Civilians asked to leave battle zone

[TamilNet, Saturday, 01 April 2000, 18:41 GMT]
The Liberation Tigers of Thamil Eelam (LTTE) asked the people of the Pachchilaipalli division near the Elephant Pass garrison in Jaffna to leave their villages by tomorrow afternoon and move to safety in Kodikamam. The Tigers said that they will hold fire from 6 a.m. in morning to 2 p.m. in the afternoon tomorrow to facilitate the movement of people out of Pachchilaipalli.

The LTTE's announcement was made over the Voice of Tigers radio this evening. The Tigers said that the fighting formations of Operation Unceasing Waves III are poised to push further into Jaffna.

They asked the people of Pachchilaipalli to take the detour to Kodikamam through Puloplalai, Kilali and Kachchai and to avoid the A9.

They also told the civilians to move one kilometer away from the Sri Lanka army's bases, camps and artillery positions.

The LTTE called on humanitarian organisations to assist the movement of the civilians from Pachchilaipalli to Kodikamam tomorrow.

The Pachchilaipalli division comprises the villages of Pulopalai east, Pulopalai west, Allipalai, Vanaankerni, Mullaiyadi, Thambakamam, Soranpattu, Maasaar and Tanmakkeni.

The VoT said that two young fishermen from Maruthankerni, Paranchothy 21, and Asok 25 were blown to pieces yesterday around 4 p.m. when the Sri Lanka Air Force bombed the Chembiyanpattu coast as they were setting out to sea.

The radio said that the Tigers had attacked the Elephant Pass base and Iyakkachchi base last night. An SLA tractor was also attacked by them in this sector yesterday according to the VoT.

 

Latest 15 Reports
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
06.01.21 14:26  
Indian Minister of External Affairs Jaishankar trades off Tamils’ sovereign rights
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=4901