A9 highway.

The Liberation Tigers and the SLA also continued their daily mortar attacks on each other's defences south east of the Jaffna town sources said.

As a consequence of these engagements the SLA has banned farmers from visiting or working in their fields in this sector.

 

Latest 15 Reports
17.05.21 19:23   Photo
Ananthi blames war criminal Silva for blocking collective memorial at Mu'l'livaaykkaal
23.03.21 12:41   Photo
No focus on Tamil genocide, geopolitics gets played out in Geneva in favour of QUAD formation
21.03.21 13:34   Photo
Navi Pillay explains ‘human rights’ limitations in Geneva on Tamil genocide
15.03.21 20:36   Photo
Deceived Tamil activists in UK falsely claimed ‘substantial changes’ to Zero draft
09.03.21 21:34   Photo
UK repeatedly wronged Tamils says hunger-striker, demands genocide justice
26.02.21 11:53   Photo
Tamils witness false dilemma in Geneva as geopolitical formations pit against each other
19.02.21 14:02   Photo
UK not prepared to push for ICC option in new UNHRC Resolution
07.02.21 23:16   Photo
Unprecedented P2P uprising paves the way for rights-oriented politics of Tamils and Muslims
22.01.21 08:01   Photo
Gotabaya sets up deceptive COI citing ‘sovereignty’ and ‘non-aligned’ foreign policy
18.01.21 23:44   Photo
Tamil activists resisted three sources of outside influence while drafting demands to UNHRC
16.01.21 11:03  
Tamil national parties demand UN to inquire into crime of genocide and set up IIIM
09.01.21 09:37   Photo
Demolition of Tamil genocide monument, fourth emblematic trauma since 1974: Rev Fr Sakthivel
08.01.21 23:51   Photo
Colombo destroys Mu'l'livaaykkaal memorial monument at Jaffna University
07.01.21 11:22   Photo
With emphasis on genocide, Suresh calls for ICC-referral, IIIM and referendum
07.01.21 00:04   Photo
Boyle prefers IIIM demand over ICC-referral, says specific reference to genocide essential
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=4860